Pricing on mossbergs?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by xcoreyyyx, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    I need just a general price range on some of the guns I am trying to sell if anyone can help. Also, could I take them to a gun shop to get them cleaned up before I sell them? How nice would they clean up or cost to clean up some? I am not talking about rebluing because I am not going to reblue then resell them. I hate the loose action of mossbergs and that's why I am getting rid of them. If more pictures are needed let me know. As you will see the 3rd one has quite a bit of damage to it and it was very mistreated by the previous owner. I do not even know if that is worth selling. It also has quite a bit of rust or all of the bluing has come off of it. One picture is out of place. sorry.

    1st- Mossberg 500cg 20ga
    2nd- Mossberg 500a 12ga
    3rd- Mossberg 500a 12ga
     

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  2. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    What do the bores look like are the as bad as the outside? Personally as a gunsmith I would only buy these for the usable parts or as project guns. I think by the time you payed to have them cleaned up you wouldn't see any value in doing it. I'd list them as is in a local trade group and see what is offered. You never know some home gunsmith might offer a decent trade for all three to practice refinishing on.
     

  3. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    All of them except the last one have pretty nice outside on them. Just minor rust that I am going to rub off once stop being lazy and go out and get some kroil and other cleaning supplys for them. Just took a quick peek at the bores. All of them are very very clean. Mirrors all day long. Like I said, the only rough looking one is of the 500a with the light wood on it. It has a rough outside but the inside is nice.
     
  4. bearrwe

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    I would still list them for sale or trade. I've done much better trading lately to get what I want. The price of used guns has been high lately but trades for me have been closer to true value. As for the 500a clean what you can but I wouldn't put much in it, like I said someone might want it for a project or camp gun.
     
  5. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    I doubt I am going to put much time into the beat up one. I am talking about wiping off some small surface rust of the nice looking 500a. Where are you located if you don't mind me asking. I forget which mod or supporting member is in the virginia area but I am going to be down that way in a few weeks and was hoping to pass off possibly the 500a in beat up condition and possibly an ithaca 22lr. m-49r(I know i'm in the shotgun thread) that I just don't have the experience to fix and thought I would put it into the hands of someone who can redo it. I am headed to 3 upcoming gun shows and was going to sell them there if anyone was looking for them.
     
  6. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    I'm in Tn near Nashville. I'm a retired gunsmith. Where are you out of? I have seen several begining gunsmiths on here looking for projects that would allow them to practice. A shotgun with a vent rib can be quite a challange to polish up for refinishing.
     
  7. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    I am located in Maryland near Baltimore. I know of no local gunsmiths that have been actually recommended to me on a good basis. It kind of sucks that I can't just go down the street and have someone look at what I have and work on it if needed. I have to do all the minor things by myself. I am learning slowly but surely. I have talked to a person on here before that is located in central virginia. Not a gunsmith for a job but as a hobby if I remember correctly. I will be headed to the virginia/north carolina line practically to visit family and I will be headed through virginia and figured I could always make a detour to pass on an old gun to someone who can actually do something with it. If you know any Maryland gunsmiths please let me know and I will check into taking my stuff there.
     
  8. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    If I hear of anyone I will let you know.
     
  9. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    Thanks for looking out and the input here.
     
  10. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    $50-$200 each as I see them. $300-$350 all I'd guesstimate.
     
  11. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Yep I'd give $100 for 20 gauge and real rusty 12.
     
  12. xcoreyyyx

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    I am willing to let them go for quite cheap because I just want to get rid of them and put the cash toward something else. Hopefully someone will want them at the upcoming gunshows.
     
  13. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't pay anyone to clean them up. I'd just take 0000 copperwool or steel wool if you must, and some gun oil and work on the rust I can see.

    The nicer ones could get between $100-150.

    The really rough one $50-100

    Once tey are cleaned up the Mossbergs aren't bad. I know a lot of people don't like the play that the riveted action bars gives, when compared to the welded bars of an 870. But they really are a very durable shotgun. They should make someone a nice workable project.
     
  14. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    Jeez looks like the 3rd one took a direct hit from a load of birdshot.
     
  15. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    take a look at the gun auction sites & see what mossberg 500's are going for, you may be suprised. most 20 gauges i've seen get bid over $200 pretty quick.

    i wouldn't pay anyone to clean them up for you, swab the bores & clean the action & call it good. the rough one....i guess it is what it is, polish off the rust as much as you can & price it reasonable. people like me are a sucker for a good fixer upper
     
  16. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    Thanks for the input.