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Old October 22, 2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Ruger GP-100 Question about being Drilled & Tapped

I found a local GP-100 6" Stainless .357. It has been drilled and tapped for a scope. In general, should this increase or decrease the value, or leave it just the same? I really don't want to put a scope on it, just wondering what the drilling and tapping did to the value and longterm durability of the gun?
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Unless you sell it to someone who wants to put a scope on it, it will likely reduce the value.
Very few permanent mods increase value.

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Old October 22, 2012, 07:03 PM   #3
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That's what I figure. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat if it hadn't been drilled. In terms of durability, is it likely to affect the gun at all? I doubt it, but would like some input.
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Old October 22, 2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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I like options over looks.

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Unless you sell it to someone who wants to put a scope on it, it will likely reduce the value.
Very few permanent mods increase value.
To me, it would be worth more. That's my opinion sense you asked.

I have an S&W R8 M&P .357 8 shot that comes drilled and tapped like that from the factory, that was one of the deal breakers why I bought it, also the 8 shot cylinder is pretty darn cool too.

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Old October 23, 2012, 12:14 AM   #5
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It will be worth less, especially when you consider that drilling and tapping it was never necessary to mount a scope to begin with.

http://www.jackweigand.com/Ruger-GP1...-No-Drill.html
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Old October 23, 2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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In terms of durability, is it likely to affect the gun at all? I doubt it, but would like some input.
Theoretically, there is less metal so the topstrap is a little weaker. However, having a topstrap fail on a revolver is not a durability issue. The only way that's going to happen is with a fairly massive overload.

From any sort of practical/realistic standpoint the gun's function/durability/fitness for use is totally unaffected.

If you want the gun and don't mind the extra holes, talk the seller down a little bit on the price and buy it.
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Old October 23, 2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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I've drilled and tapped about, oh, a hundred or so revolvers for scope mounts. Pistol hunting was quite popular in Northern California in the 90's. I'd probably knock $50.00 off the price of the gun in question just because I could.

I've never seen one of the Redhawks, Blackhawks, '29's or 686's I d'ed and t'ed fail through the holes.

GP100's are way overbuilt. Unless something went horribly wrong at the gunsmiths shop you have nothing to worry about.
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Old October 23, 2012, 02:49 AM   #8
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It will be worth less, especially when you consider that drilling and tapping it was never necessary to mount a scope to begin with.
http://www.jackweigand.com/Ruger-GP1...-No-Drill.html
Weaver?

Well, your right IMHO, but the compromise is, you have to buy a piece of metal for $49.95+shipping to make it happen.

LOL, ....

TBS, you still have to get but a medium to install a scope if that's what you want.

So the question is "to scope or not to scope at any price".
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Old October 23, 2012, 06:09 AM   #9
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It will hurt the value but it should not effect the overall durability of the gun.
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Old October 23, 2012, 11:38 AM   #10
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It will hurt the value but it should not effect the overall durability of the gun.
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"It will......"
Why would it?

Maybe if it was a Colt Anaconda, it would, but I'm calling the BB card on this one.

Please explain why it would devalue this gun!

TBS, if it was a hack job, well.......

FYI, I'm an Internet expert.

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Old October 23, 2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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Please explain why it would devalue this gun!
It did not come from the factory drilled and tapped and nor was it even needed to mount a scope.
And, as was already stated, if someone wanted to mount a scope on it then it likely would not devalue it for them.
Most, though not all, folks want their guns as they came from the factory, not drilled, cut, polished, etc. by bubba.
Now, if the mods were made by a well known custom gunsmith then it might actually increase the value.

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you have to buy a piece of metal for $49.95+shipping to make it happen.
Cost about the same to get a gun D&T. And you can't put metal back.

And, what is a BB card and why would you call it?



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Old October 23, 2012, 06:58 PM   #12
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The drill holes can be filled with plug screws so that solves that problem. It's not like it's a collector gun, so if you need to drill and tap, then go for it.
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Old October 23, 2012, 10:31 PM   #13
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As you see devalueing depends on the buyer , but it does`nt cause any negative effects of longivity or durability.

I like the idea of "no-drill" but the shorter rail makes a neater package .
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Old October 24, 2012, 01:38 AM   #14
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In general if you don't want it, you don't value it and it's non-factory it drops the gun's value.

For me it would drop it a lot, every time I looked at the gun the filled or unfilled holes would annoy the heck out of me.

That is just me.

Obviously if someone wants to add a scope it ads value.
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