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Ruger Mark 11 Question or opinion

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by tlakidd, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. tlakidd

    tlakidd Eugene Member

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    I have an older Ruger MarkII pistol that I bought from a older gentlemen. I bought it complete with 2 clips, original card board box, but not the original paperwork. I appears to be from the late 1980's. The gun is in great shape, obviously well taken care of. I am considering purchasing a newer MK11 that i can put a red dot or some type of scope on as this gun does not have the screw holes to mount the rail to.

    My question is this gun worth keeping original for collectors value or since there were so many of made and sold will there ever be a collectors value? I considered taking it to a well known reputable gun smith and having it tapped and dyed to have a scope rail put on it. I am not worried about spending the money on a new gun but I don't know that I really need 2 .22 MKII's in the safe if I could make perminate alterations of this one.

    What are your thoughts?

    tlakidd
     
  2. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    i think that volquartson makes a scope mount rig. I think you have to have a bull barrel . I think that if you pay a professional to do the mods it will not change the value of your gun to much
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    unless it's unfired,there's little collectors' value,but lots of interest in the Markll's these days. I don't think drill and tap would affect the value any at all.
     
  4. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    This is a B-Square no gun-smith mount. As the name implies, no drilling, no tapping required. If you have an adjustable rear sight, you might need to take it off. I've had it on MKI's, MKII's, & 22/45's. Have fun with that MKII! Mike.

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  5. mpmax

    mpmax Woodburn Active Member

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  6. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    If you can find a used set of Solows, These are great. too bad company went out of business.

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    As to value, Unless you had a really old (like 1950's era) There not that collectible cause there's gazillions of them out there. Modify it, shoot it, have fun with it
     
  7. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    The non prefix serial number guns are a bit sought after, but other than that not collectable. One of the best shooters out there very rare to find an "unfired" one because they are soooo much fun!!!
     
  8. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    I'd just get it drilled and tapped.

    Unless yours was used to assassinate Che Guevara or someone else famous it's not like it's really collectible.

    H