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Help on model 57 S&W

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by tcr1146, Jul 22, 2011.

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  1. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a model 57 (no dash or suffix number) with nickel finish and 6" barrel. As with most large magnum guns, has not been fired much. Has N747949 above the model 57, and 462xx down below?! Can you tell me when produced and what the two different numbers are and approx value of piece assuming 95%?! Thanks, Tom Rhoads
     
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    Tom, Should be around 1980. Maybe $650 to $800. Don't know about the other numbers. Bill W.
     
  3. chipking

    chipking TS Member

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    The second number is an assembly number used in the manufacturing process. Depending on the condition being at least 95% plus the finish being factory (there is a premium for factory nickel) $500 - $650

    --- Chip King ---
     
  4. Sky Buster

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    I agree. $500. to $650.00
     
  5. g7777777

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    There is some following for this caliber and gun- not much demand when produced but demand for used ones.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    They're going for $800 + in Indiana in 95% condition and if they have the box as much as $1,000
     
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    nickel excellent shape 800.00 easy in ohio
     
  8. mkstephen

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    Congratulations Tom. I have the same model 57 6" nickle. Bought it in October 1982 from 'Fuzzy' who purchased it new 6 months earlier. Mine is Model 57 (no dash number), serial N649xxx, and 137xx, with a large B1 lightly stamped below the 137xx.


    Michael Stephenson
     
  9. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys! See you Sunday Mike! Tom Rhoads
     
  10. mkstephen

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    I'll bring my 57 with me. See you at Fulton Co.


    Michael
     
  11. Shooting Coach

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    Definitely a reloader's caliber. Better balanced and flatter shooting than Big Brother, but lost in obscurity to the bigger 44 Mag.
     
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