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Old 02-19-2017, 03:58 PM   #11
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I'm thinking of picking up a copy of blue book values of guns, that should help me figure out the right price to pay on a used Merkel?
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:05 PM   #12
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I'm thinking of picking up a copy of blue book values of guns, that should help me figure out the right price to pay on a used Merkel?
Best way is to look at auctions that have ended, like on gunbroker, armslist, etc. The blue book is out of date the moment it prints but is a handy resource for model and maker information. Just my $.02

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Old 02-19-2017, 05:25 PM   #13
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New and Used Guns For Sale Online - Guns International is a sale site, not an auction one. Sellers there are typically well-known brick and mortar stores. Looking there should give you a realistic view on selling prices. As always, there is always wiggle room, especially depending on condition.
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The 'Blue Book' is a waste of money as far as determining value on most any decent shotgun. Save your money and watch the sales sites per previous comments here. They will get you in the ballpark, especially since most have pics.
It may sound like we are giving you the run-around, but we really are trying to help. You can't put a 'book value' on a better gun, it is all determined by two main things - graded condition, and my idea of '90% condition' may be vastly different from someone else's opinion of '90%'. The other is what someone is willing to pay for the gun in it's current condition, and to me that is the more important factor.
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You also buy a shotgun for its barrels and nothing else. If the barrels are not what you need or not in safe condition for shooting the gun is a paperweight. Blue book doesn't even get into the details of shotgun barrels, choke and conditions.

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Old 02-21-2017, 06:04 AM   #16
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And certain guns, like Perazzi and older FN Brownings (as examples) are known for their quality barrel work, balance and fantastic fixed chokes. Personally, for a fixed choke upland bird gun, i would be looking for one of two choke combinations -
SK/LM for close over dog work like Southern plantation quail or planted pheasant or IC/IM for Western wild birds. but that's just ME. Others may want the standard IC/M prevalent here in the US or the traditional M/F
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
And certain guns, like Perazzi and older FN Brownings (as examples) are known for their quality barrel work, balance and fantastic fixed chokes. Personally, for a fixed choke upland bird gun, i would be looking for one of two choke combinations -
SK/LM for close over dog work like Southern plantation quail or planted pheasant or IC/IM for Western wild birds. but that's just ME. Others may want the standard IC/M prevalent here in the US or the traditional M/F
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and dont forget old winchesters too......
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