Rifle values?


November 21, 2004, 07:20 PM
Hey folks.

I was browsing my local pawn shop and saw a couple rifles that I was interested in. However, since I never trust pawn shops, I wanted to ask y'all if the prices they were charging were fair. Two of them were Marlin Model 60s, and they were asking $69.99 each. The finish was worn on the stock of one and etirely absent on the other. However, the metal was clean and unrusted, and they seemed fairly tight. The other rifle was a Remington Model 700 in .30-'06. It had a scope with Weaver mounts, although I didn't note the brand of scope. It felt like a light, fast-handling gun. The stock was dinged pretty thoroughly, and there was a patch of rust about half the size of a dime on the bolt. Working the bolt was good, though. No play, but smooth as silk. For that one they were asking $369.
Do y'all think those prices are fair? Would I have some haggling room? I've kinda been wanting a .30-'06, and a new .22 is always fun.

Thanks a lot.


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November 21, 2004, 08:51 PM
The .22s are probably in the ball park. I would offer $300.00 cash for the .30-06. Cash usually goes a long way in a pawn shop. An ATM/Visa check card is not the same as cash. Used scopes add no real value unless they have a high-end German sounding name attached to them.


November 21, 2004, 08:55 PM
I just bought a 1989 Remington Model 700 in .30-06 with a Simmons 3.5-10 X 40 scope in better condition than the one you describe, few scratches on stock, good bluing, no rust. Your find sounds high.

November 23, 2004, 11:57 AM
Thanks for the advice, guys. I went ahead and picked up the better of the two .22s, and got it for $65 out the door. I figure I did okay. I still like the .30-'06, and the gal said that they'd take 20% off next week, so I may go back in and see if it's still there. The scope on it was a Leupold, by the way.

Thanks again.


November 23, 2004, 06:06 PM
I'd grab it next week at the 20% off if the gun looks good overall. A vari X II Leupold in 1X4 will cost $250 new. Where is it so if you dont want it? If its within a 100 mile drive I'd be interested in it.

November 24, 2004, 08:49 AM
Did you notice whether the Remington 700 was an ADL or BDL? A BDL has much nicer wood, plus a black (ebony) fore-end cap.

Check the bore, too, to make sure it's clean.

Anyway, if the Leupold scope is a nice one, ~$300 (the 20% discount) is a great price.

November 24, 2004, 09:02 AM
I say get the remmy when the price drops. I gave $325 for my LNIB 700 ADL in 300WM last year and I got no scope or rings.

November 25, 2004, 01:10 AM
Hey guys, I missed the further replies. The bore looks good, and it's definitely a BDL. Hopefully if it's still there next week I'll be acquiring a .30-06.
And sorry, Daniel, but I'm outside Austin. Much more than a hundred mile drive for you.


November 26, 2004, 10:02 PM

If you really want the Rem 700 I'd go back before they mark it down and make an offer of $350 cash. You may miss being first in line once the price drops and miss out on the deal.

Even with a lower end Leupold like a VX-1 or Rifleman scope, $350 would be a very good deal around here.

Actually $369 with Leupold is not a bad deal for a used 700 BDL with Leupold in my area.

In any case good luck.


Smokey Joe
November 27, 2004, 02:36 PM
So, James, didja snap up the Rem '06 or not? And how is it for accuracy? I, too, subscribe to the theory of "Don't wait until they drop the price a smidge."

Go in there, wave cash in their face, get the best deal you can whine and plead out of them, and getcher self a nice Rem.

So what if you pay a little more for it--you will have GOT it. Jeez, it's only money.

And if you say, yeah but it's my money you're spending, I reply, that I've done the same thing with my own money, and glad I did. While I like a bargain as well as--or better than--the next man, there are only so many screaming deals to be had out there, and frankly I've got better things to do than stand around forever waiting for one to hit me. I'd ruther be out shooting.

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