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Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by 8mm06, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. 8mm06

    8mm06 New Member

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    I recently looked at an original Newton rifle for sale. It looked to be in excellent condition. There were no cracks or chips in the wood and the blueing had normal wear from handling. It has a reciever site and the barrel was stamped .30 gov (30-06 ? ). I wanted to know what this gun might be worth.
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    If it's a First Type Newton standard.
    Mfg from 1917-19
    Value ranges from $1200 (100%) TO $500 (60%)
  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi 8mm06......welcome to TFF! :)

    Your Newton might not be in .30-06.....the caliber .30 gov would normally be .30 Government, also known as .30 U.S., but better known as .30-40 Krag. This was the caliber of the U.S. Krag-Jorgenson rifles we used in the Spanish-American war, before the adoption of the 1903 Springfield in caliber .30-06.

    Problem is.....neither the Blue Book, nor The Standard Catalog of Firearms lists any Newton rifle made in .30 Government.

    The Newton rifles listed are in calibers .22 Newton, .256 Newton, .30 Newton, .30 Adolph Express, .35 Newton, and .30-06.

    Is the marking on the barrel "Newton Arms Co., Buffalo, NY" or "Buffalo Newton Rifle Corp., New Haven, Conn"?
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    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Or...Newton Arms Corporation???????
  5. 8mm06

    8mm06 New Member

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    The shop were this gun is located also does custom gunsmithing and the owner assured me this rifle is chambered in 30-06.Also the barrel is stamped Buffalo. Not being an expert I would rate this gun@80-90%.
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    In that case, 22WRF has got it.
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