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akapennypincher
01-23-2011, 17:34
Anyone know if this company (http://www.valtrousa.com/handguns.html) is still around?

Carrots
01-23-2011, 18:28
No, but John Jardine is.

akapennypincher
01-23-2011, 19:13
Thanks maybe that is why I was never called for a deposit when my order came up for build!

bac1023
01-23-2011, 20:37
Jardine's Valtro is gone, but you can still find the guns once in a while on the used market.

There weren't a whole lot of them built.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/020-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/004-6.jpg

20South
01-23-2011, 22:13
Jardine's Valtro is gone, but you can still find the guns once in a while on the used market.

There weren't a whole lot of them built.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/020-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/004-6.jpg

Now thats pretty

akapennypincher
01-24-2011, 17:21
Wonder why he went under, as it was a Great gun with everything one could ask for at a FAIR PRICE!

asiparks
01-24-2011, 17:39
Wonder why he went under, as it was a Great gun with everything one could ask for at a FAIR PRICE!

John hasn't gone under, he's still very much doing custom work and building guns, as regards to the Valtro, the story, (as related via various interweb forums), is that the Italian factory at first couldn't deliver sufficient components whilst still meeting John's QC standard...And then it burnt to the ground....which is rather a shame....

My Valtro.....
http://gallery.me.com/asiparks/100355/IMG_1308/web.jpg

Mayhem like Me
01-24-2011, 18:34
Why does everything "burn down" when the Italians get involved, wonder what the insurance was like???

bac1023
01-24-2011, 18:42
Why does everything "burn down" when the Italians get involved, wonder what the insurance was like???

:rofl:

bac1023
01-24-2011, 18:49
Now thats pretty


Thanks.

I've always liked the Valtro's looks also.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/013.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/009-8.jpg

akapennypincher
01-24-2011, 20:39
Well the story now is unfolding. Thanks.

bac1023
01-24-2011, 20:45
Well the story now is unfolding. Thanks.

Its an interesting story, to be honest.

glock2740
01-24-2011, 21:51
Jardine's Valtro is gone, but you can still find the guns once in a while on the used market.

There weren't a whole lot of them built.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/020-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/004-6.jpg
Good looking gun. Really like the melt job and high cut triggerguard too. What do they usually go for?

Bowtie
01-24-2011, 22:44
Dont know much about the Valtro but I have had the oppertunity to shoot with John on a weekly basis.. He's a great guy and I learned alot from him..Had planned on sending a stainless gun to him in Hayward to have it Blackened.

asiparks
01-24-2011, 23:44
Good looking gun. Really like the melt job and high cut triggerguard too. What do they usually go for?

Mine was $1149. I worked next door to the Bullseye range in San Rafael and the guy that worked there let me shoot his. They had one in the case and I bought it on the spot.
A bit more than a Kimber Gold Target but a bit less than a TRP or my Gold Combat cost in the day.

I sold my Kimber GC about 2 days later......

When they pop up on GB they seem to run about $3K for a descent used example, to $5K + for a LNIB

bac1023
01-25-2011, 05:20
Good looking gun. Really like the melt job and high cut triggerguard too. What do they usually go for?

Joe, today they sell for at least $5K in unfired condition.

Used is obviously less. The exact amount depending on condition.

Rinspeed
01-25-2011, 08:46
Joe, today they sell for at least $5K in unfired condition.





Hard to believe people will pay that for a pistol that sold for $1400. :faint:

bac1023
01-25-2011, 20:35
Hard to believe people will pay that for a pistol that sold for $1400. :faint:

Yeah, I did a little better than that, Jeff, and mine has never been fired.

However, the prices keep going up.

Its a high quality gun, but its the collector value that really drives it north.

bac1023
01-26-2011, 10:26
Here's the last one I saw that sold online.

I'm not sure what I actually sold for. I'm sure it wasn't $6K for a used Valtro, but I bet it brought a pretty penny.


http://www.gunsamerica.com/965424224/Guns/Pistols/1911-Pistol-Copies/VALTRO_1998_A1.htm

akapennypincher
01-26-2011, 18:26
Here's the last one I saw that sold online.

I'm not sure what I actually sold for. I'm sure it wasn't $6K for a used Valtro, but I bet it brought a pretty penny.





6K is too much for a carry gun.

Rinspeed
01-26-2011, 18:34
Yeah, I did a little better than that, Jeff, and mine has never been fired.




Funny thing Brian, I had an eye on it when it was sold to the person you bought it from and I also know originally, when it was new, it was sold by a gun store in Milpitas CA. That's how often Valtros come up for sale. :supergrin:

bac1023
01-26-2011, 19:12
Funny thing Brian, I had an eye on it when it was sold to the person you bought it from and I also know originally, when it was new, it was sold by a gun store in Milpitas CA. That's how often Valtros come up for sale. :supergrin:

It is funny Jeff.

Its so seldom they change hands that you can literally track them. ;)

bac1023
01-26-2011, 19:14
6K is too much for a carry gun.

It probably sold for $4K to $5K.