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Who are our resident Browning experts ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GBatch_25, May 27, 2013.

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  1. GBatch_25

    GBatch_25 Active Member

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    Need some assistance for a shooting friend who has a Browning Midas Grade 30" O/U as shown in the pix below. She is trying to determine an estimated value in case she decides to sell it.

    Info I have is that the gun is a 1968 model, purchased new by her father. Wood is non-salted. Barrel is choked full on top and improved modified on bottom. Gun has been shot perhaps 100 times and has been in storage most of the time. I have not seen the gun, but am told it is easily a 100% gun.

    I'm fairly certain we have a few Browning aficionados here, so I'd appreciate a PM from any of them. If needed, more photos are available.

    Gene in Illinois



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  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I'm no Browning expert but that is a thing of beauty. I love the rich dark almost cherry look of the stock.
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    The chokes and side profile suggests a Broadway Trap model?!

    Jay
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    This is a common gun advertised for sale from $5000 to $10000. What they sell for is rarely disclosed. Most owners get a bit testy if you offend their suggested price. And put them back in the safe. Over time and with patience, it should sell for about $4500. Remember, they are nice guns, but most trapshooters have moved on to higher ribs, drop out triggers, combos, etc. And the "collectors" are all dying off.

    $4500 with patience
     
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    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    mx2g-- you're right on!! and a 30in fixed choke aint that popular these days!
     
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    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    When I was a young gun in the 60's I would dream about that gun those were the best of days and that was a dream gun of it;s time.
     
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    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Still a dream gun...wish I could buy it....32" bbls are nice but if that gun is choked IM-F it's pure death on doubles targets....and is there not a similar gun on here for $8K? They are beautifully built and worth every penny IMHO...but I'm biased as a 33 year Superposed shooter....

    Ron Burr
     
  8. bigbore613

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    I sold an idenyical gun in a Hartman case 15 years ago for $6500. Jeff
     
  9. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    There is not a long line of potential buyers for a Broadway rib Midas. There are many for sale with no takers. I would have a hard time passing one up for $4000 or $4500 if I saw it face to face. Jeff sold his at the right time, to the right person. Broadway rib trap guns are the bottom of the barrel for collectors. Sorry.
     
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