Is it OK to ask value of a gun here??

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Dave_N, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Dave_N

    Dave_N New Member

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    Been looking for a place to help me put a price on an old Mossberg shotgun. Is this the place to ask? Thought I should ask since I've never been here before. :eek:

    Dave
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    You're in the right place. Post some details and someone will help you out. All I have right now is the 2009 edition of Guns and Prices, so it may give you an idea, but others have much better pricing guides.
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    OK Thanks. It is a Bolt Action 410 Mossberg shotgun my uncle gave me when I was a kid(40ish years ago). Probably has more sentimental value than it's worth but I will not ever use it and just don't want to get ripped off. Will post some pictures in a few minutes.

    Dave
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    Dave N

    Yep; this is the place; but you have to describe your old shotgun and post some pics.

    As far as I know there are no mystics in here.

    Welcome to TFF !
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    OK here we go... Start with some pics I just took....

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    Your post got in in front of mine...

    Anyway; ther should be a Model # stamped on th barrel by O.F. Mossberg and Sons.
    It either has interchangeble choke tubes; or the ajustable "C-Lect-Choke".
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    Think I beat you again. Model is in first pic. 183D B ...Pretty sure it's just interchangeable choke tubes. There is a small hole in the tube you can see threads through.
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    Nice pics..

    It is the earlier model; it came with 2 interchangeble choke tubes. Do you still have them?
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    Only have the one that's on the gun. Never had the other one.

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    It looks to be in really nice shape. That model was made from 1940 - 1971, The B may indicate a later change in barrel length (24") earlier had a 23" barrel.

    I think a price of $120-$150 is not out of line; given the condition.
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    They had a little spanner wrench that fit in that hole. Maybe you could find it; and the "full" choke tube.(I assume the "modified" is on the gun..)

    Nice original .410 !
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    My guide is showing Excellent: $90 and Very Good: $65, but it is over a year old and tends to price on the low side. I think 22shot is more on the money than my book is.
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    Thanks a lot for the info ya'll, I really appreciate it.
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    From the lip on the barrel in front of the bolt, to the very end of the choke tube is about 23 3/16".
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