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    Fair price for a 45-70

    Hi... A friend has a NIB 45-70 Cowboy Limited (i think) that he will sell me ....but i need a realistic price in todays market to offer him... Any thoughts Thanks Hal

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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    If you can find them in stock at various on-line dealers, I've seen the 1895 Cowboy in 45-70 anywhere from $600 to $825. Unfortunately, no one seems to have one and all you get to look at is "the last price was..." notation next to what you wished was your rifle.

    I painfully watched a couple of them on Gunbroker go from high $700 to low $900 for used. I would ask him what he thinks he wants for it and go from there. But brace yourself and be prepared to pay a chunk of change.

    Personally, if I had the money at the moment, I wouldn't give a second thought to paying upwards of $900 for a gently used one of "quality breeding and bloodline". But that's me and I really, really, really want one. Guess it all depends on how bad YOU really, really, really want one.

    I'm thinking of putting up some of my children for auction that I don't like quite as much as others to help finance it. Starting with my 18 year old...

    Good luck on that and let us know how it goes...
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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    I had a 1895 Cowboy 45-79 offered to me for sale by a gentleman at our gun club last fall for $550 with reloading dies. I was in lock down mode on spending any money for a while but especially for rifles. It made me sick to turn it down and have regretted it every since. That is the one rifle that I have always wanted since I got the Marlinitious disease.
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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    There was just one listed in the Cabela's Gun Library for $599 but I just checked and it's now listed a sale pending.

    I seems to me that when I see them listed on the auction sites they are in the 700 to 900 dollar range.

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=239980182

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=240190920

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=240190920

    And what I think of as the "Super Cowboy" http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=240190920

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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    I have been watching Gunbroker for the past couple of weeks as I had a hankering for one myself. There was one for sale on the SASS Wire that had been shot 50 times and was asking $550. It sold quickly. The ones I've been watching on Gunbroker have sold for $734, $739, and $749.

    One sold on Auction Arms for $511 but it had some scratches and dings.

    Offer him $600. You can always go up from there.
    I have more guns than I need, but not as many as I want.

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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    Just found out .... he looking for a price of $1200 NIB....... OH WELL! .... I guess i will be looking elsewhere...... Thanks for all your input.... Hal

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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    Bigdogbuc - Well, just for future reference, and a possible quick sale, tell us a bit about the 18 year old. Male or female? If female, my wife would say, "Not only NO, but heck NO!!".
    If male I would have to ask can he operate a tractor or ride a horse? What does he know about cattle or farming cotton? ever been to west Texas? Never know when an extra pair of young eyes could come in handy on a hunting trip. Shenandoah
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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    Bigdogbuc...yeah sell that 18 year old while they still know everything!


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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    Quote Originally Posted by Hal
    Just found out .... he looking for a price of $1200 NIB....... OH WELL! .... I guess i will be looking elsewhere...... Thanks for all your input.... Hal
    Did you say that he was a friend?
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    Re: Fair price for a 45-70

    Local shop had a new one at 759 last year. I ended up buying one from a friend after one of our matches for 850. Had seen the rifle shoot well in competiton, sights I wanted were already installed nice trigger pull, came with brass too.

    Was a lot to spend but just right and working well is important to me. Add tax and the transfer fee to the 759 gun price was almost the same

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