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I was at a local gun show a couple days ago and came across a near new condition (about 95%) model 75 sporting rifle.  It had standard sights and non-grooved receiver and was made in 1951. Guy is asking $995.  Is that a good price for this model in this condition?  He’s a local guy and I have his contact info and may go look at it again. Should have taken photos….

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$995 is reasonable if it’s truly 95% condition. The biggest concern is if it’s all original. Is it an open sights model or a receiver sight model. If it has a receiver sight then it should have a blank in the rear sight dovetail. I would also want to remove the receiver sight to view the cut out in the wood and determine if it’s factory or not. They were pre drilled for receiver sights but the cut out will confirm the factory configuration. JWA can advise better. Photo’s would help. 

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$995 is reasonable if it’s truly 95% condition. The biggest concern is if it’s all original. Is it an open sights model or a receiver sight model. If it has a receiver sight then it should have a blank in the rear sight dovetail. I would also want to remove the receiver sight to view the cut out in the wood and determine if it’s factory or not. They were pre drilled for receiver sights but the cut out will confirm the factory configuration. JWA can advise better. Photo’s would help. 

  

Hi Rick,

The gun was all original with no extra holes or cuts.  It is an open barrel sight model without the Lyman receiver sight and no cutout in the wood.

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January 25, 2023 - 11:38 am
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Sounds like a winner to me Don. And as soon as the model 75 book hits the shelves that JWA wrote, it will only go up in value!

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Couple years ago, I bought a Sporter, with the Lyman rear sight, for $850 shipped. Very nice rifle. I also have a drippy mint Sporter with the bbl. mounted sight and grooved receiver. Very high serial number. I paid $1,450 for that rifle several years ago. I have found the values of the Sporters fluctuate with the markings in the stock. The prettier the wood, the more the rifle costs. I have seen some with beautiful stocks, with asking prices near $2,000.

The M75 Sporters are nice and light, very accurate, and a good choice for those who cannot afford a M52 Sporter for $5,000. Big Larry

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Personally I prefer the styling of the 75 Sporter over the 52 Sporter but that could be my wallet talking. I have a very nice later 75 Sporter but there’s a good chance that one would have followed me home, especially if the wood had a little figure and contrast.

 

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Personally I prefer the styling of the 75 Sporter over the 52 Sporter but that could be my wallet talking. TXGunNut said

  

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I follow the 75 sporters and feel at 95% the price is fair. Not a “deal” by any means but I’d have paid it if I didn’t have one … and wanted one. 

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This is my 75 Sporter on the bottom. My favourite of these 4. Agreed. Beautiful and well balanced light guns!

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Figured since my 75 Sporter was out of the safe I’d share a pic.

 

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Figured since my 75 Sporter was out of the safe I’d share a pic.

 

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Nice gun Mike. And desired grooved receiver. Thanks for sharing. 

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Thanks, Rick. This one fell in my lap a few years ago and quite honestly I didn’t quite know what it was as I’d never picked one up before. Period scope is actually quite good, this one goes to the range!

 

 

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Figured since my 75 Sporter was out of the safe I’d share a pic.

 

  

Really like the scope; Weaver?  Anyway, not one of the huge hideous variables, with giant knobs, that many (the RFC crowd) believe they can’t shoot without, even on vintage rifles like this one. 

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That one looks like it would would be hard to improve on Mike!

Here are two of the three I own. 
The bottom gets used a LOT since it had been hunted a good bit before I got it (and shows signs of such). 

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In response to the 75 vs. 52 Sporter preference, I lean toward the 52 without question… but wouldn’t be without either.

I lusted after a 52 Sporter for as long as I can remember but never was able to land one I was pleased with or could stomach the price of… until I found the “B” below. Due to its condition it doesn’t get hunted, but it is shot often. 

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In response to the 75 vs. 52 Sporter preference, I lean toward the 52 without question… but wouldn’t be without either.

I lusted after a 52 Sporter for as long as I can remember but never was able to land one I was pleased with or could stomach the price of… until I found the “B” below. Due to its condition it doesn’t get hunted, but it is shot often. 

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clarence said

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Figured since my 75 Sporter was out of the safe I’d share a pic.

 

  

Really like the scope; Weaver?  Anyway, not one of the huge hideous variables, with giant knobs, that many (the RFC crowd) believe they can’t shoot without, even on vintage rifles like this one. 

  

Thanks, Clarence, good eye! I believe it is a Weaver, rings are marked “Weaver Tip-Off” and appear to be about the same age as the rifle (1956) but quite honestly I don’t recall what I was able to learn about this scope and it’s too late tonight to dig through my notes.

 

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I much prefer my Baby Redfield as opposed to the older Weavers, although I have a few. I have a few rifles that have grooved receivers and I can switch that Baby around. Both my M61’s, a M63, couple 69-A’s, a M72-A, a M74, Target and Sporter M75’s, and a couple 77’s. Most of which are going up for sale, soon. I have a new fascination with M1906’s and am going to sell off some of my other 22’s and lever rifles. Got 5 nice ones now. Anyone want to contribute? Big larry

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I much prefer my Baby Redfield as opposed to the older Weavers, although I have a few.Big Larry said

  

Larry, one question: aluminium or steel?

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I think it is steel. It is sitting on my M61 22 Magnum right now in my closet.   Big Larry

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