never say never when collecting SW revolvers.
I'd figure that SW 18 is nickled also. There is a rumor that a couple of SS 18's came out of the factory,, but I'd imagine they have been in a collection for years.
press the red button... worth the effort and usually a lot of fun
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It is true that 1911ís will give you GAS (Gun Acquisition Syndrome).
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The CONSTITUTION is worth the same now as it was 200 years ago. The price was courage, bravery, boldness, and yes sacrifice and even death...BUT it was and IS STILL WORTH IT!
The funny thing is, that $9000.00 revolver was picked up for $250 from a friend, and hung in his shop for years on a hook, until he finally figured out what it was.
AND he's a gunsmith with the blue book on his shelf!!
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Model 18's were produced from 1949-1985, with the pre-'57 models called the K-22 Combat Masterpiece.
Some model 18 revolvers were made in stainless steel. A few were also made with a nickel finish. A very few were made in stainless but stamped as model 65 (all but one is believed to have been destroyed.)
The nickel finish was available, but not listed in the catalog. The 18 (with no dash) appears to place the date around 1957-59.
Value? Well, the Standard Catalog puts a "as new-in box" model 18 at about $4700 with a nickeled version at about 50% more. No box, in excellent condition is closer to $425 with 50% more for the nickel.
Let me know if there is anything else I can try to find for you.