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Old 08-07-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default Browning BPS 12ga 28"

I have the opportunity to purchase one this weekend, but can't get an accurate assessment of its value. Blue book says one thing, shooters say another. 3 chokes included.

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Old 08-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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Look on Gun Broker to see what Bps firearms are actually selling for. Gun Broker is a good indicator of present value determined by availability and demand. If the market is flooded with a certain firearm it's like any other commodity, it's about supply and demand.

The Blue book should also always be followed as a starting point along with your gut feeling. If it's a gun I really want, I'd be willing to pay a little extra. If I'm going to eventually turn it over, lets make a deal or I walk.

A firearms ultimate value is determined whether you are buying or selling. There is no such thing as "sentimental value" when buying a firearm, only when selling.

By the way, the BPS shotgun is a great gun IMHO.

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Yeah Joe, I've also heard great things and did check GunBroker, however most of the current bidding was ongoing and prices varied by a few hundred dollars. Anyways, its not a must have, (not even close) so I'm gonna treat it as such.

I'm guessing $250-$300 tops.

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Old 08-08-2010, 05:22 PM   #4
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BPS HUNTER/FIELD MODEL
- 12, 20, or 28 (new 1994) ga. or .410 bore (new 2000), 2 3/4 (28 ga. only) or 3 in. chamber, bottom ejection, double action bars, top tang safety, 5 shot capacity, vent. rib, all steel receiver with variety of finishes, receiver engraving became standard 1991 and was disc. during 1998, 20 and 28 ga. are approx. 1/2 lb. lighter than 12 ga. Field Models, Invector or Invector Plus (new 1994 in 20 ga.) choking, various barrel lengths, Invector Plus choking became standard 1995 (except 28 ga.), back bored barrels on 12 and 20 ga. BPS Models (except Game guns) became standard during 2003, 6 3/4 lbs. - 8 lbs. 3 oz. Mfg. by Miroku 1977-to-date.
4MSR $509
100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$375 $325 $275 $225 $200 $185 $170
Add $35 for 28 ga. or .410 bore.
Subtract 10% if without Invector Plus choke tubes.

I think your right in the ballpark.

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Right on Joe. Appreciate your time as always. I ended up winning a Winchester model 120 off GunBroker for $150, so I think the Browning will be a "no go".

However. . . If I remember correctly the ad I called on that ended up including the Browning ran in last week's "Thrifty Nickel" as well, so I'll throw a $200 offer at him for the Browning as well as a Winchester 1300 (he's also asking $350 ) and see if he bites.

I'd actually be willing to pay a little bit more, but the man had an arrogant attitude over the phone. He aparantly feels that he's doing me a favor allowing me to purchase his guns. So I will definitely make contact even if it's only just to give him a taste of reality and a lesson about transactions in the gun world.

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Way to be Diggs, way to be.

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