I have my father-in-law's vintage 1966 rifle. I'd never sell it. Knowing the stories of how he bought it and some of the great shots he made with it is priceless.I've got a five digit serial number 10/22 (1965) in mint condition that I will never sell. Yes, I suspect being that early of a gun may make it more valuable to a collector, but it's one heck of a lot more valuable to me staying right where it is and, make no mistake, I do shoot it. Just something special about having one of those early carbines. Think of it this way: the odds of you finding another one that early are pretty remote. Enjoy.
That would be me. Three or four new 10/22's, with top end gadgets and trigger assemblies, premium scopes and rings, and a picture, a nice big one, of their great grandfather, good 'ole #130, hanging on the wall.You almost need to think about going to a Ruger Collectors Group and putting it up for auction. You may get enough for several 10/22's?
Even if it were BNIB with a mint box and all paperwork I doubt it would bring $1000. Anyone with valid reference / input please feel free to disagree.You almost need to think about going to a Ruger Collectors Group and putting it up for auction. You may get enough for several 10/22's?
I'll give $350 for it ...if that helps with value. If you are just going to shoot it, you can buy a new one for $200 and pocket $150. Of course 3 digit S/N are not nearly as valuable as 1-2 digit. IIRC have a 3 3 digit guns (and IIRC didn't pay over ~$400 for any of them) ...several 4 digit (which were in the $300-350 range) ...and a plethora of 5-6 digit guns (that were $200-250). Now these prices are for carbines in very good (but used) condition. NIB will definitely add to the prices I gave. (Internationals and Finger Groove Sporters demand a sizable premium ...and checkered an additional premium on top of that)Thank you for all the responses. I don't plan on selling it I was just trying to get an idea of value. It is too cool to sell. I will try to get some more pictures soon