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I have a S & W police 38 special #D 905146. Just looking for…

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I have a S & W police 38 special #D 905146

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Just looking for the value

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I was told it was a Canadian Police gun

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 7 months ago

Can you please tell me which specific model of S&W you have there?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
38 S&W special ctg
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 7 months ago

Yes, that is the caliber. I'm looking for the model.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just want an estimated value.
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 7 months ago

I understand that, but I can't estimate value without knowing the model. That is like asking about a Ford without knowing if you have a Mustang, Escort or Thunderbird. Do you have any photos of the gun?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I’m told it’s a 38 police special model d-5. Also 10-5 79183
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks,
Here's what I have Model 10-5 then 79183
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

Ok, thank you. That is what I needed. Let me research this for you....be back shortly.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Never got your answer. I got your charge but never agreed to phone call. Please credit my card for the $31.
Thanks
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

The website is only charging you for this conversation. I'm working on your info now.

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

If you are new to Just Answer, please read first: Once you have read the answer below, you will be prompted to provide a positive rating (on your screen now with the stars) for my efforts in answering your question. Please understand that this positive rating is how the website compensates me for my work on your question.

The rating that you give is for my efforts, not the specific answer itself. Sometimes we give a good effort but must deliver bad news, like a low value for your firearm. We don’t like having to do that, but we want to provide you with an honest answer nonetheless. This rating must be completed by you in order to close the question out. If you have a follow-up question, you can still reply back to me and I’ll be happy to assist you further. Please reply back and ask any additional questions that you have before you consider leaving a negative rating..

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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 10-5

Serial Number - 79183

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 - $695

Mint condition --------98% condition - $550

Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $450

Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $375

Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $335

Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $295

Good condition--------------60% condition - $250

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Add $12 for guns with a nickel finish and 4 in. barrel

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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.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. Thanks.
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

Need anything else?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I’m good
Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

You should see the rating system with the stars. That will complete the question and allow the website to credit me for helping you.

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 6 months ago

If you are having trouble completing the rating, just let me know and I'll see if I can guide you.

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