What is it worth?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Meoffsky1, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Meoffsky1

    Meoffsky1 New Member

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    U.S. Gov. Model .22 Cal. Semi=Auto pistol w/bull barrel.
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    yes more info for accurate responses required

    sight un seen condition unknown ?? $10 top bid
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    What the (bleep) are you doing? Running some kind of contest to see who can give the wrongest answer to a question with the least information?

    Give ALL the information, post a picture, or don't bother posting at all.
  5. Goody

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    Easy Cha Cha. First post from this person. Remember, more flies with honey than vinegar?
  6. Jim K

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    Just for fun, I guess a U.S. marked Ruger Mk I or maybe a High Standard.

    Jim
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    You are unquestionably correct. But I guess the question is a bit frustrating because most of us really would like to help him.

    Meoffsky - sorry for the intemperance; hope we can help you out.
  8. Goody

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    That's the spirit, 195. ;)

    Now I'll take a flyer and say a Ruger 22/45, worth $275.
    :confused:
  9. Jim K

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    I didn't know any 22/45's were bought by the government, but maybe they were.

    Jim
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    Only Rugers were issued during the Viet Nam war with bull barrels. I believe they were issued to "tunnel rats." Ruger will supply at no cost a factory letter on such pistols which will only state that they were sold to a government agency, but they will not conjecture about what use they were intended for. These pistols were marked simply "US" with no periods. I sold one in 95% condition for $700, then at the very same gun show (Tulsa) I ran across one NIB for $800. I think these are realistic prices.
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    At this point, we don't even know what Meoffsky has. If he chooses not to provide pictures or any more information, we can't help him and more guessing is not productive.

    Jim
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    Ah, but Jim. It's fun. :D
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    OK, I'll continue. WW, how do you know it is not a High Standard USA H-D with the Navy bull barrel? And how do we know what the OP considers a "bull barrel"?

    Jim
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    winchester.jpg

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    i have a Winchester Repeating Arms New Haven Conn USA, Kings Improvement Patented March 29.1866 October 16.1660..Model 1873..32 W.C.F
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    Probably a Ruger MKII Government model.
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    Winchester's Repeating Arms Rifle
    Model 1873
    32 W.C.F
    By bottom trigar: 424449B
    Kings Improvment Patented March 29.1866 October 16.1660
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    Jewell, you might want to start a new thread, titled something like "Seeking information about 32-20 Winchester 1873". You might want to ask specifically about anything you particularly would like to know, like age or value, and you will probably need some more pictures, particularly close-ups of the action, and of barrel markings.

    Sorry to make it sound like so much work, but without more information, people can't tell you much of anything. The originator of the this thread did not say enough for anybody to tell him anything.

    Thanks for putting up pictures, and welcome to the Forum!
  19. wonderwhippet

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    I concede it could have been a US marked HS Military, but these are so rare that I didn't consider it a viable possibility.
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    My research suggest that overall High Standard sold around 65,000 pistols to the U. S. Government. between May 1942 and January 1969 made in teh letter, hammer letter, lever letter, lever name, 100, 101, 102, 103, and 107 series. Some of these government contract guns are not likely to be described as having a bull barrel.

    A rather large number of guns were sold to Evaluators Ltd and many are now marked with USMC markings.


    My guess is that the Ruger Government model is the likely candidate.
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