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Stopped at a yard sale today and the ladies asked if I was interested in an old shotgun. To make a long story short I walked out with a minty Silver Snipe 20 gauge with 26 inch barrels.

I never seen one before, It seems a little cheaper made than the Beretta trap I've owned but very nice for the price. Sure is a lively little thing. Makes my wish there were still birds around here.

I only seen one on gunbroker, what's it worth approx?
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I have one that I bought the same way. Ended up paying $160.00 for it a a garage sale from an old guy who passed away. Mine has 3" chambers and I use it for ducks on nice weather days.

As far as value I would think that if its in good servicable condition it should be worth at least $600.00 as it is a far better gun than the Remington/Russian imports or the cheaper grade O/U's.
 

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Lucky you. Blue book says mfg 1955- 1967, the silver had extractors and they made a gold with ejectors and vent rib. Add 10% for 20 ga. Guessing $600 on low end and $700 high end and then add the desirability of 20 ga. and where you sell it. A silver with vent rib called SST. I've never seen one. Bob
 

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It has a vent rib and fixed chokes marked *** ****. Has a snipe emblem on the forearm.

The lady that sold it to wanted it out of the house, she brought it to a local gun shop but they were not buying.( I know the shop, they are into handguns and black guns} It's not something I was looking for so I don't feel too bad...
 

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I bought one new back about 1969, $200. It was 20 gauge, 28" barrels, fixed chokes M/F, nonselective trigger, extractors only. I shot a fair number of pheasants with it, then traded it for a new 870 TB about 1977. I still have the 870, and wish I still had the Beretta instead. I believe they made a Golden Snipe with selective trigger and ejectors for about $100 more. At the time I bought the Silver Snipe I really wanted a Browning Superposed, but couldn't afford the $400 for a new one. Back then my college tuition ran about $120 per quarter, gas was less than $0.30 a gallon and sometimes less than $0.20, and you could buy a new Toyota for $1795. Those were the days.
 

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I have a 20 gauge Silver Snipe with 28" barrels F/M fixed chokes, extractors, non-selective trigger & vent rib. It's a low serial number model made in 1955 with an engraved angel on the bottom of the receiver. My dad bought it used in 1958 for $125. The gun has been very reliable over the years and is a fantasic field gun.

The Silver Snipe SST model had a single selective trigger with extractors. This appears to be the model you have shannon391. ***/**** is mod/imp cyl. Very nice gun and well bought.

Brad Korando
 
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