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1976 Bicentinial Ruger Single Six 22LR - Stainless

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by gamboolman, Sep 9, 2006.

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  1. gamboolman

    gamboolman Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Spring, Texas
    I need help again from Board Members to help me figure out what a fair selling price is for a gun. I have found out that I am supposed to post a asking price before I put the gun up for sale in the "For Sale" Section. So any advice would be appreciated !!

    I have a 22 Ruger Single Six that I got in 1976 for my birthday from Mom & Dad. :D

    It is stainless steel, has the 22 magnum cylinder and the regular cylinder. It has a 6-1/2" barrell that says "Made in the 200th Year of American Liberty" on top of the barrell. I have not shot it that much and it has been kept in the gun cabinet all these years.

    We have kids in college and I am trying to sell several guns I have had all my life, including the Bicentinial Ruger. But I have no idea what the gun should sell for? :confused:

    Please find some pics to help. The gun is in excellent condition. I think I have the paperwork somewhere but will have to hunt it up.

    Thanks, gamboolman.....

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  2. PinnedAndRecessed

    PinnedAndRecessed member

    Aug 10, 2004
    Let me be the first to say, "Don't do that."

    A birthday present from your folks? That's almost a sacred possession. And your folks aren't going to be around forever.

    Besides, that particular gun is not going to bring enough to put a dent in your kid's college budget.

    But I will guarantee you, someday you're going to regret it. Big time.
  3. Ron James

    Ron James Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Because it has been fired, it can no longer be considered "New In Box". In excellent condition I believe the value would be around 400. We all have been through this, and a few years later we kick our selfs in the rear and wish we could turn the clock back. But as my hero Hondo said," a man's gotta do , what he has to do".
  4. slabsides

    slabsides Member In Memoriam

    Jan 2, 2003
    I have one just like that. My situation would have to be desperate before I'd sell it, and it wasn't a gift from my parents. Look at it this way: what you can get for that revolver won't pay a month's board bill at Saurkraut U. Keep the gun. The kid can pay off his/her student loan for a bit more, and never feel the difference.

    Edit: If you MUST, some heartless plonk will probably offer you $200 for it, and pay $250.
  5. moewadle

    moewadle Member

    Mar 16, 2006
    Yes, I am biased. Keep the gun. It is a family heirloom. It is a commemorative firearm that was given to you 30 years ago on a special occasion. Keep it, shoot it if you wish, take good care of it and pass it on to your children or grandchildren.
  6. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Burlington, Vermont and Montreal, Québec
    Just adding my voice to the above.

    -An outstanding revolver overall, American classic.
    -Model only made in one particular year, on the Bicentennial
    -Given to you by your parents
    -Will easily last long enough to pass on to your children and grandchildren, what else do you own that will still be in good shape and not obsolete 50 years from now? (Hint: it's not $400 iPod, or a $1200 laptop computer)

    Look at it this way, this will make a great story when you take your grandkids shooting: "You know Bobby, I almost sold this for $200 back in 2006, can you imagine that?"

    With inflation, that will be like your grandfather telling you about the family heirloom that he almost sold for $3.50 back in 1946.

    Sell some old tools you don't use on Craiglist, pick up some overtime, make your kid do some construction work. $200 is diddly for college.

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