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Old October 17th, 2011, 11:16 AM   #1
 
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Does a rifle of this vintage have any collectable value above that of later models? Thanks for any responses.



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Old October 17th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #2
 
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Does a rifle of this vintage have any collectable value above that of later models? Thanks for any responses.




Some I know have paid more for earlier models but don't believe they are any rarer because of the receiver style.
I've had three series 180's over the years. The last one I sold for $400 about fifteen years ago. It was like new condition, 98% or better and had a serial number of 28XXX. That should put it around 1976 for manufacturing date.
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I had a 180 series with the wooden hand guard,stainless steel.I sold it for $400 to a very good friend and he turned around and sold it for $600.
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not really, as the early models were completely redesigned after the 181 numbers and there are NO parts or service available for them,,,,,,, keep this in mind
yes, New, unfired , in the box, may get a bit more, but don't "use" it.............
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not really, as the early models were completely redesigned after the 181 numbers and there are NO parts or service available for them,,,,,,, keep this in mind
yes, New, unfired , in the box, may get a bit more, but don't "use" it.............




They were redesigned after the 180. The 181's were the new design.
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I don't think any Rugers have collectability values like Winchesters and others. Maybe in another 40 years they will start to have a following.
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