OM 7-1/2" .45 ACP/45LC - 4 digit serial

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flatheadsal

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Also welcome silverlugs, you might want to consider becoming a collecter/shooter, lots of love here for those old model Rugers, anyway whats the OTHER Ruger dad has?, flathead
 

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I have to disagree with the idea of selling the cylinder seperate from the gun. To a person who wants a "correct" gun,, once the original cylinder is "gone" it almost never comes back. Keep the items together. Clean the guns,, and realize that OM 45 convertable long barreled guns can bring as much as $850 or so in excellent like NIB condition. One like that could bring as much as $700, or more if it's cleaned up & properly graded.
 
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contender":1aawno55 said:
I have to disagree with the idea of selling the cylinder seperate from the gun. To a person who wants a "correct" gun,, once the original cylinder is "gone" it almost never comes back. Keep the items together. Clean the guns,, and realize that OM 45 convertable long barreled guns can bring as much as $850 or so in excellent like NIB condition. One like that could bring as much as $700, or more if it's cleaned up & properly graded.


Well I rest my case. It is not a collector grade and will bring the same or more if sold seperate.
I have 3 nice SHOOTER 45 convertibles that I didn't pay $700 for or do they go for that much on Gunbroker.
But a shooter 71/2" will sell for $450-550.
These old guns always seem to be worth a lot util you want to sell them.
Jim.
Don't have a picture of the latest one
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Silverlugs":3gd5bgw8 said:
The second Ruger is a Bearcat bearing alpha prefixed s/n G2XX. This one is quite nice, save for a couple of small nicks, and shows very little bluing wear. Brass trigger guard and a small Ruger 3/8" diameter emblems on the grips.

Appreciate any help

I'd sell the convertible with the ACP cylinder. A "beginning" collector or one with a limited amount of funds would be very happy to obtain a "less than perfect" BKH-45X.

Now, on to the Bearcat. The Alphabet series of guns were produced in the days when the Bearcat grips were plastic without any Ruger Medallions.

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The proper grips are worth $50-$60 or so....

JMHO,

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Yea Guys,
I agree it should not be parted out.
But THE QUESTION WAS HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH. The parts are worth more than the whole as Rugerguy would say.
For instance, there is a very nice complete package with shipper BKH-36X on GB for $500 no bids and ends today.
Now then lets see.
Gun $400
PERFECT 9mm Cyl. with bag and box $125
Perfect Shipper, box and all papers $150 how many shippers do you find for an X gun
So the parts $675+- and no bids. Go figure.
Every old thing is a collectable until ya try and sell it
Jim
 
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I gotta go with Jim on this one guys, bottom line is the picture tells me all I need to know, that is NOT an $850 gun...... maybe to a blind person, who never owned a firearm and has LOTS of money. the 'seller' can get MORE the way Jim states, I know I have time after time; not everyone steps up to the plate to "over pay" for any particular item these day, the NICE stuff sells itself, any doubt, try and use an auction but make sure you have a 'reserve" or you can lose your butt....seen that also, far too often with 'estate sales'...........
either way, you gotta do what works for YOU, and if there is family involved, then the pricing is 'irrelevant'...... :roll:
 

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I fully agree that the parts are worth more than the whole package if selling. But to seperate the extra cylinder from the gun would detract it in value for me. I'm with Flatgate in that a beginning collector looking for that model,, would be happy to get it with the matching cylinder.

That said,, we forgot to mention the Bianchi Flap holster. That adds about $50-$100 depending upon the condition of the holster.
 

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first any one that would say to part it is way off base. they don't make them any more. if it belonged to your father keep it and shoot it. if you do sell it keep it altogether.
 
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bob308":2yiwmc4q said:
first any one that would say to part it is way off base. they don't make them any more. if it belonged to your father keep it and shoot it. if you do sell it keep it altogether.

Allright,
The question was HOW MUCH IS IT WOTH.
THE ANSWER IS IT IS WORTH MORE APART THAN TOGETHER. Period
A shame but that is the way it is to the non collector buyer.
I have Severeal old Rugers that are worth more in parts than together
END of Story,
Jim
 

jmfc606

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You are right Jim, You gave the correct answer for him to get the most money out of the gun. My thought was just a setimental one. I think if he sells his Dad's gun he'll regret it down the line.
 

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