He had a 10/22 that he bought new and fired little, so it’s in excellent condition. Serial number points to 1974 manufacture. It has a metal butt plate, trigger guard, and barrel band. I think the stock is walnut. I don’t know this for certain, but if it’s birch wood, it has the best looking grain of any birch I’ve seen. There are two magazines, and they seem to have more metal in them than later examples. I have the original cardboard box, but its condition is only fair.
Does an earlier production gun like this command a premium price, compared to more recent versions? Most of the collection is going to a pawn shop to be sold on consignment. I think we’ll get fair prices, because we can set a minimum, and the shop only takes 10% for their fee. It’s worth this much to us for the convenience of having them handle all the transactions. But I might sell a few of the more interesting guns myself, so I can target collectors/enthusiasts and ask a higher price than the pawn shop will likely get. If you think the 22 is only worth slightly more than a recent production example, I’ll send it with the rest. If you feel this would be a mistake and I ought to find someone who will appreciate it more, say so.
Thank you for your advice.
WALNUT AND BLUED should always be preferred….
Good luck….and my condolences on the loss of your Dad….
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I would love to sell it to a RF member, if there’s someone who can meet FTF in northern Utah. Shipping is something I wanted to avoid. I’ve done it before, both as a buyer and seller, and in my experience it is a big hassle.golferboy426 wrote:you'll get more here for SURE. It's easy all you have to do is ship it for the buyer's FFL by either USmail or UPS, both simple & safe transactions
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I am in northern Utah shoot me a PM I can help you out!KWYJIBO wrote:I would love to sell it to a RF member, if there’s someone who can meet FTF in northern Utah. Shipping is something I wanted to avoid. I’ve done it before, both as a buyer and seller, and in my experience it is a big hassle.golferboy426 wrote:you'll get more here for SURE. It's easy all you have to do is ship it for the buyer's FFL by either USmail or UPS, both simple & safe transactions
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Shipping is easy. Wrap the box in brown paper with lots of clear tape or stick it in a flourcent light box. Check the address of the FFL the buyer wants it to go to (check it's valid on the ATF site). Take it to the post office, about $35 to ship. Include a copy of your DL and the contact info of the buyer so the FFL can log it in and knows who to call to come get their gun.
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I would like to get one like that but I am on the opposite corner of the country and I have spent my gun allowance for a while.
A local friend bought one in April 1969 right before his wedding. He outfitted it with a K-Mart brand scope and bought a bore sight tool that was still in its original box! As expected its a great shooter.
Its a 6 digit non prefix serial number and solid walnut. About 95% condition and I gave him $400 for it. I asked if he was sure he didnt want to offer it to one of his sons first and he told me he’d given each of them 2 guns a year ago. When he asked how they liked the guns they told him “they brought good money”!
A shooting buddy claims to have never overpaid for a gun. "But I have bought a few too early!"