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BigJB
10-15-2009, 12:26 PM
I have one ive had for some years, may have to sell it though, I killed my 1st deer with it 20 years ago. Serial # 1084, four digits. Does the low number make it worth more?

It is in great condition, w/ a Luepold vx2

any idea what I should ask for it if I have to sell?

Tenamaxtle
10-15-2009, 12:35 PM
From 400-500 depending in condition, but again I am no gun expert, just a potential buyer!!:thumbsup:

BigJB
10-15-2009, 1:23 PM
From 400-500 depending in condition, but again I am no gun expert, just a potential buyer!!:thumbsup:

so what your saying is its worth around 800-1000?:thumbsup:

shootin' nuke
10-15-2009, 4:18 PM
If your serial number has only 4 digits, that makes it a first year production gun(1955). Check www.proofhouse.com for serial number ranges. The collector value of the rifle will be bumped a bit by this.

BigJB
10-15-2009, 6:41 PM
If your serial number has only 4 digits, that makes it a first year production gun(1955). Check www.proofhouse.com for serial number ranges. The collector value of the rifle will be bumped a bit by this.

Wow, cool link. Thank you. 1084 would be early 1st month of production.

any idea where I can find a market value? Gunbroker has some listed at 0ver 1200$, doesn't mean they are worth that if nobodies bidding.

gadjeep
10-15-2009, 6:44 PM
Good rifle, I used to hunt with one. Unfortunately these old levers don't command the prices that the classics do.

coop44
10-16-2009, 6:08 AM
winchester produced a lot of 88s and 100s, they still are decent hunting rifles. As far as being sought after, I havent seen that.

locktime
10-17-2009, 2:12 AM
Here's a completed auction on gunbroker for a new in box first year production gun in .308. The bidding went to $2000, and it didn't meet the reserve.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=135817727

The value of yours depends on the condition. If it is in very good to excellent condition, it should bring at least $1000.

If you check the completed auctions on gunbroker, you can see that the prices are over a wide range. I would think the four digit serial number adds a fair bit of value. It's a very desirable rifle.

If it was in .358 Win, those are bringing $2000 - $3000.

BigJB
10-17-2009, 11:16 AM
Here's a completed auction on gunbroker for a new in box first year production gun in .308. The bidding went to $2000, and it didn't meet the reserve.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=135817727

The value of yours depends on the condition. If it is in very good to excellent condition, it should bring at least $1000.

If you check the completed auctions on gunbroker, you can see that the prices are over a wide range. I would think the four digit serial number adds a fair bit of value. It's a very desirable rifle.

If it was in .358 Win, those are bringing $2000 - $3000.

You are the man, you did all that research for me? Wow. Thanks. I would say the condition is 85% or better.

locktime
10-17-2009, 12:29 PM
I was already pretty familiar with the values of Winchester 88's.

85 % condition might bring the price down a little, but it is still desirable.

They are very accurate rifles. It is basically the same bolt lockup as a Model 70.

old and wary
10-17-2009, 5:01 PM
A great rifle have one