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Today I had a buddy of mine who turns 80 this year and decided he wanted to sell some of his rifles. As it turned out, I ended up buying all 3.

1. Remington Model 12 pump .22 cal. condition good to very good. The condition of this rifle will surprise you due to the age. Approx 80-85% bluing.

2. Remington 760 30.06 slide action that is in ext. good condition 95% bluing, with old Weaver 4X scope in original box and with scope mounts. He also left the original factory iron sights on. No nicks on stock at all

3. Remington 12 ga. Model 31 standard field grade shotgun 75-80% bluing with very clean stock and good slide action.

I also got 6 boxes of 30.06 rounds. 3 boxes of Federal 180gr. 2 boxes of Remington Core Lokt 150 grn.

I ended up giving him $600.00 for everything.

I have not shot a rifle in years but bought these for investment and hope to turn them over. Pictures to follow.

Just wanted to entertain some of your thoughts and how do you think I turned out. It has been over 20 years since I bought any long guns and I did some research but don't have the expertise that some of you may have so any help will be appreciated.

Tommy
 

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I am seriously handicapped in my analysis of your transaction by complete ignorance of the guns in numbers 1 and 3. I have heard only good things about the Remington 760, except that, it being a pump, you have to full-length resize the cases.

That old Weaver scope has probably lost its nitrogen, but the lifetime warranty may still be in force.
 

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You made out like a bandit! I have a model 12, and in good condition they go for 600+ alone! What model twelve is it? I have the 12a. Wood Flooring Floor Bumper Hardwood
I'd say you made an excellent deal all right!
 

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Savage,

I got the 12A and just from your photo (and I apologize for not having my photo on yet) my rifle is in better shape as far as the bluing and little scratches that you have. I mean this 12A is in really GOOD shape. I am not knocking yours. When I first looked at it I was thinking, I don't think he has shot this rifle much at all.

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^Nice! That's impressive considering these guns are almost 100 years old. Before mine came into my possession, it was a little bit overlooked, hence the condition of the blueing. I really like the fact that the rifle will come apart into two pieces. My one complaint would be the sights. They are truly terrible. Luckily, the rifle points very naturally and shoots pretty straight, whether you can see the front sight or not. I've killed many squirrels with mine, I like it. I've mostly retired it for now though.

Good work, hope you enjoy shooting it!
 

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Tommy you did REAL good, it aint everyday you get to make buys that good.:cool:

Congrats,
We need to see these beauties .....soon.
:)



Jim
 

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Gee Tommy it sounds like you fell into a fresh bottle of Hoppes on that deal.
 

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Man, how come I never find deals like this? Of course, if I did I'd have to go to church every day for a month to repent for stealing!;)JK, that's a great deal and I love that shotgun.
 
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