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Old April 11, 2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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ruger old army ss 45 early, whats value?

i picked up this SS ruger old army,200th year in ex used con,serial number 5247, shoots very good. what would a pistol like this be worth? thanks eastbank.
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Old April 11, 2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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Dunno bout anniversary models but SS NIB are going for around 500. How can they have a 200th year when they've only been in business since 1949 and the ROA didn't come about til 1973?
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Old April 11, 2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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on the barrel is (made in the 200th year of american liberty) i guess that means it was made in 1976. eastbank.
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Old April 11, 2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Rugers with the "200th Year" stamp are known as "Liberty Models", made in 1976. They generally command a premium of $75-$100 on NIB guns, somewhat less to zero on used guns depending on condition. The market is still a bit unsettled from Ruger's discontinuance of ROA production a year ago, and Liberty Models are getting a bit scarce. If it's truly excellent condition $500 is not out of line, $600 is a bit above market.
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Old April 11, 2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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NIB stainless ROA's have brought some really high prices lately on gunbroker. Almost twice what i paid for mine.
With some clear photo's you may get $600 plus. I have seen final bids over $600 and was told of a Liberty Model that went for $800. Someone wanted it very bad.
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Old April 11, 2009, 10:13 PM   #6
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Rugers have niche collectors who specialize in certain serial numbers or unusual traits. These collectors can bid the value of a given Ruger well beyond the market for a very similar gun without the special number or trait. That could easily account for an $800 bid on a Liberty Model ROA. It would be a mistake to extrapolate that to a regular gun.
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Old April 13, 2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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thanks for your replys,eastbank.
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Old April 13, 2009, 02:23 PM   #8
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An unfired one was sold on Gunbroker in the last 2 months with only 1 bid for IIRC $505 plus shipping. I was keeping tabs on the auction.
I saw another unfired one without the box at a gunshow last month with grips that were sanded down to make them thinner. The vendor was asking for $500 but offered it to me for $450.
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Old April 17, 2009, 11:37 PM   #9
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I'd say it's worth exactly what you paid for it.

Used, adjustable sights... $300-$400, tops.
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Old April 18, 2009, 12:59 AM   #10
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Wow Eastbank




Small world after all

I live in Canberra Australia, and have numbers 4125 & 7695 from the same lot. Evidently there were only 10,000 made?
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Old April 18, 2009, 10:20 AM   #11
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I'm gonna go with $425 if it includes the original box and paperwork. Because it is a Liberty model someone interested in that aspect may pay $475 to $525. Keep in mind many here would not pay what I posted while others would. This is just my take based on the general flow of ROA's on GunBroker.com in the last few months. JMHO
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