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Ruger Redhawk 5.5 44mag -Engraved

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Matrix187, Apr 28, 2009.

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  1. Matrix187

    Matrix187 Member

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    I'm curious about how much this might be worth. It's a really nice pistol (barely ever fired), but a friend needs money and I want him to get a fair deal. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  2. kludge

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    Hard to say...

    The Redhawk would go for $500-$600 w/o engraving. The engraving is very nice and might double that amount. Since it has been fired it reduced the value greatly, IMO. Collectors will pay a premium for unfired unturned cyliners.

    For a quick sale (you said (s)he needed the money) I'd start at $1,000 and be ready to reduce it.
     
  3. GP100man

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    nice firearm , bit much engraving for me though .
    1k would be tops for me also , when i saw it 800 came to mind qwik.

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    The trouble with highly customized guns is that they become very personal items. The issue is, one rarely gets out what you have into it. While the engraving makes for some great BBQ conversation, it really limits the potential group of customers. I guess what it really boils down to is how much are you willing to pay for it? Curious, did he do the work himself?
     
  5. SharpsDressedMan

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    $800 might be an insult. Before you offer anything, ask him what he paid to have it engraved. It will not be worth price of gun + engraving, since it is used, and people usually take a hit for customizing & engraving, but $800 would be a STEAL if the engaving is any kind of quality work. A top end engraver might charge $2000 for full coverage, and that gun seems to have extensive work. It might easily fall outside your price limitations, or your offer might fall out side of the sellers expectations. Either way, if it is a friend, you might want to proceed delicately, or you might insult your friend.
     
  6. Chester32141

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    Tell him you'll give him a grand for it and that you'll be willing to sell it back to him in the future if his circumstances change ... agree on 3-5 yrs to buy it back and you'll have done him a favor on both fronts ... essentially a pawn at a better price than a pawn shop would give him for it ... w/ today's interest rates you won't be losing much if he buys it back w/o interest ... :)
     
  7. kanook

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    that what I thought. It looks just like the one from Gun Broker that the starting bid was $800
     
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