My father gifted me a Llama Comanche .357 Magnum (6-shooter) as he is now on hospice. I can't find much about these, and could use some help identifying if it is a i, ii, or iii. Any idea of age or value would be appreciated!
Thanks so much!
That is a III. The I was a .22 and the II was a .38 and the III was .357. They started making them in 1975 and were basically a S&W copy. If you go to the advanced search and check completed auctions, it looks like they are going for $350 - $500.
For example here is a current listing;
Man, sorry to hear about your dad.
I have a Comanche II in .38 Special that I bought new in 1976 for $150. They use the K-frame and many parts will interchange with S&W parts. Good, well-made revolvers.
A cloned K-Frame S&W, featuring all steel construction & decent finish. Seldom seen any more.
These flooded the US market in the late '70s, & sold for well <$200. I considered getting one in '78, but chose a Python instead - for a whopping $419.
There is some info about the company & product on Wikipedia.