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Old 02-25-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
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These two are also part of another collection I am liquidating. Wanted to see if any of you guys could help rate the conditions of them. I know it's difficult to do so on the net with just pictures, but any help is appreciated. There are two of them.

The first is a Winchester Model 1897 12 gauge. It's definitely seen its share of usage, but the internals don't look worn all to much. The bluing has definitely faded over the years. The first picture is a full shot of the two.
The 2nd and 3rd are the model 1897. The other two are the 1912




Winchester Model 1912



I can take some better photos if need be. I just looking to rate the conditions and set a price to put it out there for sale. I appreciate any help yall can provide.

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Model 12's have fallen out of favor in the last 10 years or so. Prices and demand are not what they used to be.

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I have 3 old Winchesters shotguns, a Model 1897 in 12 gauge, a Model 1912 Trench in 12 gauge, & a Model 37 in 410.

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Model 12's have fallen out of favor in the last 10 years or so. Prices and demand are not what they used to be.
They still appeared to be high based on what listings I could find in classifieds, and what was on Gunbroker. Of course, I don't base all that much on gunbroker, other than a generalization of the range items could fall in.
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They still appeared to be high based on what listings I could find in classifieds, and what was on Gunbroker. Of course, I don't base all that much on gunbroker, other than a generalization of the range items could fall in.
Gunbroker is a fine place to check prices but you have to only look at "completed listings". What people ask for guns means nothing, what they actually sell for means everything. With older collectable guns condition means alot. And often times slight variations in a particular model can double(or halve) the value. Many times I have heard people say "I have one just like that but mine ........". Well its not just like it then is it?
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Gunbroker is a fine place to check prices but you have to only look at "completed listings". What people ask for guns means nothing, what they actually sell for means everything. With older collectable guns condition means alot. And often times slight variations in a particular model can double(or halve) the value. Many times I have heard people say "I have one just like that but mine ........". Well its not just like it then is it?
True that, I have heard people say that forever. And yea I know to watch completions only, people list things for stupid prices. Just like ebay. I love when people say, "well if you look on ebay it's $xxx." And then I tell them, yea, sure it's listed for that. Ever wonder why it's still there everytime you look? lol
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