Originally Posted by Nolo
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.