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So what's this thing worth?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by skud_dusty, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Well money is pretty tight right now but my dad has offered to help out and buy one of my rifles. It's a Remington Sportsman 78 which from reading online is essentially a "bare-bones" 700. It's pretty rough, but shoots fine. It's a .243

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    IIRC the scope is just a fixed 4x
     
  2. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Gunbroker has two (in different calibers) with better scopes and in better shape for 400 and 450.

    I would estimate that this one, due to its condition and poor scope, is roughly in the 300-350 range, maybe a bit more.
     
  3. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    im not a gun appraiser by any means but I probably wouldn't pay more than 275 unless its in better shape then the pics make it out to be
     
  4. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    It isn't in perfect condition by any means, but the pictures do make it look a little worse than it actually is. I probably should take the time to try and clean it up, the white marks on the stock appear to be paint rubs from sitting in a closet for a few years.
     
  5. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I wouldn't call it perfect, the stock is quite beat up, especially under the bolt. Also, the bolt seems to show a bunch of wear.
     
  6. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Sorry for the typo, meant to say it isn't perfect by any means. Fixed my previous post.
     
  7. Hotwheelz

    Hotwheelz Pierce County Member

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    Well looking at my blue book of gun values that is a year old now here is what it says

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    100% $300 98% $250 95% $210 90% $190 80% $170 70% $160 60% $150

    The blue book is sometimes off like in the case of ar's right now there is a very hi-demand for them and the price has shot up but in the realm of hunting rifles I follow the book you can judge the gade of the gun yourself we all have diff. views on that the scope if its clear and works maybe add $20-$25 no more hope this helps
     
  8. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Eh, so it looks like I was a little high... Gunbroker occasionally can be.
     
  9. ArmedUrbanArtist

    ArmedUrbanArtist Eugene, OR Member

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    Still that is a serviceable gun, I would probably rather have that then a NEW budget 700 ADL.

    If it was my gun, wouldn't take less than $300 for it.
     
  10. mike sr.

    mike sr. the great tax me state: Nebr Member

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    While the condition of the wood does tell a story...don't let the wood condition be a sole determining factor. And it does not tell the whole story! YOU CAN REFINISH THE WOOD TO LOOK NEW! Look at the condition of the Bluing! Check the bolt lug's, check the bolt face, check the follower. Remove from the stock make sure that which can not been seen is not hiding rust....

    As for the scope: Go ahead a be concerned especially if the scope is too much for the caliber! Bushnell & Bausch & Lomb pretty much the same: like GMC and Chevy.

    I doubt Rem make's two different barreled actions one for a 700 and one for a 78 [stay away for any 710, that's a different dog and I mean dog] : from what I can see...maybe just maybe stock is not Walnut, not checkered...and by golly NO stupid J-lock...blind mag...