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Winchester Model 37 - 28 Ga
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Hey guys, I’m new to this website and forum. But I have been looking online recently for a Redletter 37 28ga and I came across this one. It looks alright, I got a few questions on it??? Does the 28ga make it more expensive? I’m trying to get it at a reasonable price… I found it here at a local auction service called RES Auctions. I was able to take a peek at it in person and it looked good, I’m just not sure how much I should bid up to. Any help would be appreciated! 

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I have no idea what the gun is actually worth, but due to the much smaller quantity that were manufactured, the 28-ga guns do sell for considerably more $$$ than the common 12 and 16 gauge guns.

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Does the 28ga make it more expensive?

You’ll ALWAYS pay more for any model 28 g.  My wild guess would be twice the price of a 12 g.  I’d love to have one myself.

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clarence said

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Does the 28ga make it more expensive?

You’ll ALWAYS pay more for any model 28 g.  My wild guess would be twice the price of a 12 g.  I’d love to have one myself.

  

Yeah, 28 gauges are cool.  I’ve always wanted a vintage single-shot in 28 gauge.  A variety of vintage single-shots would have fit the bill, but an early Winchester M37 would be cool.

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I like the 37 and would love to have a 28 gauge but I’m afraid I would cry every time I bought ammo for it. I generally buy at least a flat when buying shotgun shells (I have an almost insatiable clay bird habit) and I’m pretty sure a flat of decent 28 gauge shells passed the $200 mark awhile back.

 

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Thank you everyone for the information, and the welcome. The 28ga ended up going for a crazy amount of money that I could not keep up with. However I will keep my eye out for some other goodies.

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I went to an auction in Ohio last year. A model 37 in 28 ga. went for almost $8000 !! I bid it to $3000 and then it just took off. 

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Paul Wolfe said
I went to an auction in Ohio last year. A model 37 in 28 ga. went for almost $8000 !! I bid it to $3000 and then it just took off. 

  

I would have dropped out before you, Paul. Was there something special about this 37?

 

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First year production with the “pigtail” and red letter. I couldn’t believe it went for that much. 

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Another 28 ga. came up for sale on Guns International. It’s a later model red letter without the pigtail.  He’s asking $6000. A little steep I feel but it’s in very good shape.

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