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slip60

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Hi folks...I currently own two ruger pistols but came across this one and I can't identify it. Ive searched Ruger .45 with 12" barrel but no go. Neighbor wants to sell it and Im on the fence..Anyone knoiw what model, decade it was availble and what you think its worth ..Thanks
Robert
 

slip60

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Hi folks...I currently own two ruger pistols but came across this one and I can't identify it. Ive searched Ruger .45 with 12" barrel but no go. Neighbor wants to sell it and Im on the fence..Anyone knoiw what model, decade it was availble and what you think its worth ..Thanks
Robert
 

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Would be nice to know the serial number, the last 3 digits can be left blank. Did you measure the barrel? Any other info from the owner?
 

Zeke38

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CYLINDER has no flutes, 44 SBH bored out to 45, custom barrel and old scope from the 80s. My guess is custom including the grips and cleaning rod, all the way. 3 Screw so it's before the new model.. Guns are like hot rod cars, lots of money to build, only worth what someone is willing to pay. On second look it appears to be a flattop 44 with an opened up/ enlarged frame window and converted to 45. Scope is a Bushnell 1Xworth about 25 dollars. 600 dollars .
 

slip60

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Thanks guys..appreciate the help..Its a cool gun but Im only into for a good buy. Ive never seen one before so I thought it might be custom made. Maybe offer him a low ball number. He didnt buy it he was given it as a joke from a friend who passed on cause he doesn't like guns. Go figure..lol
 

hittman

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Let’s see a picture of the LEFT side of the frame please.

Could it be a factory 45 with different barrel and grip frame?
If it used to be a 44 Mag I’d like to know who did the work on it and that its safe to shoot before any offer is made.
 
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its custom, I just had one and had shown it here on the forum some time back was custom built , converted .44 Mag.OM flatop, to a 45 long colt and with a 10 inch barrel, nice job by Andy Horvath over here in OHio at Diagonal Rd gunshop...back then it had cost like $1500 for the package, and last week I sold the .44 6 1/2inch barrel and the 44 mag cylinder from off this gun..........Make him an offer , just don't go crazy or use the "Pucker Factor".........I think it looks neat....:cool:;)

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was a 4 digit 44 magnum "flatop", to a .45 LC;)......sold the first show !!!
 

slip60

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Hey Rugerguy .. appreciate all the info. Yeah it's pretty cool looking almost looks like a cartoon gun from the roadrunner and wile e coyote.
Press the trigger and expect the flag to come out. I offered $200. See how it goes
 

NitroAcres

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Hey Rugerguy .. appreciate all the info. Yeah it's pretty cool looking almost looks like a cartoon gun from the roadrunner and wile e coyote.
Press the trigger and expect the flag to come out. I offered $200. See how it goes
I would have been triple that amount...
 

jimbo1096

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me too, If it looks as good in person as it does in your photo, $700 not out of the ballpark.
 
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