Early rifles have to be evaluated on an individual basis, but you are in the ballpark for a minty one that has not been altered.
Besides the JM stamp, what was so special about it that was worth 10 grand??? -Lloyd 🍻These days all guns are selling for more than ever before. I saw what appeared to be a more or less garden-variety modern Marlin .30-30 sell for over $10,000 on gunbroker the other day. Looked to me like an $800 dollar rifle tops!
Nothing that I could see. May be the most ridiculous sale I have seen on GB.Besides the JM stamp, what was so special about it that was worth 10 grand??? -Lloyd 🍻
137 bids? That is fricking crazy. The absurdities of Gun Joker auctions now are making me want to list some guns I could part with. I would gladly take 10k for one of my 1894s.Marlin 336 20" Carbine 30-30 Minty from 1975 JM Proofed! Like Winchester 94 - Lever Action Rifles at GunBroker.com : 925161550
This is the one. If someone could tell me what I am missing, be glad to know!
I have been collecting Devine’s for a very long time and keep track of original examples. According to Elmer Ballance there are less than 200 surviving Devine Texas M1A rifles in varying original condition. My data supports that conclusion. Keep in mind the “MOST”common DEVINE rifle is the DEVINE TEX one line barrel address with only 28 known examples!Im likely going to be in the market for a Devine sometime this summer and am wondering if $3k is a reasonable expectation as to budget? Or would $4k be more like it? Thanks in advance gentlemen.