The last gun I bought the guy dug it out from behind the seat of his pickup and I gave him the cash and took the gun home!!
That's what we do here mostly. I'm just trying to cover my behind, especially with all the new proposed gun laws flying around, i dont know which way is up anymore.
Thanks doppel. Very informative. I'll do some checking. My gun is savage labeled and springfield which i thought was odd. As for the rating, The blueing is 90+ percent and I'd say the wood finish is about 50-60 percent remaining(Like this when i bought it.). My uncle really wants to refinish it for me. But you seem to be saying that this will hurt its value? he just likes working on guns mostly and has the gear. Around here typically things like the savage label have no effect but a new finish could really have a positive effect. As it stands it looks like the gun is in fair condition. So $120-130 would be a ballpark price. let me know if I'm off on this.
A friend wants to buy it now. I'd have no problem selling it to him(I'd even sell it cheap say 100 since he's practically family) but i get the feeling hes just wanting to do me a favor. I don't like that. if he could really use it or just wanted it for his collection it'd be great but he has just as many nice guns as I do if not more so I figure a lower grade gun like this won't be of any use to him either(Thats kind of why im getting rid of it. I have better guns and my safe is full.).
I'd just as soon refinish it, wipe the rust off, and see if it will go for 140-150(I could put up fliers and ask around). If thats a no go I'm pretty sure a 120-130 dollar pump 12 guage will sell in a heart beat around here next fall. I'll wait for feedback on whether or not to add new finish to go any further and thanks again for the info. Its always nice to know im not getting ripped off and also good to know where to stand my ground if someone starts the whole "Your asking that much for that piece of junk!" thing. I hate when people try this when a picture is on the flier, the items flaws are clearly listed, and firm is written after the asking price. Its second nature to people around here to try to get something for as little as possible and some really dont mind wasting your time either.http://www.gunsamerica.com/976998719/Gu ... ld_67F.htm
I new that dang thing had a modified barrel lol. me and dad have been argueing about this for years. He used the dime test which led him to say it was full ckoke. I patterned it and it looked too loose to be full.