a special Bearcat for you 'cat lovers

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 13:46 (280 days ago)

We just got this in and wanted to give you first shot at it. This is an early Bearcat, from early 1958. First, here are some of the pictures..
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Now here is the unusual part of this. My book says the very early Bearcats had serial numbers starting with the letter F and starting at number F100. This gun is F172..
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Another thing I find that tells me it is one of the very first Bearcats made is that there is no caliber markings on it at all. It is a 22 LR but that caliber is not on the gun anywhere. So we have a very early and unusual Bearcat. The book shows $500 to $550 as the value of the gun in it's current excellent condition. The gun is very tight with no slop. Looks like it has been carried a lot but shot a little. I have it at a sale price of $325 plus shipping.

ILL TAKE IT!

JT
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 14:32 (280 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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you got it John

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 15:02 (280 days ago) @ JT

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ILL CALL MONDAY UNLESS YOU

JT
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 17:59 (279 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

STILL HAVE THE FFL FROM BUCKHORN AND MY CC#

your Cabela's card expired 06/17 so if you get a chance get

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 19:04 (279 days ago) @ JT

with me the first of the week. No hurry. The gun is in the safe held for you.

What a deal!

Zach
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 16:25 (279 days ago) @ JT

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I would guess those don’t come along very often at

Brent Foy
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 14:42 (280 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

That price.

I thought about doing the Pocket Packer on it until

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 15:30 (280 days ago) @ Brent Foy

I saw the serial number. Then when I looked it up, I figured someone on here would want that gun at a decent price.

Handsome little pistol, didn't know they made 'em in '58

Howard
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 16:36 (279 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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I didn't either but that is what the Ruger collector

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 16:56 (279 days ago) @ Howard

book says.

1958 was the first year.

ORG
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 17:20 (279 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

In 1958 and 1959 Ruger messed with the competition by futzing with serial numbers, creating the "alpha cats" by numbering guns with 1-999 with alpha characters from A thru Y excluding "O". The gun here was likely made in late 1958.

I don't think they put the caliber on the guns until the "supers" came out in 1971 with the 91-prefix numbers.

Nice score at a good price.

Great deal? Will talk to Gary about it one day?

BlackPete
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 17:17 (279 days ago) @ Gary Reeder

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Pete, what is with you and that damn question mark key?

Gary Reeder
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Saturday, March 10, 2018, 22:23 (279 days ago) @ BlackPete

It makes you look like a total retard.

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