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Old October 13, 2010, 03:00 PM   #1
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Ruger SP101 4" 22lr, Whats its Value?


Was hoping to get your input on the value of a Ruger SP101 4" Revolver chambered in 22lr. 6 rounds.

Was in the market for a .22lr Pistol when I found it.

I purchased it from my local pawn shope in MINT, Never fired condition from my local Pawn shop for $450.

Wondering if this gun will go up in value, I plan on shooting it regardless.


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Old October 13, 2010, 03:09 PM   #2
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You got a good price,,,

There just aren't a whole lot of them running around,,,
Most people who have them won't part with the gun.

This is how the 2010 Standard Catalog of Firearms prices the SP-101:
NIB Exc. V.G. Good Fair Poor
525 425 300 200 150 125

Bear in mind that the last one I saw on Gunbroker went for over $600,,,
They were not made in any large quantity and people want them,,,
They have been paying more for the .22 LR than the .357 Mag.

So I for one would say you at least got a good deal,,,
I would have sprained my wrist quick drawing for my Visa card at $450.00

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Old October 13, 2010, 03:29 PM   #3
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you've already done very well and I can imagine that it will go up immensely in value. even if ruger re-introduced the .22 sp101 tomorrow I bet you'd be able to break even.

heck I'd give you $100 over what you paid right now
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Old October 13, 2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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Was hoping to get your input on the value of a Ruger SP101 4' Revolver chambered in 22lr. 6 rounds.
Either your shift key isn't working properly, or you've got the longest barrel ever put on a SP101. Four Feet! Wow!
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Old October 13, 2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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Check the auction sites and you'll find out what a great deal you got.
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Old October 13, 2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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I'm betting you could shoot it regularly for the next 20 years and, after that, sell it for what you paid for it. In nominal dollars, of course ~ $450 in 2030.

Inflation is a hell of a thing. Without a doubt, it will be worth more in the future. The question is, are you going to shoot the heck out of this thing while you own it? If so, then you got a great deal. If not, then you wasted money.
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Old October 13, 2010, 08:05 PM   #7
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There aren't many revolvers manufactured by Ruger that are collector's items, but this may well be one of them. The other that comes to mind is the 5-shot Ruger Alaskan in 480 Ruger. Since Ruger stopped production of of the 22's, the value has been consistantly higher than other SP-101's.

I have looked at them numerous times at gunshows and could not bring myself to buy one. The trigger just did not make me want to reach for my Visa card.
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Old October 13, 2010, 09:34 PM   #8
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I turned one down two years ago priced at 275.00 plus tax. If THAT ain't a kick in the groin, I don't know what is......
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Old December 22, 2010, 06:51 PM   #9
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SP101 22lr

I just got back from the range - I bought one probably mid 90's? For my wife and plinking. I broke it out after not using it for 15 years today. Shot great. Took my 24 year old daughter with me to the range to re-introduce her to the gun world. She loved it and shot GREAT (as I find, girls do).
I love that gun. Won't ever sell it. Good looking fire arm.
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Old December 22, 2010, 07:04 PM   #10
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That was the asking price on the one I acquired 2 years ago. I actually got it in trade for a case of XM193 ammo that I had about $425.00 in.

They are nice trainers for the .357 SP101. Not tackdrivers, but acceptibly accurate.

Here's an example target from 25 yds.

23 of 24 rounds on the plate. Double action, free handed.

.22LR with it's larger caliber bretheren:

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