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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-21-2010, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

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An individual I know is selling an inherited S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver. Finish looks to have had a little use , but locks up tight and feels great. Fully adjustable sights. 6.5inch barrel. 6 shot.

I am cleaning it up some now and will post some pics soon.

I am not that familiar with older S&W revolvers, so am inquiring as to what the ballpark value might be so i can make a reasonable offer.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

Not to be picky but it has a six inch barrel...real world value in 90% condition is around 300-350; a bit more if it has a target trigger and target hammer...

Check the crown for damage...many were dinged up from poor cleaning techniques...
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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

6 inch barrel is a plus for me. originally he thought it had an 8 or 10 inch barrel, which i wouldn't have been interested in.

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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

what is the proper way to clean a 17-2 .22 revolver without risking crown damage?

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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

Get yourself one of those dewey type coated rods but for pistols and don't go rubbing the heck out of the crown area.
Nice and easy , keep your rod centered.
Most of the time I'm using a brass rod for pistols.
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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

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Not to be picky but it has a six inch barrel...real world value in 90% condition is around 300-350; a bit more if it has a target trigger and target hammer...

Check the crown for damage...many were dinged up from poor cleaning techniques...
I sure would like to see one at real world value. I have been looking. The ammo shortage has sent these through the roof. 500-800 is 'real world' these days. The cheapest I've seen in recent memory went for $475 at an auction, and there were transfer fees of $25 on top of that.

Check gunbroker or gunsamerica - -those prices pretty much reflect what I'm seeing at shows and shops, and I go a lot.
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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

I paid 350 for mine and have been offered 500 atleast 3 times.
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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

Hey, fact is , the value of older smiths do nothing but go up.
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Re: Gun Value? S&W Model 17-2 .22LR Revolver

Just bought a 95% 17-2 6 inch at a local shop for $275 a year ago....

90% 17-2s can be had for 350 at larger gun shows....a 90% gun shows noticeable blueing loss in several areas....

800 will buy an Outdoorsman....minty 17s can still be found for 500-550.....patience is the key....
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Just bought a 95% 17-2 6 inch at a local shop for $275 a year ago....

90% 17-2s can be had for 350 at larger gun shows....a 90% gun shows noticeable blueing loss in several areas....

800 will buy an Outdoorsman....minty 17s can still be found for 500-550.....patience is the key....
wow - did you look over your shoulder for the police all the way home I'll find one -- I have patience.
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