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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:34 am 
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I've wanted one for a while as I already have a Contender barrel in the caliber. Get sticker shock when I see one. I guess they are not going to suddenly go down in price. A semi-local shop has one and is listed at $1450 iirc. May have a box, may not (owner wasn't there and the weekend guys don't seem to know much about anything unless it is written on the tag). It looks like it is in very good condition, cosmetically anyway. Is this a low, high or average local shop price?

If "we" decide it is a GO FOR IT situation, what things should be checked in particular on a Max? Flamecutting? Obviously bore and cylinder condition. Timing, rotation and lockup. All the normal used gun stuff. But what in particular should a Ruger Max buyer look for?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:15 pm 
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Look for flame cutting on the underside of the top strap just behind the barrel stub. A little is common and won’t be much of an issue. If it is more than a little, I’d pass unless a steep discount.

Value depends on barrel length and original accessories. The 10” usually brings a little more than the 7.5”.

$1450 seems high.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:32 pm 
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A recent one on Gun Broker, 7.5 inch MINT with really nice original box, owners manual, etc. brought $1100.00.

$1400.00 seems WAY high to me unless there’s something special about it we don’t know.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:15 pm 
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While I,as a collector,,, would like to see the prices of those guns in the $1400-$1500 range,, that is too high for the current market.

Now,, if it's a RARE one,, like one of the ultra rare stainless ones, or a 1 digit or 2 digit serial number,, I'd say a used one, shooter grade in the $800-$900 range.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:56 pm 
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Thanks. I was thinking it was too high. I did check GB sold auctions and see plenty that have sold well under $1k.

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