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Ruger Bird's head vaquero?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by BigShep85, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. BigShep85

    BigShep85 Member

    Apr 28, 2011
    I have looked until I am sick of looking for a stainless steel Ruger bird's head vaquero in 45lc. What is the deal with those guns? I know they weren't that rare of a comodity and they pop up every now and then but it always seems like they are gone before I even get into contact with the seller. I dont understand, If I am lucky enough to find one they want upward of $700 to $1000, I just watched one go on gunbroker for close to 1k:what:. Does anybody know why these in particular cost so much and if they are so incredibly popular why Ruger doesnt go ahead and put them in the lineup again. Any help with this issue will be greatly appreciated because I am about to give up entirely on finding one... Thanks.
  2. TennJed

    TennJed Senior Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    I think the prices you are seeing for the available ones are priced that way because just like you most people have a hard time finding them.... They are not super rare but just uncommon enough to bring that premium

    I am a ruger single action fan and love my 45 colts. I would love one of these too but just like you they are a little too hard to find at a decent price.
  3. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    BigShep don't give up the search. I looked for several years for an affordable S&W model 631 32 mag revolver before I finally found one for $650.00. Most were in the $900 dollar range and while I could afford it I couldn't justify the price.

    I found mine on the S&W forum. You might check the Ruger forum and let folks know you are looking for this gun. Thats what happened to me. I said I was looking for a 631 and then a poster said "hurry, there is one for sale now". I bought right that minute. The bad part is I had just won a model 36-6 about 5 hours prior on GB. I spent about $1150 that day on two guns. They were worth every cent too.
  4. Lawdawg45

    Lawdawg45 Active Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Central Indiana

    Just a word of caution, I just traded one off and with the reduced size and shape of the grip, recoil in the .45 was stout and accuracy suffered. If you have big hands like mine, the standard or Bisley grip might be a better choice.;)


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