Author Topic: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.  (Read 1178 times)

Offline MikeInTexas

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Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:21:36 PM »
Visiting a local gun store today and saw they had a .380 for sale.

Serial number is K148, they are asking $1,250

Non-script Deer Park. 

It had a regular 9mm magazine in it. (Will those work?)

Here is a link to it if anyone is interested. 
http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/rohrbaugh-380-380-acp-pr37429/

This store is notorious for their policy of buying real low and selling real high.  However, I have found they do negotiate in the past.


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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 07:29:17 PM »
They will not Work.

Offline MikeInTexas

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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 07:31:08 PM »
Looking through their archives, they have sold this same pistol a few times before, LOL.

It seems to have lost it's finger grip magazine somewhere in the past, and is a bit cheaper now.

Sold Nov, 2014  http://archives.collectorsfirearms.com/?search=Rohrbaugh&category=&product=PR27505

and again,

Sold May, 2015 http://archives.collectorsfirearms.com/?search=Rohrbaugh&category=&product=PR25111

Seems like no one wants to keep this guy for long.



Here are some that have passed through their shop.
http://archives.collectorsfirearms.com/search.php?search=Rohrbaugh

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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:32:33 PM »
The magazine looks like a regular 9mm type, however, there should be a spacer welded in place inside the magazine for the .380 round. The lips on the top of the magazine casing are also different than the 9mm magazines. We did test fire an R380 early on using a 9mm magazine for kicks to see if it would work, and it did work, mostly, but there were some occasional jams with it.

So, in closing:  You can sort of shoot the R380 using a 9mm mag, but is will not be as reliable as using the correct 380 magazine.

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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 07:33:13 PM »
They will not Work.

Thanks Mike and Eric, I will let them know next time I am over that way.

I will check for the spacer, I did not see it today, just noticed the 9mm on the mag body.  Clean gun, lot of owners.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 07:35:13 PM by MikeInTexas »

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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 08:32:05 PM »
It's listed on Guns International also along with a R9.

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Re: Rohrbaugh .380 for sale in Houston.
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 07:14:05 PM »
They will not Work.

Thanks Mike and Eric, I will let them know next time I am over that way.

I will check for the spacer, I did not see it today, just noticed the 9mm on the mag body.  Clean gun, lot of owners.

Well there ya go then. . . . . If you read 9mm on the side of the casing of the magazine, then it is indeed the wrong mag for that R380 pistol.

It will require a correct .380 magazine to work correctly.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 07:15:57 PM by ECR »
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