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Value of a .375 "BigBore" Winchester?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Craigman, Mar 20, 2012.

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  1. Craigman

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    My buddy has a .375 Big Bore that is absolutely pristine. He even put tape between the side scope mt and the reciever to be sure of no scuffs. There is approx 300 brass (some Loaded), dies and some bullets.

    What do y'all think its worth?

    I need some outside oppinions before I make an offer.
     
  2. Tex4426

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    bought a 375 win..marlin lvr action less than 1600 made... a little less (but not much) then pristine for 450 cash...came with a cheapy scope...another guy was asking 950 on gunbroker..not sure if it sold...idk if this helps but it may so i posted it
     
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    let it be known that it cost around 40 bucks for a box of 20 rounds and there not the most common things...got lucky and picked up 4 boxes for 100 bucks a few weeks ago
     
  4. Craigman

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    anyone know if the Winchesters were woth ALOT more? Or if they are collectible at all. Not much found on the net. He's asking $1200 with all accessories
     
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    have you tried seeing what the going price on gun broker is...also look into getting a gun value book
     
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    I'm not up on current pricing but $1200 sounds awfully high. I was thinking more like $600-$800.

    A common practice is to use much more common .38-55 cases, which affords a little more capacity.
     
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    Prices on stuff like that is hard to pin down. It is basically what anyone is willing to pay. I wouldn't be surprised at $1,200 though. I've seen beat up post 64 model 94's in 30-30 sell for $500. Those same guns were selling 10 years ago for $150 or less.
     
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    I got one last Dec for much below market and started a thread to get a feel for the value. If interested look at my threads started (not many) for the responses. If my memory is correct it was about $550 and up. Expensive gun to shoot even with reloading it cost almost as much as factory 30-06 loads at walmart
     
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    I found a “pristine” Big Bore XTR in 375 on Guns International for around $900.00. Whats killin' me is the 9422. People are pretty proud of those.
     
  10. Craigman

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    yeah, thats what I figured. 600-800. The brass is included though. Ill just let him try GB. Too rich for my want/need
     
  11. Tex4426

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    Keep an eye on it on gunbroker...of it goes cheap by it...since u know the Guy you wont have to pay shipping or ffl transfer
     
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    From what I've seen over the last 20 years, the big bore shoulder busters are what you see in the used rifle rack. What you don't see are the .243 Winchester, 6mm Remington, 7mm-08, 25-06, .223, or all the other lower recoil rifles. The low recoil guns people keep. The one's that hurt to shoot, those show up in the gun store. Guys think the 300 mag is the hot set-up until they take it to the range to zero. Lots of them develop serious flinches from that. Tends to drive the price of the big guns down....

    YMMV
     
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    I bought one a few months ago, probably had less than a box through it, like new inside and out for $525. GB prices are all over the map. That was average a while back. In any case it's worth what he can get for it.
     
  14. Old Time Hunter

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    First off, the .375 Win is not a shoulder buster, stout, but nowhere close to a .444 or .450. Or even the .307 Win BB or .356 BB for that matter.

    Quite a bit more moxie than the .35 Rem though, excellent < 200 yard rifle for almost anything in North America.

    As far as value, having it set up for a side winder scope actually takes value away. $550 to $750 in todays market should be right in the ball park.

    I'd like the brass, only have a hundred or so left to load.

    DO NOT USE .38-55 brass in the .375 unless you take .100" off the length of the brass. IT WILL JAMB into the chamber of the .375 and could cause dangerously high pressure!

    Love the .375 Win though, actually have two spare original barrels, had three but wore out the first....travelled the country shooting Jim Bridger matches with it, probably got 18k to 20k of rounds out of the first barrel.
     
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    I have a marlin Model 375 in .375 Winchester(paid $550), and I love it ! handloads all the way ! My 14 yr old loves it with 38-55 class, loads (265 cast @ 1900 fps), I shoot heavier 200grn and 220 grns @ 2400 & 2200 fps. Back to the point, Big Bore Winny's when you can find them, go for anywhere from $500 to $1000 depending on condition, here in my neck of the woods. They are good looking guns and easy to carry in the field, and capable of putting down just about anything. Good Luck !
     
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    as far as I know it came drilled and tapped from the factory with screw plugs. (which are included)

    Maybe i can work him on a trade. You guys got me wanting it more now again. lol
     
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    OTH, apparently the 38-55 case is .065 longer than the 375. Does .0100 take care of the chamber problem?
    I have a 1895CB in 38-55 that I use in side matches (SASS). Slugged .379. 245 gr 380s make it an 2.00"er at 100 yards (scoped)

    Paid $600.00 in about 2005.
     
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    Craigman send me a P.M, sounds like it might be my nephew. If so I'd like to keep it in the family if possible. Thanks.
     
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    38-55:
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    375 Win:
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    .100" difference
     
  20. Peter M. Eick

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    I have been looking at them on and off for several years. Really nice ones, with no scope marks are anything have been running in the high 800$ range around here in Texas.

    They are not that popular as the angle eject turns off most folks and then the round is not one that a lot of folks like. Add to that that later ones have the cross bolt, not the tang safety I said originally and you are pretty well done.

    The last one I almost bought was and XTR, great shape, no scratches or anything but the prior owner put his SS number on the frame with an electric pencil. It was $600 and that seemed too high for such a thing.

    So the reality is between 600 and 800$ is about the limit. Over 800$ and unless it is a perfect shape XTR in NIB condition you are pushing it.
     
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    Uh, what? A .375 with the tang safety? I may well be losing my mind but I don't believe the fat body Big Bore 94 was ever made with the tang safety. I don't believe the .375 was made with a safety at all. The tang safety guns were the last and best of the breed with the previous models wearing an ugly crossbolt.
     
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    You are correct. My error. I was thinking cross bolt and typed tang. Dumb of me.
     
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    They made .307's, .356's, .444's and .450's with the crossbolt safety. IMHO, the pre-safety Big Bores were fine rifles.
     
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    I have never seen a .375 Win BB w/cross safety or any safety other than the half cock.

    Mine is top eject too, though they did make some AE's also.
     
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    I'd say between $550 and $750 depending on condition and local market interest. These were never terribly successful, though there is a certain amount of "Winflation" that doesn't follow any logical pattern. I've seen poorly assembled USRAC 94's and the often absurd "collectors" editions from the 60's and 70's going for outrageous prices. I don't know if anyone actually buys them at $1,000 but someone is trying to sell them that high "because they don't make them anymore." At the same time I've seen excellent deals on 50's vintage 94's, so go figure. There's no logic to any of it.

    Basically caveat emptor applies in full force with Winnies.
     
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