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Old Winchester Rifles and Shotguns..value?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin77, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. dolphin77

    dolphin77 Member

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    Over the last 30 years or so I have owned many different Winchester rifles and shotguns...it seems to me that their value peeked a few years ago, and now the demand and value is fading. I think they have lost their appeal, and that the newer style guns have taken over. The quality and "feel" of the old Winchesters will never be repeated, but when the price of a used antique gun is more than a new quality gun, the old ones don't stand a chance. I think this is especially true of the Model 12 and the Model 70s. The prices that people are asking for these guns are really high, and I don't think many are selling...Am I correct? Opinions appreciated...Thanks WC
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A lot depends on what exactly the gun is.

    Model, year made, condition, features, caliber or gauge, quality of wood, scarcity, all make a difference. Even regional location can be a factor. For example, some cartridges are more popular on the east coast than west.
     
  3. kehrby

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    I know a decent M42 still brings $2000 in my area. I shoot some skeet with mine and I ALWAYS get "how much you want for that". For the right gun to the right guy the old Winchesters are still worth more than any new gun. Me being one of them.

    Steve
     
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    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    This was about $500 and worth every penny:


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  5. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Your guns are worth keeping. They are not loosing interest with anyone. There will always be people who like me like the older guns better then the new ones. Keep them and you will not be sorry.
     
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