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Help me figure out the right price for this gun...

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MiamiAttorney, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. MiamiAttorney

    MiamiAttorney TS Member

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    To be clear: this gun is not yet for sale. I'm just asking for help in establishing what a rational asking price might be.

    I bought this A390 ST about 4 years ago from an older friend who no longer shot trap. I've since moved away from any trap range, so now it's my turn to give it a new home.

    My understanding is that it has a Moneymaker barrel, rib, and adjustable stock, but I haven't looked into it other than hearing casual confirmation on the range.) It has its share of dings, but it shoots great, with low recoil. Please see the pics below.

    Does anyone here know what price range would make sense for this gun?




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  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a $1000 gun to me. Mark
     
  3. MiamiAttorney

    MiamiAttorney TS Member

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    Choke tubes. And thanks for the help! If anyone has other questions, fire away!
     
  4. Setterman

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    Deleted....no big deal!
     
  5. OldGoat

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    $700 - $850...looks like aftermarket choke tubes which may be tough to replace. Regards, Ed
     
  6. dead on 4

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    850/950 nice clean gun with all the right cues.

    Surfer
     
  7. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    that gun will sell for $1200 several times over
     
  8. crusha

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    MIA is right, it's in excess of $1,000...you just have to get the right buyer.
     
  9. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    Well hold on , what did you pay for it??????? you can use that as a base line right?

    Jim
     
  10. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I think MIA is pretty darn close, very hard gun to find and very desireable. If it is a 32" then for sure at least $1100-1200 or more, if 30 then 1000+
     
  11. Jawhawker

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    Barrel is worth $750 to someone desiring such. Whats the remainder worth?

    Anybody/anytime buyer-$1000.00

    Holdout/wait-$1200.00
     
  12. shannon391

    shannon391 Active Member

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    Money Maker sold them for $1,700 when times were good. (upgraded stock, barrel with cones and rib] upgraded trigger.
     
  13. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    You want to sell quick #900.
     
  14. MiamiAttorney

    MiamiAttorney TS Member

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    Thank you all for the help. By the way, what is the official way for me to measure the barrel? Not sure if this is a 30 or a 32.
     
  15. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    From the rear end of the chamber where the shell fits in, to the end of the muzzle, not counting any extended chokes. Easiest to do with the barrel off the gun. Mark
     
  16. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Stick a wooden rod in the barrel with the bolt closed, mark the rod at muzzle end, then measure the rod. You'll get close to 1/100th of an inch if it matters that much.
     
  17. g7777777

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    I dont agree-

    It is a 390 so 2 or three generations back

    On the downside for marketing to most people ( not to me) It has an aftermarket rib, aftermarket choke tubes and dings

    I think this is a 600--850 dollar gun--

    If you doubt that- try just mentioning around your shooting buddies that it might be for sale for $800 range and see if the rumor goes out and people are calling you immediately

    Personally I think it is worth about $1000 to just the right person- but that person may not ever need one

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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