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Old 09-24-2009, 12:38 AM   #1
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I wanted to get an approximate value of a Huqavarna 7mm Magnum. I believe it is ten to twelve years old and in very nice condition. My friend is selling and says he thinks it is worth 500 to 700, Gun shop guy says he would pay 300. I was thinking of offering 400. Does that sound fair?

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I can get you in the morning. Maybe in the afternoon.

It is 2 am and I need to be up in 4 hours and I'm not even tired. No more 6 hour energy drinks before bed time.

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Jo, I've always found that looking at the completed auctions on Gunbroker is a good benchmark for going prices. Most books really don't take changing market conditions into account. Use the "smart search" on GB, enter what you're looking for, select completed auctions, and see what they actually sold for - if they sold at all. You can even limit the search to your state which really helps with local prices...

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Looking at gun broker is not a good way to judge anything other than how effing stupid people are.

Do you know the modle number of the gun? Because right no I got any where from a low of $270 for a 60% model 1951 to a high of $925 for a series p-3000 presintation grade 100% rifle. At 80% the prices are hovering around $350 to $575.

Not knowing the model I think your safe offering $400 if it looks to be in good condition with no rust and it is not all beat down and used like a $2 hooker.

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Looking at gun broker is not a good way to judge anything other than how effing stupid people are.
BS Tango my friend. When looking at the completed auctions you'll see a ton of stuff with no bids or no sale and this proves they were priced to high generally. The completed auctions that actually have bids indicate what someone was actually willing to pay; however, the buyer may have been an idiot. Research is a good thing.

At the end of the day, what any of us pays for a gun really depends on our finances and how bad we want it...
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Thanks guys. I'll take a closer look for a model # on the rifle. The seller has no info like that as this was a grandfather’s gun.

I have no real need for it. It is expensive and painful as a target rifle. But it looks nice and there is room in the safe.

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So I found the markings
HUSQUEVARNA VAPENFABRIKS AB 7MM MAGNUM

Then just after the S# it says
Nitro

Does that help with figuring a value?

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