What's a NIB GP100 worth?


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Belmont148
January 23, 2014, 09:31 AM
I know what a new gun costs now. But I have a brand new, never shot 4" SS GP100 from 2007. I know this gun has the now extinct rosewood/rubber grips, but is their anything else special about this gun over 2014 models that would make it appealing to someone. And what would the value be today if someone were to buy it.

I paid $555 plus tax for it in 2007, and the list price on this gun then was $660.

Thanks, and before anyone says why in the hell do you have GP100 that hasn't been shot in 7 years. My dad bought it and put it in the safe. When they stopped putting the rosewood handles on them shortly after, he thought it might be worth something one day. I have recently acquired it, and plan to shoot and reload for it and put about 2000-3000 rounds a year through it.

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Saleen322
January 23, 2014, 10:26 AM
You did not mention caliber but being 2007 I am assuming 357 mag. The reason why that matters is 327 mags in good shape used are bringing more money than new retail. I have seen them selling for $800 or more. A 357 would be hundreds less.

Belmont148
January 23, 2014, 11:32 AM
It's 357 mag.

1KPerDay
January 23, 2014, 11:36 AM
Post some pics. Sounds tasty.

Belmont148
January 23, 2014, 11:58 AM
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Sorry for the low quality. Cell phone pics.

rule303
January 23, 2014, 06:01 PM
It would probably bring a small premium (<50$). There were tons of them built with those grips though, so it will never be a rare item. If you like the gun, shoot the snot out of it, and take care of it. You will never lose money on it.

whughett
January 23, 2014, 06:17 PM
Had a guy make an offer of 500 for mine at the range. No sale. Like rule303 said, I shoot the snot out of it, clean it maybe once a year on average and leave it loaded lying in the kitchen cupboard . Worth noting though never shoot 357 in it always 38 and it is a spot on shooter. Also chucked the fancy grips and put on a soft rubber one piece pebbled surface Hogue grip.
Paid 225 for it twenty or twenty five years ago.
Excuse the wander did not answer the thread question.

1KPerDay
January 23, 2014, 06:42 PM
beauty!

Elkins45
January 23, 2014, 07:04 PM
I gave $524 (including 6% sales tax) for a LNIB 4" stainless gun recently. It didn't have the rosewood grips, so add whatever additional amount you think they contribute to the value.

ECVMatt
January 24, 2014, 09:42 AM
I just paid $500 for the same gun with about 200 rounds of ammo, the Houge grip, 5 HKS speed loaders, and the same grip you have. It was a really good deal though. I would say $500 for the gun is about right.

buck460XVR
January 24, 2014, 09:51 AM
It was a really good deal though. I would say $500 for the gun is about right.


I tend to agree. But if it was your dad's gun and you plan to keep it and shoot it, that's where the value is, not what it's worth in the open market. Unless maybe for insurance purposes?

bikemutt
January 24, 2014, 09:53 AM
4" stainless GP100s around here are usually seen under glass for $565 or so.

Used, pretty tough to get more than $500 for one, it's not an uncommon gun.

Arkansas Paul
January 24, 2014, 12:29 PM
I would say in unfired condition its worth what was originally paid for it.
$555 sounds about right to me. If I had the funds I would pay it.

However since it was a gift from dear ol dad, I'd do like you said and shoot the snot out of it. You aint gonna wear out no GP100, not in one lifetime anyway.

Stevel
January 24, 2014, 07:18 PM
You could get the $555. But I'd keep it and remember my dad every time I took it out to shoot. That in my book would be more valuable.

BTW-a Wolfe trigger spring kit does wonders for it. I have a 14 year old GP100 I put a kit in and just bought a 3" Wiley Clapp version. My old one has a much beter trigger....for now at least.

ECVMatt
January 25, 2014, 01:41 AM
I tend to agree. But if it was your dad's gun and you plan to keep it and shoot it, that's where the value is, not what it's worth in the open market. Unless maybe for insurance purposes?
I am with Buck. Guns I get from family members are treasures not to be sold. In a way they tell our family history.

Belmont148
January 25, 2014, 05:55 PM
Thanks guys. I don't plan to sell it, I was just making sure there was not a reason why I should keep it unfired. Sometimes I get bored shooting 1911's and wanted a wheel gun I could shoot the snot out of.

wproct
January 26, 2014, 11:13 AM
Nice GP100! There are a couple of things that make it more attractive over a new production revolver for me. One of course is the older rubber and wood panel grips, and the other is the older cast trigger versus the newer MIM trigger. That's not to say there is necessarily anything wrong with the MIM trigger. Anyway, for me, if I were in the market for a new 4" bbl GP100, and your revolver was laying on a table next to a new production revolver, I would pay $50 to $100 over the price of the new production revolver, but that's just me.:)

red rick
January 27, 2014, 09:45 PM
That's a really nice looking Ruger . If everything goes as planed I am buying a used unfired GP100 4" .357 SS , current edition , tomorrow for $500 . I would like to find some of the old style grips like yours has .

bikemutt
January 27, 2014, 10:49 PM
That's a really nice looking Ruger . If everything goes as planed I am buying a used unfired GP100 4" .357 SS , current edition , tomorrow for $500 . I would like to find some of the old style grips like yours has .
Call Ruger, that's where I've found them, recently too.

funklord12
February 4, 2014, 10:59 PM
Altamont makes a rubber grip and insert that is similar to the old style. Personally, I like the looks of the snakeskin pattern inserts.

http://www.altamontco.com/experimental/products/pistol/ruger/#Ruger_gp100.php

tomrkba
February 4, 2014, 11:15 PM
I paid $610 at my LGS. I don't feel bad about the price, though I could have saved $75 at a show. My GP100 had an excellent trigger out of the box, which is why I bought it.

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