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Ruger GP100 found for $440?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by tideguyinva, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. tideguyinva

    tideguyinva Well-Known Member

    I found a Ruger GP100 for sale here locally and would like to know if $440.00 is a good deal? It has a few marks on the outside but that is from holster wear. Other than that it looks like a good deal. The barrel is clean. But when you shake it it makes a rattling noise. nothing major. If you hold the cylinder it dont make the noise. Should I buy it?
  2. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what used prices are like out there...but that seems a little high for a used GP100. You might want to shop around a bit more. There are used and NEW ones listed on Gunsamerica for less than that...some of the used ones are $100 less than that.
  3. MrDig

    MrDig Well-Known Member

    How long is the Bbl? Stainless or Blue? these would help in determining a fair Market price.
    From Gallery of Guns on line......
    NIB Blue 6 or 4 in Bbl $422
    NIB Stainless 6 or 4 in Bbl $457
    NIB Stainless 3 in Bbl $452
    Remember this is from Davidsons Gallery of Guns, to MN FFL's your local prices may be different.
  4. tideguyinva

    tideguyinva Well-Known Member

    It is stainless with a 4 inch barrel.
    it was marked at 489 to start with i got him down to 440.
    is it normal to make a rattle noise when you shake it?
    what would cause it to rattle like that?
  5. MrDig

    MrDig Well-Known Member

    Mine has a little noise internaly when I shake it. Have not field stripped it to find out what is doing that. shoots fine though.
  6. mgh

    mgh Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what the market price is where you live, but in this part of Alabama you should be able to get a new one for that price. Great guns, though, whether new or used.
  7. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    Sounds a bit high to me.

    Have you considered buying a primo stainless Security-Six instead? The GP-100 was Ruger's solution to a problem that affected only Smith K-frame revolvers. Smith had to beef up their revolvers and Ruger felt it had to do the same, despite the fact that the Security-Six didn't need beefing up.

    Your choice, but a 4- or 6-inch Security-Six is hard to beat for weight. It's trigger, when new, is a bit stiff; however, after dry firing it for about a week it becomes like glass, especially if you put in Wolfe springs.

    The GP-100 is a bit blocky, but it's a fine revolver. I would try to find one at a lower price.


    Beautiful guns, and the prices can be very reasonable.

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  8. revolverman357

    revolverman357 Well-Known Member

    I paid $400.00 for this one used:


    The rattle you hear is the ejector rod. It is normal for it to rattle.
  9. svtruth

    svtruth Well-Known Member

    I paid

    $340 for a blued, 6" with a BSA red dot sight on it.
    Good luck.
  10. tideguyinva

    tideguyinva Well-Known Member

    hey confederate what is that 4 inch one on your picture what model is that? i like that alot.
  11. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

  12. Kimber1911_06238

    Kimber1911_06238 Well-Known Member

    not a bad price...but I'm from Connecticut and everything is more expensive here. You'd think they would be cheaper since ruger is in CT....but they aren't
  13. Jrsmith

    Jrsmith Well-Known Member

    Well, I had to bite the bullet and pay about $40 more for a NIB one in Madison, it was the best price I could find in the area, and the cheaper ones online could require shipping +FFL fee and it usually worked out to only saving me like $40 dollars or something, I paid the extra for convience. Plus I hate buying things like that online, I want to personally inspect anything I am coughing up hundreds of dollars on.

    Mine rattles too, and I have found that it is the dissassembly pin stored in the grips, just under the grip plate. If you take off the plate you'll see a small pin in there, used to field strip the gun, so the rattle is perfectly normal.
  14. dbarale

    dbarale Well-Known Member

    The one on the left is a 6" Security Six. The one on the right is a custom one-off. It looks like a 4 or 6" Security Six, with the barrel shortened to 2.75", fixed sight conversion, polished and I would guess a round butt conversion also?
    Am I close Confederate?

    It's a beautiful gun, I also modified a Sec Six to make a carry gun but this one kicks a$$! Could you please tell us what grips are these?
  15. don95sml

    don95sml Well-Known Member

    I think you can find a brand new gun for less than you are considering for a used one. Check out Gunbroker.com - search for GP100. Just last November I bought a blued GP100 for $402.60 plus $10 shipping. This was from Wilson & Associates, also known as KsTactical, in Oklahoma. It appears to me that this company regularly auctions new GP100s, blue, with either 4" or 6" barrels, for that price. I was well satisfied with my purchase. In this case, it's not really an auction - if you bid the starting price, you'll get the gun.
  16. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Like a lot of posts already told you, that price is too high, you can get a new one for the same price if you look around.

    I agree with you, Confederate's 4" Security Six is a great looking revolver. I would like to have one of those if I could fine one in that condition.
  17. jad0110

    jad0110 Well-Known Member

    A new GP100 4" stainless goes for as low as $455 in my area. I've seen the same used for $375.

    The rattle may also be the hammer block safety that is visible when you cock the gun in single action - it's visible down inside the hammer as a roughly rectangular shaped piece of metal sticking up from the internals.

    The rattling is normal, but the price may be a bit high. If it is nice though, it is hard to turn down a gun because the price is a tad higher than you'd like. I would have preferred to get my S&W Model 14 for $320, but $350 didn't stop me.

    Those are some nice Rugers you have their Confederate!
  18. supergoat343

    supergoat343 Active Member

    That rattling is the internal safety bar that is loose when the hammer is not cocked. Its normal for the GP 100 so don't worry. Though not many other L frames have that problem, oh well.

    "Have you hugged your Mauser today?"
  19. MIL-DOT

    MIL-DOT member

    Supergoat, this thread you just resurrected is four years old, and the question you answered was already answered......back in 2007. :rolleyes:
  20. roaddog28

    roaddog28 Well-Known Member

    The rattle you hear is the transfer bar. Cock the hammer and look inside and you will see it. Its near the firing pin. This is normal.

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