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Old 07-07-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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Way back in 1964, I was given a Winchester Model 290 semi-auto that fires short, long, and long rifle. I used it maybe five times at the range and it has been sitting in various cellars since then. I even have the original box. I looked at it the other day and saw that it has light rust on parts of the barrel. With that in mind, I'd like to sell it but have no idea what to ask. Anyone have a ball park range for me? And, how does one sell a rifle in this day and age. Thanks.
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Old 07-07-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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Way back in 1964, I was given a Winchester Model 290 semi-auto that fires short, long, and long rifle. I used it maybe five times at the range and it has been sitting in various cellars since then. I even have the original box. I looked at it the other day and saw that it has light rust on parts of the barrel. With that in mind, I'd like to sell it but have no idea what to ask. Anyone have a ball park range for me? And, how does one sell a rifle in this day and age. Thanks.


after looking online, most 290's were made in 22 short. more of an uncommon round these days. since you say that rust is on parts of the firearm, would say it is in the 50% range for value and worth about $200.

as far as selling it in NY? I do not know as NY is a socialist state that does not like to let the law abiding have firearms without the state governments permission. best bet would be to look online at your state laws concerning firearms to see what you have to do in order to sell it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:20 PM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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Condition has everything to do with its value. There's rust and then there's rust. Is the bore bright and clean? That will matter.
There is a book called the Blue Book of Gun Values that you can find which will explain how to grade a gun and what they are worth.
As for selling, I'm guessing that even in NY you local classified circulars that still allow long guns to be advertised. OR you can list it on Gunsamerica.com. What you don't want to do is sell it to a gun shop unless they take it on consignment.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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If you can't buy ammo for it, not much.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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Any firearm is worth only what someone else is willing to pay for it. Yeah, I know, that sounds kind of stupid, but it's true. The Blue Book of Gun Values can be used for a guide line, but firearms vary in value depending where you live, to some extend. The condition, like one poster said, is everything. Something else that makes a difference in price is how unique your firearm is, how many were made, what variations were made and still exist, etc. I suggest looking on GunBroker, rather than Guns America, because you can see how many people are interested in any given firearm, by the number of people bidding on that particular weapon. A gun is not necessarily worth what a person is asking for it, it is worth what a person will actually pay for it. and there is a difference. Many guns on GunBroker do not sell and have zero bids because the owner thinks it's worth what he is asking for it, when in reality, it is not worth the asking price. If you follow gun sales on GunBroker daily, and look at many different makes and models of firearms, you will see what I mean, and you can get a much better idea of a firearms worth. Pictures are also used on GunBroker so the buyer can actually get an idea of a firearms condition. I have bought and sold for years on this site and have had very little trouble. However, there are several states I list by name, where I will not sell or ship a firearm to simply because of their gun laws. I hope some of this info helps you in determining the value of your firearm...
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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Way back in 1964, I was given a Winchester Model 290 semi-auto that fires short, long, and long rifle. I used it maybe five times at the range and it has been sitting in various cellars since then. I even have the original box. I looked at it the other day and saw that it has light rust on parts of the barrel. With that in mind, I'd like to sell it but have no idea what to ask. Anyone have a ball park range for me? And, how does one sell a rifle in this day and age. Thanks.
I would say not more than $10. To be nice, I'd give you $20, plus shipping.
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:15 PM
 
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Sold it for $225.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Sold it for $225.
Good for you! That's a good price.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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If you can't buy ammo for it, not much.
If you can't find .22 ammo you're not looking hard enough .
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:22 PM
 
Location: california
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.22 ammo is pretty tough to find , it's being hoarded by opportunists. simple as that.
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