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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:59 AM   #1
 
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Used GP100 cost?

I apologize if I put this in the wrong category. I have a line on a used GP100, 6" ,SS. Asking price is $410. I have not examined this piece real carefully yet and I know the value is very dependent on the condition. It's kinda like the more I thought about it the more I thought I'd like to take a shot (pardon the pun) at this 6 incher. I will be examining the gun later today. All I'm looking for is a price range as I'm new to this business. I have a 4", SS GP100 now so I'm familiar with the GP model.

I know some of these questons rank right up there with things like "how big is a dog?" Perhaps you could direct me to a website where I could find out info on used gun prices?



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If it is 90% or more it is more than worth it IMO.
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Old April 16th, 2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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A few months ago I picked up a 6" SS with full lug for $425 and think I got a very fair deal. I have to add though that the gun had the cylinder recess cut for moon clips and a set of hi-vis interchangable front sights. Also it is LNIB.
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Yep!!!

If all the peices are there & it`ll shoot it`s worth 410.

The nicks are easily touched up on a SS revolver.

There`s stikys on revolver check out , I`d review them & look it over .

If a major problem is there the shippin & Ins. may put ya close to a new one ????
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A few months ago I picked up a LNIB 6" SS with the cylinder recess cut for speedloaders and a complete set of interchangable hi-vis front sights for $425. While that isn't necessarly a steal I do feel it was a very good deal.
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It is well worth $410+. I usually gauge used guns kind of like used cars. The day you shoot them they depreciate ~$100 in value. They also loose even more value when the phisical/internal conditon degrades. And like cars discntinued models apreciate dependng on the demand ie. The 9mm and .22lr SP101's are going for $600+ right now. A new SP runs any where from $450 (a very good deal for nib) to $550 (which I wouldn't pay). Around here average price is $479. Used I would pay about $425. So the GP you are lookin at goes for about $550 nib. So I personally would pay ~$450 give or take for condition. Again other people may have different methods. This is just mine.

P.S. I've bought, sold, and traded about 25 handguns in 4 years since I turned 21. This is still considerd novice or intermediate. I'm know there are more knowledgeable gun gurus out there that know more. I'm still learning like you. Hope I've helped a little. And if you don't want it I'll take it.
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Well, it must have been a good deal. It was sold before I could get back to make an offer.
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Well, it must have been a good deal. It was sold before I could get back to make an offer.
That's never any good. But just like that one there will be more
good deals to be had. I'm still waitin on mine.
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I just happened to be at my dealers when a very nice GP 4" stainless came and he quoted me $349 and before he realized he'd priced it as a used SP I had the 4473 filled out. He had never had a used GP in the past 3yrs. and hasn't had one since I bought mine. Nice used GPs move quickly around here and I never see one in a dealers counter display. I bought mine before it was even logged in. Next one you see for that price snatch it up!
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Deals

Coming up on age 30, I have been shooting and collecting firearms for almost 10 years now and still consider myself "intermediate novice", and I am still relatively new to Ruger revolver and learn more every day.

Don't feel too bad about missing that deal, the 6" SS full lug GP's are the most common IMO, with 4" SS being a close 2nd.A lot of buyers for new and used GP's prefer the 6" and of those it seems the SS guns sell more, so dealers stock more of those, if a dealer has 1 GP in stock odds are it's a 6" SS. I am looking for a slightly older 6" full lug SS with the matte top strap, just prefer those a little more.

Yes, it's like a used car, you can save hundreds buying a "used" GP that maybe someone used for 1 season of hunting or ran a box of magnums through and put in the safe, and then traded it for a new rifle or something. Once that gun has 1 round through it it's "used". Plus, it's a Ruger! if someone told me they ran about 1,000 rounds through it, that's not even broken it yet.
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Nice used GP's around here usually go for around $300-350 for blued guns, and round $400 for nice stainless ones.
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the stainless fetches more than the blued 6" gp100?
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the stainless fetches more than the blued 6" gp100?
Yes, typically $100 more from what I've seen in my area. I was told (but cannot confirm) it was because there is a difference in the metal used to make the blue version, and that bluing will not take on stainless steel.

If this statement is not accurate, then someone please correct me on this point. I welcome the education.

I myself opted to pay the extra $100 each for the two GP100's I own. My reasons for this was because it was far easier for me to care for the finish of the stainless steel. I've owned a few blued firearms, and when the finish wears off, I found it incredibly difficult to find anyone in my area that could do a good rebluing. I even tried it with horrible results. In the end, I gave up and said the hell with it. It just wasn't worth me pulling my hair out over anymore.

Nothing wrong with a blued gun sir. They can look very nice. But for me, stainless was a better way to go. Your mileage may very well vary though.

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the stainless fetches more than the blued 6" gp100?
Oh yes, my local Ace hardware store has a 6" stainless GP for $569, and a 6" blued for $499 (that store is always high with the prices). And by the way, I love your avatar longshanks.
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