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Old December 18th, 2019, 10:38 AM   #1
 
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Model 77 30-06 worth

I have a Model 77, tang safety, red butt pad that I bought circa 1979/1980'ish.

It has less than 2 boxes of shells through it and is in 90% or better condition. Might be a safe bruise on it, I would have to pull it out and see.

If I list it on gunbroker, what should I expect out of it.

If I sell it direct to a Ruger board member (not the buddy price, but not the gunbroker price) what should I ask for it ?

No box, never had one. I might have the book.

I can get it out of the safe and post up pictures if need be to help in the valuation.

I have the hots for another Ruger Precision Rifle for my wife and am divesting a bunch of my guns.

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Old December 18th, 2019, 11:44 AM   #2
 
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If you put it on Gun Broker what should you expect to get out of it? Have you looked at/followed the Ruger tang safety’s lately on GB? From what I’ve seen nothing is selling, there’s only a few rifles with active bids on them. It appears to be a buyers market because some of the prices are quite reasonable. I think there are a couple of nice looking 06’s around the $450 range with no bids.

Gun Broker, (as with most auction sites) seem to be cycular, this may not be the right time to sell. The worst time to sell one is when you have another one in your sites. I know a guy who does that regularly and usually comes out on the short end of the stick.

Bases on what I see out there now I’m gonna say $500.....you may get more if you put off the sale until late summer, prior to the 2020 Deer season.

Prices will also vary from region to region.
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Have you looked at/followed the Ruger tang safetyís lately on GB?
No I have not, that is why I am asking. I just sold the .444 JM marked I had. I knew what it was sort of going for, gave the guy the buddy/friend price. But the 77's are a mystery to me.
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It seems to me the more unique calibers, such as a .280, .284, 7x57 or even a .220 Swift bring a premium price. It sounds like your 77 would be quite a find based on your description, but it’s an 06 and some, (IMHO) won’t care how nice it is, call it a lack of appreciation if you will. They won’t view it as anything more than a hunting rig. I think it could be a $650 gun if the timing is right.........

Cruise over to GB to see what you’re up against. I wouldn’t want to be trying to sell now, it doesn’t look good out there.

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Good old bolt action sporters just arenít bringing much unless theyíre something pretty special. Now I consider a tanged M77 special, but not many people share my enthusiasm, especially when you can buy a Savage Axis or Ruger American for under $300. And most folks just want black rifles these days. Others want the Uber-long-range guns.

The younger generation of shooters donít seem to care for the .30-06-length cartridges anymore, either. My local gun range had an M1A for rent for a long time. I
Heard employees & cusomers alike whine about recoil.

Pictures would help, but based on your description, Iíd say $400 max.
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I recently sold one such as you describe, in 30/06, with a cheapie scope on it for $450.00.
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Others want the Uber-long-range guns.
Guilty as charged. I just bought a Ruger Precision Rifle in 300 PRC, the ballistics are really really close and at certain points, edge out a 338 Lapua.

Next gun, once the M77 is gone, will be a RPR in 6.5 PRC. I caught the long range bug shooting BPCR at 1000 yds with iron sights.

Seems $450.00 is a good price point.

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As somebody else said, shouldn't have waited till the end of Deer Season.

My guess is you'll see 400$, if it's got a decent scope, and wait a while, at that. I agree, if you want a better price, August is the time to list a 30.06.

You may be better served trotting something else out, besides a hunting rifle, at this point.
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I had a dealer off Gunbroker very recently (after I started this thread) offer $450.00 without a scope. So it must be worth at least that if a dealer would pay for it. He has to have profit margin.

I think the old M77's are a niche market. There has been a lot better, even lots better from Ruger since then.

The .338 Win Mag Gen 2 M77 was a better rifle, except for the trigger. The Gen 2 77 in .223 that is down in the safe is a better rifle.

The down side to selling to a dealer is I have to pay the shipping. We have a gunshow coming up. Maybe I will take it there, along with the Combat Commander I am also planning on selling.
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drcook, if at all possible I’d hang onto it. Yes, a person can spend $350 on an entry level Ruger, but that’s all it is.........entry level. I’ll sit on a gun before I take it in the six. It’s all about timing my friend, there’s a buyer out there you just haven’t met him yet. Unless you’re strapped for cash wait it out.

Apparently the dealer thinks there’s a market for a tang safety red pad............what’s he going to put on it $500? Doubtful.
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I would like think it was closer to $650. But the proof is in the pudding.
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