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ProShooter, Firearms Instructor
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I have a Ruger Red Label 12 Ga. from 1982; all blue, fixed

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I have a Ruger Red Label 12 Ga. from 1982; all blue, fixed choke Mod/IC; excellent condition incl box and manual. What is its approximate value?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. I am on the road at the moment but will respond back asap.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks. It is from 1982, one of only 3000 with blued receiver, SN 410-00xxx.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, for the delay. I was delayed at work longer than expected. I am working on your question now.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your patience...
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Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from
Manufacturer - Sturm, Ruger & Co.
Model - Red Label, Standard grade
Serial number- 410-00xxx
Year of manufacture - 1982
Estimated Value Range –see below
For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability. Values are in US Dollars.
New in box/perfect --100% condition - $1,550
Mint condition --------98% condition - $1,175
Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $900
Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $775
Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $650
Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $550
Good condition --------------60% condition - $475
Add 10% for the /3000 blued receiver.
This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.
The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.
The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.
All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun
Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2015 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Do you have any other questions about this?
Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Hello again!
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Expert:  ProShooter replied 2 years ago.
Hi again....are you having some trouble completing the positive rating? I show that the question is still unrated on my list.