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Old August 18th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #1
 
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My Ruger "GREAT EIGHT"

I was looking on Gun Broker and Guns America today for Ruger Great Eight pistols and only found one..... a 22/45 model. Are they that hard to find now?

Mine is a MKII, blued with laminated checkered wood grips with a thumb rest and a red Ruger Eagle medallion inset into each panel. The same medallion is also on the bottom of both mags. I bought mine new in 2001 and have fired it maybe 150 rounds. It looks new. I have the gray plastic box, manual etc.

Does anyone know an approximate value?



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Old August 18th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #2
 
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Welcome from Australia. Great place to be, you will like it here.
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Thanks for the welcome James. This seems like a great place to talk guns.
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The "Great Eight" was a limited run for Davidsons. They were made about 10 years ago. There were several thousand made on the 22/45 frame and only 800 or so on the MK II frame. I have a MK II version that I picked up NIB last year for a song. Took it out and shot it before I knew how limited it was. Not sure what their worth but I have been offered $500.
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There are a couple past threads that deal with the Great Eight. Check the archives for more info, but I believe TMD nailed it info.-wise. The MKII is on my dream list. Any pictures?
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I would post one but I'm in Iraq until the end of Oct.
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I would post one but I'm in Iraq until the end of Oct.
Thanks for being there for us. I suspect it's not an extended vacation trip. Please be careful.
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Here are pictures of my Great Eight Ruger Mk II pistol.

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I would post one but I'm in Iraq until the end of Oct.
Thanks for your sevice!!! God speed!!!
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Here are pictures of my Great Eight Ruger Mk II pistol.

Beautiful gun. I've never seen one, but want one .
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