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Old 08-14-2019, 09:42 AM
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Too much. The market has been soft for several years.

$600 is market. Tens of thousands were made. It's just a basic 39A, not a short run variant.
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Too much. The market has been soft for several years.

$600 is market. Tens of thousands were made. It's just a basic 39A, not a short run variant.

Agreed. My Century Limited cost $580 less than a year ago, and that's the most expensive 39 I've ever bought.
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Wow, the prices astonish me. I have my late Dad's, 1957 vintage. Rear sight has a blank, Front hood gone. It has a scope for squirrel hunting. I recall he bought it used in the early 70s for 75 bucks. Wood is well oiled and no dings. Still works like a watch.
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Keep in mind, prices vary for different regions.

Also, if a person finds one locally and pays a little extra out the door, they arenít paying shipping and a dealer transfer fee. Many folks talk about the deal they got in line and donít add the $50 or more for the above listed costs.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:51 PM
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Look on guns international or gun broker that will give you best estimated value but these guys can get a original 39a for under 600 they should buy and sell and make money
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Buy it.
My 39A is a shooter.
Mine has no crossbolt.
And a round front sight hood.
I think I paid 380 ? Or 480 ?
Something like that..
Everyone around here trying to buy it from me.
I ain't selling.
Buy it.. you'll never regrets it.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:33 PM
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Look on guns international or gun broker that will give you best estimated value but these guys can get a original 39a for under 600 they should buy and sell and make money
Not really.......Some of those listings are over a year old. Look at "completed auctions" to see what they are actually selling for.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:53 PM
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As time goes on, the younger generation may want semi auto black rifles instead of lever action gems like the 39A. This may affect the future selling price of 39A rifles.

This still doesnít change the fact that the 39A is a steel and walnut gem that isnít being produced anymore, as a regular production item.

The 39A is a great value if you donít pay over $650-$700 for a like new rifle. Look what you get for that price.

Forged steel receiver
Quality blued steel
Walnut stock

The receiver halves are so tight that you have to bump then to get it to separate.

They are heirloom quality rifles.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:13 AM
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Recent Completed auctions. Just a sampling. Some oddities

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/826309624

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/825561873

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/824405391

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/820029703

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/826536215

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/820250291
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39A Price

Autofan,

It is my understanding that "K" serial number prefix does indicate a 1953 Mountie. 4335 "K" prefixes were made. It is a one of a kind Mountie, not garden variety. You do not see these come up for sale very often. Confirm it is "K" prefix and buy it.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:00 AM
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If I read the post correctly he is not considering a 1953 "K" mountie. Believe 1954 was the Mountie model's 1st year.
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i did get my first a whole lot cheaper back when , paid 100 about 15 years ago , but even then they were asking 4-450 , i do not always get bargains - just happened here , i wont part with it for 600 ,

all that said the second was not bad but not near that bargain about 10 years ago , i have also overpaid to get one i wanted and never looked back , they are still something i love owning even if its only whats left of this life , i only buy what i really want
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Old 09-17-2019, 07:55 PM
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Autofan posted he checked later and it is a "K" prefix. That is a 1953 39A Mountie, Ballard Rifling, 4335 produced. Does it have fat or slim forearm? Is it JM Stamped?

The shop owner probably knows what he has, therefore the price. Although, I have seen a couple "K" prefix asking prices north of $1K. I found one about 15 years ago for $400.

If you just want a 39A shooter there are other options for less money.
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It is not a Mountie unless it has the straight stock and 24 inch barrel. they made both the pistol grip and straight stock in 53. I have one, I think the forarm was slimmer on the Mountie also. the straight stock 53 Mountie will bring a premium price. Only Mountie with 24 inch barrel.
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Not a straight stock, definitely a pistol grip stock, it is still there. Too much for something I already have a version of. Nice condition, though.
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