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#12140985 - 07/11/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: pal]  
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Originally Posted by pal
I would have bought it at that price.

I hope you find one "at that price".

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#12140986 - 07/11/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: beretzs]  
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Originally Posted by beretzs
Congrats on getting the rifle exactly the way you wanted. I think you did really well.

Thanks.

#12140997 - 07/11/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: battue]  
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Originally Posted by battue
Most here think he got a great rifle and I agree. They also think he bought it at a great price, while I think he bought it at a fair price. I wish him well with it.
Sometimes there is more to a gun than just the price when a person really wants a certain gun that is for sale.

#12142273 - 07/12/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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As mentioned, IMO the price was fair. If you received some other form of perceived intrinsic value, that's great.


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#12142548 - 07/12/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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I'd have bought it for that price in a heartbeat even when converted to the Northern Peso resulting in $957 CDN....about the going price for one like that. I sold a '59 just like that about two years ago for $1100 CDN....should have kept it....:-(


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#12142652 - 07/12/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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I think it looks very nice. It is a buyers market right now. Always nervous times until we hit " the bottom". I have recently bought two model 70 pre 64 s here on the fire. Have not shot them yet. I am a husquvarna Mauser kind of guy, looking foreword to the regular model 70. I have enjoyed the " improved" model 70 s aka the model 88 s for over a decade. Thought it was time to expand my Winchester experience.


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#12142736 - 07/12/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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As Bob frequently mentioned us Model 70 guys are fading into the past. Outside of prime collectibles, the Model 70 may be a buyers market for some time. Seen the same happen with cars.

Most of the younger crowd will buy a Tikea and never even consider a Model 70.

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#12147988 - 07/15/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: battue]  
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Originally Posted by battue
As Bob frequently mentioned us Model 70 guys are fading into the past. Outside of prime collectibles, the Model 70 may be a buyers market for some time. Seen the same happen with cars.

Most of the younger crowd will buy a Tikea and never even consider a Model 70.


I think you are spot on, and I think we are seeing this reflected in the soft market for pre 64s. Have seen some really nice shooter grade guns go fairly inexpensively in the last couple of months - a couple of '06 featherweights have sold for under $600 on gunbroker...

#12148175 - 07/15/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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I hope it is true that the market is softening a bit, that would make it easier to put a couple more away! I have not noticed it in Canada yet though our prices are typically a bit less than US when you figure in the exchange. I do know that finding a decent 270 fwt takes some real patience and luck. For whatever reason 308 fwts are not that tough to find.

#12148292 - 07/15/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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Real nice (90%+), aluminum plate, '55, 270 Fwt. for $1,100.00 at the Allentown show last weekend....


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#12148504 - 07/15/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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Just last week I saw a very nice unmolested standard 06 I think it was a 54' went for $705 on gb. I have kind of felt like the pre 64 market on especially 30 06's softening up.

#12148588 - 07/15/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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Didnt yall hear, 30-06s are obsolete? Sheesh. wink


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#12151821 - 07/17/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: Poconojack]  
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Originally Posted by Poconojack
Real nice (90%+), aluminum plate, '55, 270 Fwt. for $1,100.00 at the Allentown show last weekend....

I wouldn't sell mine for that. Been thinking of thinning the herd somewhat but with the market down I'll hold on to them after all they don't eat anything:)

#12151981 - 07/17/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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The market hasn't been down for a good while and setting there bearly holding value they most definitely have eaten.Then again it is not rare to hold onto a stock too long. If you look at Model 70's purely as an investment, then like stocks you can hold on too long.


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#12152545 - 07/17/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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I'm just hoping the current market allows me to find a decent honest 30-06 '50's FWT... I keep looking but I'm not yet seeing anything but top dollar. I'd like a .270 as well but that's probably wishful thinking.

#12152674 - 07/17/17 Re: M70 Featherweight Pre64 30-06 [Re: ElkSlayer91]  
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I'd agree the buyer did pretty well. Yes the market has gotten a bit soft lately, but they will always be the best, so buy them if you find them. My 3 kids are all set with Pre 64 M70's...but someday there may be grandkids....

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