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Old January 25, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1
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Tanfoglio GT .380

Hello,
I received an ARMI F.LLI TANFOGLIO GARDONE GT .380 pistol from a family member. I really have no idea about the value of this gun and was wondering is someone could take a crack at guessing at it. The gun seems to be in great condition. No rust anywhere on it.

Any additional information about this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
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Old January 25, 2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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Neat gun, but not particularly valuable. Usually see them selling for $150-300, but the ones at the upper end are sold as NIB.
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Old January 26, 2010, 01:39 AM   #3
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I got one I paid a 100 for a few years ago. I got parts of a 2nd one where frame cracked in half under safety . Their accurate and it does get shot I just check frame a lot.
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Old January 26, 2010, 03:45 AM   #4
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I have yet to see one sell for $300.00, NIB or otherwise. Average value is $125.00 to $200.00.

They are on a par with similar Spanish made handguns both quality- and construction-wise and will serve well for a while, but aren't going to last as long as, say, a Colt or Browning. Generally I have found the steel to be somewhat soft.

Having said that, when in excellent condition, they are pretty reliable.
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Old January 26, 2010, 04:17 AM   #5
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I have yet to see one sell for $300.00, NIB or otherwise.
Heh, there's a first time for everything :
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=155305694

There was one selling for that price at another forum as well. Of course that doesn't mean it's not far over-priced.
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Old January 26, 2010, 04:42 AM   #6
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Actually, I can see the guy is asking that price, but it remains unsold. I was referring to guns that someone actually bought.

They're still not too bad of a gun though.
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Old January 26, 2010, 07:50 AM   #7
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I bought one maybe four years ago, never fired, for $150. I'd suggest $175 for a price based on that.
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Old January 26, 2010, 07:55 AM   #8
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If it weren't for the safety position and magazine release it looks almost identical to a Beretta M-70s.
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Old January 26, 2010, 11:52 AM   #9
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If it weren't for the safety position and magazine release it looks almost identical to a Beretta M-70s.
Externally, that's true, but the mechanical innards are very similar to Ruby type Spanish autos. They tend to be pretty simple guns.
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Old January 26, 2010, 12:25 PM   #10
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Wow, all of this information is very helpful. Thanks to everyone.

If I wanted to replace the wooden grips with a black rubberized set, where would I buy them? I assume online may be the best option. If so, any recommended sites?
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Old January 26, 2010, 02:12 PM   #11
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Actually, I can see the guy is asking that price, but it remains unsold. I was referring to guns that someone actually bought.
Heh, fair enough. I suppose I should have said, I've seen people price the NIB specimens for up to that much.
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Old January 26, 2010, 02:30 PM   #12
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If I wanted to replace the wooden grips with a black rubberized set, where would I buy them? I assume online may be the best option. If so, any recommended sites?
They did come with plastic grips as well. Try all the usual suspects, like eBay, Gunbroker, etc. They shouldn't be much.

Here's the number of a current eBay auction for some really nice looking teakwood grips: 230426387475
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