Folks, get a good look at what someone found in a pawn shop

Discussion in 'Rimfire' started by 45flattop, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    ruger_mark_ll.jpg For the princely sum of $150.00, I should get so lucky. This is the MKII Government Target
    model that sold for as I recall over $400.00 new when it was made in 1992. Some poor sad
    soul must have gotten in a real bind for money in some emergency, whatever the pawn
    shop gave him for it to resell it this cheaply, I hope he survived whatever it was.
  2. HerrZnk

    HerrZnk Distinguished Poster


  3. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Got one just like it!!!
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  4. Xd357

    Xd357 Moderator Staff Member

    Oh my word. What a deal.
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  5. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    You want to double your money?:D
  6. fordpkup

    fordpkup Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    How did Marty miss it?:lol1:
    Great find 45flattop!
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  7. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    I have one just like it.

    Mine has a feeding problem---really a magazine problem. Randomly, about halfway down, a round will jam in the magazine and the spring stops pushing rounds upward.

    I have about 8 or 10 factory Ruger magazines and they all seem to do it, but not every magazine every time.

    I have cleaned the magazines and inspected them but found no visible issues.

    I tried various kinds of .22 LR and have not found any that feed reliably.

    Nobody else seems to have this problem.

    It's a safe queen.
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  8. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Sweet deal you got there.
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  9. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I may be wrong, but I don't think 45flattop got that. He is just reporting it. I have been lucky many times in a pawn shop find, but Marty sure takes the prize!!!
  10. Chicknman

    Chicknman Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    That's an odd problem. I surely would have blamed it on the ammo.
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  11. Quickeye

    Quickeye Vietnam&PersianGulf Wars MSGO Supporter

    Maybe you could try removing the grips and observe magazine function, particularly the follower depressor button, to see if it snags or drags against the frame, also check for any undue pressure or compression of grip against mag., and check inside of grips for high spot and remove. Just a thought.o_O
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
  12. 22lrfan

    22lrfan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    That's a steal. I've got a couple just like it and a Hunter model. All came from pawn shops but nowhere near that cheap.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2018
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  13. TheBouncer1111

    TheBouncer1111 Distinguished Poster

    Ex may have got it in the divorce and didnt biggest fear, when I die, the wife will sell my guns for what she THINKS I paid for them.
  14. HerrZnk

    HerrZnk Distinguished Poster

    Or pawn shop owner has to be seriously ignorant of firearms values. I've seen many who were ignorant on the high side (overpriced used guns coming out of pawn) but very few who err on the low side! I'm haggling over a mint Ithaca M37 in 16 gauge even now. It's nice but not worth what the shop owner is asking...working on my side is that it's a 16, not many people want that odd gauge.
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  15. Vick

    Vick Distinguished Poster

    So, John, how did it come to pass that you saw the gun, took it's picture, found out its price, and then didn't take it home with you??? You're starting to slip in your old age, boy! ;)
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  16. bar306

    bar306 Distinguished Poster

    I'd think that's about right for a pawn shop price for that particular gun. After all, it's just another RUGGER.
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  17. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    Me too Randy but I got mine off of Gunbroker and mine
    came with the scope base, rings, and serial number matching box and manual.
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  18. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    It isn't mine Vick, I just saw a post about it by the guy
    who did purchase it for that price, on
    and thought folks would like to see something many of us
    would love to have had.
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  19. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

  20. HerrZnk

    HerrZnk Distinguished Poster

    This is why we troll the pawn shops.
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