Father and Son Remington 870 combo

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by GeneralPatton, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    Just curious what yall thought on value here. I have a pair of Remington shotguns. The first is an 870 Express Magnum Combo 12 gauge with 28" and 21" barrels, and a 870 Express .410 They have the exact same finish, and both are in like new condition and weren't used much. Just wondering what yall thought honest market value would be. I've checked gunbroker and armslist and other online sales sites, the general price range was higher than I had estimated and the average was roughly $1000 for the pair. I thought it would make a good father and son combo deal since they both look the same. I'd also throw in the DMC Hard case that holds 2 long guns. :cool:
     
  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    If you get $1,000 for those you definitely need to go in the used car business. I would consider $500 good. There are just so many of them out there, and finding someone who wants a 410 and a 12 is problematic.
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Too true. You can pick up either one of these guns barely used in a pawn shop for $250ish.
     
  4. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    I think you both are under estimating something in the 410. It is one of the most popular choices for a kids first shotgun, and it is actually quite rare to find the 870 410 for sale. There was only 1 on Gunbroker for a 3 week period that was the same gun. The 870 Wingmaster 410 sells for about $600-$1000 based on condition. The 870 Express 410's on there now are sitting with bids at $400+ with several days to go. I've turned down offers of up to $375 because you simply can't buy one for that price. If you have a pawn shop that has one in like new condition for $250, please point me towards it so I can buy them all and make some easy money.

    And the 870 Express Magnum Combo 12 gauge also sells for an average just over $500 used. These aren't Mossbergs!
     
  5. Virginian

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    An Express is not a Wingmaster either. I guess little guns are just cheaper down here in Louisiana.
     
  6. GeneralPatton

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    Oh trust me I know. If it was a Wingmaster I'd put it on Gunbroker since it's like new. I watched one sell for $900 last week. :eek:
     
  7. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Either way General, prove 'em wrong and get that $1,000! No reason to ask and argue when they give you their opinion. The 870 Express is such a reliable and well made arm, with an extra barrel and that rare .410 will get a premium commensurate with their quality over a simple ol' Mossberg. Shut those guys' dirty mouths and live large!

    Either way, no matter who's right or wrong, NOW'S the market to sell into -- you'll never get more!! Hey, maybe if you stand outside The Moonlight Bunny Ranch and offer 'em for sale to the customers...

    Now go get that windfall, and some satisfaction, then come back and tell us how ya did!!!
     
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  8. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton New Member

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    I accepted an offer from a guy in Alabama for $450 + shipping on the .410
     
  9. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    There ya go! Now just get $550 for the used 12 ga. 870 Express and show those doubting Thomas' who's top of the GB food chain! You might do better selling the extra barrel separately.

    BTW, how much was the FFL fee?
     
  10. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    I hope you do but I don't think you will get $550 for the 12 gauge maybe $350 but I hope you the best brother
     
  11. GeneralPatton

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    They are both now gone. $450 for the 410, $450 for the 12. $900 total. It's a sellers market.

    The outgoing FFL fee was $25 but I made the buyer pay it. Plus, I forgot that my membership at the range gives me 3 free transfers a year so + $25 for me. I made $900 off the pair. Like I had guessed in the beginning, close to $1000 for the pair. I think however, I need to start buying my guns from these guys who can find them for $250 so I can start my own little business. I'll take $200 profit any day of the week paying $250 and selling for $450.
     
  12. MattShlock

    MattShlock New Member

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    That's great - congratulations. But your idea is illegal you know, right?
     
  13. Gonzilla

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    OP: Express go on sale for around $300 NIB at Cabelas. I paid $269 for mine w $20 rebate. You have done well.

    HOCK rooting for the 870 Express...Oh Lord, just take me Now ! :p
     
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  14. GeneralPatton

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    Yea, I know. Anything where you can make money these days is on the verge of, it not totally, illegal. I've done well just helping folks liquidate their personal collections from inheritance and downsizing. In the process, I have managed to collect as a fee, by choice of the sellers in which to pay me, a 1963 manufactured 1894 Winchester 3030 lever action along with a Norinco ATD 22. Plus, I still have two .50 cal black powder rifles (which are worthless to me and apparently everyone else as I haven't had so much as 1 email on them) a .44 cal black powder 1858 Remington New Army repro by Uberti, and a 1888 Mauser (of unknown caliber) that I can keep or sell and keep the proceeds thereof. I think I made out pretty well overall.

    And if anyone is looking, I have a Winchester 1897 and a Winchester 1912 both in 12 gauge to move for another friend.
     
  15. 1911love

    1911love New Member

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    Please post pics of that 1897 and a description please. I love Browning designs.
     
  16. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    P.T. Barnum was right again.
     
  17. HostileSigPro40

    HostileSigPro40 New Member

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    Yeah I'd like to see pics of the 1888 Mauser