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I have been looking at the early 80s rifles in 7×57 and cannot believe what they are selling for if you can find one. They are the push feed models which normally not as desirable as the controlled round feed. They are the featherweight and the checkered model.  It must be a sign of the times and don’t buy anything at todays prices.

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I suppose there will come a time when serious collectors consider post-64’s worthy of their attention. I suppose some already feel that way. OTOH I see more than a few collectors only interested in pre-war, others only in antiques. Personally I’m apparently focused on pre-war lever guns and shotguns and pre-64 .22’s. I’ve hunted quite a bit with CRF M70’s and my first lever gun was (and still is) a Big Bore .375. I’m seeing the values go up as well, I sold a couple of very nice modern Trappers a few years back and I’m sure the dealer who bought them did well when he sold them. `I very much like the Super Grade M70’s FN built about 11 years ago but as pretty as they were my original rifle was replaced under warranty and the replacement needed a trip to the warranty repair center as well. My early 80’s (?) M670 in 30-06 was an awesome rifle. Extremely accurate for a sporting rifle until a bit of rifling let go near the bore after thousands of rounds. Jesse Ocumpah (sp?) re-bored it to 35 Whelen and I put it in an attractive Boyd stock. I think the company some folks call Winchester did indeed make some excellent rifles in the early 1980’s. I agree that some are appreciating in price. I don’t know it that is due to people recognizing the quality or maybe an awakening of collector interest. 

Something to consider, James. Today’s ridiculous prices may be tomorrow’s bargains. 

 

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I suppose there will come a time when serious collectors consider post-64’s worthy of their attention. I suppose some already feel that way. OTOH I see more than a few collectors only interested in pre-war, others only in antiques. Personally I’m apparently focused on pre-war lever guns and shotguns and pre-64 .22’s. I’ve hunted quite a bit with CRF M70’s and my first lever gun was (and still is) a Big Bore .375. I’m seeing the values go up as well, I sold a couple of very nice modern Trappers a few years back and I’m sure the dealer who bought them did well when he sold them. `I very much like the Super Grade M70’s FN built about 11 years ago but as pretty as they were my original rifle was replaced under warranty and the replacement needed a trip to the warranty repair center as well. My early 80’s (?) M670 in 30-06 was an awesome rifle. Extremely accurate for a sporting rifle until a bit of rifling let go near the bore after thousands of rounds. Jesse Ocumpah (sp?) re-bored it to 35 Whelen and I put it in an attractive Boyd stock. I think the company some folks call Winchester did indeed make some excellent rifles in the early 1980’s. I agree that some are appreciating in price. I don’t know it that is due to people recognizing the quality or maybe an awakening of collector interest. 

Something to consider, James. Today’s ridiculous prices may be tomorrow’s bargains. 

 

Mike  

James Leeper said
I have been looking at the early 80s rifles in 7×57 and cannot believe what they are selling for if you can find one. They are the push feed models which normally not as desirable as the controlled round feed. They are the featherweight and the checkered model.  It must be a sign of the times and don’t buy anything at todays prices.

Have a great day.

Jim  

James Leeper said
I have been looking at the early 80s rifles in 7×57 and cannot believe what they are selling for if you can find one. They are the push feed models which normally not as desirable as the controlled round feed. They are the featherweight and the checkered model.  It must be a sign of the times and don’t buy anything at todays prices.

Have a great day.

Jim  

James Leeper said
I have been looking at the early 80s rifles in 7×57 and cannot believe what they are selling for if you can find one. They are the push feed models which normally not as desirable as the controlled round feed. They are the featherweight and the checkered model.  It must be a sign of the times and don’t buy anything at todays prices.

Have a great day.

Jim  

James Leeper said
I have been looking at the early 80s rifles in 7×57 and cannot believe what they are selling for if you can find one. They are the push feed models which normally not as desirable as the controlled round feed. They are the featherweight and the checkered model.  It must be a sign of the times and don’t buy anything at todays prices.

Have a great day.

Jim  

Hi Jim!  Model-style-chamberings-features-pricing…  The confluence of stars presaging “popularity” or “lacking…in era of manufacture, sometimes providing exactly the fuel of another era for “rarity”, price acceleration and ‘coveting’!  To my recollection, that 7×57 chambering of 1982 push-feed Model, both part of the dynamics of USRA “Phoenix-arising rethinking outside the box” in 7mm since forties era Model 70 offering! That as well as only such adventure to my attention beyond perhaps limited editions since.  I grabbed my NIB in early eighties! But my motive, as decades ‘swooning’ over that timeless chambering!  Yet…  About all gun prices in my ‘aged senior’ perspective, moving from “ridiculous” to “ludicrous!”  🙂 🙂 🙂  Best!  John

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