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    Posted: November/08/2009 at 21:46
Guys I'm stumped.
 I am usually good at evaluating firearms so that buyer and seller are equally happy.
I found a 1965 production Remington 700 BDL Deluxe chambered in 30-06 that was part of an estate, and has never been fired. Safe queen is an understatement.Anyway, the guy who now owns it wants $600.
 Since I do not normally collect Remingtons, I don't know what to think. I am sure it is worth this amount, but I am unsure if, at this price, it is an investment that will appreciate much more than that in say the next 5 years. 
Just curious if it would be worth any more to a Remington collector.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horsemany Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/09/2009 at 07:49
IMO it's worth the 600.  Back in the day Remmy used to advertise a "honed action".  They are EXTREMELY smooth compared to modern production 700's.  I'm not sure they'll climb in price much since old collectible guns in general have taken a hit the last couple of years.  It seems like everyone decided they needed AR's and SKS's and the vintage gun market is relatively stagnant right now.  Prices have been steady for 5 years on most old Winchesters. 
 
That gun is worth $600 IMO but I don't think prices will ever shoot up on 700's like pre 64 model 70's.  I'd certainly not buy it for financial gain.
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I agree with the Horse on this, I just don't see it's value shooting up any Time soon. 
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 The bolt locks up when the safety's on "SAFE" on this one, doesn't it?
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Originally posted by RONK RONK wrote:

 The bolt locks up when the safety's on "SAFE" on this one, doesn't it?
 
Yep.  Another good thing.
 
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I wouldnt buy it for an investment but if you need it for a hunting gun it might be a nice rifle to own, still for the same money or less you can have a stainless tikka in your choice of caliber and a 1 inch guarantee.   At $600.  I'd pass at $500 I'd consider it, at $400 Id buy it,

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+1   Being unfired is great, but I wouldn't pay 600.00 unless It was something I wanted in particular. In another 20 or 30 yrs it may fetch a good price as unfired, but who knows if it will even be legal to own by then.
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Originally posted by Sgt. D Sgt. D wrote:

+1   Being unfired is great, but I wouldn't pay 600.00 unless It was something I wanted in particular. In another 20 or 30 yrs it may fetch a good price as unfired, but who knows if it will even be legal to own by then.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HuntMaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November/09/2009 at 21:32
Thanks for the replies. As I said, I don't collect Rem's , so I needed a little help here. I think I will pass on this one.
 Going to a show in Mobile on the 21st. Going to check out some more Lugers, and a couple Garands.
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Garand = more fun.
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garands are like ar's, in the words of cheaptrick they are money pits.
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 Well, not really in the same way, Hunter. 
Once you get a Garand, it's pretty well complete and ready to run. The thing with ARs is that you can keep bolting stuff on it until it's too heavy to carry!
 
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problem is that when you buy a garand you dont stop buying more of them.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

problem is that when you buy a garand you dont stop buying more of them.
 
True, I already have an H&R, and a Springfield (correct). Just on the lookout for another good deal, or something correct.
I have found that Lugers are the same way.
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