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Remington 22lr Pump

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by allin, Jul 19, 2014.

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  1. allin

    allin Member

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    Hi
    A friend tried to give me an old Remington pump 22lr that his Father left to him. This gun was from 1909 - 1911, serial # RW 129xxx. It is in 80% condition, needs cleaning and has never been "messed with". It has an octagon barrel, and his Father used in Camp Perry matches in 1940 or so. There is no engraving on it, and he does have a newspaper article about the Camp Perry match.
    I told him that while I appreciate his offer he should not give it away. He knows I am an avid shooter and he isn't, he simply has kept it mounted on a wall for a great many years.
    I believe that this rifle has value and that he should find out how much and then sell it rather than give a potentially valuable gun away. Does anyone have any information on this gun?
    Thank you. :confused:
     
  2. Coyote3855

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    Be helpful to have more information and some good pictures. Remington made a Model 12c pump .22 with octagon barrel, you can Google that to see if the results look like the rifle in question. Value is very dependent on condition regardless of alleged use at Camp Perry unless the specific rifle can be tied to the matches. That might appeal to some collectors. If you Google Remington 12c for sale, you get some indication of value. Apparently $500-$1,000. Perhaps your friend wants you to have the rifle because you would appreciate its history more than a random buyer would. Often poor form to refuse an offered gift even if you have his best interests at heart.
     
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    Look for a model number and post some pics. Then you can get an idea of value. If I was offered something like that I would try and pay a fair value. Or if he insisted on giving it to me I would take it and do something in return to him to compensate. Maybe he would rather have a friend have the rifle than a stranger. Plus you could take him out to shoot it. I,ve had a couple .22s given to me from strangers. One I met in a gunshop and the other on a online site. They knew I collected the brand and they wanted someone to have it who appreciated it and use it. They didn't need or want money for it. Those are two of my favorite rifles. Good luck.
     
  4. allin

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    Hi
    Thanks for insight. You are correct about "poor form", I do get that. I never want to be seen as someone who might take advantage of another's lack of knowledge. All of the points you make are right on, and I will consider your advice. At the very least I'll give it a good cleaning for him and make sure to not do something incredibly dumb like change any finish or markings.
    Thank you
     
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