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Diana Grade Browning Value Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jerry109999, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. jerry109999

    jerry109999 TS Member

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    I am having a hard time finding the value of the following and wanted to see if anybody could help with an ballpark value.

    12 Ga Diana Grade nice wood Round knob but not sure if it is long tang or short tang.

    Serial Number 78883 S7

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks,

    Jerry
     
  2. spritc

    spritc Active Member

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    The Superposed Diana was made in 1967. Condition is everything with these fine shotguns. 80% around $2,500, 90% around $2,800, 95% around $4,200, 98% around $6,300. Add 40% for round knob w/ long tang, subtract 20% if newer skeet style with beavertail forearm and recoil pad. All according to Blue Book.

    Steve
     
  3. g7777777

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    Those numbers might be double on the high side

    You have to have a buyer and years ago there were buyers for these guns- such is not the case today

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  4. Gregg535

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    You sure never seem to think that Model 12's or Superposeds are worth anything. And to say those numbers might be "DOUBLE" the value????? That would make an 80% Diana sell at $1250 and a 90% Diana at $1400. You can sign me up right now for all the 90% Diana's you can find for $1400.
     
  5. GW22

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    Gregg:

    Don't argue with Gene, just learn to enjoy his lowball gun appraising silliness! Every time I see a post on gun values or Gunbroker.com I get giddy in anticipation of another one of Gene's hilariously preposterous replies. I don't know if he's taunting people for fun or if he's actually that clueless, but I LOVE his posts! Let's just think of him as our crazy uncle!

    -Gary
     
  6. slugbug1

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    125984299....Go look at that auction on gunbroker...Diana Broadway trap that isn't in the best shape is now at $3000.00 with no reserve. Most of the time they are $4500 plus. Gary L.
     
  7. GW22

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    He said "Gunbroker!" Get him, Gene!!!

    -Gary
     
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