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    Win 1897 shotgun value

    Anyone no what they are worth down here in NZ. And are there any real ones ( not clones ) around?

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    Trademe have a couple on at present

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    I cant find any. Could you please share the listing numbers?

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    you talking about the 1887 lever gun?
    the originals are not so common, and neither are the clones.
    originals are rare as they are sort after and collectable. the clones are also rare as most have been thrown in the creek.
    greg

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    No not lever. 1897 pump shotguns. Any one know there average value. Made them all the way up to the 50s

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    Original 97s can sell here, anywhere from $1000 up to $2000 depending on condition. I imported some really nice ones from the US for around
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    I imagine the "Wild Bunch" have bought up most of them. I rem Norinco was making the clone in the "Trench" format too.

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    One in the next Carvells Auction. Ex US police department.

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    Yea i see that one. But to many people will bid on that and drive the price up. Want to pay realistic price as it will be a collection investment and a lil bit of slam firing beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruger View Post
    Original 97s can sell here, anywhere from $1000 up to $2000 depending on condition. I imported some really nice ones from the US for around
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    Ruger do you know of any for sale mate? Not under the hammer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burb122 View Post
    Yea i see that one. But to many people will bid on that and drive the price up. Want to pay realistic price as it will be a collection investment and a lil bit of slam firing beautiful!
    Ring SAI/Carvells and they will tell you what they expect to realise for that item. Usually (but not always) their estimate is close. Don't be discouraged by auctions - I see items going for less at auctions than some of the ridiculous prices idiots pay on TardMe for eg. BRNO No 1's being a good example. Auctions are a very much an on the day thing and there can be bargains sometimes. Plus if you want a good piece for a collection sometimes it is a bit of a long haul until you get the one that meets your requirements, unless of course it is something really rare in which case your blood runneth hot and you end up owning something and wondering if you paid far too much.
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    I sold my one for $790, it had all matching numbers but the barrel had been shortened, it was purchased by a cowboy action shooter. I've heard completely original ones, even if a little worn, can go for $1500 or more.

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    Jez thats a truck load! They were 25 bucks when they were new haha

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    Spoke to SAI today. The gun is expected to sell for upwards of 3000 dollars. Thats so dam expensive its not funny. If it was a wartime shotgun then possibly. But jez louise thats way to much. Going to look at importing one i think.
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