Price Check: Cruger


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The Rabbi
March 28, 2005, 12:18 PM
I already know the answer is "what you could get someone to pay for it" but what does anyone think a good price for a "Cruger" i.e. Ruger Security Six with Python 4" barrel, would be? Looking at stainless with nickel barrel.

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MacPelto
March 28, 2005, 01:58 PM
I don't know, but if you don't go for it, could you tell me where it is? This is my new "holy grail" gun... :)

Mac

MacPelto
March 28, 2005, 04:07 PM
Revised statement...

After posting my last, just for grins I decided to hunt down on gunbroker, etc. and see if there were any around -

There were.

I paid 385 for mine, not actually a cruger, rather a smython, using 'buy it now'. I don't know what they usually run for, but I don't feel ripped off, so that makes it a good transaction! :D :D :D

Mac

BluesBear
March 28, 2005, 07:45 PM
We will be expecting photos as soon as it arrives.

MacPelto
March 28, 2005, 08:52 PM
We will be expecting photos as soon as it arrives.


Your wish is my command... ;)

Mac

Stryker60
March 28, 2005, 10:28 PM
I saw one (6" stainless/stainless) with a Bianchi holster & 50 rouns of ammo go for $300 at a gun show about 6 months ago.

A local shop had a Smython (S&W 19/Python 4") priced @ $575.

Stryker60

Standing Wolf
March 28, 2005, 10:54 PM
Kind of like putting a Porsche motor in a Volkswagen, eh?

BluesBear
March 29, 2005, 06:31 AM
There's nothing wrong with putting Porsche engine in a Volkswagen Beetle.
It's a hot little car then.

A Python barrel on a S&W K frame or Ruger Six series is an improvement.
It was VERY common in the 1970s. In fact it's a big reason S&W created the L-frame with the full lug barrel.

It's when you put a Volkswagen Beetle engine in a Porsche that it gets silly.

Which is why you never see a Ruger or S&W barrel grafted onto a Python.

mtnbkr
March 29, 2005, 07:23 AM
It's when you put a Volkswagen Beetle engine in a Porsche that it gets silly.

Umm, actually, the VW Type 1 aircooled engine isn't much different than the Porsche 356 engine. Parts are interchangeable. If your goal is a driveable car, placing a VW engine in an early Porsche is acceptable (full restoration is a different beast). The original 356 engine put out 40hp with dual carbs, later VW T1 engines put out more than that a single carb (60hp IIRC). The engine in my Bug was even stronger (larger displacement, larger carb, etc).

The Porsche 914 also had an engine derived from VW (Type 4).

Chris

rbernie
March 29, 2005, 10:02 AM
It's when you put a Volkswagen Beetle engine in a Porsche that it gets silly. Actually, Porsche themselves did this with the intro of the 912 in the mid 70's (VW flat-four in the 911 chassis). :D

mtnbkr
March 29, 2005, 10:35 AM
I thought the 912 flat 4 was an engine of their own design. I could be wrong though, I haven't paid much attention to the 912.

Chris

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