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Old 03-04-2018, 09:31 PM
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I found an old 241 22 short only at a gun show yesterday. The condition was less than I would typically consider. But having one in .22 lr and also a model 24 in .22 long. I felt it needed to come home with me. My question is at what point does condition override age and rarity? The blueing is practically gone on the barrel, to the point it almost looks parkerized. The finish is thin at best with plenty of handling marks. And worst of all a one inch chunk at the toe of the stock had been glued back on by an amateur. On a good note, it's all there and functions flawless. Does this still have any value? Thanks for the input.
It's the one on the bottom.
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Old 03-04-2018, 09:59 PM
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Some folks will pay a bit more for a short over a long rifle. Otherwise, it is worth what it's condition merits. The value of your gun is as a shooter rather than a collector grade gun, but it will make a fine shooter. The stock can be easily repaired and refinished if you wish. You can give the metal a really good cleaning and degreasing. You could then go over it with a good quality cold bluing to darken the metal while leaving the original finish in place. I like Birchwood Casey cream style bluing paste. This will enhance the finish and appearance of the gun, and do little if any to hurt the current value. It may even enhance it if looks mean much. I've done this with a number of old well worn guns that lacked real collector value.

Or you can leave it as is. Folks with family heirlooms may prefer not to mess wiht them.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:27 PM
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A rare gun in poor condition may be worth more than a common gun in pristine condition. To me it depends on rarity, condition, and price. I have paid a lot for a rare gun in less than pristine condition. They are neat guns. I have a realy nice one and love to shoot it. Enjoy it for what it is.
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Old 03-27-2018, 06:09 PM
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Rifles

Those are some nice rifles. I have a 24, I have the barrel adjusting nut and spacer but cannot find the locking parts to lock it to the receiver.
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