Rifle Prices...

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
16,540
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Good grief - was browsing GunBroker for a Marlin 1885 SBL - the 45-70 with the gray laminated stock...

$2k and more... I understand that one sold for $3k recently.

This is a production firearm, a Remington-built Marlin... Good grief.

Just two years ago I bought the standard 1895, walnut stock, 22" barrel, for only $548 at Sportsman's Warehouse. It's turned out to be a good rifle, reliable and accurate.

Guess I should have bought a half dozen SBL's for investment purposes! Crazy times, crazy prices.

Regards, Guy
 

HAWKEYESATX

Handloader
Aug 15, 2016
1,806
56
Guy Miner":he6fzowy said:
Good grief - was browsing GunBroker for a Marlin 1885 SBL - the 45-70 with the gray laminated stock...

$2k and more... I understand that one sold for $3k recently.

This is a production firearm, a Remington-built Marlin... Good grief.

Just two years ago I bought the standard 1895, walnut stock, 22" barrel, for only $548 at Sportsman's Warehouse. It's turned out to be a good rifle, reliable and accurate.

Guess I should have bought a half dozen SBL's for investment purposes! Crazy times, crazy prices.

Regards, Guy
Holy Cow!
You're not kidding!
We have people making money off of a local gun trader site here.
They go in to Academy Sports here when they get a shipment of firearms in, and ammo, and buy everything, and then jack up the prices, thinking they're going to make a hefty profit.
Seems like GB has some unscrupulous members as well, looking to make a quick buck on some things.
I wish we could circumvent this somehow.


Hawk

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Thebear_78

Handloader
Sep 30, 2004
2,892
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I just got a 1895 GBL for $600 last week. So they are still around at good prices.


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JD338

Range Officer
Staff member
Nov 4, 2004
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Yikes! Keep an eye out on 24Hour Campfire Classified.
Maybe you can get one at a "fair" price.
A friend of mine bought one last summer at Midway USA and paid full MSRP. Beautiful rifle but spendy.

JD338
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
16,540
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Thebear_78":3v5n6gcn said:
I just got a 1895 GBL for $600 last week. So they are still around at good prices.


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Slimfinn

Handloader
Nov 28, 2018
625
256
It is crazy what has happened with the resale market for anything firearm related, if you are lucky enough to find it on a store shelf around here your going to pay the same price as you would normal, some sales are still going on too. I bought a 1000 primers at sportsman's for $30 last week, and a couple boxes of 45ACP for $23 each. There isn't a doubt in my mind that if I just posted locally I could have sold them for double that afternoon. Anything you look at online seems to be going for a premium, and prices fluctuate a lot throughout week.
Its not just firearm related my brother was telling me to try finding a freezer right now, none existent unless you want to wait a month or more. Even the real-estate market around here is booming with people coming in.
I'm giving it about 2 years maybe less and the markets will be flooded with the 'needs' of the last 8 months
 

ShadeTree

Handloader
Mar 6, 2017
2,612
853
Said it before, there's no crazier prices I've seen anywhere right now then on Gun Broker. I seen a new Win 94 XTR or whatever they're called now, in a 30-30 Win, go for over $1000.

A quality rifle at a real good or fair price is always a good buy, and they're still out there, but in general now is not the time to be buying rifles, especially on a online auction site. People have lost their minds. If the component shortage doesn't ease up, you're going to see some rifles going cheap, and people that paid twice what they should've are now going to own a gun worth 1/3 of what they paid.

I'm already starting to see a few ad's along the lines of: I bought this rifle but cannot find any ammo for it so I have it for sale.
 

358 WCF

Beginner
Jan 31, 2020
149
2
Slimfinn":ggx47oov said:
Its not just firearm related my brother was telling me to try finding a freezer right now, none existent unless you want to wait a month or more. Even the real-estate market around here is booming with people coming in.
I'm giving it about 2 years maybe less and the markets will be flooded with the 'needs' of the last 8 months

I dont know if you have Rural Kings out there, but they have mid sized chest freezers on special for $185, at least in VA & WV stores.

