Price check please

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by sakorick, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. sakorick

    sakorick Well-Known Member

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    What's a 90% L461 Bofors .222 with no sight cover a 6 power Schmidt & Bender scope with ugly high mounts worth these days?

     

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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I have no idea what the Schmidt & Bender might be worth. It would only be worth to me what I could cash it out for as I've never gotten along well with European scopes.

    Your description of the mount makes it sound like something made by Rube Goldberg, so I wouldn't count it as worth anything, either. Now, if it is an objective bell mount that would be soldered to the barrel and would degrade the rifle's value appreciably.

    Finally, one man's 90% is sometimes equal to another's 60% or yet another's 99%, so it's difficult to put a value on the rifle itself. You can get a new sight hood for whatever the guy in Montana is asking for them these days, so subtract that from the rifle's value. At that point you're looking at a gun which, in any condition, rarely sells for less than $700 for a "pickup truck grade", or might bring $1,200+ for a pristine one. That's a wide range, but the condition, the quality of the wood, the originality, etc. can vary that much.

    However, like our friend Paulsonconstruction often says, it is impossible to appraise a gun over the internet, particularly without photos. So regard my advice as being worth approximately what you paid for it.
     
  3. sakorick

    sakorick Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics....poor but all there is. Schmidt & Bender scope are on par with Zeiss and Swaro. I''ve gotten along very good with them...made in Germany.
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  4. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The scope mounts and rings are WAY too high to get any kind of proper cheek weld to he comb. I would sell them separately, as they are pretty well useless on that rifle. Same with the scope. Worst way to sell a rifle is with scope, as no matter what is on it the buyer has his own ideas of what he wants & will give no premium for the scope. That S&B might bring decent money to the right guy, but everybody thinks they have to have a variable these days. Besides the objective bell is too big to fit that rifle. Bofors barrel will help you. Average rifle in common caliber in decent shape. Probably closer to the low side of Stonecreek's range of values than the high side. Look on the gun sites for comps, sell prices not asking prices. Saw one in pristine condition at an auction a while back that brought $850. Good Luck!
     
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    d500lnn Well-Known Member

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    I might consider the scope if you want to sell it.
     
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    sakorick Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the offer but the scope is the main attraction to me and I have a set of medium Sako rings for it as well.
     
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    sakorick Well-Known Member

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    The Sako 222 rifle brought $950 on a internet bid. Whoever bought it will not be happy. Wood was 80% and the mounts were not period. I did score on a Winchester M43 Hornet in 98 % condition with a period Weaver 3/4 inch 4X scope and Weaver mounts for $900. The rifle is amazing and shoots great too. Several of the Winchester and Browning shotguns sold for >7000K. I got a free lunch for being a veteran.
     
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    sakorick Well-Known Member

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    It was a beat up rifle missing the front sight hood. I would say 85%. Sold to an on-line bidder for $950.00. Go figure.
     

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