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 Post subject: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:08 pm 
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I am looking at a 525 Sporting with some extra chokes in 20ga. Can't find anything currently on GB to get a price estimate. What would a fair price be for one in good condition?

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:14 pm 
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What barrel length?


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Browning 525 in good condition would sell for $1800 to $2200 =depending upon actual condition.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:12 pm 
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The 525 series seems to bring a premium over the other models---around 2k.ALWAYS offer less ---then haggle {hs#


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:38 pm 
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Shorter the barrels the less it is worth.

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:48 pm 
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$1800 tops if it has 30 or 32 inch bbls. Much less for 28 inch bbls.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:00 pm 
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28 inch barrels, asking $1850, Was considering offering $1600.

How much would the shorter barrel affect the price? And thanks for all the feedback


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:04 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
$1800 tops if it has 30 or 32 inch bbls. Much less for 28 inch bbls.


how much less for a 28? That's what it has. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:59 am 
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$1200-1300 for 28 inch bbls. $1800 would be the very high end for a 30-32 inch bbl gun in 92% condition in the original box. Doesn't sound like a motivated seller at $1800.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:14 am 
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Blue Jacket wrote:
28 inch barrels, asking $1850, Was considering offering $1600.

How much would the shorter barrel affect the price? And thanks for all the feedback


Maybe not at all . . . depending on buyer and seller coming together. Some buyers are OK with 28" barrels and will pay just as much as they would for longer barrels. Few sellers are willing to admit their merchandise isn't worth as much as another gun. It is safe to say longer barrels are easier to sell these days.

Personally, I would pass on a 28" barrel gun at any price (unless it fell into flip-it-and-make-some-money range), but you may not feel that way. So, you have to decide 1.) if you're OK with the shorter barrels, and 2.) what it's worth to YOU. $1,800 is not out of line for a 20 gauge M525. That's near the top of the mark, but still within range.

Something to consider: For $1,600 you could find a 30" barrel CXS. That's a plainer looking gun, but essentially the same gun under the hood. The 525 will have better wood and some fancy-looking engraving/stamping. The CXS will have a longer barrel. You have to decide what's important to you. You have options.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:54 am 
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And right now Browning is offering $100 rebate on new Citori's.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:53 am 
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lt0026 Please point me in the direction of all the $1200-1300 20 gauge 525 Sporting guns you have access to. I would be very interested in them! And for that matter all the $1800 525 sporting 20 gauges as well. I would love to see who is offering these guns at this price.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:16 pm 
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Go on gun broker. You can buy a new in the box with warranty Citori 12 or 20 gauge with 30 inch barrels for $1699 with a $100 dollar rebate bringing it down to $1599. 28 inch O/U sporting guns collect dust in gun shops. Here is the best deal going and they have 30 and 28 inch bbls. The 525 is at least 13 years old. Has a few bells and whistles on the receiver, but otherwise it's a Citori.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/884789028


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:44 pm 
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I think that a 525 is going to sell for more money than a CXS or a 425 if all else is equal. For some people, a 525 in 20 gauge with 28" barrels would be just fine although more people would be interested in the gun even if slightly higher priced if it had 30" barrels. Some people would even prefer 32" barrels.

I personally doubt that you'll find many, if any, 525's in 20 gauge with 28" barrels for $1,300. More than likely, that's a $1,600 to $1,700 gun. For 30" barrels, you could pay $1,900 to $2,100. Just my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:02 pm 
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The difference is a new gun under "warranty" and a gun that is at least 13 years old. While Browning has no official warranty they are pretty good about standing behind stuff for original owners.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:36 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
The difference is a new gun under "warranty" and a gun that is at least 13 years old. While Browning has no official warranty they are pretty good about standing behind stuff for original owners.


No. The difference is that many people will pay more for a nicer finished gun than they will for a similar model that wasn't built with as good a wood selection, as good metal finish, or as good engraving even if it is basically the same mechanically. You can see this every day if you care to look.

There are Browning Citori shotguns that are a decade or two old that will sell for $3,500 to $4,500 TODAY even though the buyer COULD have purchased a new but less nice Citori for less than half that price.

Those are the FACTS. They may not make sense to you, but that doesn't change reality.

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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:35 am 
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The difference is some people buy guns and consider them a tool. Not to look at them like a piece of art.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:40 am 
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I think that you both are correct in buying a "new" basic model vs buying a "used" higher grade model. People like different things for different reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:31 am 
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The 525 represents what was popular 15-13 years ago. Gaudy engraving. The newer Citori's come in either a blue or white version. They have a very plain receiver much like the older 325 and 425. The trend today for guns like Blaser and Kolar is a very understated receiver and engraving in the higher end guns. I guess if your sentimental and collect Brownings the older guns appeal to you. If you desire a shooter at a reasonable price the newer Citori's in the blue or white versions is probably the best bargain today for a proven sporting gun.


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 Post subject: Re: Price for 525 Sporting 20ga
PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:41 am 
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I woludn't consider a 525 sporting as a basic gun, so I think you are comparing apples to oranges in the way of wood and metal finishes. I agree that both will shoot shells just fine, but the finish quality of the two are not even close.

P.S. I am still waiting for your examples of 525 sporting 20 gauges for sale at the prices you listed. I would love to purchase one for the $1300 that you say they are worth.




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