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Nolo 01-06-2010 07:25 AM

Winchester 1895 Value
 
I was wondering what the value of a Winchester 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine produced in 1915 in .303 British caliber is? It has been restored and is in good condition.
Thanks in advance.

cpttango30 01-06-2010 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Nolo (Post 209097)
I was wondering what the value of a Winchester 1895 Saddle Ring Carbine produced in 1915 in .303 British caliber is? It has been restored and is in good condition.
Thanks in advance.

They top out at about $4500 with +20% for caliber other then 30 US (30-40 Krag) and if it is US Govt marked +50%.

That being said your rifle is worth no where near that much because someone hacked it up. Unless you have it done by a pro and then it may not raise the value. To many people out there think I got a dremal I be gunsmifh. So NEVER EVER restore a gun that has the collector value of one like the 1895 winny most of the models are showing $3000+ for a 70% NRA grade rifle.

cpttango30 01-06-2010 05:30 PM

Man one of them drive by posters. I really put some work into that post.

Dzscubie 01-06-2010 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 209230)
Man one of them drive by posters. I really put some work into that post.

That's ok Tango, we appreciate you :D

Nolo 01-06-2010 07:46 PM

Hardly a driveby poster; I was just busy.

I have scoured the Internet for info, but haven't found anything on the .303 rifles specifically. It's not a rifle I own, but a rifle I am possibly looking at buying, and it's listed for two and a half grand. It appears to have been professionally redone, though I am not certain. It's certainly not been "hacked up", since it looks like any other 1895, with the same finish on metal and wood. Seems to be thoughtful to me, though I am not an expert.

The 1895 is one of my favorite rifles, and .303 is a caliber I already shoot and reload.

Thanks for the info.

cpttango30 01-06-2010 11:25 PM

Thats cool Nolo we have been getting a lot of them these days.

I don't think any refinish of a gun like that is going to add value. If it is orginal then for 2500 I think it is a steal that is like a 40 or 50% gun value.

Nolo 01-06-2010 11:28 PM

So, in your opinion, refinish should not decrease the value significantly?

Dzscubie 01-07-2010 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Nolo (Post 209342)
So, in your opinion, refinish should not decrease the value significantly?

Actually, from what I've been able to look up the original patina or finish adds to the value but if a weapon is "refinished" it takes away from the value, maybe not a lot but some.

I'm not an expert but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express... :D

BillM 01-07-2010 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Nolo (Post 209342)
So, in your opinion, refinish should not decrease the value significantly?

If it comes with a letter from Doug Turnbull Restorations then it MIGHT not
change the value too much. Just about anything else will lower the
value a LOT.

That said, if It's a for real '95 carbine (22 inch barrel, military style top
wood, etc.) it Blue Books at $2,200 in 50% condition, so if the refinish
was well done $2500 is in the ballpark. If you really want it, buy it.
Heck---I've sure spent some insane money on guns (and cars, motorcycles,
and other toys). Ya can't take it with you, and if the rifle is calling
your name go for it.

Nolo 01-07-2010 02:45 AM

Thanks. It's a tough choice to part with that kind of money, though... But maybe less difficult in this economy.


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