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What are my guns worth?? Browning 12 gauge Belgian made #44231 Pietro

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What are my guns worth??
Browning 12 gauge Belgian made #44231
Pietro Beretta 20 gauge S.55
Winchester .22 Model 61
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM308 replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

The Beretta Model S55 was made in 12 and 20 gauge with 26", 28", or 30" barrels with various chokes, a single selective trigger, extractors and a checkered walnut stock. The Blue Book values are:

100%98%95%90%80%70%60%
$550$500$475$440$385$330$300

Add 10% for 20 ga.
The Model 61 Winchester slide action shotgun was made from 1932 to 1963. It was made in 22 short, long and long rifle, WRF or 22 Magnum. It has a 24" barrel, tube magazine, open sights and a plain walnut stock. The Blue Book values are:

100%98%95%90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%
$1,275$1,150$995$875$725$550$475$375$325$275$225$200

Add up to 150% for single cal. barrel marking (S or LR, Short is very rare).
Add $400 for pre-war mfg. w/small forearm.
Add 20% for grooved receiver.
Add 20% for pre-WWII rust blue metal finish.
Add 20% to all Blue Book values for retail prices.

I need the model number of the Browning to give you the value.

The best way to sell your gun is to list it on AuctionArms.com or Gunbroker.com. On both sites you have complete control of the auction. You set the starting price, bid increments, reserve price if you want one, amount charged for shipping, type of payment accepted, etc. You can include up to 10 pictures with each auction. The buyer supplies you with an FFL of the dealer they want it shipped to and must go through a background check when they pick it up. The commission rate is around 1% which is extremely low. You receive payment before you ship the gun and the best part is no one comes to your house to look at it. I have very good luck using AuctionArms to sell guns and parts and have never had a problem with them.

I hope this helps you,

Tom

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If I give you more info on Browning over under 12 gauge maybe you can tell me what its worth.The only marking are:
Made in Belguim
Patents N(NNN) NNN-NNNN-(NNN) NNN-NNNN
44231 on the top
Expert:  TOM308 replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

Is the Browning an over/under? Is there engraving on it and if there is, what is it?

Tom

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes its an over/under and the engraving on sides of receiver, under frame and the opening lever. The design is hard to explain, lots of swirls, no ducks or animals.
Expert:  TOM308 replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

Your Browning is a Superposed manufactured in 1955. It is a Grade I Standard Weight.

It was produced in 12 and 20 gauge. 3" chambers were introduced on the 12 gauge in 1955 and the 20 gauge in 1957. Gold triggers became standard in 1955. The Blue Book values are:

Grading100%98%95%90%80%70%60%
12 ga.N/A$1,825$1,595$1,450$1,150$950$725
20 ga.N/A$3,350$2,925$2,650$2,100$1,750$1,350

Add approx. 35%-50% per extra set of barrels (same ga. only), depending on condition.
Add $300-$500 for correct Tolex hardshell case with paperwork.
Subtract 25% for non-original recoil pads on Grade I models, depending on condition.
Subtract 25% for non-original recoil pads on the higher grades, depending on condition.
Add 20% to 39% to the Blue Book values for retail prices.

I hope this helps you,

Tom

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