I've had this gun for at least 20-years sitting in the closet. Can anyone give me a rough estimate on what it may be worth?
Update: How does this end up in Winchester when it was submitted under "Other Handguns"?
Moved you to Other Handguns forum.... as wanted.
Also, can you describe this firearm better and include the type of firearm, model, and condition....?
Thanks for the help. As stated in the topic line, it's a Clerke 1st .22 Revolver. Bright (so bright, it looks chromed), 6-shots, brownish orange grips. Grips are synthetic I think. Looks brand new! Been in storage its entire life. I think, 6-rounds were fired once just to make sure the gun worked.
MFG CO: Clerke Technicorp, Santa Monica, CA
S/N: 034195 if you have a way to look that up.
Thanks again for the help.
I have no listings for any revolvers from Clerke. I'm sure someone else will be able to assist you.
Well, you asked.
The revolvers made by Clerke Technicorp were the epitome of the Saturday Night Specials.
Avaliable in .22 LR & .32 S&W long,
They sold brand new in the 1970's for less than $30.00.
They made thousands of them, most were sold through hardware chains like Otasco & Western Auto.
HOWEVER, there is a growing crowd of collectors of this type of weapon and you could probably get $50.00 to $100.00 for it in the right circles, maybe even more.
These guns and others like them were not designed nor intended to be durable, accurate, or shot a lot.
There is a different forum out there just for people who like them.
Hey JDD, Thanks for the heads up! ...I was nearly ready to let my local pawn shop have it for $15. I've fallen in love with a gun recently ...and now I'm clearing out a few of my old guns in storage to fund the new gun purchase.
It's a Walther P99AS .40. I've always been a 9mm guy, but after shooting my friends Walther, I feel now that I've found a gun that fits like an extension of my body! I've had and shot my S&W 9mm for years, and the first time I ever shot my friends Walther, I produced a grouping so tight at 25yrds. I nearly crapped my pants! And field stripping this weapon, ...wow! It's as easy as field stripping my M16 from back in the day when I was in the Marine Corps!
I found this forum to try and get a heads up on prices before letting them go. Them being:
(1) Colt P.T.F.A. Courier Caliber .22 Long Rifle
(2) S&W Model 915 9mm (Black)
(3) Jennings J22 (Bright w/wood grips)
(4) Clerke 1st .22 Revolver (Bright)
I've been offered $250 for the 9mm from a local gun shop (paid over $400 for it new in late '92), and I'm still waiting on an offer for the Colt. I feel a little low balled on the 9mm, but I guess the 915 wasn't that popular. I thought it would bring in more since it was such a low production weapon. And regardless of how good the Jennings looks, and that the Clerke looks brand new, the gun shop turned down both. Stated they had no need for such cheap guns...hahaha So, I was going to pawn them for whatever cash I could. They were both gifts from back in the day, but I don't have any sentimental attachments to either of'em. However now, I think I'll try to find this Clerke collector group you mentioned. Again, thanks for the heads up!
I have a Clerke 1st .22 caliber and recently the pin that locks in the cylinder became missing. Cant believe I havent come across it unless the vacuum got it. Anyone know where I could order another pin? I like the little gun but it sure is loud.
I ordered a new pin for a Clerke 1st 32 from this guy about a year ago. You might try him. http://www.gun-parts.com/springs/
Thanks Gary, I believe you have solved my problem. Now watch it show up somewhere in my safe or under my bed.
Hay I have a clerke 1st im willing ti trade for the 9mm
What do you need for the colt 22?
clerke pistols are not colts. that post was over a year old. and no buying or selling on this site.
your such a duche that was a duche move
I have a clerke 1st 22 revolver with double in parts with 32 cylinder if wanting to convert to a 32 wanting to trade for a 22 with a magazine
dcambra24: Buying, selling and trading are strictly prohibited on this forum by Community Rule No. 19.
It's listed as a liberty 1st 22 LR. I also own one of these desk paperweight it's worth probably in new condition $50 - any other condition worth probably around 25 to 35
well now i have had a Clerke 1st .22 revolver for at least 30 yrs and still shoots good have had n/p with it think i need to keep it.