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Old 02-20-2021, 06:34 AM
98Charlie 98Charlie is offline
 
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A small local gun shop owner, whom I have known for nearly 40 years has a very nice M1903 Mark 1 rifle that he has had for years, and is willing to sell it.
The rifle appears nearly unfired and the bore is a bright mirror, original barrel dated 3-19.
The rifle still has all of the Mark 1 parts !!!
The only negative is the stock is a WW2 Remington, straight grip, with stamped butt plate and middle band retaining spring.
Nice Mark 1 stocks are out there, so I'm not too worried about finding one.
The dealer was messing with me when he quoted a price of $1k. I said I'd take it for that... Then he quoted his price of north of $2k.
What would be a fair price for a rifle like this? You just don't see very many Mark 1 rifles with the original Mark 1 parts...

He also has a matching dated bayonet with the original canvas scabbard.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-20-2021, 08:25 AM
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Your best way of dealing with him is to look at what similar rifles have sold for here and on Gunbroker.

Armed with that information (like a home market report) you can make a reasonable offer to him.

All the best.

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Old 02-20-2021, 08:49 AM
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I would say about 1k.
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Old 02-20-2021, 09:59 AM
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I have not seen one on GB with correct parts for some time. The ones listed are upwards of 1K. Yours sounds really nice.
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Old 02-20-2021, 02:51 PM
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I saw one locally for a little over $1000 with the proper stock, original barrel and Mark 1 parts. Condition of the bore and original finish was not great, however condition was consistent throughout with no rust or pitting. It had not sold for a month.
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Old 02-20-2021, 02:55 PM
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I understand the desire to not overpay, but how often does a rifle like this come along? How much would the correct stock cost?

If seller has had it for years, hopefully he is motivated. I never understand why sellers want to keep stuff for so long, but that's just me.

Bottom line - if the price is acceptable to you and you have the finances to pay it, go for it!

Let us know how it works out and good luck with your negotiations.
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Old 02-20-2021, 03:03 PM
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I have a corrected one (stock, barrel and trigger housing original I added correct bolt, Mag cutoff and sear. I wouldn’t sell for less than $1200 and mine isn’t 100% original just corrected.

I’d say if it’s 100% original it should have a premium above my $1200.

But stock is a tough part to acquire and obviously it’s not 100% original so the $1K sounds fair.

But only ever worth what someone will pay. What I’m willing to sell for and what you are willing to pay don’t have to cross.
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Old 02-20-2021, 06:21 PM
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https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=276183
https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=277245

There are two Mark I for sale now on the Boards to show your friend what they reasonably go for.

All the best.
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:09 PM
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Personally I think with a replacement stock thr 1000 offer is more than fair. I wouldn't personally even value it that much. All the Mark 1's I've ever had to sell I've had a hard time selling them. I think he was silly not to accept your 1000 offer
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Old 02-20-2021, 07:10 PM
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If you have a bore scope look at that barrel. I have seen many that look really bright until you actually look at them, then you see the results of 100 years of usage
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