Interesting Bearcat from dad

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Gizmo1964

Bearcat
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My father passed away recently and among several NIB Bearcat was a .22 cal with LR and Mag cylinders SN 93-007XX. In the box was a letter from Ruger requesting that he send back the Mag cylinder and they would refund him $40. Being who he was he replied no and saved all the paperwork. He had told me of this years ago and I looked into it. I guess it was a timing issue with the cylinder but neat anyway to have saved it all NIB. Do you think it adds any value? Another was a 1964 bearcat that he bought when I was born. That's the one that means the most.
 
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contender

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Sorry for the loss of your Dad.

As noted,, the convertible Bearcats are quite valuable. Your having the paperwork adds to it a bit.
Sounds like your Dad was a very smart gentleman!
 

Gizmo1964

Bearcat
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Yeah he was pretty smart about what he collected. I found another thread that gave more info on one they were selling back in 2020. It suggests that 1000 were made, the first 500 reserved for Ruger subscription holders and did not leave the factory and that as many as 400 Mag cyl were returned. I guess I'm glad he was a rebel and held on to it NIB. I will post some pics tomorrow when I get it out of the safe.
 

Gizmo1964

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Thank you, We had a lot of good years. So here is the Bearcat. Its such a nice piece for someone who collects Ruger revolvers. But that's not me. I'll keep the family treasures like the 1964 Bearcat that he carried on his side but the NIB Bearcat and Single Six's will get sold. Combining his with mine just is more than I want or need. And I will have the dozens of conversations we about this recalled Ruger to remember.
 

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KIR

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Old girlfriend gave me her Bearcat she got from a pawn shop long ago. When she was down on her luck I let her and her G'daughter stay with me until they could get situated again. Right before she left, my B-Day came up and she gave me her Bearcat as she knew I collect and go shooting. I cleaned it up real good so the Bear and the cougar could be seen on the cylinder again. My son and G'daughter came for a visit and we all went to a local firing range. I am not partial to .22 LR and prefer .22 Mag. The bearcat is also a little small for me. Both my son and especially my G'daughter loved it and asked me for it. Since they would have inherited it anyways upon my passing, I figured they could enjoy it now rather than later.
 

Gizmo1964

Bearcat
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Glad they will have one to shoot and make memories with. Some of my best memories are shooting with family. My dad carried the 1964 Bearcat on every hunt and that picture of him with it really stands out when I think of him. Its great that we as a group that share the same love of firearms attach so many memories with guns, family and friends.
 

Firsttimegrampa

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Thank you, We had a lot of good years. So here is the Bearcat. Its such a nice piece for someone who collects Ruger revolvers. But that's not me. I'll keep the family treasures like the 1964 Bearcat that he carried on his side but the NIB Bearcat and Single Six's will get sold. Combining his with mine just is more than I want or need. And I will have the dozens of conversations we about this recalled Ruger to remember.
Have you sold the Bearcat and other Rugers yet ? I'm always interested.
 

Gizmo1964

Bearcat
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Still holding on to them. Not sure yet. Cant go wrong sitting on them. I really need to get out and shoot the 1964 Bearcat. That's the only one I will shoot. All the NIB need to stay that way.
 
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