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Perusing the Internet, I found a Winchester Garand priced at $3,500. Is this normal? The rifle was not 100% correct either. Here’s a 100% original WIN-13, in 95% + condition with mint bore and strong cartouche and circle “P”. Are they asking or getting prices like this for Winchester Garands? This rifle was a gift, so I have no idea what it would bring.   Big Larry

 

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They will if they are 100% original.  

 

Especially the Win 13 being original. Win13 will always be more collectible bc of the books.  lol

But to get those prices it will have to be original and not a restoration, orignal finishes, unsanded cartouched stock

I sold a mint original WRA in the 2.35 range not long ago.  All original and looked like it came from the factory yesterday.

I got 3k for it.

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They honestly have came down in price since about 2007ish, when they hit their highest.

 

I sold two WIN13’s that were original and mint, for like $7500 or $8500.  I doubt they would sell for even half that today.

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Thanks Steve. I guess I sold my US Military collection at a good time. I too got top dollar for my stuff. Big Larry

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steven norton said
They honestly have came down in price since about 2007ish, when they hit their highest.

 

  

Remember that the next time you hear a dealer say “buy now, it will only go up!”   

Antiques Roadshow frequently runs programs from about 8-10 yrs ago, showing estimated values then & now; “now” is lower most of the time, sometimes drastically.  I never bought anything expecting to “make money” on it, but neither did I ever imagine I was setting myself up for major losses.

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I have been looking for an all original Garand for at least 5 years.  I missed one that sold for $6,000.  I had placed a sealed bid at $5000.  Recently I found one that is all original Winchester parts but the problem was the stock was stamped with a post war re builders marks. Guy wanted about $3600 for it. He posted pictures of every part with the part number.  Some parts were nicer than the rest of the gun. I believe that in today’s market the price was OK.  But I coulldn’t live with the stock or the desire to scrape off the marks.

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As I recall, 3500 was about the price for a good condition, original/correct Win 13 about 4 or 5 years ago.  Scott Duff usually had a nice Winchester on consignment back then and his prices were reasonable.  But having spent myself into the poorhouse, I said “next time” but he stopped selling rifles and now I’ll probably never have a Winchester M1.  Interest is waning and I realize there’s no reason for it other than the hunt to find one.

Now I’m headed to that poorhouse again because of lever action Winchesters!  BK  

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Bruce Koligian said
As I recall, 3500 was about the price for a good condition, original/correct Win 13 about 4 or 5 years ago.  Scott Duff usually had a nice Winchester on consignment back then and his prices were reasonable.  But having spent myself into the poorhouse, I said “next time” but he stopped selling rifles and now I’ll probably never have a Winchester M1.  Interest is waning and I realize there’s no reason for it other than the hunt to find one.

Now I’m headed to that poorhouse again because of lever action Winchesters!  BK    

I feel your pain Bruce. I divested myself of almost all my US military weapons except a couple Carbines, a papered USMC M1903, a Rem. 03-A3, a really nice M97 Trenchgun, a minty Colt M1911A1, and a Thompson SMG. I took to collecting Winchester lever guns, then went to Smith and Wessons, and finally  Winchester rimfires. On a retirement and SS, so I don’t have a lot of $$$ to spend any longer, but I keep a foot in the door. The Garand was a gift from a friend, and as far as I can tell, it is 100% correct.   Big Larry

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