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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/15 13:38:26 (permalink)
Al, I'd suggest Vintage British Shotguns: A Shooting Sportsman Guide, and  Fjestad's Blue Book of Gun Values. I just checked and Amazon has both.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/15 14:05:28 (permalink)
M H    I just ordered a Blue Book of Gun Values...we'll see what it says.
 MIKE S   I am prepping for the Zombie invasion now that the Iowa Strawpoll is over !!!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/19 13:46:11 (permalink)
mayor al

M H    I just ordered a Blue Book of Gun Values...we'll see what it says.
MIKE S   I am prepping for the Zombie invasion now that the Iowa Strawpoll is over !!!

 If you look at gunbroker.com and track what they are actually selling for you can get a good idea. Nice haul on that group of firearms....Russ
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/19 18:48:28 (permalink)
Russ,
  I use Gunbroker and Guns America to get an "average" resale value on stuff like this. Toss the high end and the cheapest, and you'll have a pretty good idea of the value of a gun.  It is interesting that "that price" seems to be consistently higher than the published "Gun Values" or "BlueBook" tends to be.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/21 02:18:25 (permalink)
I went to an auction today, they listed several firearms, none of which interested me. I did buy quite a bit of reloading supplies though.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/21 21:56:18 (permalink)
The only thing I bought at the auction was a box lot of 12 gauge slugs..31  5-packs. Cost me $25, which is a pretty good price for Winchester slugs !!
  The guns were sold for very high prices that I can beat on the on-line sales.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/21 22:38:07 (permalink)
Are you talking saboted slugs or standard Foster-types? If the former, I'll give you $50 for them.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/22 08:47:42 (permalink)
Michael, They are the standard 'Pumpkin Ball" slugs... not the Sabot-coated.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/08/22 08:54:38 (permalink)
Ah, in that case, I'll pass. My slug guns have rifled barrels, and I use saboted slugs. But, hey, You could make good money at the price you paid.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/09/09 09:11:20 (permalink)
I have received two appraisals for the W C Scott and Sons 10 gauge Shotgun I mentioned earlier. Both acknowledge the gun as being 'genuine' as opposed to a reproduction or total fake. Then they go on to have a major conflict in opinion regarding the appearance and condition.
One gentleman set the value in the $500-$600 range due to the replating of the original metal with the bright nickle or chrome appearing finish. Same for the wooden stock, It is covered with a dark green metalflake paint or surface cover. Obviously not the original finish. These changes in appearance, while interesting, detract heavily from the potential 'Collector's' value.
   The second report acknowledges some lose of Collector's value, but goes on to say that many potential buyers would be intrigued by the appearance of the shotgun, and would be willing to pay between $2500-$3000 for it, if presented up for sale.
  We are keeping our options open on this one !! 
 
Meantime the 44 mag Virginia Dragoon Revolver is on the sale list now. Looks good to go soon.

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/04 16:56:11 (permalink)
A 1981 John Wayne commemorative Win 1894 in .32-40. I wanted to buy this when it came out in '81 but couldn't afford it. Almost had my Mom talked into buying it, but that fell through too. I don't remember why now. My Dad probably nixed it .

I saw it come up on Gunbroker about 12 days ago, kept watching it and finally decided I really wanted it. This is the 1st gun I've ever bought that I'll never shoot. It'll be a wall hanger.
 

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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/04 18:52:10 (permalink)
I especially like the Big-Ring Lever on that one, Mike.  Nice Buy !
 
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/04 19:13:09 (permalink)
Very, very nice.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/10 18:44:28 (permalink)
I have been working at sorting the "Keepers" from the "For Sale or Trade" guns I acquired at the auction in August. I will list them, the "SALE or TRADE" guns, on Gunbroker.com sometime in the next few weeks. One of the more difficult decisions was/is an M1 Carbine. This Carbine is a 'Parade/Honor Guard' gun. Chromed or bright metal exterior, with a very nice gloss wood finish. It shows little wear and would be a fine display gun representing the Military arms of the WW II and Korean War Period.
  The issue I faced was it's "shootability". Could it feed rounds thru the 'system' even though the magazine and receiver had the extra bright metal finish?  The answer to this question is a very positive YES !! I shot a couple of two inch groups at 50 yards using the un-adjusted stock military carbine peep-shight. While this is not anything I would brag on, those of you who know the shooting history of the Carbine (NOT the M1 GARAND), know it is intended to be a replacement for the 45acp 1911 handgun for non-infantry troops.
 
So the Carbine works and looks good. I am hoping it will command a premium price on the used gun classified exchange at Gunbroker.com.  We'll see.  Oh yeah, here it is--- 
 


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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/13 10:00:31 (permalink)
OK it is listed, no bids so far, but 35 viewers have checked out the listing.  Time will tell.
 
Now to set up the listing for the Marlin 35 Remington Lever-Action.
This is becoming an interesting project.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/19 11:18:29 (permalink)
Since I live in fairly heavy forested/scrub area, I have shied away from heavier calibers since I won't be doing any long range shooting anytime soon.
 
