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Ok, so for over a year, this shop has had this 1940 winchester model 70 30-06 for sale. When I first saw it, they were asking $1,100.00 for it. I told them their price was too dang high. Every time I visited the shop, I would look at the rifle. This is a rifle I've mentioned to you guys in different threads.

It's been drilled and tapped on the rear bridge, stock has been cut to allow for the recoil pad, unoriginal rear sight, and the bolt handle was ground on, for scope clearance. It was just not worth the investment of $1,100.00, as you can see from the pictures:

pre war model 70 30 govt.

Now, when I was back there in February, the shop owner threw out this wild offer to me. He said, "$650 and you can take it home!!". I almost bit on the deal, but would only be buying it as a project rifle. The way I saw it, was it would give me something to do in the cold winter months here, when I was not shooting. Well, I passed on that deal.

As shown in the GB ad, they ended up selling it for $874 minus $30.00 for shipping and other fees. They did end up making a little more than what they offered it to me for, but just barely. Now, I generally don't buy guns to sell them, but you guys know I buy guns at great deals. This was one of the borderline good deals I've seen when out and about. Just thought I'd share this one with you. Have a great weekend and be safe out there!!!


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If I recall the documented activities of BSA - is it possible this is the gun you were on the way to purchase, but did not get all the way there and purchased 2 other ones that jumped in front of you that day? Good times heh?

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If that rifle had been offered to me for $650. it certainly would have gone home with me.

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Originally Posted by Burr
If I recall the documented activities of BSA - is it possible this is the gun you were on the way to purchase, but did not get all the way there and purchased 2 other ones that jumped in front of you that day? Good times heh?

Yes sir. That is the one.. ha ha..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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I feel like I would have passed at 650 also. Its worth the 875 to a guy with a project in mind, but to sit around until I came up with one, no thanks. I have enough [bleep] like that around here.


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I know it’s blasphemous but for 650, it would’ve went straight to JES to become a 338-06 or 35 Whelen and fitter with a good glass stock. Done deal.

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I feel like that is a perfectly fitting end for this rifle.


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Agreed on the .35 Whelen rebore, that's what I did with a tired .30-06 Super Grade 30+ years ago. I sent my rifle to Randall Redman for the rebore, it has been my whitetail rifle for many years now. I shoot it year 'round with cast bullets and pistol bullets.

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Originally Posted by beretzs
I know it’s blasphemous but for 650, it would’ve went straight to JES to become a 338-06 or 35 Whelen and fitter with a good glass stock. Done deal.

Hate me later grin

That would have been cool man.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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bsa1917hunter: That butchered and abused Rifle would NEVER entice me - let alone bring what it "REPORTEDLY" sold for on gunbreaker!
BEWARE of gunbreaker at EVERY turn!
Scams of every kind abound there.
I attended and participated in a gunshow today (as I will tomorrow and the next day) and pre-64 Winchester Model 70's in better condition than that turd sold for similar money.
I simply do NOT participate in gunbreaker auctions and advise all, I can, to do the same -WAY, WAY, WAY to many of my guntrading friends and partners of mine have been scammed on that venue over the years.
Face to face is the way to enjoy your pre-64 Winchester Model 70 purchases.
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Originally Posted by VarmintGuy
bsa1917hunter: That butchered and abused Rifle would NEVER entice me - let alone bring what it "REPORTEDLY" sold for on gunbreaker!
BEWARE of gunbreaker at EVERY turn!
Scams of every kind abound there.
I attended and participated in a gunshow today (as I will tomorrow and the next day) and pre-64 Winchester Model 70's in better condition than that turd sold for similar money.
I simply do NOT participate in gunbreaker auctions and advise all, I can, to do the same -WAY, WAY, WAY to many of my guntrading friends and partners of mine have been scammed on that venue over the years.
Face to face is the way to enjoy your pre-64 Winchester Model 70 purchases.
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I know you love to bad mouth GB. If you and your buddies have gotten scammed like you say you have, then that is on you. As with most things that you spew, I don't believe your bs. Keep spouting off into the wind.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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Originally Posted by VarmintGuy
bsa1917hunter: That butchered and abused Rifle would NEVER entice me - let alone bring what it "REPORTEDLY" sold for on gunbreaker!
BEWARE of gunbreaker at EVERY turn!
Scams of every kind abound there.
I attended and participated in a gunshow today (as I will tomorrow and the next day) and pre-64 Winchester Model 70's in better condition than that turd sold for similar money.
I simply do NOT participate in gunbreaker auctions and advise all, I can, to do the same -WAY, WAY, WAY to many of my guntrading friends and partners of mine have been scammed on that venue over the years.
Face to face is the way to enjoy your pre-64 Winchester Model 70 purchases.
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Absolutely.

