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Old 10-18-2019, 08:25 PM
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A local gun store is going out of business and reducing the prices on its inventory weekly until liquidated. It has a 44D for sale, originally listed at $399, now marked down to $299.

The gun is in very nice shape: I'd rate the bluing at about 90% with no rust and a few spots of apparent thinning, and the wood even better, with no significant gouges, oil stains, or cracks of any sort. Action functions smoothly and without any slop. Has the S130 peep and the four-post rotating set of front sights, but it's missing the hood.

What do you think? Worth jumping on it now, or worth waiting for the next price reduction?

It would join two other Mossy bolt .22s in my collection: a 640KD Chuckster .22 WMR and a "sporterized" 42M .22 LR.

Any and all advice most appreciated.

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44US(d) I assume??? A complete nice one is worth about $300 tops in my book!
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Are you a gambler?
Or subscribe to 'snooze, ya might lose?
Do ya want the thing or wont mind if it gets away?
Fwiw, Ive regretted waiting for the lowball price when somebody else was willing to pay. And Ive maybe overpaid for some. But the fact is, for me, when I cost average what I have and consider that Ive got what I want it is all Ok.
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[QUOTE=gcrank1;11643337]Are you a gambler?
Or subscribe to 'snooze, ya might lose?
Do ya want the thing or wont mind if it gets away?
Fwiw, Ive regretted waiting for the lowball price when somebody else was willing to pay. And Ive maybe overpaid for some. But the fact is, for me, when I cost average what I have and consider that Ive got what I want it is all Ok.[/QUOTE

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In the condition described I would buy it, but hand them $250 at first you can always add more

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Agreed.
I have regretted not buying something MANY more times than I have regretted buying one when I saw it.
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I'd buy it at that price if in the described condition. Go for it!
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44US(d) I assume??? A complete nice one is worth about $300 tops in my book!
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In the condition described I would buy it, but hand them $250 at first you can always add more
Now that is some excellent advice. Just make sure you have the full price in your pocket, plus another $50.00 or so. And there is always the option of a bit of haggling/bartering/horsetrading, whatever you want to call it. Offer the 250.00 for the rifle, then say you will buy another 50.00 worth of ammo or accessories. They are trying to liquidate inventory you know!!! Reminds me of the saying "In God we trust, ALL others pay cash", then there is "Money talks and BS walks" Cash is always a powerful incentive to complete a transaction. You could also mention that you know he didn't pay that amount of money for that rifle and at 250.00 I bet you are still making a profit. Lots of different bargaining strategies. PLUS I would say that the rifle is worth the current asking price. Sooooo...
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Now that is some excellent advice. Just make sure you have the full price in your pocket, plus another $50.00 or so. And there is always the option of a bit of haggling/bartering/horsetrading, whatever you want to call it. Offer the 250.00 for the rifle, then say you will buy another 50.00 worth of ammo or accessories. They are trying to liquidate inventory you know!!! Reminds me of the saying "In God we trust, ALL others pay cash", then there is "Money talks and BS walks" Cash is always a powerful incentive to complete a transaction. You could also mention that you know he didn't pay that amount of money for that rifle and at 250.00 I bet you are still making a profit. Lots of different bargaining strategies. PLUS I would say that the rifle is worth the current asking price. Sooooo...
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Thanks for all of the good, solid, enabling advice, gentlemen.

I got her for $275, plus tax, and they threw in a missing Mossy quick detach swivel. Eager to get it cleaned up and see how it shoots.

I see that Vic Havlin carries the sight hood for $8.00, but he also carries the complete Lyman 17-A globe sight (with seven inserts) for $34.00. Seems like a no-brainer to make the upgrade, or am I missing something? The gun has the standard S130 peep, and I assume the Lyman would work fine with it if the height is OK (0.494"). Anyone have experience with this setup of Lyman 17-A and S130?

I also need to replace the red and green "F" and "S" buttons, which Vic also carries.

Any other areas to look for when I open it up for cleaning? Any must-have spare parts that I should add to my order from Vic?

Again, thanks for all of your advice and help.

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Congrats Bonasa! I'll let the more experienced Mossberg folks reply to your questions; I just wanted to say well done! Post up a pic or two when she's spiffed up.
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The Lyman 17A has a nominal 3/8" dovetail, if the rifle has the dovetail that is going to also be nominal, as in 'some hand fitting may be required'.
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The Lyman is good upgrade.
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