The "NIB" S&Ws you're seeing are mostly reissues.Lo-Bo":1tak9q4m said:Model 27's are going for a premium price . I think the $699 is a fair price for a NIB gun. Scroll through S&W on Guns America site and you will get a good idea what the asking price is on older Smiths.
It's not a specific date, it varies by model.mattsbox99":lx9bkssg said:What is the cutoff for P&R? I thought my 28-2 was made in '86 and its P&R...
texaswheelgunner":2yjeszib said:actionfly, since that gun appears to not have recessed cylinders or a pinned barrel, I would think it is a 27-3, not a 27-2.
Open the cylinder and look on the frame under where the barrel screws into the frame to see if it is stamped 27-2 or 27-3 just to assure yourself what it is.
Just my $.02 worth.