His was one of the recalled models, it was fixed by Mossberg a few years back. $200-300, huh? Wow....how much were they new? I know its accurate, but I didn't think it would be worth that much. I've been lucky to give away Mossbergs in the past when I traded.
That's about the going rate for the "slug gun". They made the same gun with a smooth bore barrel that will sell for slightly less but the narrow specific application of the 695 "slug gun" warrants the asking price.$300.00 bare might be a little high but it's definitely in the mid two hundred dollar range. Add in the cost of the scope (depending on the model Weaver) and you could reach $300.00
It's a completely different animal than the run of the mill Mossberg shotguns that are all over the place.