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Appraisal on an Old Ruger Bearcat...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Stephen A. Camp, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    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.


    BADSBSNF81 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    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.
  4. Phil in Seattle

    Phil in Seattle Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello, sir. Thanks for the information. It is appreciated.

  6. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Most really nice Old Models I see at gun shows sport tags in the low-mid three hundreds.
  7. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello and thanks very much.

  8. Kentucky Rifle

    Kentucky Rifle Member In Memoriam

    Back in the Jurassic Period...

    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

    (Man! I'm beginning to want a Bearcat!!)
  9. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    My brother remembers when they were about $60-70.

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