Ruger Mark I .22 Cal long rifle automatic pistol w/eagle on handle. What is this worth? It was my grandfathers from the 1950s.
In EXCELLENT condition about $400, if the eagle is black it's after 1951.
It is a 1981 yr.and has a black eagle on it. it is in excellent cond. and still in the box it came in
What color is the eagle and does it have an adjustable rear sight
the eagle is the ruger simble
The "eagle" is a phoenix
my eagle is gold and no adjustable rear sight
The very 1st Ruger pistols shipped from the factory in the fall of 1949 with "RED" Eagles on the grip panels. In November of 1951 Alex "Sturm" died and Bill Ruger ordered the color of the company logo to be changed from "RED" to "BLACK". That's the history of the infamous color change. Now on to value. If it is indeed a 1950's model you would need the serial numbers to begin with #2416 to #169400 for it to fall within the production run of the 1950's. Now if it has the original box, factory clip, factory booklet, and the blueing was within the 95%-98% range, it "could" fetch as much as $400-$600 dollars. However if it has been heavily "used", blueing is under 50%, no box, no book, your talking around $250 approximately. No if you do indeed have a Ruger with the ever rare "RED" grips you are holding an extremly valuable gun. I have seen "RED" Eagles go for as much as $800-$1,200. That being said, it depends on all those factors I mentioned above, plus if the prespective buyer is a Ruger Collector. My advise to you is if it is indeed a "RED" Ruger, don't touch, don't shoot it, don't even look at it! Just put it up as it will increase in value with every passing moment. I hope that I have helped you and given you a little backstory on your Grandpa's ole' gun! Take Care,
You seem to be quite knowledgeable on the ruger standard pistols. Mine is a 6" tapered barrel, silver eagle on the right grip, marked A100 on the left side under the grip, S/n 17-476xx, came with the manual, yellow and black box and the shipping cardboard. Appears to be unfired, new in box. Has no wrapping paper or anything else with it. Idea on pricing?
what color is the writing. If it has gold lettering it may be a RCA model worth much more
The gun is silver with black grips red symbol signed ontop never shot with both boxes factory plastic all paperwork
450-550 if as new on box etc