Value of Model 70 Super Grade made in 1948
I recently inherited from my Dad a Winchester pre-64 Model 70 Super Grade, serial number 1194XX, that he had purchased new in 1948 or 1949. It's in 270 Winchester and has both the folding barrel mounted sight and a Lyman 48 receiver sight with target knobs instead of the rounded field knobs, as well as a Lyman 4X All American scope. The condition of the gun was a bit rough when he handed it to me...he'd had it in his bedroom closet for many, many years. However, once I had carefully disassembled and cleaned the gun I found a pearl underneath all that grime. The stock is pristine except for a very small ding on the forearm and for a very small scratch on the butt. The blue is exceptional except on the floor plate near the front action screw where he usually carried it and on butt plate where it had rested for many years. It has been shot very little with no apparent wear to the barrel or bolt. The trigger pull is still crisp rather than smooth from wear like my heavily used pre-64 Model 70. The only improvement he has made to the gun over the years is to remove the one piece Redfield scope mount and mount a set of Warne Maxima bases and rings.
Based on the description provided, can you give me a ball park value so I can get it insured properly? I've researched prices on the web and they vary so greatly, I can't get a handle on what the gun is actually worth.