Hi again....sorry for the delay in replying. I had some internet connectivity issues that now appear to be resolved. Let me first give you the normal values for your gun....
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The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from www.bluebookofgunvalues.com..
Manufacturer/Trademark – Savage Arms
Model/configuration – Model 1899C, .303 Savage caliber
Serial number - unknown (2 different, according to customer)
Year of manufacture - 1904 (according to customer)
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.
New in box/perfect --100% condition - $1,800
Mint condition --------98% condition - $1,600
Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $1,350
Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $1,200
Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $1,000
Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $850
Good condition --------------60% condition - $750
Now, as to the serial number issue. To a true collector, gun's have their highest desirability when they are 100% original. It sounds as if the forearm was cracked and replaced with a factory correct forearm. That is not unusual. A collector may value the gun with a reduction of approximately 20-40% for a mismatched serial number. As a general rule, I like to say a drop of 2 grades. so a gun in 90% ($1,200) condition would then be valued at 70% ($850). Does that make sense? Anything else that I can do for you?
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.
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