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Posted: 1/22/2002 6:02:27 PM EDT
I'm buying a house and want to include my firearms on my homeowners insurance. Most of my guns I can have appraised locally. But I have a Mannlicher Shoenauer, and can't seem to find a place online to find serial numbers so I can get a value on it.

I know that some of them go for anywhere between $1200-$2000, but I think this one might be a limited edition model and might be worth more. I know it was man. in 1962, but that's about it so far.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 10:09:47 PM EDT
Can you supply a description,IE; caliber, barrel legnth, type of sights, full or half legnth stock, engraved or not, etc.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 4:31:58 AM EDT
Sure. It's a carbine, not quite sure of exact length (don't have a tape measure handy) but I'm guessing it's about 16"-18". The barrel and stock are even at the end.

It's got two iron sites, one that flips up or down. The scope mount is integral with the rifle and flips to the side for easy access to the irons. It's got a Weaver K-4 (which I think may have come with the rifle) scope on it.

It's a model MCA, chambered in .243.

The stock is not engraved.

It's got two triggers, one which is a set trigger.

It was imported by Stoeger Arms, and it was manufactured by Steyr in 1962. Serial #37166.

Did I miss anything?
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 6:56:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 2:14:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2002 2:16:39 PM EDT by Phoenix5]
MODEL 1961 MCA RIFLE- similar to Model 1956 Rifle, except Monte Carlo stock.
Mfg. 1961-1971.
100% $850.
98% $750.
95% $650.
90% $575.
80% $525.
70% $475.
60% $425.

MODEL 1961 MCA CARBINE- Add $25. to the above prices.

****22nd Edition- Bluebook of Gun Values****
Hope this info is helpfull.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 3:34:55 PM EDT
Jarhead, from what I can tell pretty close except for the flip over scope mount.

Pheonix, thanks for the bluebook prices. They however do seem to be a little low. I have yet to find one for under $1100. And I've seen them go much higher.

Are gun blue book values usually a bit low?
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 12:28:23 AM EDT
Well... the Model 1903 carbine, Model 1910 carbine, and the high velocity sporting rifle, all pre WWII bolt actions are listed at $1050. for 100% condition. Engraved MCAs fetch an extra $200. "Alpine" models go for substantialy more. I'm not an expert on this particular firearm, but the bluebook is usualy prety close to the actual value.
As I always say, the value is whatever someone is willing to pay for it. For insureance however, they will probably want an apprasal.
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