price of a ruger redhawk...???


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dso970
September 6, 2011, 11:41 PM
looking at a ruger redhawk .44 mag blued 7.5 in barrel. its in great shape and locks up tight. has the indentations for rings on the barrel. no box, rings or manual.
i have always wanted to take a whitetail deer with a handgun. my buddy wants $410 for it. is that a awesome, good, ok, or high price for it? thanks in advance.

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Jimfern
September 7, 2011, 02:10 PM
Hi,

I think the price is reasonable. I bought the same one from a friend with the box and rings about 5 years ago and am very happy with it. I put a Nikon 2X scope on it and it's pretty heavy set up like that.

22250Rem
September 7, 2011, 08:26 PM
Four years ago I picked up the identical gun, except in stainless, for 500 bucks from an estate. Same deal: no rings, no box, no manual. Got a set of Ruger factory rings from Brownells and put a Leupold 2x on it. It really shoots well and has made me a big Redhawk fan. Perhaps you could get that one checked out by someone knowledgable in such things. If it's in good shape I'd say "go for it".

parker51
September 7, 2011, 08:53 PM
I just sold my 30 year old stainless Redhawk w/Leupold scope a couple of weeks ago for $750. Granted it only had about 2 boxes of ammo through it. I would say that is an excellent price if in great condition.

philoe
September 7, 2011, 08:53 PM
Large bore DA in really good shape. Good price imo. That revolver will last two lifetimes.

DC3-CVN-72
September 8, 2011, 12:51 AM
Also, RUGER dose not make a blued REDHAWK anymore. I'm on the look out for a blued REDHAWK with a 5.5 in. bbl. in .44MAG. :)

dso970
September 8, 2011, 11:02 AM
well...i waited too long and it's sold. damn, i was really looking forward to smokin' a whitetail this year with a handgun. thanks guys for the responces. i'll know better for next time.

22-rimfire
September 8, 2011, 10:59 PM
You snooze, you loose. That was an excellent price on that gun and that's why it sold so quickly. I paid $550 for a new blue 41 mag Redhawk a few years ago. Probably overpaid by $50, but you get the point. This was a couple years ago and prices have gone up.

ColtPythonElite
September 9, 2011, 03:56 AM
I was offered a scoped SS Redhawk for $450 just a couple of months ago...I passed.

3leggeddog
September 9, 2011, 09:25 AM
"I was offered a scoped SS Redhawk for $450 just a couple of months ago...I passed."

Wife's will do that to YOU!!!

ColtPythonElite
September 9, 2011, 12:58 PM
Wife's will do that to YOU!!!

I've heard that, which is why there isn't one in my house. The biggest reason I passed on the Redhawk was I was looking for a .44 in another make.

Fishslayer
September 10, 2011, 02:17 AM
well...i waited too long and it's sold. damn, i was really looking forward to smokin' a whitetail this year with a handgun. thanks guys for the responces. i'll know better for next time.

Been there done that. I've lost count of the number of guns that have gotten away.

But I'm not really knowlegable & like to do my research. Each time I learn something & next time I'll know to pounce.

I've told my LGS owner that I'm good luck. Whenever I decide a consignment gun he has is what I want it's gone when I get there. ;)

danjet500
September 10, 2011, 07:34 AM
"Also, RUGER does not make a blued REDHAWK anymore. I'm on the look out for a blued REDHAWK with a 5.5 in. bbl. in .44MAG."

Like this one?

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc240/DansCobra/Redhawk005.jpg

InkEd
September 10, 2011, 09:09 AM
Just for future reference, I would say to create a "favorites tab" to an online whole store/drop-shipper like Bud's Gun Shop on your iPhone/Android. (I assume you carry a smart phone like the majority of people.)

The link can be used to give you a good base price on the majority of NIB firearms. You can combine that knowledge with your own opinion of how much to add/deduct for the age/condition/upgrades done to the gun.

Also, you can search around on gunbroker to find a similar used gun for comparison pricing. However, it does take a little more time and you want to be certain to look for auctions that are actually receiving bids/been sold and not just one of the habitual re-listed items that never meets the reserve.

I find that having an "up to the minute" reference can rally help when negotiating a price.

PapaG
September 10, 2011, 05:41 PM
GO for it.

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