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I have a family member that wants to sell the following 1895 to me.  I am wondering what everyone’s thoughts were on whether it was restored or not (metal looks right to me but wood has some questionable spots in the 2nd to last picture) and then the value it is worth.  I want to be fair but not overpay.

Looks like manufactured in 1913, chambered in 35wcf and is the takedown configuration.Resized_2-1.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-2.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-3.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-4.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-5.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-6.jpgImage EnlargerResized_2-7.jpgImage EnlargerIMG-7798.jpgImage EnlargerIMG-7799.jpgImage Enlarger

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The extra holes in the receiver and the buttstock will have a huge negative hit on the value.  It’s a shooter-grade gun only if the bore is decent.  35 WCF ammo would be hard to find and expensive which is also a big negative for a shooter.  I would pass on it at any price if it were me.

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I agree with Don.

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Unfortunately it’s a poor choice as a collectible or a shooter, IMHO. It has little value to a serious collector and as a shooter would only be desireable to someone who loads this cartridge and enjoys shooting it. Cool rifle but if you’re wanting to add an 1895 to your collection I’d wait for another. As it’s a family member I’d offer to take it along to a show and put it on the table to sell on consignment.

 

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Thanks so much guys!  I really appreciate it and continue to learn from these forums.

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Glad we were able to offer opinions/advice before the transaction took place.

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