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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #1
 
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Question Gold 22/45 Lite Value ?

I'm thinking about selling my 22/45 Lite first year gold anodized model and I was wondering what you think a fair price would be ?

I haven't done anything to the gun except shoot about 500 rounds in it so it's basically in like new condition. I did clean it when I first got it and each time after I shot it which was about 3 or 4 times. I still have the original box and everything it came with.

I've heard they fetch a premium because Ruger doesn't make the gold version anymore.

I was thinking about trading it in for a Mark III Hunter and was wondering if it's better to say that up front or is it better to just buy the Hunter and then come back in the store and sell the 22/45 Lite after ?

The main reason why I want to sell it is because it's now considered an assault weapon in my state ( Connecticut ) because it has a threaded barrel and I can legally only carry and shoot it at an actual shooting range. Plus I'll have to register it before the end of the year and I don't want to do that. The other reason is because the Mark III Hunter model is more accurate for small game hunting. That's something I can't legally do anymore with the 22/45 Lite anywhere in my state.

Thanks in advance for the advice.




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Old July 18th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #2
 
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First I wouldn't try to trade it or sell it at the gun store. Reason being MOST gun shops are only going to give you 60% of the value if you are lucky unless you have a super rare or collectible gun. Imo that .22 does not fall into that category yet. Second thing is the ffl can either keep it or dispose of it and if they don't sell guns on the internet they might be stuck with it. If I were you I would list it in the Classified section on here or one of the auction sites like gunbroker. Being a handgun it has to ship via UPS or FedEx next day air or find a ffl that will mail it for you for a fee. FFL's can legally mail handguns to other FFL's for half what you can do to ship it UPS even with a small fee for them. If selling out of State make sure to put the disclaimers about not selling them in CT or other States where not legal.
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First I wouldn't try to trade it or sell it at the gun store. Reason being MOST gun shops are only going to give you 60% of the value if you are lucky unless you have a super rare or collectible gun. Imo that .22 does not fall into that category yet. Second thing is the ffl can either keep it or dispose of it and if they don't sell guns on the internet they might be stuck with it. If I were you I would list it in the Classified section on here or one of the auction sites like gunbroker. Being a handgun it has to ship via UPS or FedEx next day air or find a ffl that will mail it for you for a fee. FFL's can legally mail handguns to other FFL's for half what you can do to ship it UPS even with a small fee for them. If selling out of State make sure to put the disclaimers about not selling them in CT or other States where not legal.
The store I bought it from last year still sells new 22/45 Lite pistols online to people out of state for $399. The other option I have is going to Cabelas that could transfer it to another one of their stores out of state, but I don't want to use Cabelas because they charge almost $100 more for the Mark III Hunter I wanted to buy.

http://www.hoffgun.com/specials.htm

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I'm also in CT, are you sure it is considered an AW? I Thought it has to have more than 1 "evil feature" to be considered. My understanding is that the detachable mag has to be outside of the pistol grip to be considered an evil feature. I have a SR22PBT with the threaded barrel that I do not think is considered an AW.
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ASSAULT WEAPON

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(B) A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least two of the following:

i. an ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip;

ii. a threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward handgrip or silencer;

iii. a shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the nontrigger hand without being burned;

iv. a manufactured weight of fifty ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded; and

v. a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
I think we are both good. But you have to have a law degree to own a gun these days!
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ASSAULT WEAPON

I think we are both good. But you have to have a law degree to own a gun these days!
They reduced the number of features a pistol can have to only one feature for it to be considered an assault weapon. Because the 22/45 Lite has a threaded barrel, which is one feature, it's now considered an assault weapon. The link you used hasn't been updated with the new law yet.

Here's the actual bill that was passed and signed into law.
AN ACT CONCERNING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND CHILDREN'S SAFETY.

You can see it for yourself at the above link about 1/4 of the way down. Anything written in red was removed and anything in blue was added. To be sure I even called the gun store and asked them if they are still able to sell the 22/45 Lite in CT because of the new law and they said no they can't sell them to CT residents anymore.

This is the new law when it comes to pistols.
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(iv) A semiautomatic pistol that has an ability to accept a detachable magazine and has at least one of the following:

(I) An ability to accept a detachable ammunition magazine that attaches at some location outside of the pistol grip;

(II) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward pistol grip or silencer;

(III) A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel and that permits the shooter to fire the firearm without being burned, except a slide that encloses the barrel; or

(IV) A second hand grip; or

(v) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the ability to accept more than ten rounds;
Remember the law doesn't say you can only have one feature. It says if the pistol has one of these features it's now considered an assault weapon because they were describing in the bill what is now considered an assault weapon. If they were going to allow one feature it would say, " no more than one feature ", but they aren't saying that.

If you still don't believe me go ahead and call a gun store in CT and ask them if they can still sell the 22/45 Lite to CT residents.

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There it goes again.. Throw in "Child Safety" and you can pass anything.
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So glad I live in a PRO GUN STATE like North Carolina. . . You folks in those other states need to get rid of your LIBERAL LAWMAKERS or things will get even worse for you in the future. I heard one legislator stated how she wants to get rid of BOWS and SLINGSHOTS as being DANGEROUS WEAPONS ! ! !

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So glad I live in a PRO GUN STATE like North Carolina. . . You folks in those other states need to get rid of your LIBERAL LAWMAKERS or things will get even worse for you in the future. I heard one legislator stated how she wants to get rid of BOWS and SLINGSHOTS as being DANGEROUS WEAPONS ! ! !

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It's not just the liberals. Many republicans in my state voted for the new gun laws too.
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it also has a barrel shroud
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Can you keep it without registering if you have the thread protector welded in place?
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Can you keep it without registering if you have the thread protector welded in place?
That's a good question. I wouldn't mind having the thread protector pinned in place, but I have no idea where I could have it done and if I would need to report it to the state that I had it done.

I sent Ruger an email asking them. I'll report back what they say.

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Response from Ruger:
There may be a few ways to permanently secure the barrel cap but I would check with local law enforcement first to see if that is an acceptable fix for the state.

So I just sent an email to Connecticut DESPP to see what they say. I'll report back once I find out.

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Hi I am interested in the gold 22/45... please contact me when you have a moment. Thanks in advance.
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