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For a couple years I watched for one of these, or a 3 inch model 13
to replace the 2.5 inch model 19 that I foolishly sold at a gun show for
$175 several years ago. Never found one at a price I was willing to pay,
so I bought a 3 inch Kimber K6S DASA. Very nice gun but it is lighter
than the S&W therefore has more felt recoil than the Smith. So today
I stopped in the local guns shop and there in the case was a 3 inch
model 65-3 on consignment. It looked like a matte finish instead of the
brushed finish I have seen on most S&Ws of that era. The cylinder lockup
is a bit loose,
but I assume a new hand and cylinder bolt may fix that. Price is $595,
and he indicated the owner might take less than that. He turned down
an offer of $400. Maybe he would take $500. I do not need the gun,
but a round butt K frame 3 inch 357 is a very handy piece. I did not
think about it at the time, but I should have snapped a photo. I told
the shop owner I would think about it. I stopped looking on Gunbroker
after I bought the K6S. So what are these going for these days?
 

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I slobbered over a pristine 3” K 357 at a shop years ago. It was priced at $2500 and I had no idea why, but it was very cool. One in a more broken in state I would think anything around $500 would be in the neighborhood as long as it is functional and safe. It’s not everyday that you come across factory 3” guns. It’s darn near the perfect size.
 

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S&W k frames are very desirable pistols, the 65 3” would be a good catch, go for it.

At one time I owned S&W models 64, 65 and 66...1 each in 2 1/2” and 3” barrels. The only one I never owned was the 65 Lady Smith, really nice pistol. Sold them all to buy 1911’s.....never said I was smart.
 

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3 inch K frames rock, and everyone should have one. I personally prefer blued to stainless, but nothing wrong with a model 65. Buy with confidence, as that is a great price in this current crazy world.
 

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I wouldn’t buy one right now for $600 (because I have 2!😁).
If I didn’t have one I would buy one for $600.
It would take way more than $600 to get either of mine away from me.
My favorite, all around, do it all revolver.
 
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