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Old February 18th, 2017, 08:01 AM   #1
 
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Need help ID Mark II

Hi, I am new to this forum. Have a relative that is not a gun person who inherited guns from father. The ruger is a Mark II stainless with slab sided barrel. Serial number is 226-16641. Ruger website does not list a number this high for MarkII pistols.
This pistol is new in the case with all paperwork. His friend offered him 500.00 for this and a kimber 45. I told him not to sell till I found out what these pistols are worth.
I do not know much about modern pistols as I deal with WWII and older firearms. Thanks, John



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Old February 18th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #2
 
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That guy is no friend if he expects to get both pistols for $500 total.........RUN !!!
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Old February 18th, 2017, 09:41 AM   #3
 
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225-84467 This is the starting number for MK II's in 2005, close to the end of that prefix, your serial number is possibly made near the end of that production run.
Both those pistols are worth much more than the $500 offered.
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Agreed, the offer of $500 for both is extremely low.

If it's a MKII and not a MKIII I would say that it was near the end of the MKII production, probably around 2005.

Personally I think the MKII's were far more desirable than the MKIII with the all of the extra "safety" stuff.
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As the others have said, $500 is even low for the MKII, especially if it's new in the box.
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Thank you for the info, anybody know what would be a fair price for this pistol?
Thanks john
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Either pistol is worth much more than $500. Start there.
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If you have an account on GunBroker, you can search the Completed Items while logged in. That is a good indication of what sold (and for how much) and what was listed at too high of a price to get a bid.
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GunBroker.com is not a good indicator of what a gun will sell for in a local market? Most guns listed on there, even in questionable condition, are overpriced. That is why GunBroker's pictures are such poor quality?
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A couple years ago, your NIB Competition Target would have easily sold for $650-800. Values are somewhat down with the release of the MKIV and a pro-gun president. I would think current value is around $500-650.

There's no doubt that the MKII is more desirable then the MKIII. The jury is still out about the MKIV. Personally, I think people will come to the realization that given the price of a new MKIV and the cost of upgrades, the MKII is a superior gun.

I would hang onto it for a while. I think the prices will go up as the "newness" of the MKIV subsides.
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A couple years ago, your NIB Competition Target would have easily sold for $650-800. Values are somewhat down with the release of the MKIV and a pro-gun president. I would think current value is around $500-650.
I agree with this value range for the MKII. BTW, what model is the Kimber?
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Personally I would keep those guns if possible. Particularly the MKII, which is out of production. A NIB, or like new, slab sided MKII is hard to come by.

I sold a used slab sided stainless MKII with the box and spare mags to a very good friend about 8 years ago. I think I let it go for $325. That was a sale to a friend and probably about $150 under what it would go for on the open market at that time. That gun had a Volquartsen hammer and sear, a steel Clark trigger and some other work. It would make the owner of a S&W Model 41 wonder why they had spent so much money

I've owned a bunch of Ruger 22 pistols over the years and in my opinion the MKII's were the high water mark for that series.
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I have a 1988 MK II Bull Barrel Target pistol that I got new. I have shot thousands of rounds through it. It was always properly maintained and the only mods was an extended slide release and different grips. It's never failed.

It is more accurate than my MK III Hunter whether in my hands or another shooter. As far as I'm concerned the MK II is the perfect pistol right out of the box. I could sell the MK III this afternoon and not blink but I'll probably be cremated with my MK II.
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I think you guys are a little high on the estimates for this particular gun. It hasn't been out of production long enough to command that much of a premium. Like mentioned earlier, Gunbroker prices are way too inflated to get an accurate idea of what something is selling for. With that being said though, anything is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. But I've never seen any used mark series pistols selling for 800 unless it was a rare one or limited special run or something. I remember when the mkII slabside could be bought new, Academy always had one in the case for a little over $400. I just bought a used one in about 95% condition at my lgs for $440 around 6 months ago. Alot of guys here, myself included tend to feel certain rugers are worth more because we know what they are and recognise that some of the older models are of better quality or lack certain undesirable features of newer models but the real world gun market is different than the ruger forum world.
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Iaglass69,

Maybe you missed it in the first post - this gun is NIB, not used.

If it were used, then the going price would be around $100 lower. I've seen some of these 99% pistols sell for $500 without box or papers, in the last few months.
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