But - because of the escaped  lions and tigers and bears thing in Ohio, I am starting to rethink if I need something like a 30-06 or bigger.
 
Not that I know of anyone with Grizzlies around here like that guy in Ohio, but I would hate to find out about it too late.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/20 10:03:06 (permalink)
That incident in Ohio is/was scary. I feel bad for the animals, who seem almost innocent victims in this case...but the quick hunting them down was definitely necessary for the protection of the residents of the area.
  We have a new influx of Coyotes and Bobcats in our area recently. While not in the same league as the escaped Bears and Lions etc, they are causing some concern for pet-owners, and give us the reason to keep a larger caliber rifle than the 22 by the door to the back yard area.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/21 04:09:38 (permalink)
I'm sure you'll see Gaddaffi's Gold Plated Pistol on Ebay pretty soon!
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/10/21 14:36:10 (permalink)
Here's an interesting site that likely will be of great interest to shooters and collectors. It's part of the Outdoor Network run by Joe Reynolds, an outdoor writer from Maryland.
 
http://www.FirearmsForum.com
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/12/02 10:15:33 (permalink)
So Far, the results of the sale or trade efforts have been pretty good.
Gone from the inventory are-
The M1 Carbine pictured a few posts above this one.
The Virginia Dragoon, 44 magnum, SS Single Action Revolver
and
The Polymer/Titanium Taurus OSS 24/7 9mm Semi-Auto Handgun.
Next on the list are the three Marlin Lever-Action Rifles,
One in 30-30 Winchester caliber,  One in 35 Remington caliber,  and  One in 444 Marlin Caliber.
Great Christmas Presents for the hunter.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/12/12 20:32:26 (permalink)
The Marlin lever-action in 35 Remington Caliber sold this evening. Some deer in Upstate New York are going to be dodging lead next season.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2011/12/13 15:43:45 (permalink)
New gun range coming to the Richmond area, thank goodness because finding a place to shoot has been difficult to say the least. They also will have a gun shop and FFL to do transfers and even handle NFA firearms.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/01/02 13:55:59 (permalink)
I purchased two rifles this morning from a friend who is cleaning out his "armory".
One is a Winchester Model 88 in 308 caliber. This is the lever-action twin to my Model 100's that are semi-auto. My first hunting rifle larger than a 22 was a Model 88 I bought in 1962. I have wanted a replacement for many years, so I am pleased to have found one in such good condition.

 
The Second is a Ruger Mini-30 in 7.62x39 mm, Thats the same caliber as the AK Series.  It may be a great pig-shooter..

Both of these are Keepers for me (but of course--everything has a price !!)
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/01/03 07:48:26 (permalink)
Very nice Mr Mayor.  I love my Mini-14, but it can be finnicky if not using Ruger factory mags.  I've heard this from a lot of people, but I don't know if it's common to the Mini-30 as well.
 
The pigs will indeed tremble, and most any game will temble at the Winchester.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/01/03 09:29:59 (permalink)
I got a 125 lb pig last summer with the Model 100. The Hog didn't move more than a couple of feet, if that much, before dropping like a stone after the first shot. I had three more rounds in the magazine ready to do a mini-rock & roll...They weren't called for !
 
I found a ten round "COLYER" Magazine designed for the Model 100 or Model 88. Has anyone ever had any experience with this company and their aftermarket Magazines?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/01/04 23:11:47 (permalink)
Sorry Al I haven't.
 
I do own a M88 in .308, it's a fun shooter.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/16 14:37:57 (permalink)
After running my AD on Gunbroker.com for over a month, The Marlin 444 rifle finally sold yesterday for the buy-it-now price!! I am pleased that I finally had the patience to allow the ad to do it's thing, instead of constantly tweaking it with lower prices ete.
So far Gunbroker has worked well for me.
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/24 19:13:37 (permalink)
UPdate !
   I picked up the two guns  from my friend in Nashville last weekend. The first order of business was to get Janet familiar with the Mini-30 as we hoped it could be her 'Hog-Hunting gun' Here it is in it's original wood stock with a 30 round and then a ten round mag.


 
Then a couple of photos of the changed appearance and handling when we installed our new Grey Laminate Thumbhole stock. we bought this on Ebay and it fit like a glove. It took about 15 minutes to install and then Janet test fired several rounds using the new stock.  It passed her test with flying colors. We are very pleased with the results... What do you think ??
We will report on the Model 88 later.
 


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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/25 12:36:23 (permalink)
Very, very nice. Was it really that easy to drop it in?
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RE: Firearm lovers. 2012/02/25 20:08:01 (permalink)
Michael,
  The most difficult task was removing the heat shield (liner) from the old stock to use in the new one. It took a few minutes to figure that out. At that point it was a quick reassembly into the new stock.  It went together just like the Garand M1 !!
Here are two more photos taken with the five-round mag fitting flush to the bottom of the stock.


 
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