From 1971 until about 1983, firearms dealers had a choice as to how to get Smith & Wesson handguns for stock. They could pay inflated prices, well above wholesale, or by the late 1970s they could enlist in Smith & Wesson’s Stocking Dealer programs in their Carter Era form. Under that program, for every five Smith & Wesson 916 shotguns a dealer bought for $119.95 apiece, he would get one Model 29 for $250. We would sell the 916s at cost or lose $10-$20 apiece on them, and sell the 29 for $550 - $600 range pricing. The Model 916 was made for Smith & Wesson by High Standard. Quality was never on a par with Mossberg 500 or Remington 870, but they worked well enough, and Smith & Wesson got them cheaply enough to inflate their profits on the package deals. This particular specimen is one we got from one of our favorite trading families in the Hardin-McNairy portion of West Tennessee, and it has taken its share of hillbilly and swamp rabbits in the Tennessee River Valley bend. Surface wear is moderate, mostly on the magazine tube from slide operation and on the lower receiver’s hand carry contact surfaces. We rate it as Very Good, since about 25-30 percent of its surfaces are affected by handling and weathering by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. Construction is brushed blue steel, white shell carrier, polymer trigger group, and walnut-stained hardwood stock and forend. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent, and it is as mechanically sound as it ever was. Even though many S&W enthusiasts would consider it beneath their dignity, it is collectable as a relic of S&W high-pressure marketing during the Carter Years as well as being of High Standard provenance. We’re offering it for only $ 179.95.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Long Guns: $20 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $50 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, UPS Ground, insured. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Cashiers checks & non-USPS Money Orders hold a day or two longer than personal checks. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. Firearms may only be shipped to licensed dealers, FFLs, or to Law Enforcement Agencies. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always make the transfer dealer’s life as easy as possible. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege. No returns on New Guns or lay-aways. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 *We consider trade offers* Blue & Walnut Good;. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus/Rossi. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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