My brother-in-law inherited a 514 from my "wood carver" father-in-law and I sure wouldn't classify it as "new and improved". They are a decent rifle, but not in a class with a 510. I too am always looking for a better 510 than I now have... I actually gave my son-in-law a nicer one than I kept because I always figured I'd find a really slick one. (Lot of -in-laws involved here.)olypenn22 said:Grandparem, Thanks for the info, always wondered why the 514 overlapped the 510 production run. Have heard the 514 pitched as the new and improved model of the 510 more than once at gunshows. Did not know about the original price difference, I have passed on several 514's, Seem like nice rifles, usually a little better condition than a average 510, good fit and finish, but never liked the look of the bolt and stock compared to a 510, I see 2 or 3 510's for each 514 I see. So maybe this explains the price difference around here. I am still looking for a 510 in great condition, found a 550-1 in like new, figure its just a matter of time before a great 510 shows up. In the mean time, my beater 510 is a great shooter. Olypenn22
One persons "good" is another persons very good and anothers fair (usually depends whether you are the buyer or seller ) so it's hard to judge without seeing it.Fatstrat said:Thanks for the replies and info. What's a ballpark figure on value (in G-VG condition). Auction prices seem to vary widely.