$1500 for a .22 ?
There are others just as well made and just as accurate. maybe better, I've shot Ruger's and Browning's but not the S&W.
There isn't any "collector value" since it is a "reissue", not an original .
I have noticed, especially with the "Classic" line, that S&W MSRP is ridiculous, they might be worth those prices if they were custom hand made, but there isn't a production pistol in the world worth that kind of money especially not obsolete designs..
Now that I'm done ranting I will admit I have never seen a S&W in a store that was actually priced at their MSRP.
I like S&W, I just think some of their sales people should be horse whipped.