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Old 07-31-2019, 06:24 PM
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Our local rifle club has several Suhl 150's that we let the local high school teams use, we call them Club Guns. Some are in decent shape, some are...not. Some of us coaches that are in our 40's shot these same rifles when we were in high school.

If we were to consider selling our Suhls to fund purchasing newer equipment, what are some key features that we should look for? Example: are there marks on the rifles that indicate year of manufacture, trigger groups that are nicer than others, etc...?

Also, considering their condition, what is a current fair market value on a nice/well maintained Suhl 150?
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:15 AM
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Not an expert by any means, but here are a few things that might help:

Last two digits of proof year are on the left side of the barrel near the action.

Triggers should all be the same, just check for all parts and function.

There are actually two subtly different variations of the Suhl, the 150 (no adjustable cheek piece) and the 150-1 (adjustable cheek piece). No differences in value as far as I’ve seen and the barreled actions are the same.

Buyers will likely want to know the twist rate on the barrels. They varied over the years from 1:16 to 1:19 or so. Many consider the 1:16(.5) more desirable, but actual performance differences have been debated here, and may or may not be different.

As far as prices, I have seen a few very good condition examples go for $700-800 or so. And some near perfect at about $1000. If you have the original sights you can probably get a bit more.

Hope it helps.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:01 PM
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Thanks!

All of our rifles have a standard stock and all of the triggers are the same. Only work that's been done is some replaced parts. However the sights are something I'll have to look at, not sure what make/model sights are on them.
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Old 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
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So you sell 4 or 5 old guns and get one gun that's like what you already have but it's new. If your club has a boatload of cash the schools would do better with donated ammo.
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