I really, REALLY want a IHC M1 Garand (Its starting to become a sickness!!
I was thinking of trying to trade or sell my 1895 for one. What do you guys think the value would be on my 95? For those who dont know, I recently fixed up a Win 95 that was made in 1899. It was a wall hanger, after buying new springs and having the barrel reinstalled, its turning out to be a great shooter.
Looking on gunbroker I havent seen one under $800, usually around $800-$1200 (some go for even more!!), heck ive seen boxes of disassembled 1895's missing the stocks, springs, and screws go for $400-$500. Out of those none are as old as mine (The oldest one ive seen on GB was from 1904), mine has a 20" barrel but the shortest ive seen on GB is 22". I feel mines in pretty good condition compared to others ive seen, the ones on GB are in "better" shape but have less of the bluing... here in town ive seen a couple, but again a little better shape, not as much bluing, or as old, and they want $1,200+. Mines the only pre-turn of the century Ive ever seen...
As well I have a couple of vintage ammo boxes for .30-40 (one has 10 rds, ones empty, and ones a box of brass), and the dies to reload for it..
For more info/pics on the gun heres the thread: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/fixin-up-my-winchester-1895-a-42450/
I figure I see IHC M1's go for $800- $1,000 and if I can have a International Harvester made M1 for what I have in this, Id be tickled... Its a nice gun but its just not a M1....