Hi! I have three guns Id like to know an estimated value of, they include:-Remington Model 17 Serial Number 45293-Browning BAR .270 Safari Serial Number 137NM45717-Browning Auto 5 Light Twelve Serial Number 1723The Model 17,Ive heard is rare, I could be wrong however!The BAR has "Safari" engraved on the sideThe A5 is in extremely Good Condition for a Gun of its age.The Two Brownings are in Mint Condition, the Remington is in Good Condition.The A5 Serial Number is XXXXX So I'm Guessing that means it was the 1,723 A5 ever produced! It must have a fairly decent value??I am looking to sell all three firearms and would like to know the collector value of them, also can you recommend the best way to get in touch with buyers for these weapons.
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Thank you for using Just Answer!The Remington Model 17 is a 20 gauge slide-action shotgun having barrel lengths between 26 and 32 inches. It can be taken down and is blued with a plain walnut stock. There were made between 1917 and 1933.Retail values:Plain barrelExcellent: $265-$420Very Good: $200-$235Good: $130-$170Solid ribExcellent: $390-$540Very Good: $325-$350Good: $250-$300--The Browning BAR High Power Rifle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic rifle chambered in a variety of cartridges, from .243 up to .338 Magnum. It has either a 22 or 24 inch barrel and a folding-leaf sight. The finish is blued with a checkered walnut stock. Various grades were offered - differing in the quality of the materials and workmanship and the amount of ornamentation. Early guns were manufactured in Belgium by FN and later guns were assembled in Portugal with parts made by FN. The Belgium-made guns get a 15% premium over the Portuguese assembled guns.Your gun was made in 1990, based on the supplied serial number.Retail values for a BAR Grade I:Excellent: $655-$870Very Good: $480-$595Good: $300-$390--The Browning Auto-5 Lightweight (Light 12 and Light 20) was introduced in 12 gauge in 1947 and in 20 gauge in 1958. (The 20 gauge brings a 40% premium on the values below.) It is recoil operated semi-automatic shotgun and comes with a 26, 28, or 30 inch barrel, various chokes, has a gold-plated trigger, a checkered pistol grip stock with either a round knob before 1967 or a flat knob until 1976. Auto-5 shotguns that were made before 1976 were produced by FN.Based on the serial number provided, your gun was made between 1902 and 1924 (records were incomplete during those years. Records do start in 1924 with serial number 3000.Retail values:FN Model without a vent ribExcellent: $630-$930Very Good: $470-$540Good: $410-$445FN Model with a vent ribExcellent: $880-$1,380Very Good: $630-$755Good: $500-$565If you have a Cutts or Polychoke on the gun, reduce the values above by 30%.--One way to get the best price for that gun is to sell it using an online firearm auction sites. The advantage is that you get people bidding against each other and you can set a minimum price (called a "reserve") that you want for the gun. The bidders don't know what the reserve price is, only if it has been met or not. You will need to take some pictures of the gun so that the bidders can see exactly what they bidding on. The gun's condition and finish are important.You can go to the auction sites and look at listings others have put up to get an idea of how to present your gun.Here are two of the auction sites:http://www.gunbroker.comandhttp://www.gunsamerica.comThis link explains how the auction works at gunbroker.com:http://www.gunbroker.com/User/ToolsForSellers.aspxA dealer is the easiest way to sell a gun, but, of course, not the one that will get you the most money. Another option would be to use an actual auction house in your area which specializes in firearms. Finally, you can sell your gun at a local gun show. The gun show promoter can help you with questions about complying with any state and federal laws. Most states allow the private sale of a firearm to another person as long as you have no reason to believe that person is not allowed to own a gun and that person is a resident of your state. But your state could be different, hence talking to the gun show promoter to get the information you need.I hope this helps.Philip
Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
Caleb,Thank you for the positive feedback on your question about your three guns. Please keep Just Answer and me in mind should you have any future firearms-related questions. If you wish to send me a question directly, you can use this web address:http://www.justanswer.com/firearms/expert-philipvancleave/(No need to respond to this post.)Philip