The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 22, 2013, 10:32 PM   #1
j3hill
Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2008
Posts: 26
Ruger blackhawk Price to low?

So this is a 80 dash serial number 3 screw 7.5 inch bbl .44 mag. Only a few rounds down it. 81 dash numbers were in 1974 so I would assume this was 73?
My question is, is it worth more than a newer one? If I were to sell it to a buddy of mine ( not a great buddy) I am thinking 575.00 is too low. Thoughts?
__________________
"Fear the man who owns only one gun. Because it's probably a 30-30 and he knows how to use it"

Last edited by j3hill; May 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM.
j3hill is offline  
Old May 22, 2013, 11:29 PM   #2
SIGSHR
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 13, 2005
Posts: 3,073
I just looked at GunBroker, one is listed for $579.00 so $575.00 seems about right.
SIGSHR is offline  
Old May 23, 2013, 10:21 AM   #3
PetahW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,679
.

FWIW, the gun pictured isn't a Blackhawk, it's an Old Model (3-screw) Super Blackhawk, with the 80- prefixed SN examples made 1969-73.

1973 SN's ranged from 80-41702 to 80-57651.


I'll reserve comment on a price to a friend - since IMHO that's nobody's business except the two "friends".



.
PetahW is offline  
Old May 23, 2013, 03:44 PM   #4
j3hill
Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2008
Posts: 26
"FWIW, the gun pictured isn't a Blackhawk, it's an Old Model (3-screw) Super Blackhawk, with the 80- prefixed SN examples made 1969-73.

1973 SN's ranged from 80-41702 to 80-57651."

------- I thought I said all that. And dont reserve judgement on value. I am thinking 650.00 I just went into ended auctions and saw a couple approaching the 700 number.
__________________
"Fear the man who owns only one gun. Because it's probably a 30-30 and he knows how to use it"
j3hill is offline  
Old May 26, 2013, 01:31 AM   #5
FrankenMauser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 25, 2008
Location: 1B ID
Posts: 6,782
If you were my friend and told me you wanted $650, I'd laugh and walk away. I wouldn't take it as a major insult, but I also wouldn't entertain the offer at all.

$575 or less would be more appropriate.

Using Gunbroker for valuation is like using Mecum Auto Auction prices and the duPont Registry to price a car. Just because ONE sold for XXX amount, or is listed for XXX amount, doesn't mean all of them should be priced the same.
__________________
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
FrankenMauser is offline  
Old May 26, 2013, 10:06 AM   #6
newfrontier45
Junior member
 
Join Date: February 23, 2012
Posts: 921
If I paid $600 for an Old Model Super, it had better be mint. At that price, I wouldn't think my "buddy" was cutting me any slack. Maximum of $500-$550 for one with obvious, although slight wear. We would need better, more detailed pics to determine the value of yours.


Quote:
I thought I said all that.
Technically, you did call it a `73 Blackhawk when it is actually a Super Blackhawk. That could be as early as 1969. A "Blackhawk" .44Mag would be a 1956-1962 "flat-top". All fine details that can make a big difference. For a 7½" "Blackhawk" .44Mag is scarce (rare length) and would be worth at least two to three times what your Super is.

Do you have the box? That matters too.
newfrontier45 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06897 seconds with 9 queries