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I just bought a and Wesson Model 39, serial number 87535. I

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I just bought a Smith and Wesson Model 39, serial number 87535. I wanted to know when it was manufactured and value.
JA: The Gunsmith will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.
Customer: It is in very good condition.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Gunsmith should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Hi! My name is ***** ***** I'm the firearms expert here at Just Answer. Please give me a moment to review your question/issue. I will reply back shortly.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Working on it....be back shortly.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

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Answer:

The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from www.bluebookofgunvalues.com..
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Manufacturer/Trademark – Smith & Wesson

Model/configuration – Model 39
Serial number - 87535

Year of manufacture - 1969

Estimated Value Range –see below

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For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability.

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New in box/perfect --100% condition - $650

Mint condition --------98% condition - $575

Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $475

Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $350

Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $300

Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $265

Good condition --------------60% condition - $235

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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.

The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2017 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 1 month ago.

Good morning! I see that this question is still open on my list and that you have not yet completed a positive rating (with the stars, near the top). When you complete that positive rating for my work, the question will then close....or did you need some other info first?

​Jim