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What's it worth?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by spritc, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. spritc

    spritc Active Member

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    I received a Win. model 12 16 gauge in a trade. It has a 28" barrel with a solid rib and full choke. It was made in 1924 and has a 2.5" chamber. The metal has some blue wear, but the wood is excellent. Mechanically it is perfect. I would rate it in antique excellent condition. What is it worth?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. gun fitter

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    $600-700 if you can find a buyer. If not because of the short chambers you could be looking at buyers in the 450 range.
    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe, I've already been offered more than that for it. I was told it is a bit of a rarity with the solid rib for its age. Most good gunsmiths can open the chamber to 2.75" for under $100 if that is an issue, however I've been told many guys shoot 2.75" rounds through them without any issues to the gun, but the hulls are torn-up after being fired from a short chamber. Since it is a hunting gun, I assume it hasn't been shot that much.

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    Steve
     
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    If the gun were in 98+ % you could expect the gun to be in the $2000 range I was basing it on your condition discription. It is rare not extremly and I would not change the chambers. A real collector wants an all origional gun.

    Mod12's have a wide range of values I can buy a few nice field guns locally for $275-400 for 12 ga plain barrels.
    Joe
     
  5. spritc

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    Joe, certainly not arguing with you as I can buy 12 gauge field models all day long for those prices as well, but this 16 gauge is a different animal. I am truly interested in knowing what this configuration and condition is worth because I would like to sell it. I have several 12 gauges and a pristine 20 gauge, but I've never been into 16 gauge guns.

    Thanks again,
    Steve
     
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    The Blue Book shows that it actually came with a chamber of 2 9/16 inches (up to serial #464,565 in 16 & 20 gauge).

    At 98% it lists for $735 ~ $ 785 with the solid rib.

    The solid rib adds 40 ~ 50% to these prices...

    100% - $700

    98% - $525

    95% - $375

    90% - $350

    This is for the 'plane Jane' shotgun - other unique attributes can add (or subtract) significantly from these numbers.

    David D
     
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