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Old 12-11-2006, 3:33 PM
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Default Clerke 1st Worth anything?

I have a neighbor that has reached an age and condition that he can no longer walk or use his hands. I remembered that he mentioned having a 22 revolver in the house and wanted someone to check it and unload it since his wife doesnít know anything about guns. I checked in on them today (had to help her pick him up off the floor where he fell) and I unloaded the gun and had them hide it back away unloaded until they decide what they want to do with it.

I looked up the gun in my blue book and found that Clerke Products sold the revolver in 1971 for $15 to dealers. This gun was purchased at a FedCo many years ago and I canít find a value in the blue book. Is it worth anything? It didnít seem like much of a gun to me but if it shoots then it is worth something but I would like to know what a fair value would be so I could possibly make an offer or advise them fairly.
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Old 12-11-2006, 3:54 PM
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not worth much. theyre generally considered to be a "saturday night special" type pistol. many people who do collect saturday night specials do go for them however. depending upon condition id say its probably worth around $100 (that might be generous). probably more hassle then its worth having to deal with selling it. during one of those 'gun buy back' programs his wife might want to turn it in for a $50 gift certificate (thats the going rate this year, but last year they did hand out $100 gift certificates). alternatively you could turn it in for them as well, since no questions are asked when surrending firearms. thats all assuming that they want to get rid of it.

ETA: try pricing it on one of the gun auction boards: gunsamerica.com, auctionarms.com, gunbroker.com

here's one:

http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976646420.htm

do note however that firearms posted on gunsamerica and auctionarms tend to be overinflated by 10-20%.

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Old 12-11-2006, 4:17 PM
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Thanks, I will watch for a turn in program for them. I would buy it since I am a revolver shooter but I like guns I can shoot and I'm not shure this is one I would want to shoot much. Way to cheaply made and the only way to extract rounds is to push the rod into each chamber one at a time. No extractor star on this gun.
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Old 12-11-2006, 5:24 PM
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wow...that is cheap looking. I wouldn't waste my money on it.....maybe $25...maybe.
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Old 12-11-2006, 6:52 PM
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Does this say Clerke Santa Monica CA on it? Someone brought one into a gunstore a few years back, it looked like it was made of cheap cast parts.

However since I grew up in Santa Monica and took my first NRA course there this pistol holds a strange appeal to me, if I ever find one nearby and cheap I'll pick it up. I may be the only one in the country who wants one.
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Old 12-11-2006, 7:46 PM
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Does this say Clerke Santa Monica CA on it? Someone brought one into a gunstore a few years back, it looked like it was made of cheap cast parts.

However since I grew up in Santa Monica and took my first NRA course there this pistol holds a strange appeal to me, if I ever find one nearby and cheap I'll pick it up. I may be the only one in the country who wants one.
Samohi class of 85 here.
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Old 12-11-2006, 8:44 PM
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Samohi class of 85 here.
Small world, my buddy is class of 89!
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Old 12-11-2006, 9:40 PM
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Hey Berg, Uni in '66, Pali '69, bunch o' young'uns here!

Used to be an outdoor rifle/pistol range on Stewart just N of Pico near SM college in '60 or so, Hutton range in Malibu, Army and Surplus carried real surplus rifles, and some good local gun stores!
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