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Old April 6th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #16
 
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RENE is the Red Eagle News Exchange, published quarterly by the guy known as Chet15 here and on the "other" Rugerforum. It is a goldmine of Ruger information, and most of us consider it the definitive ongoing source of detailed Rugerlore.

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RENE is the Red Eagle News Exchange, published quarterly by the guy known as Chet15 here and on the "other" Rugerforum. It is a goldmine of Ruger information, and most of us consider it the definitive ongoing source of detailed Rugerlore.

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lester .357, tell ya what I'll give ya $451.00 for that little gun, you really made out lol. I had one that was exactly like yours, that I bought at the USMC Recruit Depot Commissary San Diego, Ca. in 1967, with the .22WMF cylinder, and like a dummy I sold it to a good buddy so I could buy a .357 S&W Model 19, when I first became a police officer back in 1970. I just talked to him a few months ago and he still has it, but is saving it for his grandson. I offered him a trade for a brand new one with adjustable rear sights and $200.00 but still he refused. Now I understand why.
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I paid $450 for this gun including tax and did not buy it to flip. But now I'm curious.....just what price range is this gun in for the interested collector?


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I can't give you an appraisal but I think you could easily sell that gun for a substantial profit. A duplicate serial number, 98%, three screw, Single Six with the box and second mag cylinder will easily bring more than $450.

I'd sell that gun so fast that it would make your head spin.
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Were it mine, I'd definitely shoot it and enjoy the heck out of it.

I love the old 3 screw guns, especially when they haven't had the hammer block nonsense installed.

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Wow. What a find. And at a good price.

I'm just not a proponent of safe queens. I would keep it and shoot it, but take special care of it. I have a number of favorites that go to the range from time to time that still look like new. I'd keep it in a quality padded case, store in a humidity free environment, and wrap the box in a plastic bag and store separately to keep it pristine and avoid wear caused by use of access to the gun.

If it needed to be my fishing bucket varmint repeller, I'd buy a solid but obviously used piece that I wouldn't need to obsess about any unavoidable wear and tear.

If you really just don't have any use for a gun that should avoid unnecessary wear and tear, not even as an investment, I'd pass it along to someone who would appreciate it and buy another convertible you wouldn't be afraid to use.

Values are hard to determine locally. You will find some reluctance of a public number, because some will want to PM you and try to steal it. Around here, at a local show, I would imagine a price between 750.00 and 950, and it would take some patience to sell. Undoubtedly it may fetch a four figure price at an online auction site. it's one of those guns that might blow your mind one day and sell for 2500.00 and another day for 650.00 and you can't figure out why.

Regardless, there are few if any just like that in the same or better condition. It should be a treasured position by someone.
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Thank you all for the very considerate replies and information. It goes to the range tomorrow for some "special care" shooting, and then I think I will set it out at the local gun show next weekend just to see what kind of interest it generates.


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