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Worth the money?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 788Ham, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member


    I have a friend who showed me a rifle he wants to sell, a Remington Model #33, .22. I was shown the rifle about 5 minutes before I left his house, didn't have an bore scope or bore light, bluing looks about 85 %, no rust. As I said earlier, no light to check bore. Question: Is $150 too much for this rifle? Stock is of the oiled type in the 30's, no scratches on stock, sights accounted for, no rough condition.

  2. murdoc rose

    murdoc rose Well-Known Member

    That's about standard price for them but they are getting harder to find. If it looks good pick it up.
  3. stan rose

    stan rose Well-Known Member

    If it is mechanicly sound buy it. If you do buy it go over it thouroghly and figure out what parts may need to be replaced in the near future, and call Lee at Lee's gunparts, (I don't have the number on me, but you can get it off the web), and order them now because they are getting harder to find. You probably won't need to replace anything, but I always feel better with extra springs, extractors, and firing pins on hand for older guns.
  4. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    I would consider 150.00 tops if the rifle is in excellent condition with a good clean bore.
  5. JohnD13

    JohnD13 Well-Known Member

    The number for Lee's is 972-790-0773. If they don't have the parts, you probably don't need them anyway.
  6. 788Ham

    788Ham Well-Known Member

    Well gentlemen, I dragged her home this morning. I told the guy I thought he was a "little high" on his price, he dropped to $100 right damn now! LOL I didn't say anything other than "Thanks", paid him and left. I went up to my buddies place, he like old firearms also, we tore into it, took out the bolt and commenced to clean her up. That bolt looked like it hadn't been cleaned since the day it left the factory, a can of carburetor cleaner took care of that, along with an old teeth brush. Some c/c went down the barrel too, just for grins. It looks good now, the bore didn't look too bad, although it really shines now. Put some Gun Butter on the springs/bolt assembly innerds, worked it several times, then fired a .22 short thru it to make sure it worked! It even hit where I was aiming. Thanks guys for your input, hope this ol' gal continues to work out okay.:rolleyes:
  7. Phaethon

    Phaethon Well-Known Member

    Just for future reference, a bore light isn't really such an absolute necessity when inspecting barrels. If you can, open the action and point it towards a light source like an open window or light fixture while looking in from the opposite end. It's trickier with auto loaders, but for a bolt action it's as simple as pulling out the bolt.

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