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Ruger Super Redhawk .454 Casull

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Seedtick, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Seedtick

    Seedtick Member

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    Greetings Ya'll,

    I have a good friend who is wanting to sell off his Redhawk.
    He wanted me to see what ya'll thought it might be worth.

    It is a 7 1/2" stainless gun with the target gray finish.
    He has the original box, grips, scope rings and the paper work that came with it.
    It is also sporting a set of Pachmayr Decelerator grips.
    He says the round count is ~ 300 rounds and looks great.

    What say ye Gurus O Wheelguns?

    Thanks

    Seedtick

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  2. umc180gr

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    You talking a Super Redhawk I assume? Retail going rate seems to be $650-$700.

    Check Gunbroker for some good comparables.
     
  3. farscott

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    Last month I picked up a Target Grey .454 SRH that has the four port Mag-Na-Port treatment and a recrowned muzzle for $425. It was complete in the box, minus the Ruger scope rings. It is a very good condition older model with the original rubber grips and laminated wood inserts. I think I got a really good deal on this gun as the Mag-Na-Port work runs over $150.

    This month I picked up a newer .454 SRH with the Hogue grips for $625. This gun has a .45 Colt cylinder from a Redhawk installed in place of the .454 cylinder. The cylinder went to Cylindersmith to open up the charge holes to .4525". The new gun is going to be the basis for a custom six gun. I paid that much due to the custom .45 Colt cylinder.
     
  4. sideways

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    I just sold the 9 1/2" for 500.00 and had a heck of a time getting that, seems everyone wants carry pieces and hunting sized wheel guns are not moving very well now. It took three shows carrying it around and a hundred 400.00 offers before I got offer of 500.00
     
  5. Seedtick

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    Yes, it is a Super Redhawk. Thanks, I missed that :banghead: but I fixed it.

    The prices I've been finding are all over the place. They go from $500 to $900 depending on where you look. I'll see what everybody thinks and let him know in a couple of days.

    Seedtick

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    Anybody else?

    Seedtick

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  7. mes227

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    First, this is an excellent gun in an excellent caliber. The 7-1/2" brl is in the mid-range of popularity (and thus value), with the shorter barrels fetching more (e.g., the SRH Alaskan at 2-1/2" runs around $800 used) and longer less (under $500 for a 9-1/2" brl). I'd gladly add one of these to my Ruger collection (I have the Alaskan in 454, the SRH 7-1/2" in 44 Mag and 9-1/2" in 480 Ruger target grey).

    If the condition is excellent then it's going to sell for about $150 under new. New price seems to be about $775 based on a GalleryOfGuns search (plus shipping and FFL transfer, which tend to be about the same as sales tax). I think the target grey finish lowers the price a little. The local Cabela's (Reno, NV) recently had an SRH 7-1/2" stainless finish in 44 Mag and sold it for $600 (sans scope rings, which are worth about $55). They currently have a (non super) RH 7-1/2" SS 44 Mag SS, also asking $600 firm (plus tax) but it's been in their case for 2 months. The 44 Mag and 454 Casull sell for about the same price, though I'd be willing to pay a little extra for the Casull.

    In summary, I think $600-$650 if it's in "like new" condition, lower that for any scratches, etc. Add for any ammo to be included in the sale (BVAC is $37 per 50 rnds at CheaperThanDirt.com).
     
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    I'd grab it, and I already own one.
    Kick is manageable, and I have little pipestem wrists.
    I have read that it is not a good idea to fire .45lc in it because there is a little erosion of the chamber at the front of the .45 brass. Then the .454 cases get fireformed into that annular depression, resulting in difficult extraction.
    So now I have an excuse to get a Blackhawk in .45lc!
     
  9. Seedtick

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I'll let him know what ya'll said.

    Seedtick

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    That is pretty much what John at FA said when I asked why an auxiliary cylinder in .45 Colt is offered. It is also why the .45 Colt SRH intrigued me so much when I found it offered for sale. Ruger will not sell cylinders on an exchange basis and does not offer the SRH in .45 Colt. I have an old Redhawk in .44 Magnum, and I much prefer the SRH action.
     
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