41 magnum Blackhawk Value

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patriot45
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41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by patriot45 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:53 am

Hi, I have been looking around and haven't found much on the 41 mag, I am curious as to the value this Ruger would have. It is a 4 5/8" barrel, 41 mag with a serial #2530. The grips from what I could find out are from Herrett shooting star line. I'm not sure how to grade, hopefully the pics will help. Thanks in advance.

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Re: 41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by patriot45 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:16 pm

Bump! I have still been looking around the net and haven't got much info. Is this model that rare? Or is it just run of the mill?

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Re: 41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by bigbore45colt » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:00 pm

Patriot45,

Welcome to our forum! You have a standard old model Blackhawk in 41 mag. While not as common as the 357s and 44s, the 41 mag isn't particularly scarce. Yours has a nice, early non-prefix s/n, which adds a bit of desirability to it. Unfortunately, the grips hurt the value a bit since they are not original.

There were approximately 40,000 of the old model 41 mags made.

Hope this helps,

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Re: 41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by patriot45 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:26 pm

Thanks for the reply. I searched out the grips because they were very comfortable when shooting. They went for $135.00 when they were made. from what I understand they aren't made anymore. I think it gives the gun a heftier look then the stock ruger grips.
A little background; I bought this from an Army surplus store about 12 years ago for $280.00. The guy I bought it from, when he was writing it up told me if he realized it was a 4 # serial number he would have kept it. It didn't strike me at the time but as I have bought more guns I realized First year low serial numbers are collectable.

As I have lost my business in January selling off my guns has been a priority. I am loathe to sell this but I'm down to this and a custom made Grendel. I just haven't been able to see like kind of revolvers for sale to compare to for a selling price.

Bob

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Re: 41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by bigbore45colt » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:31 pm

Bob,

It occured to me that I didn't really answer your question about value. In the condition it is in, with the aftermarket grips, I would value it in the $500-$550 range.

I hope this helps,

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Re: 41 magnum Blackhawk Value

Post by patriot45 » Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:36 pm

Thanks!!! :D

I was going to try and sell it with 120 rnds for $700.00 now I feel comfy if I have to come down a few bucks.

Thanks again for your help!

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