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Browning Falling Block

Old 02-22-2010, 06:25 AM
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Gents, I have an opportunity to buy a Browning Falling block, 7mm mag, with a octagon barrel. its in very good shape. just a mark on the butt stock thats about 4 inches long. never been shot. who can tell me what this rirfle is worth? never scoped either. thx
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:27 AM
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Check auction sites to see what it's selling for...only way to get realistic values.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:20 AM
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Both the Browning and Winchester 1885's are fine rifles. There is a used one here (in a local LGS) with a $700 tag on it. Browning is also bringing back some B78's this year. The MSRP on them is around $1300 (if I remember correctly).
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:30 PM
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I've seen them go for $700 to $1,800 depending on grade and caliber. I have one in 22-250 and it's a nice gun, accurate, good looking, etc. The only problem is you have to turn the rifle on it's side to reload it if you're on a bench or some kind of rest. Other than that nice gun.
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:38 PM
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k. well it has a matte finish look to it. so not a shiny look. i guess i would classify it as a grade 1. if its never been shot, and has only one scratch, would 500-600 be a good deal?
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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i am also assuming they are very accurate?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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They are acceptionally accurate. I have one in 30-06 that I've hunted deer and antelope with since the late '70's. It'll still do sub-moa 3 shot groups with it's favorite loads
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:24 AM
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My 1885 is a low wall in .243. It is VERY accurate and a pleasure to carry and hunt with.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:53 AM
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Depends on how long the scratch is.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:54 PM
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4 inches or so. its not a dig, its more like a indention. not to ugly. the rest in perfect.
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