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Posted: 11/26/2003 6:52:26 AM EDT
This is from a gun collection, part of an estate with which I am helping a friend. Basically, I am trying to establish a fair market value for each item. That whole story is in another thread, if you are interested:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=216974&w=myTopicPop

Antique firearms are most certainly not my specialty, but there is plenty of information on this model in the Blue Book, etc. This revolver is decribed by the owner's family as:



Smith & Wesson, .32 Rimfire Long, 6-shot Nonfluted Cylinder, Model 2 Army, 6" Barrel Pistol, Serial # 24XXX, Approximately 77,150 Manufactured between 1861 and 1874.



My most current copy of the Blue Book bears out the information above and places the value at $1,750 for 100%, $1,000 for 90%, $900 for 80%, etc. As you can see from the pictures below, it is in excellent condition for a Civil War-era firearm. I suspect that it would rate on the high end of the percentage scale, but I am no good at assessing those percentages. I would appreciate any advice on how to evaluate/price this firearm fairly. I would prefer to avoid the hassle and expense of having these firearms professionally appraised, but I would like to be in the right ballpark when I establish the value.





Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:10:40 AM EDT
www.armchairgunshow.com

there, see what they're going for one that website, it deals in antique weapons
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