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Old 03-19-2007, 11:08 AM
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Default What is a P85 MKII worth?



Hey guys..whats an excellent condition (no nicks/scratches/marks, very few rounds thru it) Ruger P85 MKII worth, approximately?

I have a buddy thinking of picking one up from a Pawnshop but I dunno what to tell him as far as value.

The gun value book I saw at Barnes and Noble said about $400.00 but that seems a little kooky to me...

I'm told the pistol is all blue/black in color, not the silver or 2 tone model. It is supposed to come with (2) 10rd magazines.


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Old 03-19-2007, 11:20 AM
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I've never seen one sell for over 300-350, used ones go for mid 200's

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...?Item=68215818

I know this doesn't apply to us californians but the Ruger isn't particularly sought after either.

400 sounds steep even if its cherry.
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:37 AM
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$200-$250 tops. Reliable piece but not in demand.
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Hold out for a P89 instead of a P85. Improvements.

If he wants 45ACP, the Ruger P90 - plus or minus a gritty trigger - is a phenomenally accurate and tough gun. You can often find them on deals too.
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Old 03-19-2007, 3:27 PM
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Yah, that's a $200-300 gun. $200 would be a real bargain, $250-300 would be reasonable.

There's a P345 in the for sale forum now for $300, if he's interested in a more modern design in .45 for a budget price.
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I would think about $250 dollars plus or minus
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I have a P-85 Ruger. I've priced them and I haven't seen any over $240.00.
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$600 new, you can turn it for $300 used.

Of course, then you go to a bar, where a guy offers you $250 new, $200 used - but then he gets his throat slit about fifteen seconds later.

Oh, wait, that was a movie I watched this weekend... and in the movie, it was a 94... btw, this is all more or less quoting the movie, please don't take any part of it as being a serious value assessment.
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$225-$295 is what they sell for used.

The P345 is the first semi-auto centerfire pistol Ruger has made that's actually nice, IMO.
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and great guns too. as far as the cheaper auto's go, this one stands up as reliable and fairly accurate too.
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$225-$295 is what they sell for used.

The P345 is the first semi-auto centerfire pistol Ruger has made that's actually nice, IMO.
Still rather have the P90. It's bulletproof.
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Still rather have the P90. It's bulletproof.
I wouldn't. It's also a fishing weight. At least the P345 shows some refinement.
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I'd give about $250. I'd rather have a P89 or a P95 though. I did see a P85 MKII sell for over $300 at an auction though. Ruger P series are inexpensive to begin with and gun snobs don't like them so be patient and wait for a deal. I have seen and acquired P90's for $230 with some slight wear and I got a mint P95 for $230 with Bianchi gun rug.

Also Turners had closeout on P97's last year for $280 blued and $300 stainless. I paid $259 in 1997 or so for a NIB P89. Got a PPT SS P95 for $150 but that was lucky in 2002. Paid recently $330 for a ANIB P94 40S&W DAO, a bit high but I wanted a DAO service pistol for some reason and it keeps my PC4 carbine company.
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I just bought 2 last year for $200 each. The ruger semi auto line is always a bargin because most people don't appreciate their "plain" but durable designs.
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