.308 winchester

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by ral, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. ral

    ral New Member

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    i purchased a Winchester model 88 serial #41722 manufactured 1957 used 1973- it was re-blued and had a custom stock when i got it - it has a weaver marksman scope 4x and a leather sling - it is in excellent condition - i have only put about 30 rounds through it and none since 1975 -i am trying to find out private sale value and also a trade in value.

    any help would be appreciated

    this my first post so be gentle
  2. Bert H.

    Bert H. Member

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    Hello ral,

    Anytime a pre-64 Winchester is refinished or altered, it forever destroys the collector value, and relegates it to being a "shooter". The graded condition can not "excellent" for a refinished gun. By established grading standards, your rifle is 0%.

    Now, and as a "shooter" in a decent caliber, I suspect that it is worth approximately $250 to somebody looking for a decent hunting rifle. Trade-in value is likely to be considerably less.

    Bert H.
  3. ral

    ral New Member

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    i appreciate your info - not being a gun person i guess re-blueing decreases the value but i thought the purpose of a gun was to be a shooter - i think i'll just keep

    i really do appreciate your input thanks
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