Original 1858 Remington


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Soap
March 7, 2005, 06:41 PM
Does anyone know what an all-original 1858 Remington would go for in about 60% condition? I have no idea how the %-age scale works so I'm really just guessing. I'll post pics some time tomorrow. Also, does anyone know where I could possibly sell such a relatively specialty item? Thanks!

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Jim K
March 8, 2005, 08:18 AM
If you are talking about the New Model Army .44 caliber, they are not that "special"; there were a hundred fifty thousand made and any fair size gun show will have a half dozen or so.

Assuming your "guesstimate" of condition is close, around $2000 would be a good price. As to selling, you can try any of the on-line auction or sales sites, like Auction Arms or Gunbroker. Or you can try a gun show, but I can pretty well tell you that is not the place to get the best price, since a buyer will likely be a dealer and will want to buy as cheaply as possible.

Another possibility is to put it on consignment at a local gun store or antique shop. (It is an antique, so it is a "non-gun" as far as Federal gun laws are concerned. Check state or local laws, though.)

Jim

Soap
March 8, 2005, 11:01 PM
Thanks Jim! I was expecting a value figure of about $1.5K. I don't really pay much attention to the true collectors firearms since I'm normally scouring the gun shows for other types of deals. I'm not in a huge hurry to sell so I'll most likely do a little more legwork to find out when my specific gun was made and such.

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