Does this M70 have:
a Control Round Feed Extractor?? ...big time important you know this and changes the value by 30-50%
what caliber is it??
some calibers are worth more in than others & are easier to re sell as a used gun
does the stock have a black foretip?? Older less desirable push feed M70 SG's have a Black bacite fore tip
is the stock very highly figured, some figuring or just nice looking as this is a major selling feature of the Super Grade series
what color is the recoil pad red/black, vented or solid??
ANY dents, scratchs, scuffs, dinged compressed spots in the checkering??
ANY rust, dings, scratchs in the metal work ??
Same thing with the scope in "condition" issues??
Crosshair type in the scope, duplex or ??
1. Go look at GunBroker.com under Bolt Action Rifles For Sale
2. do a search for the EXACT rifle & scope you have, or as close to it as possible by caliber 1st .
3. If you can't find the EXACT rifle you have, use a broader Search description for the Rifle Only,by caliber, 1st as Sporter Style, then as a Featherweight...and ADD 20-25% to the value of a Sporter/Fwt in the same condition as "your" M70 ...ie gun to gun only... without the scope
4. Run the same Search in the "SOLD" rifles to see what things have sold for in the last 6 months.
On Average, for a used & hunted CRF Super Grade Model 70 in a 270-thru 338 caliber or in 375H&H and larger calibers in CRF guns add 10+20% in good - not perfect - condition on a National Market I'd expect the rifle alone to take 60-90-120 days mebbe 6 months to sell and bring $ 750 to as much as $900 alone AND That is depending on the time of year. The scope in same condition should bring $300 to $4/$500+ with rings .... OR the package to bring $8-$900 to ???? ON A NATIONAL MARKET using a Auction Site like Gun Broker and the Seller paying for a local FFL to Ship to the Buyers FFL. I'd expect to discount the Package of Rifle and Scope sold togrther by about 10-15%. PLUS Discount those prices about 10/15% to 25% for an Internet Forum type Free Classified program.
FYI the huge on line firearms retailer, Bud's Guns in Paris, Kentucky has just launched a GunBroker type Auction site with a lil bit cheaper & user/seller friendly fee system ...I got tyhe Notice this morning that they were Live and On Line, after couple years of Beta work.
JMHO & YMMV
Edited by WileyCoyote (05/16/15 08:13 AM)
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