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how much gold

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by beachwalker, Jul 26, 2011.

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  1. beachwalker

    beachwalker Member

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    Many years ago I bought a Winchester Limited Edition 11 30/30. If I recall, it is supposed to have a 24kt gold plated receiver. I'm curious how much gold this would actually be, and if the rifle may be worth considerably more now. There were 1500 made.
     
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    I would estimate less than a dollars worth of gold is on the gun and if the gun is in good condition $500 maybe $700 if it's new W/box
     
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    The rifle maybe worth more today than when you bought it but not because of the amount of gold plate on the trigger.


     
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    Looks like the Answerguy let the air out of that balloon in a hurry.
    More for show than dough. :)
     
  5. beachwalker

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    Thanks for info. Gunsamerica one listed for just over $2,000. I have several other commemorative Winchesters and so far they havent appreciated much from what I can tell. If I understand correctly they aren't being made any longer..so maybe that will help. Thanks again. Heck, they look real nice in the gun cabinet anyway!
     
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    I was in the emblematic jewelry business for many years until I retired. Typically decorative plating on items like firearms and such is something like 15 millionths of an inch, and the cost to plate a rifle receiver would even in today's market be something under a dollar, and this includes the cleaning and underplating of nickel to make the gold even brighter, as well as the cost of the gold itself involved. Enjoy the rifle as a collector's gun, not for the intrinsic value of the gold.
     
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