Market value of "Whitebird" Single Six please?

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Tallbald

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I seldom ask "value" questions really, but I bought this birdshead limited edition Single Six several years ago for the niftiness factor, but it's never been shot, only fondled. Some have told me current value is somewhere approaching $1000. Am I having sunshine blown in my face or is that price true? Thanks. Don
 

transalp1961

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I purchased a couple of the "Whitebird" single sixes when they first came out. I believe I paid my LGS $525 a piece for them. Shortly after they were sold out, the price on the secondary market started to go up. There were fewer of the "Whitebirds" made compared to the "Blackbirds" if I remember correctly. Best price I have saw recently was one on GA, which was a "Blackbird"
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If you check GB finished auctions, most go for $700-$850 with some higher once in a while. Just depend who wants one that week.
Hope this helps.
 

flatgate

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I don't understand the "Whitebird" nomenclature. The grip medallions are silver colored, eh?

Maybe I'm just missing the boat....... :D

flatgate
 

ranger1

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Nh Rugerman said:
Flat gate
Pictured above is a "blackbird". The "whitebird" had synthetic ivory grips with the same medallions.

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Only (450) "White Birds" and (650) "Black Birds" were made.
 
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Not too long ago, on another site, someone made reference to the "Blackbird" models. I immediately pointed out that there was no such thing. The original poster calmly explained this whole thing to me and I slunk quietly away, embarrassed beyond belief.

Silly New Models.

Old dog, new tricks, eh?

:roll: :oops: :oops: :roll:

PS Bob C would call these "screwdriver variations".

;)
 
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yessir, could easily enough be that, but they did offer either color birdshead grips, and I think in either the full size Vaquero (Sheriff model?) and the smaller 32 cal Single Six, now that can get confusing.... :shock:
 

WMB30

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What would you call those thangs if you installed a white bird on the left side and a black bird on the right ?

Bill
 

contender

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I too fall into the category of "not knowing what a "whitebird" or a "blackbird" Ruger was. An old dog can learn something every day. I do spend more time with OM's than the NM's like a few others here.
 
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flatgate said:
Ah, thanks, Gentlemen! I ain't too savvy when it comes to all these new fangled variations. :D

flatgate

I am also in the dumb kid class I never heard about this. 'I most of the time am to old to change or to stubborn'. 8) Way to many.......... Heck it was a few days ago my Wife asked me what kind of Car that was along side of us going down I-15? :?: :?: Heck I had no dang Idea! There was a day & time I new them all :!: :roll: :roll: :cry:
 
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