New Model 45 Convertible

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I was just offered a NM BH convertible with the 4 5/8" barrel. Serial number is 45-35xxx, which looks like a fairly low SN for a NM 45, but then I really can't tell. From the crappy phone pictures it looks to be in very good condition, with both cylinders and all the stuff.

I'm trying to get a feel for the market on this one because it's a little outside my knowledge base. Any help would be appreciated.
 

BamaGreg

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I’m assuming it’s blued. The market is weird now. Gunbroker prices are out of sight but locally (metro Atlanta) single actions are slow movers. I just bought a stainless Bisley 45 convertible 5-1/2” for $775. Also just sold a 5-1/2” blued Blackhawk for $550 and it took a while to get that.
 

hittman

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MSRP on a brand new one is $929. They’re still on Rugers web site.

But try to get one.

In a non pandemic regular production world I’d value a USED one in the $600 range. But today? Whatever the market will stand I guess.

It IS a great caliber and to me the BEST barrel length so ….. what’s your pucker factor? LOL.
 

G2

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When I’m considering, I like to look at it as what can the items be sold for,,,

$600 +/-$50 for the gun. 4.6” is the preferred length.
$125 +/- $25 for the ACP cylinder, usually a very easy sale.

Is the combo worth another $75 to you, sometimes…
Early NM, IMO, this is when Ruger cared what went out the door.

Assuming everything is in 96%+ condition.
 

bisleyfan41

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I was just offered a NM BH convertible with the 4 5/8" barrel. Serial number is 45-35xxx, which looks like a fairly low SN for a NM 45, but then I really can't tell. From the crappy phone pictures it looks to be in very good condition, with both cylinders and all the stuff.

I'm trying to get a feel for the market on this one because it's a little outside my knowledge base. Any help would be appreciated.
Just a note, if the prefix is 45, it is an old model.
 

Onty

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Few years ago in this thread https://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?406976-Smokeless-powder-cylinder-for-Ruger-Old-Army one reply for my proposal was:

Outpost75;4964338 said:
I don't see the point if it costs more than the .45 ACP or .45 Colt conversion cylinders which you can shoot factory ammo in.

I commented:

Onty;4964685 said:
Good point! However, I have even better one; why somebody would spend for conversion cylinder anywhere from $240 to $365, when for $659.99 could be purchased brand new NMB Convertible 45 Colt/45 ACP?
 
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Really need to sort out if this is an Old Model or a New Model. The Old Models carry considerable collector value because there were fewer OMs in .45 Colt than there were original .44 Flattops. 😲

Right now, the RENE Price Guide shows an OM .45 Convertible in 4-5/8" at $1050.00!
 

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