I saw a #3 RCBS shellholder bid up to $38 plus shipping on fleabay earlier today... still an hour or so left too. :shock:
 

cloverleaf

Handloader
Sep 10, 2006
3,848
149
All you have to do is sell your rifles etc. and "make some money".... careful. You'll never get em back. Heard a good one the other day... "the best way to double your money on a firearm is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket". Food for thought. CL

PS - and when your gone your widow will only get 40% of "book Value" whatever that is. Cabelas, Scheels, most similar retail places wont even buy a rifle if it isnt stamped and built by remington, winchester, savage, Tikka, Weatherby etc. They wont even look at my Mausers, let alone a type 38 Arisaka. I know there are other places to sell them but seriously, the lawyers are way to involved in corporate america. Give 'me to your kids before you die!! CL
 

HodgemanAK

Beginner
Oct 23, 2020
193
71
It's weird, I've seen some mediocre pieces go for ridiculous prices. I've also seen good deals on some great guns go untouched.

Weird time.
 

Songdog

Handloader
Apr 6, 2009
878
4
cloverleaf":tmhm82c6 said:
They wont even look at my Mausers, let alone a type 38 Arisaka. I know there are other places to sell them but seriously, the lawyers are way to involved in corporate america. Give 'me to your kids before you die!! CL

Heck.... my kids wouldn’t want a Mauser, or any other wood/blued rifle I handed them. They care NOTHING about nice wood, or cut checkering, or deep blueing, or open sights, or any other nonsense nostalgia so many attach to rifles. I remember handing my son, 16 at the time, a 70’s vintage Win. M70 in .30-06 with a 4x Leupolds M6. This is a rifle many on this board would have LOVED at 16 years old. He took one look at it, shouldered it, handed it back to me..... and said’ “can’t I just shoot that little 7/08?”. Not gonna lie.... I was proud of the kid. He knows killing stuff is 99.9% carrying a rifle... and .1% shooting the rifle. So, he chose lightweight, shootable, and sufficient power.... without getting beat to death.... doesn’t matter to him what it looks like or what anyone else “likes”. He wouldn’t have paid $200 for that Winny. I would.... because it would make an excellent rebored Whelen....

To many of us now, a rifle is a tool, and it has to perform... all the time, regardless of temp/humidity/altitude/precipitation/etc. It has to be light enough to pack everywhere, and it has to be very accurate. Ive literally shot the barrels off a half-dozen Remington BDL-Vs.... they’re my favorite rifles ever.... I love those things. But, I’d take a Tikka CTR over one ANY day of the week now, because a rifle is a tool... not a side-piece that your buddies drool over.

Regarding pricing.... something about fools and departed money comes to mind. I’ve never really understood why people complain about what someone else is willing to sell/buy an item for. Too much? Don’t buy it. Not enough? Don’t sell it. We can’t have all the benefits of a capitalist society (mostly).... and complain about free deals between free men.
 

1100 Remington Man

Handloader
May 1, 2007
1,051
86
That's to bad Songdog as a Rifle is carried and held more than shot and holding a fine blue steel rifle and walnut does have a nice warm feeling rubbing it's stock.
 

HodgemanAK

Beginner
Oct 23, 2020
193
71
Songdog":149iowrh said:
cloverleaf":149iowrh said:
Heck.... my kids wouldn’t want a Mauser, or any other wood/blued rifle I handed them. They care NOTHING about nice wood, or cut checkering, or deep blueing, or open sights, or any other nonsense nostalgia so many attach to rifles..

Yeah, my son is the same. He couldn't care less...his Tikka is just a tool just like the chainsaw, the socket set or the framing hammer.

His car is the same way...just transportation from A to B.

As a dedicated gun and vehicle guy, I feel like I haven't given him an appreciation for the finer things.
 

Elkman

Handloader
Apr 4, 2010
4,551
1
“cloverleaf wrote: Heck.... my kids wouldn’t want a Mauser, or any other wood/blued rifle I handed them. They care NOTHING about nice wood, or cut checkering, or deep blueing, or open sights, or any other nonsense nostalgia so many attach to rifles..”.

Function is the most important aspect of a weapon, not looks. Most of mine are not pretty at all, but they perform in the field where it counts.
 

cloverleaf

Handloader
Sep 10, 2006
3,848
149
Elkman":25tlfy3w said:
“cloverleaf wrote: Heck.... my kids wouldn’t want a Mauser, or any other wood/blued rifle I handed them. They care NOTHING about nice wood, or cut checkering, or deep blueing, or open sights, or any other nonsense nostalgia so many attach to rifles..”.

Function is the most important aspect of a weapon, not looks. Most of mine are not pretty at all, but they perform in the field where it counts.

Actually- you were quoting Song Dog there. My daughter is pretty much not interested in anything that goes bang no matter how its stocked.... Didnt happen for some reason. CL
 
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