Current value for fixed sight Old Armys? $1,250??

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Terry T

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I have a rather ordinary 7 1/2" stainless fixed sight Old Army (very good condition) and one of the 1 of 50, 5 1/2" stainless, "Clean Up", fixed sight, Old Armys (NIB w/box) that I'm thinking of moving along to a home that will enjoy them more.
I'm a little out of touch on current values for these fixed sight models.
Thoughts?
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So ---- I'm seeing some sold 5 1/2" stainless fixed sight on Gunbroker.com in the $1,000 - $1,200 range! :shock:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=357470791

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=353181000

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=358505610

And a couple of sold 7 1/2" in the $700 - $900 range! :shock:

There are enough of the 5 1/2" sales to suggest that, at least in a national exposure, the + $1K is "value"?
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supply and demand and of course, the "pucker factor" tell someone there are NO more, , no longer, made or available and watch some folks dig deep just to get one...........saw one last week for $750 and we passed on it...as that's what we sold the last three we had for..............no we do NOT sell or buy , on the internet auction or selling sights.......
 

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So....looking for some buyers with more money and less experience and knowledge in Rugers! :shock:
I know I've passed up some 'goodies' that seemed over priced but it's hard to know, sometimes, if I am the one who is a little behind the value curve or if it's just hopeful thinking on the seller's part. Just say'n.
However, three completed sales over $1K from different sellers and buyers.....sort of leads one to think that may be the value (or there were only three folks with more money and less Ruger knowledge :shock: )
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Well, I paid $800 for my NIB Stainless 5 1/2" fixed sighted revolver.... That help :) ? Out of curiosity what is the serial # on yours? (pm me if you don't want to post) . I see you posted same question on my Old Army thread :) .
 

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"Rclark",
Yes, that helps. Thanks.
The ser. no. on my 'clean up' 5 1/2" stainless Old Army is 148-12236.
I believe it's one of the highest.

I know 'supply and demand' can be a very local and fickle phenomena. Always nice to hit it on a high note when selling and a low note when buying. :D
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Terry T said:
So....looking for some buyers with more money and less experience and knowledge in Rugers! :shock:
I know I've passed up some 'goodies' that seemed over priced but it's hard to know, sometimes, if I am the one who is a little behind the value curve or if it's just hopeful thinking on the seller's part. Just say'n.
However, three completed sales over $1K from different sellers and buyers.....sort of leads one to think that may be the value (or there were only three folks with more money and less Ruger knowledge :shock: )
Terry T
Terry T!!! What you are saying makes sense as 3 different people did bid the price over the $1K price. I would use the highest price and if it doesn't sell you could always drop the price. Good luck on your sale.
 
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That's true, and you'll find out son enough if that holds true or not...the internet, does strange things, especially auctions and their sites, and far too much of it is "corrupt" ( shill bidding etc.) but does this make them ALL "that value"?? I do NOT think so, look at the RENE price guide, aside from a few 'special or rare guns', the VAST majority I would LOVE to get anywhere NEAR those prices for any of them that I try and sell at the gun shows. We have found over the years that at an auction, wether local or on line, the first item may get the BIG bucks, draws interest and then folks see what one has sold for and then the market becomes 'flooded' and the next ones do NOT draw those kid of prices, yes,maybe in this case, it woild be nice to "see' ( if its true and not any shill bidding or a buddy drives up the price, and the gun swaps hands "locally" over and over) and the value does go up........the gun is no longer made, they SHOULD go up in value, on the down side, they are NO longer supported ( parts or service) by the factory, so the folks who use them, shoot, them , are "on their own for repairs/service, and so may NOT 'invest'" or spend those kind of dollars...as I said , I still see them in the price range I noted above, and no , I am NOT going to run out and buy any of them for "speculation" , as I said, I not long ago sold off three of them , two were in fact "matching", and we had to split that pair up just to move them......just MY .02 cents, so good luck,, go for it, as 'street' said you price it wherever, and you can always,( if NEED to) lower it.....
good stuff , sells itself we have always found, I just like to price it where it is a "win-win" for ALL parties concerned, always, have and always will......... :wink:
 

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"rugerguy",
All valid comments and taken to heart. I don't disagree. I'd just like to, as you say, create a 'win, win' deal. As we said in real estate appraising - "value is a knowledgeable seller and a knowledgeable buyer, neither one taking advantage of the other". I'm just trying to become a more knowledgeable seller. :shock:
I'll put them on the table at a show and see what action I get, if any. Should generate some discussion at the least. :D
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Good luck, you have the "right" idea, and as I said after all these years, the "win-win" has worked for us,,,,never fail to hear of someone "screwing over" any buyer, or they try and make up any and all "profit" on ONE gun....the vast majority of our buyers all come back, and at least "check out", what maybe on the table...the people who "know", KNOW when a 'buy' is a good one or not.......AND< as I noted, any "good item" will sell itself.
Yes, absolutely, the "internet" opens up the playing field,BUT me and MOST folks we know, want to "see,feel,touch,handle",and really look anything over............see all too many "internet" sales folks like our local "gun runner" over here, have to give back, return or void all too many sales, the ONLY folks making money on the auction sights, are the auctioneers...not long ago, a person we know took 5 of his rugers to auction south of us, and LOST money on every one he sold...I rest my case. again, best of luck to you.......you'll do fine, they are "current"(trending) right now... :wink:
 

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I remember a couple years ago when there were three different auctions for three individual 10/22's in .22 Mag. They each went for $3,500-plus!! and there were several different bidders there as well.
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Some time ago,i I acquired a ROA blue,adj.sited revolver from a friend. we made a ridiculous trade but he was happy so I do not feel bad. he bought it new and did not like the black powder clean up into the wool sock it went. I installed a KIRST 45COLT conversion cylinder and shoot it every week. I would NOT sell it for$1ooo,. I was lucky enough to purchase for peanuts a 1960 SBH 44mag. and a 1962 44mag. carbine from a collector who was selling off his collection.nothing special but they were firearms HE liked. I got the 2 original boxes of NORMA 44mag steel jacketed fp ammo. About 15 rounds total fired thru both. Friends said,great guns don.t shoot them.TOO VALUABLE!!!! thought about it ,then went to the range. right decision.
they are guns made to be shot. and they do that quite well!! I could have sold them and made myself a few bucks BUT then what. wife would have turned my profit into a new bath tub or couch. enjoy my RUGERS I reload/cast for them am not rich enough to collect so I just shoot and have fun. I kind of think that is what BILL had in mind for his guns.
 
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