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Old April 6, 2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Need help with a gold engraved Ruger Red Label

I tried posting in the collectables area, and then I realized that the people surfing this board may be a better group of folks to ask, so let me first say sorry for the double post!

Hey guys, I have a friend who is looking to get rid of a shotgun that she won in a raffle. She's had the shotgun for 15 years now and is looking to unload.

The shotgun is a Pheasants Forever Custom Engraved 1 of 1 Ruger Red Label over and under 12 gauge shotgun. The shotgun is engraved in gold, and is a beautiful piece of work, but she has no idea of the value or a good direction to look in while selling it.

Pictures of it can be found at:
http://www.grandephotography.com/Pho...SherriShotgun/

Does anyone have a good idea of the item's worth, or does anyone have a good idea of someone she could contact to get some information? Thanks for the help, zac.

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Old April 6, 2009, 08:44 PM   #2
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It is only worth a hunert bux but I will give 'er $200 fer it...
Seroiusly I have no clue on value but in new or little used value I would sell a no longer needed nu... body part to own it... 1 of 1 means something, even to this ol' mossberg lovin' redneck! Good luck! I will watch this thread!
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Old April 6, 2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for that last post because I missed an important bit of information. The shotgun is unfired. Not one round... ever. My wife did the pictures for it, and I have to say it is a beautiful thing...

Thanks for the help guys, zac.
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Old April 6, 2009, 09:38 PM   #4
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The webpage link is broken
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Old April 6, 2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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Pics at: http://www.grandephotography.com/Pho...SherriShotgun/
Sorry, bad copy and paste job. The link takes you to my website directory where there are about 20 pics of the shotgun.

Thanks for pointing out the broken link! zac.
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Old April 7, 2009, 01:29 AM   #6
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suggested retail for a factory engraved (not 1 of 1, just plain old factory engraving) red label is 2180.00. An unfired pheseants forever engraved model will go for at least that im sure.
http://www.ruger-firearms.com/Firear...s&type=Shotgun
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Old April 7, 2009, 01:30 AM   #7
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and after looking at ur pictures id say you could probobly throw in some extra change for the high grade walnut too. hope that helped a wee bit.
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Old April 7, 2009, 10:09 AM   #8
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Sure, that helps, thanks a lot, zac.
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Old April 7, 2009, 11:27 AM   #9
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There are collector items / that never get shot / nice to look at if you are into collectables. Items specially engraved like from Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, the NRA, etc ...and there are a lot of them out there.

There are very nice shotguns that get shot a lot ( upper end Brownings, Beretta, Blazer, Perazzi - retailing for $ 3,000 - $8,000 ) and lots of them around. Not custom built - but higher end guns / last for many generations / and some of the better Target grade guns. Many target shooters consider a gun under $5,000 to be a nice gun / but a modest investment in their hobby.

The base line here, in my opinion, is the gun. A Ruger - is a decent gun - not a high end gun. Ruger is not known for its real long term durability in terms of over 50,000 shells and still going strong. A plain Ruger is about a $ 900 gun out of the box - maybe listing for $900 - $1,100 depending on the model.

In my opinion: To a "Ruger shotgun collector" - this gun may be very special / and might demand in the $2,000 price range. To somebody that just likes the engraving - and will never shoot it - something around $ 1,250 - $1,500 maybe. To somebody that wants it - and will shoot it a little - even 8 or 10 boxes thru it - its may be a $1,250 gun / and the minute they put one shell thru that barrel - its value will go down to maybe $ 750 - $1,000. If they shoot it at all - its loses its collectability - and becomes something of a novelty - but not a gun they would take to the gun club on a regular basis.

Raffle prizes like this - are really tough to sell - unless somebody just likes the way it looks / wants to mount it on a wall or something as a keepsake. It is a pretty gun / but I'm sorry to say it just isn't that valuable - except to a very unique collector.
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