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    Smith&Wesson revolver gurus question.

    I have found 2 6 inch .357 nickel revolvers in pristine condition. They are a Model 27-2 and a Model 19-2. I am considering purchasing one of them. I know the frames are a N and K. Which one would you guys think would be the best investment and enjoyable? I know nothing about these other than they are both gorgeous. And no I can't fund both. They have identical price tags.
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    Model 27s are worth a ton of money but the 19s are creeping up there. Pretty sure both of those are pinned and recessed. Nickel guns are not worth as much but once again they are creeping up there too.
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    Pristine nickle S&W will bring more than a blue model. 27-2 & 19-2 are both P&R. The 27 should be worth $1K+ and 19 at $750. 27 is better investment there are less of them. You didn't say what price was so that's all I can say. I recently sold Nickle 19 6" 90% for $750 the first hour of a show. 4" and shorter guns will bring a few bucks more.image.jpeg
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    I have often seen posts about "If you could only have one gun." That happened to me. I kept a 6" S&W M19.

    The K-frame is about the perfect size for the 357 Magnum cartridge.

    One the other hand, if you plan on shooting a lot of heavy loads, the N-frame would be better.

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    The 27-2 will be worth more than the 19 and is a direct descendent of the Registered Magnum. What prices are we talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark Bait View Post
    The 27-2 will be worth more than the 19 and is a direct descendent of the Registered Magnum. What prices are we talking about?
    Yea, we don't know if we are talking a over priced 19 or a sweet deal on a 27. The 19 was developed as a practical weight 357 for Law Enforcement. Not a revolver you want if you are going to shoot magnum loads.
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    Both are well under priced in my opinion. Less than $900 by far. He doesn't have the boxes is the only issue. I think I'll try to get the 27-2. I liked the weight and balance of that. I can see where this is headed for me as I don't have Smith & Wesson pistols. There was another fellow at the gun show who had a nickel spotless 29-3 with box and original cleaning kit for $1100. He sold it before I decided I might want it. This might turn into some kind of ( itis) if you know what I mean.
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    I can see a new collection in your immediate future
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    The nickle M27-2 is a fine choice. I believe it will make a slightly better investment.
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    A 27-2 in good condition at under $900 is a good deal, even without the box and stuff. For a 19-2 with a 6 inch barrel in good condition I might pay up to $700, but that's just me. The shorter barrel lengths tend to cost more for both the 19 and 27. Another thing to watch for are original stocks. If either are missing them, you are looking at $100+ to replace them with the correct set in nice condition.
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