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Post by Tim:H11 Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:41 pm

Why are S&W revolvers so dang expensive right now!? 😡
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Post by dannyd93140 Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:00 pm

Wheel guns cost more to make than a lot of the Autos and the kids don't buy revolvers.  We went though the same problem in the 80's.
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Post by Wobbley Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:25 pm

It’s the PDs dropping revolvers… civilian market share is about as flat as you can get, but police departments haven’t used revolvers in decades.
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Post by Tim:H11 Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:54 am

I’m hunting for a S&W Model 18 but that’s a lot of money for a 22 revolver... that thing better shoot lights out.
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Post by chopper Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:14 am

Tim:H11 wrote:I’m hunting for a S&W Model 18 but that’s a lot of money for a 22 revolver... that thing better shoot lights out.
 Jason, is that the combat version of the 17?
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Post by Jack H Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:26 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:I’m hunting for a S&W Model 18 but that’s a lot of money for a 22 revolver... that thing better shoot lights out.

I got a 18-3 for you.  Have to dig it out.  My notes say very excellent condition.  PM me
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Post by zanemoseley Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:55 pm

I had to look long and hard to get a good deal on a S&W 14-5 full lug at the end of last year, $950 shipped but came with factory combat grips and target trigger & hammer. Saw similar ones on GB selling for close to $1500. Also GB charges tax so there's another 10%. Best bet is to find from a fellow shooter, better deals usually and no tax. Ended up finding mine on the WTB portion of the S&W forum but gotta be careful of scammers, even had one guy photoshop a piece of paper with the date on it into a web photo he found, I could tell it was shopped but was a good attempt.

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Post by zanemoseley Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:56 pm

Also my guess for the prices is people are realizing that newer S&W's aren't all that great and come with internal locks, lots of MIM parts and lawyered triggers. The old ones will only keep getting more valuable, especially ones in decent shape.

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Post by james r chapman Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:08 pm

I can’t find a model 18 listed. Something special??
Ahh 4” .22
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Post by Allgoodhits Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:12 pm

chopper wrote:
Tim:H11 wrote:I’m hunting for a S&W Model 18 but that’s a lot of money for a 22 revolver... that thing better shoot lights out.
 Jason, is that the combat version of the 17?
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Model 18s are K frame .22LR, but not 6 or 8 3/8 " barrel. Basically, the .22 LR version of a Model 15. The 6" or 8 3/8" .38 were Model 14s, the 22s were the 17s. Most 18s were 4", I think a few were also 2". I think it was referred to as Combat Masterpiece as was the Model 15.
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Post by rich.tullo Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:49 am

The market for the older ones bottomed out around 2010 when I bought my M19 which is my favorite gun.
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Post by bmize1 Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:43 pm

I have a like new model 18, 4” full lug barrel if anyone is interested.
$110 shipped 

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Post by Tim:H11 Thu Apr 28, 2022 6:13 am

bmize1 wrote:I have a like new model 18, 4” full lug barrel if anyone is interested.
$110 shipped 

I sent you a PM about that barrel, thanks
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