Appraisal on an Old Ruger Bearcat...


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Stephen A. Camp
December 31, 2002, 10:25 PM
Hello. A friend of mine's sister owns a like new Bearcat purchased NIB in the '70s. It's been fired less than a box of shells I'm sure and other than that is "new."

Can anyone give an approximate figure that she might expect to get should she decide to sell this revolver?

Any help's appreciated and thanks in advance.

Best.

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BADSBSNF81
January 1, 2003, 02:24 AM
Stephen, you might get more responses over at www.rugerfourm.com. If it's a Bearcat, it was made between 58-73 and has an aluminum frame. The Super Bearcat (steel frame) was introduce in 1971 at SN 91-00000. Post a partial SN and I will date it for you. It probably has a 90-xxxxx SN. 90-25622 was the last SN of aluminum framed Bearcats. If it stars with 91, it was made from 71-74. Price range 275-600 depending on if it has the box, shipping sleeve, original manual, warranty card, and type of grip frame (brass or black color anodized aluminum). Usual disclaimers apply.

Stephen A. Camp
January 1, 2003, 10:01 AM
Hello, and thank you. I'll get the number as soon as I can for the date of manufacture and will inquire as to the box and such.

Best and thanks again.

Phil in Seattle
January 2, 2003, 01:17 AM
There are two Bearcats for sale on Guns America right now, both at shops I frequent, and they usually have decent prices. They are listed at $269 & $300.

Stephen A. Camp
January 2, 2003, 01:27 AM
Hello, sir. Thanks for the information. It is appreciated.

Best.

Tamara
January 2, 2003, 01:56 AM
Most really nice Old Models I see at gun shows sport tags in the low-mid three hundreds.

Stephen A. Camp
January 2, 2003, 10:11 AM
Hello and thanks very much.

Best.

Kentucky Rifle
January 2, 2003, 10:40 AM
Actually, during the "early" 60's, I had a friend who saved his lunch money to buy a Bearcat. (A young man could DO THAT THEN!:mad: ) When he finally got it, I thought it was the best looking pistol I'd ever seen. There were also PLENTY of places to shoot. I didn't know that the frame was aluminum. We must have shot that Bearcat a million times.
I haven't seen him for years, but he's a lot like me. He never gets rid of anything! He flys for UPS out of the northeast, but I bet he's got that Bearcat stashed somewhere!:D

KR
(Man! I'm beginning to want a Bearcat!!)

4v50 Gary
January 2, 2003, 01:12 PM
My brother remembers when they were about $60-70.

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