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ARE DUCKS UNLIMITED GUNS WORTH MORE?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    are ducks unlimited guns worth more than regular guns? a guy out at the gun club said, they usually have nicer wood, and command a higher price. he just happened to have a ducks unlimited gun in the trunk of his car. i did not see what it was, but i was wondering if this is true or not?
    steve balistreri
     
  2. dbcook

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    i have been told some increase in value ,others do not dwain
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    It depends. Sticking a plastic medallion onf the side of an inexpensive gun does not increase the value.

    IF there is a higher grade of wood, and the gun is of good quality with other upgrades (Johnnie Boy had a DU 390 with the bolt beautifully engine turned.) I would say yes.

    Sadly the NO side is mostly what I see lately.

    HM
     
  4. phirel

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    doggai- The tax deduction for a DU gun is only the amount paid over the fair market value of the gun. If a DU gun has a fair market value of $700 and you pay $1000 for the gun, you would be entitled to a $300 tax deduction. The cash value of this $300 deduction would be around $100 for a typical purchaser.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Best way to handle a DU gun is too donate it back and then take the deduction.

    Curt
     
  6. DoubleAuto

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    If it is fired, it is worth no more than a regular model of that gun.
     
  7. Setterman

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    Many of the DU guns in the 80's were special production runs. Had nicer wood and some special stampings and engravings. Remington, Browning, and Beretta had special production runs. That stopped in the late 80's when DU quit pursueing special runs cause the cost was too high.
     
  8. kelly andersen

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    I guess the old addage holds tue, It's only worth as much as someone will pay.
     
  9. mirage1

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    Since we are on the subject dones anyone have any idea what a Winchester
    Model 1 Super X Ducks Unlimited is worth in about 98% condition?

    Joe
     
  10. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    If the gun is embelished with special engarving carving and is unfired it would be worht more to a collector.
     
  11. Roger IL

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    To some, YES. To others, NO....It's that simple...............Roger
     
  12. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......... They are just for recognition of a good cause.
     
  13. prince_of_darkness

    prince_of_darkness TS Member

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    absolutly NO !!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Most DU. guns look,t like they came from MAL-MART
     
  15. GordonWood421

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    I don't know either but if someone wants a nice SX-1 DU let me know .

    Charlie
     
  16. Setterman

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    At an Estate sale last year, The 3 DU guns went for considerably more. An 1100, a sweet sixteen, and Beretta O/U from a 3 gun set. So, yes they can be worth more. To my knowledge, there were no collectors there. I think the 1100 went for $1,100.
     
  17. Robb

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    steve, did the pad work ok on the 1100? glad to see you are still here.
     
  18. superxjeff

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    I sold a NIB DU SX-1 last year for 1000.00. Now the Mississippi Flyway gun I have for sale is worth a bunch more. mirage1, Your used gun should be worth 75 to 900 depending on shape. some guys won't pay much if they have been fired. Jeff
     
  19. Joe Woods

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    I guess what your asking is genuine, Are we talking about D.U. Dinner guns which are in limited production or are we talking about firearms distributed through stores via Firearm companies.The Super X - 1 , 12 Ga/ 1976/ was made for D.U. as a fund raising gun. 900 were produced.I have a number of Canadian dinner guns purchased in Ontario. These D.U. dinners did not start til early 80's. I am guessing but I bought an 870 in 1982/ Mississippi FlyWay Gun/ 3"/"THE RIVER" No choke tubes.Ser. # is all 2's
    Some of these guns are dressed up a little more than Store Guns.
    D.U. had other guns as well exclusive to D.U. . I have a Beretta 687 as well. I won it at a dinner, But I also have the Dinner Gun as well. I think it was an anniversary gun of some kind. I am not an expert but do own many.


    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  20. td_ict_ks

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    I've got the 50th anniversary A-5 fully engraved with grade V wood and the Sweet 16 A-5. No plastic medallions on them!!
     
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