Single six


September 11, 2011, 12:22 AM
I have found a Ruger Single Six KNR-4 with both cylinders, NIB and unfired.
Appears to have all the paperwork.Still wrapped in paper in a red box.Serial number says it was built in 1976 and is a "Liberty" marked gun.
What is a fair price?

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September 11, 2011, 04:41 PM
$300 max.

September 11, 2011, 08:40 PM
I'd go to one of the Ruger groups and post.

September 12, 2011, 08:38 AM
$300.00-350.00. About the same as any other Single-Six. The "Liberty" rollmark really adds nothing.

September 12, 2011, 09:36 AM
Hold the phone gents! The original KNR-4 is a rarity. Only around 300 produced "by accident" and in NIB condition, they go for as much as $1200. Snap it up if it's priced like any other regular Single Six!!! My guess is, it isn't. Hence the question.

September 12, 2011, 03:27 PM
Before I paid $1200, I'd buy this one ( for $449.

September 12, 2011, 04:12 PM
Well, one is a rare collectible, the other a late model Lipsey's exclusive with zero collector value. Depends on whether you want to shelve it or shoot it. ;)

September 18, 2011, 10:23 AM
CraigC you are correct. Gun is an original KNR-4.My problem is that it belongs to the widow of a shooting friend.I helped sell her husband's gun collection (chasing away the vultures), and now she wants to give me the Ruger. I won't do that but I can't find what is a fair price. I can't get on the Ruger collectors forums because I use a gmail address.I want to buy this gun but I have to hold to the same standards as I made every other buyer of the collection. Can anybody out there help me?

September 18, 2011, 10:49 AM
Take it to a few reputable gun dealers. Ask them what they would be willing to give you for it. Figure the average, and pay that amount.

September 18, 2011, 11:55 AM
I might also suggest that if she wants to give it to you as a gift, let her do it.

I'll post a query on RugerForum on your behalf.

Take it to a few reputable gun dealers.
I would bet half the farm that NO "reputable gun dealer" will know what he's looking at, other than a stainless steel Single Six. This particular example is just too obscure for your average dealer to be aware of. Many would lowball at standard Single Six prices and then charge the full collector price.

September 18, 2011, 12:26 PM
You should be able to view content (but maybe not photos) on the Ruger forums without being a member. If not, Google "knr4" and you can certainly read the cached returns.

A response ( was posted yesterday on one of the Ruger forums about the value of KNR4 models:

The latest RENE price guide had the original KNR4 (non Liberty marked) came in at $615 NIB. Then the Liberty marked version (around 300 made, all with a 64- prefix) came in at $950 NIB.

RENE is the Red Eagle News Exchange, which publishes a quarterly Ruger collector & enthusiast's newsletter, a reference guide, and an annual collector's price guide.

September 18, 2011, 01:45 PM
Does it still have the shipping sleeve?

September 18, 2011, 04:35 PM
No shipping sleeve. I'm planning on the gun becoming a safe queen for my widow to sell. I guarantee she will be better informed than the widow I helped. It took some effort to keep from shooting some of the slimeball "friends" who tried to buy what their "good buddy" "promised" they could when he "didn't need it anymore".

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