checking prices for a friend of mine..wants to know what his stuff is worth..
winchester model 86 .33 dcf takedown carbine lever action. ex. condition.
Kinda hard to say without actully seeing it, i've got a Blue Book in front of me, prices vary widely, are you sure it's a carbine? carbines have a 22" bbl solid frame, saddle ring, Could also be a lightweight rifle seeing how it's a takedown model, these have round tapered bbl (marked Nickel Steel) a half mag,and rubber shotgun buttplate,prices are;
carbine;(22"rnd bbl) 98%=$9.250.00 95%=$8000.00 90%=$6.750 80%$4.750 70%=$3750.00 60%$2750.00 and below that are Above average,average below average, above average,$2.500.00-1.600.00
Light weight rifle:(45-70 22"rnd bbl, .33cal 24"rnd bbl)only.
98%= $1750.00 95%=$1350.00 90%=$1200.00 80%=$1100.00 70%=1000.00 60%=$900.00
This is out of a 19th edition Blue Book (1998) The grading of these rifles depends alot on the exterior finish, and if it is turning brown,or plum,How much is actually left,Amount of orginal parts left on it, Etc, those with the orginal blue will be worth more than the more commonly encountered "brown guns" Grading is better explained in the blue book, (besides, my fingers are getting sore from all this typing) If you can get a copy take a look, it's a worthwhile read.
P.S. that's .33WCF not DCF Also, add 20% for takedown model to the above prices
Since lightweight rifles were were fairly late production (1886-1935)All spceimens are blue and in very good condition usually.(quote from book)
are you talking about a Model 1886, 33W.C.F. ??
As Ralph says this is a little tricky without the rifle in view.
Anyway the carbine should have these characteristics:
1) 22" round Barrel
2) full or half magazine
3) straight grip stock with plain forearm
What year was the rifle manufactured ??
Any checkering on the wood or scrolling/inlays on the receiver ??
Some of this stuff has already been covered by Ralph.
thanks for the info, like i said it's not my rifle and i'll have to ask more about it to find out for him.
There's such a wide range of possible values with this gun. As an example if manufactured before 1898 there's a 20% premium.
Ralph points out another 20% premium if it's a takedown rifle.
(One takedown rifle in .33WCF sold for $101,500 in November 1999 !)
If a carbine for sure, the prices seem to be about $10,000 - $15,000. Not chump-change.