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Old 12-09-2019, 10:24 AM
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I am pondering on parting with my S&W 63 revolver. I have not seen many of them for sale and wondered what a fair price would be .
It is in excellent shape, nice and tight, has a 4" pinned barrel with a red-ramp front and adjustable rear sight. It is a square butt model and has the rubber pachmayer grips. I think the serial number starts with an M, but not sure. At one time I was thinking it was a 78 model? No safety. I also do not have the wooden grips.
This is a stainless revolver.
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Thank you,
Ken

If necessary, I can remove the rubber grips to check the SN
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:19 AM
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With the absence of the original numbered stocks, the value may go down a bit. I bought a non pinned M63 a few years back. 98% revolver with matching stocks for $450. No box. Bought it at the Reno gun show. I would value your revolver at near $400. They are very desireable. Big Larry
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:29 AM
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Larry is in the ballpark.

Since they donít make that barrel length anymore, it may bring over $400, even without the original grips.

Some folks canít stand the lock and will pay more for the older ones. Condition is important.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the reply Larry. I think you are probably close in your estimate. I think you got a real good deal on yours though. I have a friend that I know has paid $500.00 plus for a few of them in the last year or so, but his had the matching wood stocks and the boxes.
I may have to think it over before I sell it-----it is a nice revolver and it wouldn't hurt to keep it!

Ken

Thanks for your reply also M2HB. It is in good condition. I don't think it has been fired in years. I am afraid that I will want to keep it if I shoot it.

Ken

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Old 12-09-2019, 01:23 PM
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I think $400.00 is a bit low,,,

I think $400.00 is a bit low,,,
A quick peek on gunbroker makes me think that.

Numbered stocks make it more desirable to a collector,,,
But I'm seeing people buying them as shooters.

Less than a year ago I was offered $600 cash money for mine.

Aarond

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Old 12-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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Aaron,
I have looked on gunbroker etc. and most of them are $600.00 or even more, but I didn't know if those were asking or selling prices.
I don't see many of the square butt, 4" guns for sale either. Maybe if I do decide to sell, I should start high. or just keep it or trade it for something I need.

Thanks for all of the good advice everybody!



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Old 12-09-2019, 03:04 PM
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Gunbroker will usually bring more money than a local sale, but you also have applicable fees.

The real problem, if you sell a gun like that which is heirloom quality, is what would you have to pay to replace it?

There is a significant difference in value for me, between my selling price and my buying price, for the same gun. If you were a dealer, you canít buy it for the same price you plan on selling it for. This particular S&W, is definitely a ďkeeperĒ, if you can.
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:07 PM
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I traded my 63 off several years ago. I forgot what I traded it for but I wish I still had it. It was a nice trail gun, especially on those wet days.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:27 PM
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I put a set of S&W target stocks on mine and it is more accurate than my 22 Combat Masterpiece. It's smaller size lends to better carry on my 4 wheeler. Nope, I would not sell mine for $600 either. These are sweet little revolvers. Big Larry
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Maybe I should just hang on to it and shoot it.
Thank you guys for pointing out some good reasons why.

Ken
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:35 PM
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Maybe I should just hang on to it and shoot it.
Thank you guys for pointing out some good reasons why.

Ken
That is what I would do.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:53 PM
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I bought mine in 1979 . A pleasure to own and shoot. They are worth hanging on too.
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You will regret selling the 63 in the end . Hang on to it.
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At least $500. More with the correct grips. Correct grips shouldn't be too hard to find.
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