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New rifle... how'd I do?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Third_Rail, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    New rifle - Remington Four (early 7400) how'd I do?

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2006
  2. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    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?

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  3. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

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

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    I hate to keep replying to my own thread, but where can I find out what this is actually worth?
  6. MountainBear

    MountainBear Well-Known Member

    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...
  7. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    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?
  8. Eightball

    Eightball Well-Known Member

    Seems a fair guess ;) .
  9. Frog48

    Frog48 Well-Known Member

    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

    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.
  10. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    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.

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

    mrmeval Well-Known Member

    gunsamerica prices inflated beyond all reason in most cases. Knock 30 percent off the average price on gunsamerica to be within reasonable.
  12. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

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

    mrmeval Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Well-Known Member

    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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