5 years ago #1
Guest
Guest

Ruger Mark I .22 Cal long rifle automatic pistol w/eagle on handle. What is this worth? It was my grandfathers from the 1950s.

Posted on Ruger
Answer
5 years ago #2
SiliconSorcerer
Master
Blogs: 5
Forum: 2,829
Votes: 69

In EXCELLENT condition about $400, if the eagle is black it's after 1951.

Reply
5 years ago #3
Ruger Mark I .22 Cal ...
Guest

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

Reply
5 years ago #4
martyj
Guest

What color is the eagle and does it have an adjustable rear sight

Reply
5 years ago #5
PAUL
Guest

THANK YOU

Reply
4 years ago #6
danny
Guest

the eagle is the ruger simble

Reply
3 years ago #7
bob
Guest

The "eagle" is a phoenix

Reply
3 years ago #8
eddy
Guest

my eagle is gold and no adjustable rear sight

Reply
3 years ago #9
bluegrasscotty
Silver Member
Blogs: 6
Forum: 90
Votes: 4

Hello,
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,
Bluegrasscotty

Reply
3 years ago #10
74cuda
Guest

Bluegrasscotty,

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?

Reply
2 years ago #11
Dee
Guest

thank you

Reply
2 years ago #12
Sarge242
Guest

what color is the writing. If it has gold lettering it may be a RCA model worth much more

Reply
2 years ago #13
jack
Guest

<phone>

Reply
1 month ago #14
gina
Guest

The gun is silver with black grips red symbol signed ontop never shot with both boxes factory plastic all paperwork

Reply
1 month ago #15
discover
Guru
Blogs: 13
Forum: 13,315
Votes: 703

450-550 if as new on box etc

Reply
By entering this site you declare you are 18 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
Copyright © 2006 - 2015 Gun Values Board