Rarity of 3” GP100 38 special adj sights.

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louiethelump

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I have a stainless GP100 with a 3” barrel and fully adjustable sights just like the 4” models only with a shorter barrel. It is 38 Special (NOT 357) and has the round butt compact rubber grips with wood inserts. It has the smoothest double action I have ever felt on a GP. I bought it used and got just the gun. No model number or box.

I am thinking of selling it but cannot find any of them on GunBroker to help me determine a value.

Any information on this version is requested.

Thanks in advance.
 

ruger66

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I have one like it. I think i might paid 700 with all the fees ,taxes and shipping on GunBroker
 

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They were a contract run for some agency that either didn't take delivery or ordered way too many. Nearly all the leftovers were bought by CDNN and they were blowing them out for $379. But that was maybe 15-20 years ago. They are hard to find now and the $700 figure doesn't surprise me.
 

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Have you tried a RUGER serial number lookup? That may give you some info and a spec sheet link.
 

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The model number is 1751. There was also a .357 version, the 1708. Originally, there were only about 10 or so 1708's made. When the 1751's started turning up I gather from the other Ruger site that a number were readily made into .357's for those that wanted a 1708 but somewhere after the release of the 1751s, a number of new 1708s hit the market, too. Evidently, they (1751's) hit the market in 2013 or 2014 with someone claiming they were released via Davidson's.
 
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louiethelump

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Thank you all. The special order thing makes sense.

Here is the result of the ser number search:

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OK, so not quite 15-20 years ago 😳 I should have thought of the SN lookup, I ran my number and it was also 2013, and is 176-56xxx. I picked it up here on RF in the Classifieds in the early pandemic days, April 2020, and remember at the time that I was glad to get it since I missed getting one when CDNN had them.

Not much on them in Chad's Ref, all it says, under GP's with the Newport rollmark, is: A small group of KGP-831 are also known to have been produced (known s/n 176-44234). That is the only mention of the model.
 
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