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#1 Racepres

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:40 PM

Since the oldest has been a bit disappointed over his 1903 experience..He has decided to sell his dehorned, and bobbed stock 1917.

D&T, and pretty good barrel, that I believe is Original.

What would he dare ask for it at the upcoming gun show???

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#2 donmarkey

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 06:31 PM

If the barrel is t chopped it will fetch more. What show you taking it to?

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

It has been shortened to 22" and a Rudimentary Crown that seems adequate. The Scope Mounts seem straight and test good with my Alignment "Pins". It is a Winchester, with Winchester Bolt .. If that makes any Difference.

Going to be a Small show locally [Edmore] in a week or so...

He has enough "other Stuff" to maybe make it worthwhile for him to get a Table..Don't tell his Mom tho...She will be sure I should have some "stuff" on the Table also!!!!



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:21 PM

I paid 180 for last  sported  17 i bought it was a winny too



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

I paid 180 for last  sported  17 i bought it was a winny too

Recently??

I wasn't too far off to think he should start at $200.00 maybe??

 

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#6 Dr.Hess

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:53 AM

Last gun show I went to was The Big One in Tulsa last November.  Anything that went bang started out at two bills, and I mean ANYTHING.  Now, I'm certainly no pricing expert and know very little about the 1917's, but I would SWAG that at at least three bills, maybe starting price of 350 in today's market.  Prices may vary up there in the frozen north.

 

I think I posted some pricing observations after the show, but off the top of my head, beat to crap Turks were $250 cheapest to 350 for something that looked like it might actually work.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 08:56 AM

it was last year was asking 200 for it thats all i can say



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:20 AM

If your going to a gun show start by asking a little more so you have room to work out a decent deal. From what I read and hear gun show prices are a premium for just about anything. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:04 AM

If your going to a gun show start by asking a little more so you have room to work out a decent deal. From what I read and hear gun show prices are a premium for just about anything.

Yea...But not a a small local show like this..
one can ask for what they really want...and stand fast...no BS
We don't have that kind of Time!!!

I appreciate your concern tho.  Thank You



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

Best way to sell a sported Enfield is to avoid the 1917 moniker and talk it up as a 30/06 Winchester. If not asked don't mention it being an altered mil-surp. Used rifles, suitable for hunting fetch 2-300 in my neck of the woods.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 09:06 PM

Best way to sell a sported Enfield is to avoid the 1917 moniker and talk it up as a 30/06 Winchester. If not asked don't mention it being an altered mil-surp. Used rifles, suitable for hunting fetch 2-300 in my neck of the woods.

Good point right there....

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