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Dear, I have bought a Burnside Rifle Co Providence R.I.

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Dear *****,
I have bought a Burnside Rifle Co Providence R.I. Burside Patent Marsch 25th 1856, Sn 30478. The quality I would say VG . I wonder if you have an idea of its current value. Kind regards Arve
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 3 months ago.

Good morning,

My name is***** seems that Tom is not available to help you, but I would be glad to assist.

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Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from

Manufacturer - Spencer Repeating Rifles (Burnside Rifle Company)
Model - Model 1865 Carbine

Serial number - 30478

Year made- 1866

Estimated Value Range –see below..

For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability. Values are in US Dollars..

New in box/perfect --100% condition - $N/A
Mint condition --------98% condition - $7,000
Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $6,000
Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $5,000
Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $3,000
Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $2,750
Good condition --------------60% condition - $2,500
Less than good - $1,000 to $2,000



This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.

The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2015 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 3 months ago.

Is there anything else that you need on this?

Expert:  ProShooter replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  ProShooter replied 3 months ago.

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