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I am being offered the revolver described in the title but can find no referrence in The Blue Book of Gun Values [31st ed. 2010]. Does anyone have a resonable guess as to a fair price for a LNIB sample? Thanks, Nick
Lew Horton commissioned 500 or so of the S&W 625 Springfield Armory Commemoratives in 1994. A best guess minimum is $700 if like new in box.
Thanks gwp, but let me clarify. The revolver I'm talking about is ,essentially a .45 ACP mountain gun,[4" light barrel] I thought the gun I'm talking about was a later production version. I appreciate the response, Nick
The Standard Catalog of S&W lists the Model 625-4 Springfield Armory Bicentennial Product code 100931 as produced in 1994. It is listed on page 340 under Specials made for Lew Horton Distributors. Springfield Armory established in 1777 but apparently only manufactured firearms from 1794 to 1968. I would guess that the bicentennial date was from the time they produced firearms.
From page 253 under variations:
Model 625-4 Springfield Armory Bicentennial Edition:
.45 ACP, Special production from the Performance Center for Lew Horton Distributors. A specially designed commemorative for the Arsenal of Democracy, the Springfield Armory N.H.S. Springfield, MA. Stainless steel with 4”barrel, in mountain revolver size with gold etched bicentennial logo on the sideplate and “Arms for the Nation” etched on the barrel. 500 manufactured with special serial number SAC0000 – SAC0500 serial range. The prototype for Lew Horton was a Model 629 mountain gun with “Springfield Armory Commemorative” markings chambered in .44 Magnum Product code 100931. Produced in 1994.
The .45 ACP Mountain Gun was introduced in 2000 with product code 100934.
gwp, you're a gem! thank you for the precise info I needed.[Cue Dale to start singing Happy Trails!] Again, much appreciated. Nick
most commemoratives need to be NIB to reach their best price.If they have been shot, cylinder line wear, or are missing their box/ & or tools, are worth far less than the top price quoted.
gimp, where did you find "price quoted"? Or, are you refering to gwp's $700 minimum price quoted above. I'm really lost on this one as to a base price to negotiate from. I don't have the Standard Catalog and I can't find it in my Blue Book.It is represented to be "fired very little",cleaned and put up in a safe with original box and papers.. I'm not big on the Commemorative aspect but I understand this model has all the best features. Any pricing suggestions are appreciated. Nick
Availability of the 625 Mountain Gun in any configuration is somewhat limited. The $700 SWAG was thrown out as what I thought a good price on a LNIB Performance Center gun would be. I do not think you will have many opportunities to purchase similar guns. With the limited number of guns produced, published sales information will be difficult to find.
Thanks again gwp. The offer I had was $900 +shipping. We negotiated over the shipping charges and he sold the gun to someone else. I thought $900. was high but I also recognized the rarity.So,anyway,we parted "friends". Another will come along sometime. I'm more interested in the shooter aspect than the Commemorative slant. I just would rather have a no lock,no MIM,firing pin in the hammer "old school S&W". Regards, Nick
The additional value of a commemorative diminishes very quickly if not left in untouched condition. A shooter commemorative may command a very slight premium over the standard model in the same condition.
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