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Price check isle 5 (used ruger 10/22)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by justin 561, Mar 11, 2011.

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  1. justin 561

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    If this is in the wrong section, I am sorry, and please move it to where it should be.

    Hi fellow THR's. I am by far no expert or anywhere near as far as firearms are concerned, you could even call me a Newbie or Green. I am in the market for a Ruger 10/22, I am a firm beliver in buying from local rather than big chain. I also want to avoid the online buying due to the price for a brand new or used one plus shipping, transfer and backround will most likely exceed what I can purchase for down the street at the local mom and pop store. Now, on to the buying part. The shop I went into has a 1980's Ruger 10/22 wooden stock, no rust on any part of it (that I could see), a Bushnell scope (unknown model) 4x32mm, and a decent looking leather sling. He says he is willing to part with it for 250 (he also says he is "willing to work with me). The local gun stores and "big box" stores have a brand new one priced at 280+tax+ncis and no accessories.. I'm guessing I could prolly get him lower, or atleast waive tax+ncis, but I don't want to insult him with a low offer because I'm clearly ignorant on the correct price for a used with accessories. If you can, please give me a appropriate price range. I'm inexperienced with gun buying, but want as much bang for my buck without cheating the guy out of his profit. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    If it has the metal trigger and housing I would be all over it. See If he will take $225 out the door. Thats fair for both parties. Most will tell you you need to rework the trigger or replace it. On the new 10/22s yes. But an old broke in metal trigger is all I need to shoot Penny sized groups @50yrds with good ammo. No BS.
     
  3. justin 561

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    I don't remember off hand about the trigger. I'll be going back there tomorrow to get ammo any how so I'll see it again. Is there a way to tell if its actually a 1980's model through a specific serial # range? Is there anything on the scope to look about to tell if the scope is in bad condition or unusable? And thanks for the help, if he takes $225 it would leave some room to buy a few more mags, ammo, and what not. If it didn't have the scope I would prolly not even consider looking at it, but again, I have no idea if the scope maker is good, mid range, or complete crap. Thanks again.
     
  4. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    Unless it was dropped frequently the scope should be fine. Make sure the glass is good and it will be fine. As for making sure its a 1980s from the ser #....not to sure. You will at least be able to tell if it has a metal trigger and housing as it is semi gloss instead of carbon fiber plastic. Good luck.........if you havn't bought it already :D.
     
  5. justin 561

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    Thanks for the help, I did end up buying it. It had the metal instead of plastic. Also threw in a 50 pack of .22 wildcats and extra scope rings.
     
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    For a used rifle it was overpriced by about a hundred bucks. I can order a new one from Davidson's and have it shipped to my local dealer for $215 plus tax. IMHO, the plastic trigger housings and matte finishes are not the huge deal some folks make it out to be. Some even consider them to be improvements.
     
  7. fallout mike

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    I saw a beat up all original one with wood and blued barrel for the bargain price of $289 at a gun show yesterday.
     
  8. ColtPythonElite

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    x2 on it being overpriced 100 bucks...
     
  9. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    If he got it for $225 out the door that is a fair price. I don't know any dealer anywhere that would sell a scoped 10/22 for $150...... Things are worth what people are willing to pay......I would have paid $225 (tax included).
     
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    Dealers never pay anything on scopes, a few bucks at the most and that is reflected in the price. Even with a good scope it shouldn't have been more than $200.
     
  11. ColtPythonElite

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    I'd guess the scope is an 80's era Sportview. They were 30 bucks brand new and might bring that much today used from a guy who really needed a scope.
     
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    Used Rugers are somewhat overpriced these days...actually they are more than somewhat overpriced but as long as people will pay new prices for used guns the prices won't go down.

    I am building a new 10/22 up as the host for a suppressor and I have decided it would be cost effective to buy components rather than buying a complete rifle and trying to sell off the parts I don't need. Let's face it you can't get anything for barrel, stock, and trigger parts these days.

