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Old 01-06-2010, 07:25 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 01-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #2
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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.
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Man one of them drive by posters. I really put some work into that post.

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Man one of them drive by posters. I really put some work into that post.
That's ok Tango, we appreciate you
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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.

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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.

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

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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...
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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.
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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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