.357 blackhawk

Help Support Ruger Forum:

thomasblack

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
3
I have an old model Black Hawk in .357, that I am thinking about selling. It's unaltered 4 5/8 inch barrel. I have had it since the early 80s.I bought it from my step-dad, who didn't shoot much. I have never even bought ammo for it. It is used but barely. If I decide to sell, what kind of price should I ask? Thanks in advance.
 

contender

Ruger Guru
Joined
Sep 18, 2002
Messages
20,836
Welcome to the Forum.
First,, to make sure it's an Old Model,, it has to have the old style action. Those were made prior to 1973. Look at it to see if it has 3 screws in the side of the frame,, vs a NM which has 2 pins. Also,, the hammer must have a flat face & not a "stepped" one to accomidate the safety transfer bar. From your description,, it sounds like that's what you have.
That said,,,, to give an accurate price range,, we'd need more info. Condition, condition, condition are key points,, then figure in the completeness of the package such as box, all papers, wax wrap, brown shipper, etc. Next,, if it has any "odd" markings or anything else to make it "different" than other guns. Posting the serial number or part of it can help,,(123XX or 30-123XX.)
More info,, better help!
 

BeagleDog

Blackhawk
Joined
Sep 12, 2007
Messages
625
Thomas.

What I do to determine going market rates is going to the auction sites such as GunsAmerica and GunBroker. Between these two, and others, you should find dozens of similar arms. I'm sure you will have other chime in with what are the "particulars" of your gun, but once you determine all that I think the auction houses are a great resource. Remember, "book" value and going street value are more times than not, different animals.
 

SBH4628

Blackhawk
Joined
Oct 28, 2009
Messages
925
Welcome to the forum :D
Is it a flattop?
Do you have the box?
Will you or can you post any pics? :D
 

thomasblack

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
3
It is an old model. I have a few of both old and new. No box or papers. Serial is 30-685**. Really no wear to speak of. Been a safe queen most of it's life. I only have my phone handy, so pics won't be great.
2323232327Ffp9nu434676258WSNRCG3337.jpg

2323232327Ffp998nu434676258WSNRCG33.jpg

2323232327Ffp92nu434676258WSNRCG333.jpg
 

Bucks Owin

Hunter
Joined
Mar 22, 2004
Messages
3,190
Nice one in a desirable barrel length. Should bring top dinero IMO :wink:
 

contender

Ruger Guru
Joined
Sep 18, 2002
Messages
20,836
Ok,, the condition looks very good. No turn line that I can see,, and it APPEARS to have a bit of a plum coloring. W/o the box or papers,, around here,, about $375.
 

w5lx

Single-Sixer
Joined
Feb 25, 2002
Messages
334
About $400-$450 around here too. For a spotless OM with no conversion as it appears to be, it might bring $500.
 

thomasblack

Bearcat
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
3
Thanks for all of the replies, helps a ton. I will likely have it in the classifieds shortly.
 

Wyandot Jim

Hawkeye
Joined
Sep 1, 2003
Messages
5,040
Yep,
When ya think about how old this very nice gun is it should be worth more than it will bring.
Should be worth $1000 1500. Look at what a same year Colt brings.
What a shame it will only bring around $375-$400 at best.
Jim
 

Wyandot Jim

Hawkeye
Joined
Sep 1, 2003
Messages
5,040
Ale-8(1)":o5er8076 said:
Well, Jim, if you really think this nice Blackhawk is "worth" $1200 I'll bet thomasblack will accept your check . . .

;) ;) ;)
I here ya Ale.
The second gen Colts went for about $30-$40 more than a Ruger in the late 50s-60s. So they should only be worth the same now.
Well what happened to the value of a Ruger?????? IT IS A hell of a lot better gun. A POS Colt will bring more than most Very nice Rugers will. Why???????
That was my point.
In 1967 I could have bought a Colt SAA for about $10-20 more than I paid for my Ruger. Well I wanted adj. sight modern gun. Which one do ya think is worth awhole lot more now??
Yep I sure am glad I decided to collect Rugers and Marlins. Rather than Colts and Winchesters when they were CHEAP.
Just call me STUPID.
Jim
Just looked at my 1970 Shooters Bible Ruger Super (top of the line)$125
Colt SAA $175 New Frontier $210 Ruger Single-Sixs and Scouts the same price.
Ya think there is $50 diff. in price now?? No Justice
 
Joined
Oct 24, 2007
Messages
11,086
I'll be stupid wit'cha. I can recall passing up old Colt SAA's for under $100. Granted, they weren't pristine, just working guns, but still . . .

And I think of all those NEW three-screw Rugers I could have bought for under $100 each . . .

Ouch.

:(
 

Wyandot Jim

Hawkeye
Joined
Sep 1, 2003
Messages
5,040
Ale-8(1)":fne2e49f said:
I'll be stupid wit'cha. I can recall passing up old Colt SAA's for under $100. Granted, they weren't pristine, just working guns, but still . . .

And I think of all those NEW three-screw Rugers I could have bought for under $100 each . . .

Ouch.

:(

Yep just call us Mr. Stupids. I remember how long those brass frames and that butt ukley Hawkeye stayed in the case.
Jim
 

Knuckles

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 8, 2007
Messages
1,214
I feel the same way about Winchester Lever Action Carbines... what the $*^% :?
 

Bucks Owin

Hunter
Joined
Mar 22, 2004
Messages
3,190
Ale-8(1)":35lt96gz said:
I'll add one thought.

Back when I wan't buying those $100 guns, it was because I didn't HAVE $100 to spend on guns.

Makes a difference.

:?
Exactly. Otherwise, I'd be sitting on a truckload of Flattops, OM's and P-64 M70's! :wink:
 

jimbo1096

Buckeye
Joined
Jan 10, 2005
Messages
1,779
thomasblack- welcome to the forum.
If'n it were mine, I'd list it for $450 and be willing to negotiate, or lower the price after a couple of days if there were no takers.
Good Luck--
 

Latest posts

Top