Gunbroker is nothing but a scam. I am in full agreement and advise all the same as you have just done.


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I have to agree with VG and AKGuy. GB is a bad place to do business.

Even worse is RIA.

I find something I want to buy every frizzing' day without futtzin' around wasting my time watching auctions.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by VarmintGuy
bsa1917hunter: That butchered and abused Rifle would NEVER entice me - let alone bring what it "REPORTEDLY" sold for on gunbreaker!
BEWARE of gunbreaker at EVERY turn!
Scams of every kind abound there.
I attended and participated in a gunshow today (as I will tomorrow and the next day) and pre-64 Winchester Model 70's in better condition than that turd sold for similar money.
I simply do NOT participate in gunbreaker auctions and advise all, I can, to do the same -WAY, WAY, WAY to many of my guntrading friends and partners of mine have been scammed on that venue over the years.
Face to face is the way to enjoy your pre-64 Winchester Model 70 purchases.
Hold into the wind
VarmintGuy

I know you love to bad mouth GB. If you and your buddies have gotten scammed like you say you have, then that is on you. As with most things that you spew, I don't believe your bs. Keep spouting off into the wind.


This. If you do your homework GB is fine.

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Mike S,

Stay with GB.....then I won't have to compete with you ....on legitimate items.

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Originally Posted by cisco1
Mike S,

Stay with GB.....then I won't have to compete with you ....on legitimate items.
Are you left handed? Probably not. I have found several left handed unicorns on GB that didn’t exist anyplace else and never felt I was taken. Your post is more about you then me.

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I have used gunbroker quite a bit. Haven’t really had any issues whatsoever.

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GB is the right place for left-handed chit-grabbers!

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Originally Posted by Mike_S
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by VarmintGuy
bsa1917hunter: That butchered and abused Rifle would NEVER entice me - let alone bring what it "REPORTEDLY" sold for on gunbreaker!
BEWARE of gunbreaker at EVERY turn!
Scams of every kind abound there.
I attended and participated in a gunshow today (as I will tomorrow and the next day) and pre-64 Winchester Model 70's in better condition than that turd sold for similar money.
I simply do NOT participate in gunbreaker auctions and advise all, I can, to do the same -WAY, WAY, WAY to many of my guntrading friends and partners of mine have been scammed on that venue over the years.
Face to face is the way to enjoy your pre-64 Winchester Model 70 purchases.
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VarmintGuy

I know you love to bad mouth GB. If you and your buddies have gotten scammed like you say you have, then that is on you. As with most things that you spew, I don't believe your bs. Keep spouting off into the wind.


This. If you do your homework GB is fine.

Man, I've bought many rifles from gunbroker and sold a few there. I have never had any issues. Knock on wood, I guess? The link I posted was a legitimate sale, as I talked to the gunshop directly. He said no issues at all, selling the gun. The buyer did fine on the deal as well. Not as good as the deal I was offered at $650, but fine nonetheless. Wonder if AK can fill us in on the trouble he's had with GB? I think varmintguy likes to muddy up some threads with his lies, and that's one thing I don't care for is dishonesty!!!


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
Originally Posted by Pharmseller
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