Thanks everyone for the "A-okay's" on my MKII deal. I bought it with the sole purpose of putting a red dot scope on it but now I'm not so sure I still want to do that. I'm very pleased with its performance as it is. It's definitely a keeper.
Very good deal I think. I really love it when you can get a deal on a gun like that and you find out that it hasn't been shot much so you almost get one that's NIB. That happened with me and a Taurus .357 I now own. You just have to be in the right place at the right time.
Well I've been keeping an eye on this piece for couple of months and expected it to be long gone when I stopped there on monday. But since it was still in the case I figured I didn't have anything to loose by making an offer. He had $238 on it and said he would take 2 bills for it. I said $180 and he took it. I bought several musical instruments from him before, maybe that helped. I thought if anything I could use it as a trade-in on a .45.....that was until I took to the range!
My lucky day indeed I guess.
He also had a stainless AMT Lighting with a scope for $399. I haven't seen one of those in a while. But for some reason it didn't last long. Imagine that!
I had a MkII identical to that, when I sold it about 14 years ago I sold it for more than that, I would say you got a great deal.
Now-a-days I have a stainless MkIII Target model with the 5 1/2" Bull Barrel, tough for me to see much difference between the MkII I had & the new MkIII other than the obvious Blued vs Stainless finish.
The pics are gone(for me at least). But, as long as there is no damage to the barrel or the action, a Ruger is always good to go.
I bought a Single Six at a police auction a couple years ago. It looked like it had been at the bottom of a lake. But it locked up tight, so I took a chance on it. It still shot like a new gun. That was one of the guns that made me a big Ruger fan.
BTW, I know this is an old post, but it brought back memories of that old gun, so I posted.