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Old 05-01-2020, 09:44 AM
Voyager1 Voyager1 is offline
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Question about SW MODEL 170079 Hunter w/ PORTED BARREL

170079 HUNTER W/ PORTED BARREL....I was gifted this by a family member that passed away. I know very little about revolvers but this pistol is unique as finding information is really tough about this... What I know about this pistol...it’s a GEN 4 Performance center .357 mag 7 shot model 686 Hunter with weighted and ported 6 inch barrel that’s in excellent to like new condition.
If was to sell it, as this COVID 19 has me in a serious pinch.....could anyone chive me an idea as to how much it’s worth?
I won’t sell it if I don’t have to but if it comes down to this or my mortgage, that’s a no brainer...I appreciate anyone’s insight.
God Bless America and SCREW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY......
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Old 05-01-2020, 01:27 PM
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Here is a GB listing for one that looks similar to yours:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/865992202

13 bids and at $1125.

You might watch this one and see what the final selling price is.
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Old 05-01-2020, 02:16 PM
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Wow thanks dude! This is also a Lew Horton....Good job...THANK YOU!
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Old 05-01-2020, 03:52 PM
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That's an awesome gun, hope you can keep it!
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Old 05-02-2020, 06:17 AM
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Shoot it one time and you’ll find a way to keep it. Those are beauties.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:32 AM
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Do you have the correct Smith & Wesson performance center box. It matters for value to collectors. That includes the label with all the sku number and model number, with the serial number ? But in that condition its still quite valuable. It was made in approximately 1994 or there abouts.

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Old 05-02-2020, 10:46 AM
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That model is not made anymore. That is a prelock unfluted cylinder model. Plus its a 7 shot. The 6 shot is more common(if i'm correct on that point)? It is a hunter 2. Or a competitor? The box label would say what it was termed for the producton of that perticular gun. I'm pertty sure its a Lew Horton gun. Back in the 90's Lew Horton made runs of 50-300 production of peformance center guns. Popular guns they would order more.
That was a 800.00-1,000.00 gun new. Depending where you bought it and how good of a deal you got. Designed by John French (I think thats his name)? In tests back in the day with 44 mag guns. Some crazy accuracy at 100 yards was obtained. I'll looknfor the article. It was in guns and ammo. It was like 3 inch groups at 100 yards.
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:01 AM
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Lew Horton if they are still operating will used to provide a letter. If you contact them. If they are still open or in business.
The gun is produced with a lock, not any where near as desirable as your gun by any means.
The value with box, all accessories, label for the box, weights for the barrel. Theres also an allen screw under the barrel. Theres plastic spacers, and metal weights that came in the box.Value is right place at the right time. Supply and demand. Easily 2,500.00- 3,500.00 maybe even more. As I'm not so sure what production number are for the .357 mag models.
I would Not sell that gun. It has great collector value. It's one of those performace center guns from an era, the quality is no longer made. Old world craftsmanship call it. Now they have cheapened them.
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Old 05-02-2020, 11:04 AM
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I looked at the picture that Bigd63 posted. Its a first run. Which means slightly different. Fluted cylinder vs unfluted cylinder. That has the 1st run sw grips. That one has been shipped to Europe, and is a 6 shot, was shot more, and in not as nice shape. That gun is selling for way undervalue. If you have questions P M me. I'll be happy to help you, and answer any qusstions I can.

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