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    Value of 30A with scope

    Hello all! Came across a Glenfield 30a in very good condition on the used rack at a LGS. SN begins with 22. It has the stocks of the early versions with the pressed image. No safety. I know everybody says this, but it looks like it lived in a gun safe all it’s life. Bluing is good, no pitting, bore sharp and clean, stocks with a few minor dings, etc., the scope is clear.

    He wants around $650 for it. Seems high to me. Gunbroker only has some well-used models in the $300-350 range listed.

    Thoughts??

    Thanks for the input!
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    Way too high, 375-400 is top dollar if in excellent condition. 300-350 sounds better. The scope is meaningless unless it's a Leupold.

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    That’s what I was thinking. Thanks. I believe the scope was one of the ones that came on the gun back in the day.
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    336A in 30-30, Made in 1950
    1895M in .450 Marlin
    1895CB in 45-70 Gov’t
    1894CB Limited in 44 Mag.
    1894C in .357 Mag. Made in 1980. Pre-safety.
    1894 in .44 Mag. Made in 1977. Pre-safety.

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    Just say no. It's almost double the value.
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    Gotcha. I plan to tell him it’s true value and see if he’s willing to budge that much.
    Team 450 #194
    Team 30-30 #1365
    Team 45-70 #1826
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    336A in 30-30, Made in 1950
    1895M in .450 Marlin
    1895CB in 45-70 Gov’t
    1894CB Limited in 44 Mag.
    1894C in .357 Mag. Made in 1980. Pre-safety.
    1894 in .44 Mag. Made in 1977. Pre-safety.

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    You can try. But asking price is already way too high. Really doubt he'll drop it by half. He'd have to drop it to 300.00 or less to make it a "deal".

    Gun store owners typically have a good idea of the going prices for used fire arms. They have Bluebook too. If they're not good about valuing used gun prices, they don't stay in business long.

    Pawn Shop owners try to sell for 2-3x what they paid for fire arms, and they usually have more room to work with prices, since they pay so little on the buy end.
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    You don't indicate anything about the scope. If it's a Swarovski in very good condition, buy it!!!

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    For example, I have this one that I just refinished the wood on and the bluing is very nice. It had a 3-9x40 Simmons scope on it with see thru rings and I put a $400 value on it.

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    I believe the scope is probably one that Marlin put on some of the guns. Brophy pictures these with scopes. I didn’t look at it too carefully since that wasn’t my interest. It is a single power, probably a 4x.
    Texas Shooter and gunscrewguy like this.
    Team 450 #194
    Team 30-30 #1365
    Team 45-70 #1826
    Team 1894 #553

    336A in 30-30, Made in 1950
    1895M in .450 Marlin
    1895CB in 45-70 Gov’t
    1894CB Limited in 44 Mag.
    1894C in .357 Mag. Made in 1980. Pre-safety.
    1894 in .44 Mag. Made in 1977. Pre-safety.

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    Picked up a 30AS with a 4X Bushnell scope on it less than 2 years ago for $325. $650 is way overpriced.


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