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Fair asking price for a Ruger SP101, 2.25" barrel?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 2A2Dend, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I imagine most are familiar with the Ruger SP101, I have an original config 2-1/4" model that I want to get rid of, that I bought new in 1998. Fired (.38cal) maybe 300 rounds? Condition is 97-98%+ I figure, cleaned/oiled and put away. Everything as new is included. I don't shoot it, so figure to off it and get something I will shoot.

    I would have to look, as there are several boxes of shells, along with some spent casings.
    Someone posted the same model here in the classifieds, I think for $450? I think that's a little low?

    I wouldn't mind hearing from those that know the firearm, what I should ask for it.
     
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  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    $450-$550 is a fair price, w/ammo it's a great price... w/o seeing photos of it that is.
     
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  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I imagine I have a couple hundred in shells for it. I'll absorb a little, just not tossing it in as a free be either. Come to think of it, I have a couple OWB holsters for it..somewhere. the only time I carried it was when we traveled.

    Since I've had Glocks, I would get a Gen4 G17 or G34 with the funds :D
     
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  4. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Keep it!
    Like @41Slinger says, LOL: "I'm just 1 gun away from a collection !!!". How true. My rule is "If it's worth less than $500 I keep it".
     
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  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Plus, if I ever need need cash I have a good selection of guns to sell!
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    JEEZ I hate to hear you squabbling for money,just send it to me and I will send you a 100 bucks;)




    :D
     
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  7. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is this a 38 Special gun, or an early 357 Mag?
    The 38 Special is worth what's posted above. If it's an early 125gr only 357, there are collectors that are looking for it and it MAY bring a bit more.
     
  8. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    I know, right.
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK seriously, a SP101 isn't thee most in demand gun out there. I would say $400 on the high end.
    I have had a couple before and the last one was a foot off at about 20 yards
    I personally wouldn't consider one
     
  10. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    It's the 357mag. 1998 model.
     
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  11. Porter

    Porter Bremerton wa Member

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    I just picked up one today with 115 rounds, in the same condition as yours for 450.00. IMO this is realistic value.
     
  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    And what does that have to do with the OP's question? I've seen a lot of people who couldn't shoot a snubbie worth a sh*t, but that's not the guns fault.
     
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  13. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Meaning = Sell it for $400..and you'll take it.
    You're outta your mind :rolleyes:
     
  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The 101 I had shot 2 feet off at 20 yards ...rested on a table and bags. The older snubbie Ruger I had shot dead on at the same distance. I can shoot a snub nose accurately;)
    Again they aren't the first handgun "I" would go for
    And no,I would even buy it for $400. I couldn't sell it at a show for more than that so why would I? And i can get better guns at that price
    Anything else?
     
  15. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    As a matter of fact, yes.
    You've add nothing useful. Go lift your leg elsewhere
     
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  16. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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  17. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Sure can. Decent price too.
     
  18. 21tango

    21tango vancouver wa Member

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    Buds price jumps around. Last week Sp101 at buds sold for 513.00 this week its 533.00. I think 400- 425 is a good price for a used one. Any higher and I would buy a new gun