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WTS OR Ruger Bearcat, First Model, Shooter grade

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by Spitpatch, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    OFF THE GRID FOR AWHILE: THIS ONE BACK ON TOP, SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR THOSE PREVIOUSLY INTERESTED!

    If you've ever wanted one, here's one you can afford: Collectors desire the first model, but this is a "working gun" that you cannot depreciate by shooting it. Five digit serial number (no prefix), and not the Super Bearcat model. Ruger's scaled-down version of the Colt's Single Action Army.

    Been around the block, but functions flawlessly (what Ruger doesn't?) Know a young buckaroo who'd like a cowboy gun that fits his hand? Want a "kit-gun" or "tackle-box gun" that is light as a feather? Here ya go.

    Asking $300.
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    Last edited: Aug 4, 2014
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  2. nvs

    nvs Yamhill County Active Member

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    Has it been converted?
     
  3. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Original.
     
  4. 44Vaquero

    44Vaquero Gaston Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Your inbox is full...... Start a conversation with me when you clean it out.
     
  5. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    22LR?
     
  6. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Guess I shoulda noted caliber, since I believe they made Bearcats for a short time in .22WMR. This however, is .22lr, as were all the First Models.

    PM (or I guess we now use "Conversation") sent to 44Vaquero.
     
  7. 44Vaquero

    44Vaquero Gaston Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Responded...
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How would a Super Bearcat be a scaled-down version of the Colt's Single Action Army. when they are all patterned after the Remingtons?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruger_Bearcat

    The difference between a Bearcat and a Super Bearcat is the later has a steel rather then alloy frame.
     
  9. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mark's correction is accurate according to Ruger themselves. The "extended" grip tang is one indicator. However, absent is the underbarrel web that is extant on a Remington (1875), or even the understated version of it seen on the 1890. The Bearcat at it's rear resembles a Remington, but it's forepart is more Colt-like.

    I stand proudly corrected.

    Bumping too, with a possible purchaser in the works. Thanks.
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I been a Bearcat fan since 1967 when I first shot my dads. I currently own a 95% condition 1967 in Box w/papers I bought since Dads went somewhere unknown on the second wifes side of the family.

    One of my favorite toys.