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Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 AM
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Well guys I have a $$$ question for ya. My local gun shop (believe it or not) has a Danish Garand. VAR barrel that measure just under zero and a matching stock. They are asking 795.

The million dollar question, is that an unreasonable price?

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:42 AM
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Not if thats what you really want
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:44 AM
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The VAR barrels are very good barrels. In fact, they say they are one of the most accurate.

A service Grade M1 right now will run you $625 plus $25 shipping. And it's the luck of the draw on what you get.

So a Garand that is a Service Grade that you can physically hold in your hands is worth more to me than one I am ordering blind. And I'm willing to pay more to see exactly what I am getting.

With that being said, I'm not a huge fan of the Danish Garands. Not because they are not good, but I like all USGI parts.

If you don't mind it have foreign parts, I think the price is reasonable. Maybe offer them $700 and see what they say. You can always go up, but never go down. But no I don't think there price is too far out of line.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:47 AM
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Thanks guys! I am not a collector (Danes aren't collector guns anyway) and I've seen in person how well the VAR barrels shoot....it's always been on my bucket list.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:56 AM
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Well guys I have a $$$ question for ya. My local gun shop (believe it or not) has a Danish Garand. VAR barrel that measure just under zero and a matching stock. They are asking 795.

The million dollar question, is that an unreasonable price?

Bill

A Tad high. How are the other components? Any correct for the receiver year? How's the stock?

Offer $695 and then settle for $725 - $750(max), 795 is a bit high.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 AM
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A Tad high. How are the other components? Any correct for the receiver year? How's the stock?

Offer $695 and then settle for $725 - $750(max), 795 is a bit high.
Stock matches the receiver. The trigger, oprod, and bolt are all marked SA. However I am unsure if they are correct but I think it is highly unlikely. It makes little difference to me if the numbers match.

I think I'll offer 700 and hopefully get 750. TBH, I might be willing to pay the 795 though...what's an extra 50-100 bucks, right?

Thanks for all the input guys

Bill
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:48 AM
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The numbers on the stock were put there by the Danes. The fact that they match doesn't seem to affect value. On the other hand, I was told it is pretty rare to find a Dane with matching stock and it proves the rifle came from Denmark as an assembled unit and that it probably hasn't been altered too much since that time.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:14 AM
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Usually there was a sticker inside the stock where the Danes put down the windage and elevation at 100 meters. Usually 2 or 3 shots. This fairly indicates the stock and receiver match from the Danes or at least while I was purchasing mine back in 2000.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:52 AM
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Usually there was a sticker inside the stock where the Danes put down the windage and elevation at 100 meters. Usually 2 or 3 shots. This fairly indicates the stock and receiver match from the Danes or at least while I was purchasing mine back in 2000.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:55 PM
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Springfield Receiver if I didn't mention that.

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