I stopped by my local gun store and they had a 39a priced at 575. The metal was okay, the stock was terrible but could definitely be refinished. I offered $500 but now I am wondering if that is a fair price or not? It was a really tight action it felt great.
That's too high in my opinion. I gave $440 for a minty 1982 model earlier this year. I'd be hard pressed to pay more than $500 unless it is new looking or a desirable year.
Deals can be found . . I recently gave $200 for an '82 39M in excellent condition.
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I got my Golden 39A at an auction for $250. Needs some cleaning up, but damn does it shoot good!
EDIT: Forgot to put year of mine. Mine is a 76.
Last edited by Blue Wolf; 11-21-2012 at 07:37 AM.
500 should get one in good to very good condition.
Paid $400 yesterday for a 95% 39A. Passed on one a a recent gun show for the same price because the seller was a prick.
Paid 275 for my 1956 model at the local gun shop last January. It was listed as fair condition but a good cleaning was all it needed.
This guy is goi g to be sol if he calls me and I decline my own offer! Haha!
I did some GB snooping g and I can definitely do better than 500. Thanks for everyones input!
Hhhhhhhhmmmmm, that's a hard one. I've got a pristine 3rd model 2nd variation 1951 model. I wouldnt take 500.00 for mine, but in the same breath I wouldn't give 500.00 for another one. Kinda funny how things work. Good luck and good shootin.