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Ruger Blackhawk & three others, which ones should I buy?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Grizz231, May 16, 2012.

  1. Grizz231

    Grizz231 Lake Stevens New Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm new to the site here.

    I'm looking at adding a Blackhawk flat top .357 serial 15xx about 90-93% condition I know it's very early but not sure exact year and not sure of its worth. Online I see anywheres from $500 up. My buddy is selling it to me reluctantly, so he says I have to buy one of his other guns in order to get the blackhawk, maybe someone knows about their value too.
    Winchester model 61 .22 -90% condition
    Winchester model 12 - 12ga. -95% condition
    Savage Fox model b-st .410 double barrel - unfired -99% condition

    All were his dads and never had any work done. All in great condition especially the Savage.

    Can someone shed some light on the worth of these especially the Ruger?

    Thanks.
     
  2. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    What's the barrel length on the Ruger? Kip.
     
  3. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    If you have the potential to own a .357 Flattop in the 1500 ser.# range, you should make it work. Is there anything notable about the grips? The model 61 needs more info as well. It looks like you have an opportunity to own a few fine firearms. Don't screw it up. Kip.
     
  4. Grizz231

    Grizz231 Lake Stevens New Member

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    4 5/8 on the barrel. The grips are the black ones.
    Model 61 is a .22 cal. I didn't look very close at it yet. I was focused on the ruger and savage.
    What should I look for on the 61?
     
  5. Grizz231

    Grizz231 Lake Stevens New Member

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    Here is what he is asking:
    The Model 61 is a .22 cal. Asking $700
    Model 12 is a 12 ga. asking $800
    Savage Fox is unfired and in very like new condition. asking $900
    Blackhawk I confirmed with Ruger is a Dec. 1955 date. He'll give it to me at $500 if I buy one of the other guns.
    Besides the blackhawk, I'm finding he is asking top $ for the others.
     
  6. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    that savage is COOL!!!! but meh a .410 double.........
     
  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily. The 61 is probably fairly priced if in fact 90%. If it is a Smoothbore, a magnum or an octagon barrel it is a score for sure. Buy the 61 and the Ruger. If you can't, maybe someone can help you with one of them. Kip.
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Go to a gun store and borrow their gun blue book or buy one. That will give you the best information. Maybe even have then evaluated for condition and price. Then you and he both have a fair and knowledgeable starting point.
     
  9. Grizz231

    Grizz231 Lake Stevens New Member

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    Thanks for the info fellas. I went to a local gun store and the Savage did book out between $900-1300. The others were right in there with his pricing too.
    I'm gonna go with buying all of them over time. He's going to let me pick them off as I can do it.

    Another coworker overheard us talking and he is offering me all his old guns too. This is great!! So far he has a Marling Golden 39A .22 S,L & LR Micro Groove Serial U, so 1960-61. 98% condition but has a scope. Does the scope take from the value? What yall think it's worth, fair price. He wants me to offer.
     
  10. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Scope certainly does not detract from the value of a 39A from 1960 (they were drilled for a scope). If it is a "Marlin" scope, it could actually add ALOT to the value (if in good condition, of course). Nice older 39A's will bring $300-450. Ones showing normal usage, perhaps a bit less. You may be interested to know that the Marlin 39A was considered possibly the most accurate sporting .22 available for a lot of years, perhaps partially due to the barrel diameter (which is somewhat fatter than most sporter bolt .22's of the same era). Marlin fans might assign the advantage partially to the Micro-Groove rifling. The guns will digest shorts, longs, and long rifle cartridges (even a mixed magazine) flawlessly, and loaded with shorts, the shooter can improve upon the phrase "load it on Sunday, shoot it all week" to the point of very nearly "shooting it all month".
     
  11. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    None of them at his asking price.................
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Check the gun blue book, it gives a good guide line for pricing.
     
  13. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The model 61,no idea
    The model 12 is WAY high,very common gun. $300-$350?
    The Savage was as ubiquitous as the model 12,so not worth much more.
    *UNLESS you are in a hurry and the money is burning a hole in your pocket*
    You can find ,even the blackhawks,for much less than $500 I wouldn't give more than 3 and a half for it.

    Your friend is wanting to make a killing on YOU it seems to me.

    (most of these guns (can't speak for the S&W) were a regular in some folks arsenal.... ubiquitous )


    YMMV