Real world value of a flat top 44 blackHawk?

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Brad W

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A local shop has a like new 44 flat top (no box but looks new) I think the serial number is around 25,000 I don't remember for sure. They are asking $950 and I'd like it but that's a chunk of change for me. Anyone know what the real world prices are for these? Would this be a pretty decent buy for an excellent condition flat top? I havn't seen many for sale.
Brad
 

Sonnytoo

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Price depends on a few other things, barrel-length for one. You really need the RENE Ruger guide available on this forum from Chad. The difference between a big price and the $419 is what collectability is all about. They are both fine guns and very alike and very different.
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Axehandle

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So much to consider here... "Looks New" can be good for the value if original and bad for the value if it is a refinnish... If the gun is the most common barrel length ( 6 1/2) $950 sounds like a good price if the gun is original, looks new, and has the original grips...
 

Brad W

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I should have mentioned it is not the new flat top, it has not been converted and looks to be totally original. I'll have to check the barrel lenght. If I get a chance I'll take another look today
 

flattop44

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If it is all original and as new condition I think that is a very fair price. Its a $1,000 - 1,100 gun in my opinion. Finding them in that condition is certainly not common.

Now if the barrel length is 7-1/2" and its all original its a downright steal!

FT44
 

Brad W

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I went and checked it out again, very nice 99% original gun (I can tell a refinish), 7.5 inch barrel, serial number 24144. has Sturm Ruger & Co barrel address. Blackhawk 44 magnum on the frame, no safety modification. I supose it's a decent deal.
 

Colonel Daddy

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Set your clock! Get up early and get to the bank! Be at the shop before it opens. Use lay-a-way if necessary. Do what it takes..........if it is as you describe AND 7 1/2" bbl :D
get er done!
 

Brad W

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O.K... I threw a couple bucks at it to hold it, I have some other nice older Rugers but no other 44 Flat tops and was hoping they weren't that expensive. It is very nice so I hope it's worth it if I ever decide to sell out. Thank you for the info.

Brad
 

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