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Old 11-30-2012, 08:10 AM
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Belgium Browning value question


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I have my dad's Belgium Browning B-2000 12 gauge shotgun and he has asked me to sell it for him. He is in his 80's now and no longer able to hunt due to health issues.

This gun was given to him as a gift many years ago when dad was an avid goose and duck hunter, however, he had often said that the gun was too beautiful to bang up in a duck boat so as a rusult he continued to use his Remington 1100 to hunt with and the Browning always hung on the wall in his den. He says the gun has not even had a complete box of shells through it.

The gun is a 3" Magnum, but will fire 2-3/4" shells as a single shot. According to the date code the gun was made in 1975.

The newest copy of Gun Value Digest that I can find at my local library is a 2009 issue. According to the grading system outlined in the book dad's Browning would not fall into the NIB (new in the box) catagory, but would defineitely fit within the "Excellent" catagory the next catagory down. The 2009 issue places the value at $550.00 in the "Excellent" catagory and $475.00 for the "VG-Very Good" catagory.

Does anyone out there happen to have a copy of the 2012 issue of Gun Value Digest that could tell me what it shows for a 2012 value?

I have already been to all of the 6 or 8 on-line sites in search of my question but to no avail.

Thanks for your help!

Harkknight

Last edited by harkknight; 11-30-2012 at 12:35 PM. Reason: Added one word to clarify description.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:46 AM
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Now if the wood is "cherry fine" no scratches etc and the blueing is perfect with no scratches or wearing off, the shotgun will bring $900 dollars. I doubt that it is perfect but then comes reality? A new one nowdays is $1,200 dollars.

I suspect you can get yours to go around $550 to $750 with a ding/scratch or two on the shotgun. It is the eye of the beholder that draws the line of prince. In other words what will the buyer give and so on.
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