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    Default Help appreciated on HVA Carl Gustaf rifle

    Moved to Vancouver Island and finding my trusty 7mm husky a bit heavy on these small island blacktail deer I've been getting into. I am going for something around a .243 or .270 so the husky is going up for sale but I don't have a solid idea of what its worth. I've seen anywhere between $800 to $1200 bucks mentioned. It has a 2 to 7 leupold on it.

    I "think" I have a 1900 grade II magnum...?


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    Welcome jwarton. You have a very nice rifle but, this a bad time of year to be selling. I doubt you could get $800 until closer to hunting season. Your problem is solvable if you handload, you could load down to 7x57 velocities which would be stellar for your small deer. If you do not handload, you could buy Hornady Custom Lite ammo which is advertised 2800 fps muzzle velocity. All that said, far be it from me to talk you out of a new rifle.;-)

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    The running price in Canada usually is between 750.00 $ and 850.00 $, 900.00 $ being the top for a 1900 in common chambering.
    And yes, it seems you have a Grade II.
    Coagula / Solve

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    Thanks JDL, appreciate the the input and yes I'm kinda looking forward to a new rifle, can't afford to do it without selling the husky. I like the idea of the new lighter rifles as I'm getting to be an old fart and this country is pretty rugged to hunt in, a lot different than the prairie I'm used to...

    Baribal I think your right on the mark for what i'm seeing for pricing, nice to have you guys as experts confirm that for me.

    Cheers

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    Not sure exactly what condition yours is in - however I have personally sold three 1900's in Alberta, two Grade II's, and one Swede Deluxe....all three mint+, the Grade II .270 looked unfired and sold easily for $1,500. I sold a Grade II .35-06 in mint condition for $1,400 with little effort. The Swede sold for much higher.. All without scopes or slings...

    Unless your stock is damaged or other issues present a concern I feel that you should get $1,200-1400 quite easily, perhaps more if a bidding war ensues. I would ask $1,500. These rifles are fewer and far in between now. Those collectors/shooters who want them know this.

    Post it on Canadian Gun Nutz. Being a 7mm you just might be pleasantly surprised!

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    Bought a Gustaf Monte Carlo standard from TEC in last 12 months and happily paid less than $1200. No scope, mounts or sling. One of my better shooters now!

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    Welcome you have a winner.><> Daniel,

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    Maybe should I start selling those I buy here down west, then
    But last time I posted one on CGN (not so long ago, pretty well priced, unfired rifle) I only got lowballers and no serious offers....
    Those that TEC are showing usually have higher prices because the price of the 1900 in Sweden always been quite high compared to what we use to have in N-A, and the caliber choice usually is diferrent, too.
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    Transitional Modle .. has both company's logos.
    1900's with these markings few....I've had a few....
    Doesn't seem to bring more money..?
    unless the buyers stacking his collection historically in order, with all markings in the order of company change overs owners, importers, exporters marks.><> Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baribal View Post
    Maybe should I start selling those I buy here down west, then
    But last time I posted one on CGN (not so long ago, pretty well priced, unfired rifle) I only got lowballers and no serious offers....
    Those that TEC are showing usually have higher prices because the price of the 1900 in Sweden always been quite high compared to what we use to have in N-A, and the caliber choice usually is diferrent, too.
    Seems to me the TEC 1900's are a pretty decent deal, although hard to justify 1000$ when you can get a 1600 in a deluxe stock for much less.

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    1900 actions top notch smoothest design ever...
    even Compared to any of today's new so called standards of excellence.
    1640 lacks sophisticated aspects even sleek looks!

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