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 Post subject: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Looking at potentially purchasing a model 24 winchester. The metal is in excellent shape with minimal wear and no rust or pits. The wood is in pretty good shape but there is a tiny repaired crack on the stock with some wear present on the forearm. It is a 16ga. choked modified full with 28in barrels. Also on the stock someone pressed in their initials at one time, they are not big but are there. What would you pay for such a shotgun.




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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:01 pm 
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$300 tops. In good condition, these guns run around $450-500. The gun you described is nowhere near worth this. You may get some good hunting out of it but it has virtually no resale value.

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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:35 pm 
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The 2008 Standard Catalog of Firearms lists values for the Win. Model 24 as ranging from $200.-(poor) to $650.- (Exc,) depending on condition. Add 10% for 16 gauge. It has been my observation that actual market prices usually exceed the book values.

The Model 24 was built from 1939 to 1957. It was available in 12, 16 and 20 gauge. Barrel lengths varied from 26" to to 30". Approximately 116,000 of all models were sold. The 16 and 20 gauge guns were built on the same smaller frame.


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:55 pm 
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The condition of the 24 he is referring to is would be considered poor. Crack and initials cut in stock.

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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:26 pm 
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I feel I must insert here my usual comment that the Model 24 is the most gawdaweful horrendum to disgrace the Winchester name prior to 1964, useful only as a canoe paddle or a post to support a blind. Hopefully I can help someone save their money. Just got home from the Cabelas in Post Falls where there were two in the cabinet with I believe $699 and $799 on them!!! Aaaarrrggghhhh...


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:01 am 
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Again, I repeat, $300 tops in the condition mentioned. A friend had one, stil has it. He tried to sell it once. No one wanted it. It is not worthy of the Winchester name. It is a clumsy, crudely, but stoutly made made gun. I would not want one. The old Stevens 311 is a better made gun, IMHO.

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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:55 pm 
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Researcher,

You are a pretty smart fellow and I enjoy your posts. Do you really think that the M24 is worse than Winchester's M1911 or the M40? Winchester thought so little of these guns that they offered newer guns to the unfortunate owner's to get them back.

It is true that the M24 is no M21 but I sort of like them, even though they feel alot like a 2X4. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:57 pm 
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I don't disagree with either of the above comments regarding the Model 24 Winchester. It's certainly not my idea of what a SxS should be but, some 116,000 folks bought them.

Regarding current values; the values listed in the the Standard Catalog of Firearms start at $200.- for one in poor condition (which the one in question appears to be) and top out at $650.- for one in excellent condition. Generally speaking, current market values for most makes and models seem to be a bit higher than those listed in Shideler's 2008 Standard Catalog of Firearms. Researcher01's observation of Cabelas pricing of $699.- and $799.- for Model 24's confirms this.

A quick check of Cabela's listings today show a total of 10 Model 24's with prices from $600.0 to $1399.99! As outrageous as those prices are, seven of those ten are now sold. Whether or not Cabela's was able to sell them at the asking price is unknown. The fact remains that there are buyers out there who are willing to pay more than "book value" for an item which we may consider to be undesirable. Like it or not, the prices they pay affect current and future values for that item.

If more prospective buyers took the time to post an inquiry on these forums and get opinions on price vs. value prior to a purchase, we might see fewer people overpaying for some of the old, discontinued and obsolete models.


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:44 pm 
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As long as they have the cache of the Winchester name on them, there are folks out there who will pay those prices!! I was raised by a Father who was strongly set against two things in American shotgunnery -- Winchester Model 24s and bottom dumper pump guns. I don't believe Winchester Model 11s or 40s ever got on Dad's radar.

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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:24 pm 
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Researcher01,

Great photo but, old eyes need a close-up to identify the SxS!


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Grandfather's 1890-vintage heavy 3-frame 12-gauge PH-Grade Parker Bros. Picture taken in early October 1932 in Western Minnesota.


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:36 pm 
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That is a nice pic .
Whats with the live Mallard ? :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: winchester model 24 value
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:08 pm 
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