Ruger Bearcat 22 Old Model

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  1. Bartojc

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    Was in the LGS today and spotted an old model Ruger Bearcat 22 SA revolver. It is by no means pristine. Some wear along the barrel from a holster, a nick in the grips. It seemed tight though. What would be a decent price for something like this ? I did check gunbroker, but looking for some more advise. Anything to look for ? It's been there a week which may mean it is priced too high at $390, but I don't know.
    Should I give it a new home or pass ?

    -jeff
     
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    I wouldn't care if it is an old model or a new model bearcat. When they want almost $400.00 for a bearcat that has a lot of visible wear I'm walking away from it. When a new one is $550.00 or less, I would go for that. Offer him $250.00 for it and go from there. It's a 22 for God's sake. I'd buy a new one before I would pay $390.00 for one that I would consider less than excellent condition. Depending on where your from my opinion may change, but from where I live I tell them " You have to do better than that".
     
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    At $390 it's too high in the condition you describe. I would go in at $275 and see what they say. Maybe go to $325 or whatever price you feel most comfortable with.
     
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    Thanks guys. When I checked gunbroker the price did not seem far off. Hard to trust gunbroker though. Your comments prove my intuition, and likely the reason it is still there. It is priced too high. Maybe if it is still there in a couple weeks I'll try to dicker with them, or maybe not. It's not like I need one :)

    Jeff
     
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    I bought a new one here recently and I gave $449 so for not much more I would go with new!!
     
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    Around here a new blued Bearcat goes for $490.00. I'd definitely pay the extra $100 for the new one.
     
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    Gunbroker - Did you take a hard look at " Completed Items" via Advanced Search?

    "Hard to trust Gunbroker , though..." ???
     
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    No I did not. I just did a quick search and saw what "asking" price was. My father always had a couple sayings, "asking and getting are 2 different things" and " you can ask what ever you want if you are the owner". :)

    -Jeff
     
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    I have learned that looking at current auctions yields all kinds of misleading information. Minimum opening bids set by the seller are meaningless in terms of determining value. Looking at a good sampling of completed sales is a meaningful reference. As to prices at which items sell on Gunbroker , I have always believed that any item or commodity is worth whatever buyers are willing to pay. Sometimes we don't like those prices , but supply and demand rule the day.
     
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    What would someone pay for a 90-95% condition 1966-made Bearcat with it's box and pamphlet? There's one around here listed for $439.
     
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    Yeah, I would probably pay that. For the 1966 model.

    I would probably offer $375, and expect a little dickering.
     
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    Any auction site should not be used as a guideline for what a gun (or anything else) is worth. People get caught up with auction fever and overpay on a regular basis.
     
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