June 30, 2006, 07:54 AM
Hello all!
I used to shoot a bit with my father before he passed away, he was quite active in shooting and reloading, and I used to enjoy target shooting with him. He had a large gun collection at one time, including ones he brought back from Europe after WW2.

I have some rifles that I would like to sell, but have no idea what they are worth, i have had them for years and never done anything with them but admire them and oil them. I dont have the time or money to shoot them,
which is a bit tough in New Jersey....

The rifles in question are:

husqvarna? 30.06, old, maybe 1950?
Like new, it has interesting sights, a disk with a hole, and at the end of the barrel a tube with a dot in it. It also has a custom? scope mount with scope,
which says J Inertal? Jenkentown (PA). The scope slides on and has a lever lock. its got a recoil pad, and a muzzle brake, stamped on the barrel is made in Sweden with some royal? crest. At one time, my dad had a magazine article about the Husqvarna lightweight, but I lost that.
The rifle looks like new, had a leather strap, the scope has leather caps to cover the glass, quite a nice looking firearm.

The other is a remington 700 BDL in 6mm with a heavy barrel, with an adjustable 18x scope. I would say it also looks like new.
Its got a very nice wood stock, not sure what the wood is, it looks like fine furniture...

How do I find out what is a fair price for the rifles?
If I go to one of the few gun stores left around here, how do I know I will get a fair price?

I would love to keep them, but the wife objects to a firearms ID, and I dont have much money to spend on shooting, plus worry about the guns getting rusty or age dammaged, stolen, etc.

I will keep the colt woodsman pistol (.22) as I would guess .22 ammo is cheap.

Thanks for any help,


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Ol` Joe
June 30, 2006, 11:12 AM
I don`t know of anywhere here in the states that require you to have a firearms ID for rifles. The pistol will likely require one but rifles aren`t regulated the same. If that was the only reason for selling you might want to reconsider.
The best way I can think of to value the rifles without seeing them or knowing exactly what you have is to tell you to check out one of the gun auction houses and see if you can find the same model and see what they are asking.
Try one of these, good luck.........

June 30, 2006, 12:42 PM
How do I find out what is a fair price for the rifles?
If I go to one of the few gun stores left around here, how do I know I will get a fair price?Post some pictures of the rifle and all of its markings, the muzzle/crown, and the receiver, and folks here will try to help.

June 30, 2006, 01:11 PM
Hey Old Joe...reagarding license for long arms. Yup...I used to live in Massachusetts back in the late 80's (law may have changed by now) but I was requird to have a firearms ID card that was long arms specific.

Steve F
June 30, 2006, 01:47 PM
Brett,concerning the Unertl Scope,go to this site and match it up with your's and you will have a ball park value based on his prices.You may find that the scope is worth more than the rifle:) good luck;)


June 30, 2006, 03:29 PM
Still that way in MA. FID for low-cap long guns, two classes of LTC for low-cap handguns/hi-cap handguns and high-cap long guns.

June 30, 2006, 03:59 PM
BRETTG the husqvarna is very well built just like any firearm that comes from sweden they r well known for the quality of thier firearms just look at thee 1896 mauser in 6.5x55 very nice and a great caliber.

June 30, 2006, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the help guys.
I have looked at the guns and scope, took pictures, not sure how to post them.

The scope is a J.Unertl, model is a hawk, 4X.
The mount says Paul Jaeger, Jenkintown PA.
The Husqvarna vapenfabriks is a mystery, the only numbers on it are on the barrel, 117242, and 30.06 US.

This stuff sure looks like quality for its day, and has really held up well, looks new to me, but i know its old...

More web searching in order...


June 30, 2006, 09:41 PM
that husky is maxed out customized, it could be worth 600 bucks alone for the rifle. then you add a custom muzzle brake, fantastic sights, and a unertl scope? come on, gotta be 1000 bucks or more, i would think, now the 6 mm remmy, that's a tough one. Not a popular caliber, but a good rifle never the less. Are you looking to sell them? I am actually looking for a 6mm , allthough i was looking for a old remmy Mohawk. Who makes the scope on it?

Jim Watson
June 30, 2006, 09:54 PM
The Husqvarna is hardly a mystery. They were a well respected Swedish manufacturer for many years. In the early post WW II years they built rifles for cartridges as large as .30-06 on the FN (Belgian) '98 Mauser action but by 1955 they had their own design combining features of the Swedish military '96 Mauser and the '98 type Mauser they had been getting from FN.
Pictures will tell the tale on which you have but I know of no serial number source to date it exactly.

A heavy barrelled Remington in 6mm is a nice rifle, too. What make is its scope?

For that matter, a Colt Woodsman is pretty valuable itself, depending on age.

The only way to get a fair price on guns like those is to auction them.
Go to and and read up on procedures to see how you can legally deal on those sites from NJ. Anything you sell out of state will have to go to a FFL (Federal Firearms Licensee = dealer) but the trick is to find out how you have to send it out.

June 30, 2006, 10:15 PM
Thanks guys!
The scope on the 6mm is a tasco 6-18 x40, junk I suppose, but it seems to work, when I used to shoot the 6mm, my dad used pistol targets on a 100 yard range, and groups were an inch roughly, and I know nothing about shooting really...

I am interested in selling both guns with the scopes, I have a bunch of 6mm ammo also, no 30.06 ammo.

I guess i will go to the gun shop tomorrow and see what they say.

I will also look at the web pages for the gun auctions and see how it works
to sell them that way...

Thanks once again guys,


July 1, 2006, 01:22 AM
man , looking at that unertl scope page, none of those scopes are under 400 bucks! i would def take what the gunshop guys say with a grain of salt! if they think you don't have a clue, they'll try to get it for beans.

July 1, 2006, 01:32 AM
I doubt you'll get 40 percent of value at a gun shop.

Jim Watson
July 1, 2006, 08:28 AM
No gun store will pay more than a fraction of the resale value of a second hand rifle, especially something of good quality but obscure background like the Husky. Try to get on good terms with them and arrange for them to handle the shipping when you get an internet buyer.

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