Matching S/Ns & value


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XxWINxX94
March 22, 2010, 10:01 PM
Hey everyone,
I've got a quick question reguarding serial numbers and value of a gun. To better inform everyone, I should explain my situation. I'm trying to sell my Pre-89' Mauser model 66. For those not familiar with it, it is a fancy bolt rifle with interchangeble barrels. The book value on the gun was $1800 with the matching barrel. I have since changed the barrel so it does not match the action. How much could I expect to get without matching numbers? The gun is in perfect condition and is flawless throughout.

I know with the surplus military rifles the unmatching numbers can effect value. Is this the same with fancy grade sporters?

Any help is much appreciated, thanks!

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Shadow 7D
March 23, 2010, 04:13 AM
You severely hurt the collector value, as it now only has "sporter" or Bubba value.

If you have the original barrel, and offer it, you shouldn't really hurt the value, serious collectors want the gun in factory original condition, which it's not. And it really goes to the person you are selling it to some may not be concerned, just be prepared to be low balled and have guys with money in hand walk when they see the barrel.

madcratebuilder
March 23, 2010, 05:49 AM
While it may be in perfect, 100% condition, without the matching #'s it well never be more than 90% grade wise.

XxWINxX94
March 23, 2010, 08:22 PM
alright, so I guess It is now worth a considerable amount less, the guy I'm trying to sell it to doesn't really care. He just wants the gun because of the telescoping action (I think thats what it's called) and the fancy laminate monte-carlo stock. I'm trying to trade it for an S/42 Luger, and the guy wanted $1750 for it, but found out that he doesn't think it's worth that much. So....

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