It seems the early serial numbered guns, do not bring as much as the later guns. I think it may have had to do with the triggers, from what I was told. I sold a 34"- 32" T/C about two years ago with upgraded wood for $6500. Was happy to get that. Serial number was 24XX.
AA, i SURE do not have a dog in the hunt but, i am thinking 5400.00-5800.00 if the stock or forearm has NO cracks.If the gun has BOTH pull & release hammers that helps in the price. I AM not down pricing your gun but, the older guns DO NOT bring as much money ALTHOUGH they are just as good as a Used NEW Style. These guns just last a Lifetime if properly maintained. JMO that's all. Joe joe90t
There are two main things that affect the price of the T/A combo trap guns ... .740 vs .750 bore and the adjustable ribs on the O/U barrels and top singles. The unsingles have always had adjustable ribs. The older O/U and top singles were fixed ribs. In the trap guns, the .750 bore sells about 99 to 1 now. The early guns were available only in .740 bore.
In the current economy, I see the older .740 bore fixed rib combos "selling" in the $5,500 to $6,000 range. Upgraded wood, etc. has a small effect on the price. The newer guns sell for significantly more.
Adjustable rib on the single barrel and the O/U barrel ... T/A Max $8,000 to $8,500 would be a fast sale without any extras. I wouldn't sell mine for that (it isn't for sale at any price). 2001, I doubt would be the adjustable ribs on both barrels, as I think they started building the Max guns around 2007. It could be .750 bore. A new T/A Max trap combo is going to cost at least $13,000 and that would be a good discount. Bill Malcolm
What ever the first person offers you take it you will be way a head your 1st lost is your best lost .you can't hardly give a kolar away just try to sell it nobody will buy it unless you take at least half of what you gave for it Sorry to tell you the truth you ask is the only reason I answered please no back lash.
Red Hammer has some valid points- after the first owner- the gun hasnt been fitted to you- you havent had any of the "experiences" of being called yes sir and no sire when you call to check on your new order- etc
Big receivered gun- with some durability issues in the past
Kolars are worth whatever you can get for them because selling them proves to almost always be a difficult task. I think they are fine guns and when it comes to service, Kolar is second to none.
The adjustable ribs are not a fad. It's an option that serious trap shooters look for, hence adding to the value. Your best option sometimes is to trade your gun with a dealer for another gun, but that may not be of interest to you.
I have an early step ribbed trap combo. I love the gun and have had no problems with it. Rather than take a bath on a trade in for a new Max model, I'm having the low profile Max rib installed on the unsingle and add a rib to the O/U. I shoot more singles and league type stuff, so I'm content with going that route. A fellow named Mitch Lovless shoots his OLD Kolar quite well. I doubt he feels "out gunned" by anyone. Leo shoots the old fashion stuff low ribs too. These guns are not the plague.LOL.