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Old 12-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has an approximate value of a Winchester model 88 manufacture year 1956?

I realize markets fluctuate and such, but wondering if it is time to update the homeowners insurance for "contents value"

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one of the best market indicators to give an approximate estimation are gun auction sites. look to see what other are selling for. not what they are asking, but what they are sold for.

that or a Blue Book on gun values can give a good estimation.

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Wondering if anyone has an approximate value of a Winchester model 88 manufacture year 1956?

I realize markets fluctuate and such, but wondering if it is time to update the homeowners insurance for "contents value"
unless it is in very good condition or a very rare model prolly not worth worrying about but its hard to tell from this side of the screen...
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unless it is in very good condition or a very rare model prolly not worth worrying about but its hard to tell from this side of the screen...
It is in good condition. Action and trigger are smooth, barrel bright and clean. Stock has a few marks in it, but would rate the stock 7 out of 10. I know the pre 64's are more desire able, so with it being a 1956 was curious.

If something were to happen to the house just want to make sure I don't get caught with my pants down. Just trying to value everything so I can adjust my policy if need be.
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ctshooter, some calibers are worth more than others(the odd calibers). If you have a standard model in .308 in all original slightly used condition maybe $600 to $700.

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ctshooter, some calibers are worth more than others(the odd calibers). If you have a standard model in .308 in all original slightly used condition maybe $600 to $700.
Yes it is .308. Kind of what I figured as far as value. It's a legacy rifle so just curious.

Was my wife's fathers rifle he received it from his father, and will go on to one of the boys when we move along. I just hope they see the true value of them rather than the dollar value.
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To CT and to ALL:

Go find your homeowner's policy, or your renter's insurance. Sit down and READ it.

MOST policies set a limit on coverage for FIREARMS and accessories. That is SEPARATE from the contents coverage you have. The amount varies policy to policy. My State Farm policy limits coverage for loss by THEFT on firearms to $2,500 (and I pay a little more to bump that another $5k, plus I have other insurance.

If you are an NRA member in good standing, you also have $2,500 of ArmsCare coverage with your NRA membership. This plan covers insured firearms, air guns, bows and arrows against theft, accidental loss, and damage. Insurance must be activated.

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Default Model 88 value

If the gun is in 95% condition and .308 cal., it should be worth about $700 to $750.

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$750 sounds about right.

Winchester model 88 prices are all over the place. Some Winchester 88 rifles for sale:


http://www.gunsinternational.com/Winchester-Model-88-Rifles.cfm?cat_id=463

Gunbroker:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Lever-Action-Rifles/BI.aspx?mfg=1000303&mo=3002330

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I have no intention of selling, like I said it is a legacy rifle. My real concern is making sure if something were to happen to the house ( fire, theft) we would at a minimum be covered for our financial loss. I am going to be looking into getting separate rider on the pistols and rifles. I know it is impossible to really put a value on a rifle that will be a fourth generation rifle in the not to distant future, but need to be covered anyway.

Thanks to C3 for the tip!!

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