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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:02 AM   #1
 
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Question About Revolver Prices

I guess I am sort of an old timer when it comes to acquiring Ruger
(and other ) Revolvers. What have the prices of Rebolvers tripled and quadrupled over the past 3 to 5 years? It is crazy
.I would really like to add to my repitoire of Ruger Revolvers. The prices are through the roof. Would love the New (and now available) GP in the .44 Special. 650.00 is the cheapest I have seen one of these on all of the usual sites. Just crazy.
Guess I will stick with the short shroud 6" stainless
357..with the rubber grips with the wood inlays.and thank my lucky stars I could get my hands on one of these



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Old February 13th, 2017, 07:04 AM   #2
 
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Know what you mean, recently purchased two used 3 screw Rugers both from 1968, and paid $1100.00 otd, and was told that was a good deal. (357 and a .30 carbine)
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Look at the price of a new truck and then $650 doesn't look so bad. We go to the grocery store and it's $160 for two of us. Everything is going up except Social Security, wages and interest rates. As to the GP100 44 Spl when I'm back in NH one will be whispering my name.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 07:21 AM   #4
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Revolver's have seen a surge in popularity, nostalgia has a part in it, obummer had a large part too. I think/hope that Trumps tenure will ease the panic buying and also Colt's re-entry in the revolver field will help bring prices down.
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Hmmm.......not really. In 1987 the MSRP on a stainless steel Ruger GP100 was $370. Use any standard inflation calculator based on CPI and in 2016 that is $781.71. The current MSRP on a stainless steel GP100 is $829 so the current price is only slightly higher today than 30 years ago. What happens for some folks is their income level has not kept up with inflation - either stagnant wages, static retirement income, reversal of fortune, etc. But gun prices have simply risen along with most everything else.
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You should be able to pickup an used GP100 for $500.
I saw one an hour ago on Florida Gun Trader for $500 obo
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I know what you mean MagnumM! I paid $700 otd for a GP in .44 Special. Really hurt my feelings, I tell you. Bought a used Rossi 92 .44 Mag and it cost me $400. Never thought I would pay $400 for a Rossi of any kind! I can't count how many 94 Winchesters I have bought for $150-$200 back in the day. They only made something like 10 million of them, but if you see one for sale now you would think they are as rare as hens teeth what folks are asking for them!
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I fyou do not want to pay the price do not buy it. i would take any new model blackhawk as shooter over any old model any day of the week.To me the colt and luger and glock grip are grossly poor aimers and do not feel right. The xr3 red is heaven to me feeling wise. I know this uts me in a mi nority. But i have tried point shooting with a glock and a luger and at 5 feet I AM LUCKY IF i CAN HIT A 20 INCH TARGET.
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Found for $623.95 out door my zip

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I guess I am sort of an old timer when it comes to acquiring Ruger
(and other ) Revolvers. What have the prices of Rebolvers tripled and quadrupled over the past 3 to 5 years? It is crazy
.I would really like to add to my repitoire of Ruger Revolvers. The prices are through the roof. Would love the New (and now available) GP in the .44 Special. 650.00 is the cheapest I have seen one of these on all of the usual sites. Just crazy.
Guess I will stick with the short shroud 6" stainless
357..with the rubber grips with the wood inlays.and thank my lucky stars I could get my hands on one of these
I found on galleryofguns dot com for my zip for $623.95 out the door:
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Another used one on the "other Ruger forum" in Austin Texas for $525 OBO
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High demand for firearms lately keeping prices up.
Considering the average polymer pistols are $400 to $600, revolver prices are not out of line.
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