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Approx. value of this Parker-Hale?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Guy has it for sale; haven't seen it yet.

    Says it's a Parker-Hale with Mannlicher full stock, 20" bbl, with a Lyman "3 point All-American" Scope.

    Cal: .30-06

    Says it's in nearly perfect (99%) condition. Says the import mark is something like "Chana Denver".. ???

    Low, Medium, High Price? Not enough info to tell?
  2. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    These were, I believe, imported Mauser system rifles of medium quality. I have not seen one with a full stock but others seem to go for $300-$500 on the auction sites depending on features and condition.
  3. OK, thanks. He wants $1,000 for the rifle & scope.
  4. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    Most modern (1970 thru 2000), Parker Hales were commercial Mausers finished for Parker Hale to their standards. (Although they did make firearms at one time, they marketed firearms for 115 years) Most have nice blue jobs and fairly good wood depending on the model. It is belived that they also used Bruno actions for a couple different models.
    They were imported by interarms type companies. That rifle was imported by JANA importers in Denver.

    I have NEVER seen one with an original full length Mannlicher style stock.
    Some models are worth more. If the rifle is really in 90% condition I would pay $350 sight unseen just for the barreled action.
    For a nice stock $450 to $550.
    for certain oddball caliber and models $800.. they also made a sniper rifle that was a real beauty..

    If I knew where it was, I would be making an offer right now and not typing an answer to you.

    OOOPPS I just saw another note from you after I posted this... If he is asking $1,000 he is high,, unless there is something else unseen at this time
  5. Well, he said that it's the only Mannlicher stocked Parker Hale he's ever seen, so I guess they're really rare. He also said "Don't be mad at me if I decide not to sell it. Come out and take a look and I'll see how I feel about selling it." Oh brother... I don't want to drive 20 miles to the guy's house and want to buy it just to have him say "nope, sorry". But I might anyway. He's a nice guy and I've bought a gun from him before, but I think he likes showing off his guns to potential buyers more than actually selling them. OK, "Jana" imports - thanks FP. Do you have any idea about which decade this rifle might hail from? Any idea what just the scope is worth? Thanks again.
  6. Float Pilot

    Float Pilot Well-Known Member

    I know a couple guys like that, they like to re-affirm what their stuff is worth every couple of years.
    We used to call the Parker Hales, "The Poor Mans Weatherby" up here in Alaska. But they are not worth 1,000 bucks...particularly in 30-06 which was very common.

    Rifle date... Probably in the 1970s.
    Lyman marketed the All American Scopes during the 70s as well. They had all sorts of cross hair and power combinations. There are LOTS of them for sale on E-bay and on gun trading sites. A brand new one in the box collector grade Lyman All American is worth about $200. Most are worth $125 to $150. They are nothing special.

    Also be aware that the stock may not be a factory stock, but rather an aftermarket stock fitted by or made by a gunsmith or stock maker.
    Most of the Parker Hale rifles of that period can interchange their stocks with any stock for a Mauser of the M98 size.

    I just made a 140 mile round trip to buy primers and take my wife out to a nice dinner.
    His rifle is probably more of a $500 dollar rifle than a $1,000 rifle.
  7. rangerruck

    rangerruck Well-Known Member

    I would mostly agree with all the above; it really depends on if that is an origional stock, and you really need to go to a book of gun values, and check the exact type that it is. Some parker hales, that are like called ultra light deluxe models, in certain cals, were worth more. I used to have a fab one , in 308, that was imported directly to J.C. Penny's. Since it is in 30.06 cal, I couldnt think it would be worth more. But lets say for giggles , that it is in fantastic condition, the stock is origional, and the blueing is mirror deep. That could get you to 500, lets go nuts and say 600, then 200 for the scope, because it is perfect as well.
    so for a perfect condition, all origional rifle, and scope, you are looking at 700 to 800 bucks.
    Go get a gun values book first, and check it out, you need the dude to tell you exactly what the rifle is called, deluxe or some other letter suffix/prefix.

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