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Old September 7th, 2012, 05:10 AM   #1
 
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No. 1 price

If I was to buy a used No. 1 today, what would be considered a fair price? I know the condition of the rifle, the caliber and model are all factors. Let's just say a 45-70, standard model?

I've been reading a lot of the post here, and I noticed that some of you guys have purchased No. 1 really cheap.

Your inputs are greatly appreciated.



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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:32 AM   #2
 
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Come on, really, over 80 views and no replies. LOL!!!!! OK, I hope someone helps me out here, because I don't want to over pay for the first one I buy.

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I'd say around 6-700 given type and condition. but that is my area of the country could be very different down south or out west,
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Old September 7th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #4
 
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I'd say $700 and up. I rarely see #1's in any condition that would put them much below that price. can't recall what mine cost exactly but none of my #1's cost over $800, including brand new ones.
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Consulting the Blue Book; a used one at 98% should start at about $775 dollars and I've seen new ones going for approximately $1100 when they can be found. I bought one about 3 years ago in 30'06 for right at $1100 dollars.
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Anything less than $650 is a very good deal... I would not pay over $800
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Anything less than $650 is a very good deal... I would not pay over $800
Since about 2007 their prices have gone up; I can't find them anywhere and I've seen only one used one brought in for trade at the gun shop that I frequent.
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I am a big fan of the #1.
I went to a gun show today it was small, but I was surprised to see 8 #1s. They ranged in price from $700-1200 depending on caliber & condition. The highest priced one was a really nice one chambered for the 9.3X74R. the cheapest believe it or not was a .375H&H that showed a bit of wear externally. I saw two chambered for the .458 Win. Mag. I did not see one chambered for the .45-70.
These prices are asking prices, & I'd be really surprised if you couldn't get at least $50 knocked off one when you started haggeling & pulled out the green?
Prices may vary quite a bit in your area?
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45/70 does seem to raise the price a bit
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Cool, thank you gents for you inputs. I've seen them anywhere between $650 (with a little wear & tear) to $1200-$1500. I'll keep looking and be patient, and maybe I'll get a decent deal someday.
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I certainly wouldn't be seeing $650 as something besides a decent deal.
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You are correct, but on my last comment I meant to say "a little too much wear & tear" on them.
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If you find one that shows a bit more wear than others, but not abuse, I'd check the bore. Take a bore light with you any time you are seriously looking at a gun to buy. I wouldn't be afraid to ask the owner if he could run a bore brush & patch through the bore either. This might not be feasable at a gun show, but if the gun is in a shop the owner should be willing to run a brush & patch down the bore. Wipe it after the brush because even a light film of oil can appear to be very smooth & shiny.
I am not sure how much wear you are willing to accept, but some otherwise good rifles have been passed up because of honest wear on the outside.
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Frank V. Thanks for the info, that makes perfect sense. I'm looking at a No. 1B for $750.
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Frank V. Thanks for the info, that makes perfect sense. I'm looking at a No. 1B for $750.

That sounds like a good price to me. What caliber are you looking at?
Hope that one works out for you.
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