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    What is my Taurus .38 model 84 worth?

    Hey! I am a total noob but I have in my possession a Taurus model 84 nickel plated .38 Special revolver . I have had this gun in my sock drawer for about 30 years and never fired it. I think it is in good condition. I want to sell it because I want a smaller pistol for CCW . I want to purchase a ‘small’ .38 revolver. What can I expect to get for my Taurus 84?
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    In truth, not a lot. Revolvers are not popular right now. .38 is not a popular caliber. Revolvers too large for concealed carry....you see where I'm headed. Right now you're probably better off holding on to the gun and simply buying a concealed carry gun. If you care, Palmetto State Armory is selling the Smith and Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm for 249, plus shipping and transfer fees.

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    I have an 84. Mine's blued. It's a keeper.
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    Somewhere in the neighborhood of $200. I gave $220 for one much newer than yours. If you can get $250 that would be top dollar.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    I see M80s, M84s and old style M82s in local shops for $150-250. The last few years they've trended mostly into the sub-$200 range. If they're exceptionally fine, especially with the original box & papers, $250-300. If you're trading it in, most local shops offer low dollars (75-100) because they're slow movers and they don't really want them.

    Seriously... it's a good revolver and you're far better off keeping it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bchick1 View Post
    Hey! I am a total noob but I have in my possession a Taurus model 84 nickel plated .38 Special revolver . I have had this gun in my sock drawer for about 30 years and never fired it. I think it is in good condition. I want to sell it because I want a smaller pistol for CCW . I want to purchase a ‘small’ .38 revolver. What can I expect to get for my Taurus 84?

    Thanks to all you guys for the response. You are all very kind to help me. I am 71 years old and active. I have a CCW license and really wanted to just carry the weapon in my car. Even though Georgia does NOT require a license for automobiles, I felt it might prevent any 'issues' from arising. I would probably be happier with the gun if I could change out the stock grip for one a bit 'Man size' with some 'cushion' to it. Does anyone know of where I can get a better grip for this gun? I looked all over the internet but did not find anything that I was sure was right. I think with the right amount of practice I could be ok with the double action also. Thanks you guys!

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    A grip made for a Taurus “medium frame” should fit the 84. Best to look at a local store so you can verify before purchase.
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    There's Houge: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1003885534?pid=210605

    You might be able to find a pair of Pachmayrs on eBay. You'll want to look for similar model numbers like the Model 80 which was the fixed sight version of your gun. The Pachmayr tend to be shorter and thicker. The Houges are tall, but thinner.
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

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    THanks to everybody !! I went by my local gun shop and range and decided to keep the Taurus 84. The person there said it was in excellent condition and if I was going to primarily carry in my automobiles, I really did not need a CCW size gun. My next task is to take my Mossberg Shockwave and the Taurus to the range and see if they go 'bang'. I am going to have to continue to hunt down some upscale grips and a holster though.
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    I was totally embarrassed by my failure to install a Hogue grip on the Taurus 84 and take it to a smith who installed it in under 30 seconds right in front of me!

    Apparently, I cannot not only not follow instructions but cannot understand pictures either!

    At this point the gun is being cleaned and tested at the local smith. My only apparent issue is finding the right holster to carry it in my car.
    Last edited by Bchick1; 09-19-2019 at 05:37 PM.
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