    My build will use these instead...

    NoDak Receiver... http://www.nodakspud.com/NDS-22.htm $130.00
    Trigger Housing... http://www.tacticalinc.com/stripped-trigger-housing-p-1343.html ...$49.95
    Kidd CNC Bolt...$99

    Those are the only three parts I would have kept from the original rifle and I am at $280 and I don't have to try to sell off parts and the parts I have are better quality. Now for the other needed parts...

    Timney Trigger... http://www.botachtactical.com/ti10tr.html ...$130
    Barrel... http://www.eabco.com/store/products/Threaded_Ruger_10_22_Accuracy_Barrel_Blue-5-54.html ...$169
    Stock... ProMag Archangel Stock ...$97

    So I will have a 10/22 without any Ruger parts in it...lol.
     
  14. ThePunisher'sArmory

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    If you have a scoped 10/22 Ill gladly take it off your hands for $175.:neener:
     
  15. cal74

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    Not saying there aren't any 150.00 used 10/22's out there in some mom or pop shop, but you're sure not going to see them in the vast majority of places.

    New ones are about 210.00 around here, plastic triggers (maybe not a big deal to some) but the receiver finish and polish job underneath the receiver before it was sprayed isn't anywhere near what the older ones as far as quality goes.

    Long story longer, clean used ones go for 200-225.00 around here. Usually priced around 250.00

    So even if the original poster paid 250.00, if he's happy with it than WHO cares.... What's 25-50.00 bucks 10 years down the road (not much). You can't even drive very far on 25 bucks these days and 50 bucks will barely move the needle on my 3/4 ton truck's fuel gauge.

    Kick myself for not buying a well used one last year, but still clean for a 125.00. Went back a few days later and it was gone :(


    My one Ruger 10/22, or clone more accurately would cost over a grand to duplicate. Only Ruger part on it is the magazine.





    PS: Enjoy your gun and don't worry about people saying you paid too much
     
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    The 10/22 is from 1975. The scope I thought was old is turned out to be a lightly used Bushnell banner 3-9x40..exact model # is unknown to me. Paid 240 OTD, with 50 pack of wild cat .22's, extra scope rings, brand new unopened leather sling, and 1 butler creek 25/22 mag. I didn't mind paying that, some might say its a little high priced for it, but I am happy with the price. I can't seem to find any shops around with under $50 transfer so buying it online+shipping+transfer+backround check would have put me over my budget.
     
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    I think you did very well, hope you get many years of good use out of it.

    Scope doesn't add any value to it, but if it works than it's 30-40.00 bucks you don't have to spend at this time either.
     
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    I'd pay $150 for it if it's in good condition. Around here they go on sale all the time for between $175-$199 (new ones) depending on how good the sale is. A cheap scope adds nothing to the value.
     
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    i paid 130 for a mint condition one with a decent little scope on it just a few weeks ago, good deals can be had if you shop
     
  20. justin 561

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    I did do shopping around to every gun store and pawn shop in the area. All I could find was brand new for 280+tax+backround. Again, putting me over budget. I had $250.00 to spend and not 1 penny more. These also did not come with ammo, a 25rnd mag, scope, rings and extra set of rings, and sling. I am happy with the price.
     
  21. ColtPythonElite

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    I often see used plain Jane 10/22's at the big flea markets I go to several times a year. Asking prices are usually 175ish, which I think is too much....Of course, my mind is stuck from 20 years ago when a brand new one was 140 bucks.........I guess I need to stock up on a pile of these flea market finds and get rich peddling them to others. LOL.
     
  22. Old 112

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    justin 561,

    With the extras and probably a Walnut stock,also, your
    $240 otd price for a newish old 10/22 was
    a fair deal both ways.

    I am curious, though.

    Does the stock have a barrel band on the forend, or
    is it a sporter stock?

    Regards,
    Old 112
     
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