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orchidmanorchidman Senior MemberPosts: 8,365 Senior Member
I recall reading a thread on here a while ago about someone buying a Winchester 32-20 rifle...............I think it was Jayhawker but my memory aint what it used to be. So anyway the Tikka 7mm08.....(oops, told you what my memory was like)

Where was I.............

Winchester 32-20 Lever action.........yeah thats where I was............So I head down the road to an arms fair and see on one of the racks a 1903 Winchester 32-20 Lever action in what I would call 'good' condition for its age. Price is $550NZD or $456USD...................

Now I dont need a new (to me) rifle and I dont want a new (to me) rifle and I certainly cant afford a new (to me ) rifle, and I am in the position of possibly selling some of mine to buy some other luxury items like bread, milk, coffee, electricity etc etc ..............................but ...........................it certainly looked like it would be a good buy to start with seeing as I dont have a lever action in my cabinet.............:tooth:.

Is that a good price........? ( not that I may go back and see what his bottom dollar is..........)

Just wondering...............
Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....

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  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Is it a model 1903, or a Model 1892 that was made in 1903? I'm no expert, but it looks like the '92 was the only 32-20 made in that time period.
    The model 1903 is a semi automatic .22....
    If it's a '92, it's worth considerably more than $456, in good condition.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    jbohio wrote: »
    Model 1892 that was made in 1903?

    This............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,037 Senior Member
    According to my reference books the M-1892 was made between 1892 - 1932 If it is a "sporting rifle" its value is
    excel v.g. good fair poor
    $5000. 3500. 1250. 700. 350.
    If its a carbine its worth a little less, the fancy sporting rifle and trappers carbine much more, the fancy had a pistol grip stock and checkering
    hope this helps JAY
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,365 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    According to my reference books the M-1892 was made between 1892 - 1932 If it is a "sporting rifle" its value is
    excel v.g. good fair poor
    $5000. 3500. 1250. 700. 350.
    If its a carbine its worth a little less, the fancy sporting rifle and trappers carbine much more, the fancy had a pistol grip stock and checkering
    hope this helps JAY

    Interesting and thanks for the info. I would have taken a couple of pics but they had a rule that no pics be taken in the hall.............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    According to my reference books the M-1892 was made between 1892 - 1932 If it is a "sporting rifle" its value is
    excel v.g. good fair poor
    $5000. 3500. 1250. 700. 350.
    If its a carbine its worth a little less, the fancy sporting rifle and trappers carbine much more, the fancy had a pistol grip stock and checkering
    hope this helps JAY

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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Alec, that's the book value of the rifle but I've found that prices of certain types of firearms vary quite a bit from state to state. I've found the prices at gunbroker.com to be pretty close to what anyone can get for a gun in most places and I suspect people may be using that site to base their asking price. On gunbroker I found about a dozen of those things for sale and the ones around that vintage ranged from 1100.00 to 3000.00.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,297 Senior Member
    Sounds like you may have to go without milk in your tea for awhile and buy it Alec.
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  • robert38-55robert38-55 Senior Member Posts: 3,621 Senior Member
    Buy the rifle orchidman Buy Buy Buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get it now before the election... You can find the funds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go get that rifle before someone else does!!!!!! Go get the rifle and I promise to help ya find some brass for it!!!!!! I am a pretty good scavenger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 18,140 Senior Member
    No problems buddy...I have scads of .32-20 brass....

    and just for the record, I'm looking for a Colt Bisley Model (or clone) in .32-20 that is affordable....but I wouldn't turn down a Winchester lever gun in the same chambering...both would be better,,,
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