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Ruger Single Six prices in your area?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jad0110, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. jad0110

    jad0110 Member

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    I am curious as to what new and used Ruger Single Sixes sell for in your particular areas. I ask because though I have always kept my eyes open for one, the prices seem so ridiculous in my area that I've pretty much thrown in the towel. I have a Heritage Rough Rider Combo 5.5" that I paid $150 NIB for, and it is a wonderful if somewhat crude little gun. So I am satisfied for the time being.

    Four or five years ago, NIB Single Sixes could be purchased for $279 - 300. Then, one day, the price jumped to $400. New or used, didn't matter. For about the last year or two, NIB Single Sixes sell for between $450 and $500 where I live. Used examples are priced the same or even higher, often $500 and up. I saw a used one not long ago for $550, and the last used example I saw was priced at $600. That's getting into S&W K-22 territory :scrutiny:. For the most part, they are in good condition, though I laughed out loud at a $500 example with about 50% of it's blued finish remaining, sans the 22 LR cylinder. I saw that one 2 years ago.

    Also note that none of these used ones have been the more collectable 3 screw "old" models.

    So what are prices like in your area? I'm just starting to think the local population where I live more highly desires Single Sixes than other parts of the country. They do seem to get snatched up rather quickly, even at these prices.
     
  2. CTPhil

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    I looked at a SS Convertible at a local shop for $428. NIB. Another shop had a used but mint stainless 6.5" barrel for $410. Just what I saw here in CT.
     
  3. slick6

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    Although you aren't likely to find one, the rare(only 300 made)stainless Model KNR4 4-5/8 barrel convertible Single-Six, bluebooks for $1,000 so dealers would be asking more than this! Luckily, I happen to have one of these NIB.
     
  4. CajunBass

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    $250.00 each a couple of months ago.

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    They were priced at $275.00 and $299.00 but I made an offer and they accepted it. The same dealer had another one a few weeks later at the same price, with a rather ratty looking box. I figured I had enough.

    I have no idea what "new models" sell for.
     
  5. CTPhil

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    Wow I sure wish I could get one for $250. Maybe you should start buying them and reselling them to people in more "price challenged" areas, LOL.

    I'll take your word for it...but...
     
  6. CZguy

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    Luckily, I've never been burdened with that type of thinking. :D
     
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    Here is a NIB KNR-4 SS with a Buy Now price of $460.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=187251048

    Nice gun!

    How's the balance and one handed cocking?

    From my understanding, the SS have a SS grip frame while the others use a lighter alloy giving the SS version a heavier butt.

    Just wondering how it feels with the shorter barrel and heavier butt.
     
  8. CTPhil

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    Wondering that myself.
     
  9. velocette

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    I just bought a new model Bisley, LNIB, for $400.00

    Roger
     
  10. butcherboy

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    im in upstate NY. the prices range from $400-$550 used ( old model and new models) New: $560-$750.

    i suggest buying any firearm you are considering now, from my research the prices keep going up every year ( at least in my area)

    my number one rule to getting the best deal on guns: Ask around. i acquired 3/4 of my guns cheaply just asking people at my local gun club. i also bought my ruger 3 screw this way, it never hurts to ask.
     
  11. CajunBass

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    Well there are other guns out there. Right now, there's a Smith & Wesson Model 10 with my name on it.

    I do have one new model that my wife and I got several years ago. It's a 50th anniversary one that was LNIB. We paid if my old memory is right $329.00 for that one, which seemed high at the time, but I don't have any idea what a more recent "new model" would sell for.

    And the pair above. They're both from 1958, so no magnum cylinders. One has a five digit S/N, the other a low six digit. The older one (with the wood grips) has been converted to a transfer bar. The other one is original.
     
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    They did another run of 4 5/8" stainless models for Lipsey's a couple years ago.

    When I lived in Florida, I bought three for $200, $225 and $250. One Old Model and two New Models.
     
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    Ruger lovers have their own forum with a great classified section. Prices for Single Sixes seem to run between $350 to $450. Saw a flatgate for $1000. Check it out.
     
  14. CTPhil

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    A beautiful NIB 50th anniversary model with 4 5/8" barrel sold yesterday on GunBroker for $375 final price. If I wasn't waiting to get a permit it would have been sold to me.

    I'm crying a little on the inside as I write this.
     
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    I bought a new Single Six Convertible last September. It was 395 out the door. Adjustable sights, black plastic grips, 4 5/8" barrel, and both cylinders. I thought it was a good enough deal.
     
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    If that model 10, has a six inch tapered barrel on it, then it has my name on it. :D
     
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    Im happy to say that I picked up this used single six with both cylinders for $300 last month. It came with some really beautiful custom black mother of pearl grips with wood backers. Its about 25 years old. but in nice condition.
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    ZebraRanger, that is one fine example of a single six, congrats on finding that one!
     
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    I've also been looking for a Ruger SS, in stainless, if possible.
    Local gunshop had a beat on blue 6.5" for 300 dollars. Put a deposit on it, then thought better of it. Cylinder was rusted, probably the barrel as well.
    Not worth the money to replace, reblue, etc.
    I'm paying 495 for a new 6.5" with both cylinders, in Stainless. Couple blued are around 450 new, in our local shop, in the Bay area.

    When I looked at the new run, I'm impressed with the quality, much better then the new ones I looked at 10 years ago, for 300 dollars, and passed on.

    I've not even seen a SS stainless in our area in 5-7 years, in our local shops, or, I would have bought it.

    John Taffin and Gary Reeder both recommended the new Ruger SSixs for 22lr.
    Now I see why.
     
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    What is th KNR-4 model, and how can you tell it from other stainless models with the wood grips. The reason I ask, I bought one that looks like the one on Gunbroker. Thanks.
     
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    Forget about what the Obama Administration says about inflation, prices are going through the roof, especially the prices of anything with steel in them. The Single-Six guns are going to continue to go up, so you'd just as well swallow hard and buy one! I got mine cheap, years ago. Not only is steel going up -- so is craftsmanship. Polymer guns are the wave of the future, and guns like the Single-Six are becoming more expensive to produce. It's one reason guns like S&W's second and third generation autos can't be produced for prices much under a grand (not to mention the already-overpriced 1911s on the market). So they're not.

    I'd get a stainless steel model, as they can be polished to look like nickel and they hold their value better.


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    Most in our area run $425-$450 new. I picked up a NIB convertable on gunbroker for $299 a month ago.
     
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    Used.......

    ........325 to 425, depending on condition. I have to laugh when I read in the forums that someone should save for a used ( submit premium brand name here ). It seems that the used market is only slightly cheaper than the new. The trade-off I guess is that a lot of the older stuff was made better IMHO. I just paid $410 for a blued Speed Six in pristine condition off of GB. Was going to get a Sp101 until someone posted pictures here at my request comparing the size of the two. That became my " Grail " gun then, so the high price was worth it to me, especially after shooting it:D. Besides, the SP is still in production and not going anywhere soon, where as the Speed Six prices just seem to be going higher.
     
  25. harmon rabb

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    bud's has them for $390. i always use bud's as a gauge of what a fair price is.
     
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