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Old 05-14-2019, 08:38 PM
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So I stopped at my local gun shop just to say hi and see if anything cool had come in. There apparently had been an estate's sale of firearms come in, and there was a pre-crossbolt safety/rebounding hammer 39A there on the wall. Aside from one worn spot on the lever the metal was in good shape and the wood had some nice figure in it. It has the hood on the front sight. Didn't get the serial number. But they want $760 for it and that's more than I paid for my Mountie. What do you all think, should I go back and get it or is that too much?
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:44 PM
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seems thats about a going price these days.I got lucky last week and got one on trade for a 410 bolt.Talk about luck,nice clean 60's vintage.He wanted the 410,made the offer,I just couldn't say no....lol
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:25 PM
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Well thatís a bit pricey, but hey they donít make them anymore. So if you want it go in with 7 franklins and make them an offer they canít refuse.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:24 AM
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Seems a little high. I just sold a mint 1961 for $600 to a friend a few weeks ago but it had no sight hood. I probably should have kept it but I have other 39a's I shoot. Maybe see if you can get it down below $700. Just a few years ago $450 was the going rate and the price just seems to go up on these.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:34 AM
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I have to say that I think it is just too high. I just bought a mint 1992 Model 39AS for $425. I got a good deal but I don't think it would have sold for more than $600 on a good day. The cross bolt models like mine do not seem to command the premium that the earlier models do.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:03 AM
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$500-$600 is current market. There's plenty out there to choose from.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:48 PM
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Gun shop owners generally won't move on price too much when they first come out on the rack. After they have sat around a month or two is when the owners will start talking prices.

That's the risk then - somebody else wants it more than you do and they get it.

The thing is... You just don't see them like you used to. None have been made in several years now and many folks believe they won't be made again.

Also - this isn't the recession where folks are selling off all their guns to pay the bills - which pushed prices on used guns way down.

I love mine. It's a fine shooter. I have no regrets about buying it.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:20 PM
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Bottom line.....

If you like it, can afford it ....BUY IT. I've seen the desirable stuff just keep going up a little bit at a time until we hear "SHOULDA, COUDA, WODA" regrets.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:48 PM
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It is a little high. They arenít making them for that price anymore and the new ones have the cross bolt safety and start at over $3000.

I donít think you would lose money in the long run.
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So I stopped by yesterday and it is still on the wall. I think I'm going to go see how low I can get them to go since it's been there so long.

Of course, it might still be there because they won't come down, I'll see.

Oh, it has a "K" prefix, so 1953, correct?

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So the way I look at it is. I could wait and wait to find what I am looking for or I can pay maybe a little more than what it's worth and be enjoying it. I would choose to pay the little extra and enjoy the gun and quit looking. Your not getting younger, can't take it with you. Enjoy the moment and you won't even think about the price in a year from now. You will be happy you bought it.
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[QUOTE=jstanfield103;11573635]So the way I look at it is. I could wait and wait to find what I am looking for or I can pay maybe a little more than what it's worth and be enjoying it. I would choose to pay the little extra and enjoy the gun and quit looking. Your not getting younger, can't take it with you. Enjoy the moment and you won't even think about the price in a year from now. You will be happy you bought it.[/QUOT

Yes, enjoy it while you still can make some memories.
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Here today, gone tomorrow
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It is definitely on the high side, I just picked up a nice 1951 for $565. They should come down at least $100 TO even consider it.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:04 AM
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I bought a new condition 39A in the box, from Cabelas for $600 a few months ago.

Keep in mind, they also had older, yet well worn, for the same price.

I think $600 for the one the OP wanted is in the ballpark or even $700 at the top end. They donít make them anymore. Enjoying it now also has some value.
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