I purchased a 44mag from a hunting buddy last year for $150. The gun was(is) in excellent condition. The gun is a 1974 Virginian Dragoon with a wood grip and a blued 6 1/2 in barrel. I recently took the gun to a local gun shop to have a scope mounted on it. The gun smith insisted that I not put a scope on it as it would lessen its value. The gunsmith did a little research and later told me that the gun was a collectors item and that only a few were ever produced. The guns retail was estimated to $500. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the gun and I was amazed at its value.
I have shot the gun using 250gr win platinum silver hollow points and this gun is loud and kicks like a bucking bronco. I plan on hunting deer with it (doe).
Since Im not getting a scope mounted I better get to the range