New rifle... how'd I do?


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Third_Rail
November 11, 2006, 08:23 PM
I just bought (private sales are great) an old Remington Four in .308. The bore is perfect, the wood is good, etc.

The only two problems are that the muzzle shows a bit of blue wear, and some dolt drilled and tapped a receiver sight. Other than that, it's all good. :)

Price was $350 - how'd I do on that? It seemed like a heck of a deal.

Pics to follow in a few.

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Third_Rail
November 11, 2006, 08:36 PM
Okay, here we go with the pictures. :)

For what it's worth, we took it out back and popped a couple rounds - feeding, firing, and extraction/ejection worked like a charm. It REALLY throws that brass, and recoil is almost nothing. I was surprised.


EDIT: I was just checking online for mags... how is "Triple-K Brand" for quality?

Vern Humphrey
November 11, 2006, 08:41 PM
and some dolt drilled and tapped a receiver sight.

If you don't want that tang sight, I'll give you $20 bucks for it.

Third_Rail
November 11, 2006, 08:47 PM
We'll see if it comes off without looking too bad - if so, I may well sell it to you. :)

FWIW, it's a Marble's.

Third_Rail
November 11, 2006, 11:37 PM
I hate to keep replying to my own thread, but where can I find out what this is actually worth?

MountainBear
November 11, 2006, 11:44 PM
Go to your local book store and look it up in a blue book of gun values.
As for whether or not it was worth it, I guess the answer is simpliy how you feel about it. Do you regret it, are you having second thoughts? If the answer is no, then I'd say you did well...

Third_Rail
November 11, 2006, 11:55 PM
Well, I was up in the air about buying it until I saw that deep, rich blue and the date code on the barrel - 08-66. I suppose that means it was made in August 1966?

Eightball
November 12, 2006, 02:58 AM
08-66. I suppose that means it was made in August 1966?Seems a fair guess ;) .

Frog48
November 12, 2006, 05:31 AM
I hate to keep replying to my own thread, but where can I find out what this is actually worth?

Sounds like a nice rifle. I cant comment on value, since I have no idea. If you're happy with the deal, I wouldnt worry about what its worth. :D

EDIT: I was just checking online for mags... how is "Triple-K Brand" for quality?

I have several "Triple-K Brand" magazines for my 1911... they're not bad, but could be better. I have to slam them really hard to get them to catch the mag release, much harder than the original mag Springfield sent from the factory.

Vern Humphrey
November 12, 2006, 05:00 PM
We'll see if it comes off without looking too bad - if so, I may well sell it to you.

FWIW, it's a Marble's.

That will fit my old Stevens Favorite .22 very nicely. Email me when you make up your mind.

To value your rifle, go to www.gunsamerica.com and search for similar rifles. See what similar guns are selling for.

Here are some examples:

Whoops! Somehow It hought you said you had a Remington 8. My bad.

Remington 742 woodsmaster
GA# 976544448
$400.00
Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster 30-06. 4 shot box mag, WesternField 3-9x33 scope.
Seller: THE GUN ROOM /
FFL Dealer: Yes Area Code: 303

REMINGTON NO. 4
GA# 976787057
$450.00
REMINGTON model NO. 4 our stock # YA1137 in 30-06 CAL., with 22" barrel. Color BLUE. BORE, BARREL, RECIEVER, and STOCK ALL IN 95% + CONDITION !!! Condition 95%+++. Serial number A4050494.For more pictures of the above item see our new web site by typing in “YankeeArtifacts” at the google site, Thanks. Seller: YANKEEARTIFACTS /
FFL Dealer: Yes Area Code: 508


Rem Model 4 in .270 Winchester
GA# 976798527
$795.00
An extremely nice Remington Model 4 in .270 Winchester. Buyer pays actual shipping and insurance to US 50 states. No sale outside of USA. Money orders, cashier’s checks, and personal checks accepted. Funds must clear my bank before ship. Must ship to FFL. FFL must accept transfer from a private unlicensed US citizen. FFL to FFL is an additional $4
Seller: CHUCK
FFL Dealer: No Area Code: 214

Considering these are prices before you pay shipping and an FFL's fee for doing the paperwork, it looks like you got a deal.

mrmeval
November 12, 2006, 06:00 PM
gunsamerica prices inflated beyond all reason in most cases. Knock 30 percent off the average price on gunsamerica to be within reasonable.

Vern Humphrey
November 12, 2006, 06:20 PM
gunsamerica prices inflated beyond all reason in most cases. Knock 30 percent off the average price on gunsamerica to be within reasonable

It depends. Not too long ago I bought a great .22 Colt Woodsman for $225.

mrmeval
November 13, 2006, 01:47 AM
I said average price on guns america. There are deals you can find there and I have.

Look at all the prices for that specific gun add them up divide by the number of prices then subtract 30 percent.

kaferhaus
November 13, 2006, 06:43 PM
I don't think you got "burned"...... but the used much newer and more reliable 7400 model can be had for about the same money.

Where you live has a good deal to do with price also.... Down this way there are Rem auto's in the paper every week (as are lever guns) and they just don't bring the money they do in some other places...

Quality bolt guns are a different story, as they hold their value quite well with the exception of the older birch stocked Savages and basket weave Remingtons.... those can be had for a song and I snap them up for building customs off the actions.

Here your rifle would likely have brought $250 or a little more

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