Did I make a bad purchase?

Discussion in 'Ruger Rimfire Forums' started by stevenkyle96, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. stevenkyle96

    stevenkyle96 New Member

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    I went into the pawn shop today and purchased a Ruger Mark II target pistol with a leupold M8-2X EXTENDED E.R. scope for 600 dollars. The pistol is in good condition and they had it marked as a Mark III target pistol. I assumed it was and didn't actually look at the markings on the gun until I got home. I just wanted to know if this is around the price range I should have paid for a Mark II target pistol with this scope set up.
     
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    It might be a high price, depends on a few variations.

    Is it a stainless or blued model of MKII?

    Bull or slab barrel?

    Does the scope have a gold ring?

    What brand of scope rings?

    Any trigger or action upgrades you know of?
     

  3. stevenkyle96

    stevenkyle96 New Member

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    It is the stainless model with a bull barrel. The scope does have a gold ring and I don't know what brand the scope rings are. And I don't know if their is any upgrades but the trigger does feel extremely smooth.
     
  4. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I'd say you did fine. Congrats on the new ruger
     
  5. CajunBass

    CajunBass New Member

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    Anytime you get something you want, at a price you're willing to pay for it, you got a good deal.

    Enjoy it.
     
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  6. FrogSwatter

    FrogSwatter New Member

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    Sounds nice! How about some pictures?
     
  7. weblance

    weblance New Member

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  8. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    MKII target in stainless run $400-$450 on Gunbroker used. The scope runs about $200 used.

    You paid a reasonable price, and got a firearm you like, you did good.
     
  9. stevenkyle96

    stevenkyle96 New Member

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    Thanks for the help guys! I'm happy with this one and I'll be looking to get a 22/45 lite pretty soon as well!
     
  10. weblance

    weblance New Member

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    Dont pay $600 for your LITE
     
  11. KMO

    KMO Northern Arizona

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    As the owner of two Mark III's, I believe the Mark II was a superior design. I would say you paid top dollar for a good pistol/scope, but the shop owner misrepresented the sale. If you had bought a car marketed as a 2012 model, only to find out later it was a 2011, I'll bet you'd be beating a path to the dealer's doorstep. As a matter of principle, I'd confront the seller about this pistol transaction. He owes you something back in my opinion.
     
  12. Blkhawk73

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    You did buy it so it couldn't have been that bad in your opinion - you went through with it after all. ;) More than I'd have spent but that's me. The scope...looking at auctions, is going for $160-200 used so that puts the gun at $400...about $100 to high. Bottom line is if YOU are happy with it though. Worrying about if you overspent, got a bad deal, or even a poor choice in the gun itself is all kinda moot after the fact. Shoot it and enjoy it. :)
     
  13. Red-Ryder

    Red-Ryder New Member

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    I will chime in ,
    I own more than 1 ruger MK II and most people ( including myself ) feel the MK II is higher quality and better trigger
    A longer bull barrel is a target version - what does it say on the Side of the barrel ?

    A gold ring around a variable power scope may indicate its a Leopold - if it is you did very well as a MK 2 + nice scope








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  14. ccryder

    ccryder New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    22/45 Mark III Lite are running $319.00 then tax and bkg check.
     
  15. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    I would really like to see some pics of it as I have never seen a stainless MKll.
    I have a MKll and it even makes me look like a good shooter.
    Sounds like you got a very good top notch gun and scope to match. The more you shoot it you will think you got a great gun deal. The scope could make for quicker sighting than the irons and probably be even more accurate than it already is. You are going to love that gun.