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Old Model Vaquero?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CZF, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    What are new in the box Old Model (blued) 45 Colt Vaqueros selling for???
  2. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Right now there doesn't appear to be a heavy premium, but on the other hand they're not losing value either.

    That particular one is a very desirable type: 4.68" barrel, stainless (unless that camera is pretty bad?), ivory micarta factory grips, no obvious mods and you still have the yellow protecto-ring.

    It would surprise me if that doesn't net over $400 and possibly closer to $500.

    Poke around gunbroker/gunsamerica/auctionarms and see how it's going. It's also a regional thing. But there are a few people out there snapping up the bigger-frame Vaqs who either want the full power level available or have bigger hands.

    Hint: it may raise the value if you slug and measure the cylinder bores and barrel and publish what you've got...if the cylinder is a "squirrelly" (has multiple sizes across the six bores) do one of the low-cost cylindersmithing jobs on it. But it looks to be late-production and if so probably isn't bad now.
  3. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Jim. 4 5/8 inch barrel..Blued case hardened finish.
  4. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Huh. Sometimes those go for a bit less...shouldn't be more than $50 or so though.
  5. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    Understand, a LOT of this is linked to where in the country you are. Some places, "cowboy guns" are way popular, others...not so much.
  6. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Well-Known Member

    Watch Gunbroker and the like to see what they're going off at. Also take notice of the minimum bids for those NOT selling. Should give a close idea. Remember, these aren't the choice of CAS folks now that the New Vaquero is available. The Vaquero (there is no "old model" Vaquero. That description is associated with the 3-screw Rugers) was also made in such large quantities that unless you have a pristine specimin of a smaller run variation it's not going to command any premium. Just way too many out there. I'd think one would be lucky to get anything over $450 for on "as new". they're just too common.

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