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    I need some input from all the "gun guys" out ther

    My grandfather was placed in a nursing home last Thursday. One of the saddest days of my life since he pretty much raised me and taught me how to work on anything and everything. His age of 85 finally caught up with him and dementia is starting to take its toll. I now have to start cleaning up his property, heres a peek at my adventure over the next couple of months.
    Heres the shed, this is just the front half, the back half is buried in 2 times as much stuff



    Heres the lawnmower junkyard




    About 6 years ago he had given me a few of his very old rifles that were mostly display pieces. I knew he had a few left but my grandma shocked me when she said to come over and take all these guns home! I havent had a chance to take pics yet but heres a list and I have already researched a few and gotten roughly what year they are. I will give a estimate of the % of original (blueing and stock wear) that I think the condition is in.

    1976 Browning Semi Auto 22 caliber grade 1, 85%

    Ranger 101-13 22 caliber bolt action, 60%

    1950 Winchester model 97 12 gauge pump, 65%

    1956 Remington model 870 Wingmaster 20 gauge pump, 75%

    1934 Remington Model 31 20 gauge pump, 60%

    mid 80's?? Ted Williams Model 200 12 gauge pump with a adjustable choke, 95%

    mid 80's?? Remington Model 1100 12 gauge semi-automatic, 95%

    Theres a bunch of old Winchester and Martin 22 caliber pump and single shot rifles too but I havent even pulled them out of the cases yet.
    I am not a big-time gun guy, I do some shooting around the property with my 30-30 but havent hunted anything in 20+ years and that was about the time my grandpa just really couldnt hunt anymore because of his failing vision.
    Any input on what these guns might be worth or some websites with that kind of information?
    The Wingmaster and the Model 31 I will never sell, the 31 was my great grandfathers and he taught me how to skeet shoot with the Wingmaster when I was about 10 years old.
    I just dont need all these things sitting around collecting dust but dont want to get burned on there value.

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    that browning is worth some money.. i know guys to pay up to 1500ish for that gun depending on cond.

    gotta couple nice trap and bird guns there too

    spend the few bucks and get them looked at by a gun appraiser ... it would be worth it.... one thing ilearned about guns is certain makes.. years...models.. serial numbers make them worth more then others :wink:
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    I have been looking around and I was shocked at what that little Browning 22 was going for! I dont know what makes that gun so special but dang its just a 22! :shock:
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    Check out gunbroker.com and do some coparision. I really like those old .22 pumps. It looks like you have some nice old guns in good shape.

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    Buy a copy of "Blue Book of Gun Values" by S.P. Fjestad. You don't need brand new, one or two years old will be OK. Check out Amazon.

    You will know exactly what to price the pieces at.

    P.S. The Browning is made by Miroku in Japan. At 85% it's worth $200.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldandtired

    P.S. The Browning is made by Miroku in Japan. At 85% it's worth $200.00
    $200.....no way..... :wink:

    here is the same gun but you can tell by the serial its alot newer... late 80's


    Browning Semi-Auto Grade I Rifle 021001102, 22 Long Rifle, 19 1/4", Semi-Auto, Walnut Stock, Blue Finish
    More info

    Able's Price: $559.99
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    The four keys are:

    1. Grade 1 (they made grades I, II, III, VI and VI.
    2. 85% (100% is about $400).
    3. Able's Price: $559.99 List price - not wholesale.
    4. Made in 1976 - in Japan by Miroku.

    This is not made in the F.N. Belgium plant (where the term "Belgium Browing" comes from).
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    their gun is a grade 1 and looks about 65% :wink:
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    Well its still worth more than what I thought for a 22 caliber rifle thats smaller than some of my old pump air pellet rifles! Lots of nostalgia with these guns and my grandfather. The only ones I will probably get rid of will be the newer 12 gauges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harbone66
    Well its still worth more than what I thought for a 22 caliber rifle thats smaller than some of my old pump air pellet rifles! Lots of nostalgia with these guns and my grandfather. The only ones I will probably get rid of will be the newer 12 gauges.
    get them appraised so you know what they are worth and your home owners will cover them and put them up in your house.... its a nice collection. i have a shit load myself.... even some im not allowed to have.....lol :roll:
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