S&W 642

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by fuelpiper, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. fuelpiper

    fuelpiper Member

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    I have this S&W 642 I'm thinking about selling/trading and I would like some opinions on it's value. I purchased it used from an out of state seller on a different forum a few years ago via an FFL so I have no idea of it's round count. It has been cerakoted black and the lock has been disabled. It has a reduced power rebound spring but the main spring is stock. The factory rebound spring is included. The trigger pull is pretty hard still. The finish shows some carry wear and I would rate the finish at 80%.
     
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    Short Fuse He yall watch this.... Charter Member

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    Priceless. Manners that is.
     
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    Considering a new one can be had for $330, I'd say 300 with the right buyer.
     
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    B00ger Who farted? Charter Member

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    As was said, they are 330-350 new, so one with that level of personalization would probably fetch 250


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    ^ This, possibly even $225-230. Personally I'd want to be at least $100 off of retail. The ceracoat is starting to come off on the trigger and will only continue to get worse with usage. So if I ever decided to sell it I know that an issue potential buyers will bring up.
     
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    I sold a 442 that was in about the same shape couple of months ago, it had a Apex kit, lock plug, and CT laser grips.
    I think I got $275 or $250 for it, @amnesia could tell you what he paid me for it.

    I'd say $250

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    B00ger Who farted? Charter Member

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    The issue is that people generally don't want to buy refinished firearms for anywhere close to new prices. Refinishing a firearm almost always cuts the value.


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    OK. No need to waste a couple of hours on something that won't pay for itself. Thanks.

    Thanks to all of you. I appreciate you taking the time to offer your opinion.
     
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    Yeah, it's still a good shooter for what it is. But don't spend the time and money on trying to squeeze a dime out at the cost of a dollar.


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