NIB bryco J38 380 value

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  1. jcooper

    jcooper Millennium Member

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    Anyone have an idea what a new Bryco Jennings J38 380 might be worth. It would mostly be as a collectable or conversation piece as these were by no means high end guns LOL However they did go bankrupt due to a Cal. lawsuit in 2003 and it is NIB chrome. Just curious. You can google the story if you have not heard it.
     
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    Very little.

    You might get $50-$75 in trade money, if you're lucky.
     
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    I know some people that might be interested.
     
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    Poorly made guns that were cheap when new, and have no special or unique operating mechanics, never have any value as a "collectable".
     
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    A classic example of a Saturday night special.
     
  7. jcooper

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    Well you have to admit it makes for a great conversation gun when you tell the story and its still in the original box. I figured 100 to 120 max. if you know someone interested do drop me a note. I think i would like to have one of the Ruger LCP but have never shot one.
     
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    Can't imagine more than 75. Annoying part is that if they were machined from good steel and stepped up the quality control a bit they'd be a nice little carry gun for probably less than an LCP.
     
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    You'll never get that much in trade towards an LCP. $75 would be really pushing it.

    They're not worth anything.

    Here's a new Jimenez 380, which is the same thing, selling for $85 on Gunbroker.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=159763718

    I own a Jimenez JA Nine myself. They're built from heavy, soft pot metal and construction is really shoddy.

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    How much does it weigh? What is going rate for scrap these days?
     
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    Here is a classic example of "Cheap guns are not collectable"...

    The Rohm RG-14 22LR revolver. It was a cheap gun new...and dispite the fact that it is the gun that was used in an attempt to kill President Regan, thus sparking the entire Brady Bill & Brady Campain, it is still a cheap undesirable gun. The story behind it does not do a thing to increase it's value, and it's got a LOT BIGGER story behind it than the "bankrupt from a lawsuit" story of Bryco/Jennings.
     
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    My Jimenez weighs 35oz. :supergrin:
     
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    well dosei that is interesting and if you had one NIB that would be even more intriging. We are talking about sub 100 dollar guns and thanks for all the replies. It does weigh alot for a small gun and I would not want my life to count on it shooting more than 1 round but I will probably end up keeping it. I do need to check my pm's.. carry on
     
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    If only the Bryco had a external hammer it might be a ok gun!!!.

    I mean its made out of pot metal but has a nice feel to it.

    You might be able to get $100 dollars out of it if you ever sold it to a private person but on a tradein you would be lucky to get $50 out of it.

    Its one of those guns that was intended for someone thats not in to shooting to buy.
    Load the magazine up and throw it in a sock drawer type gun