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· Silver Bullet Member
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these uncommon rifles keep popping up all over lately. Pawn shop has one priced at 350. I have only seen one sell but it was a buy it now. I forgot to check to see if the bolt was matching. Front blade sight, correct rear sight, hardwood stock, stock looks refinished but nicely done.
Is this price in line?
 

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...stock looks refinished
Run away, don't look back. Unless something is so rare that you will spend forever finding another example, don't invest your money in a piece with problems. Age and the passage of time will not cure the sins of the present and someday you will find yourself owning a rifle that you have had forever and it will still have problems. Unless you can obtain such a rifle of ill-repute at a fraction of the price of a nice example (i.e., the price of the good and marketable parts and components), pass on such examples, whether they are common or scarce unless you can happily overlook their problems.
 

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I'd pay more for a 1923 Tula because it was the first year, and look for the early curved handguard rather than a straight 91/30 handguard. But with the stock refinished, not worth it.
 

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Sanded, and with Spanish type hangers, is usual for an SCW. When you said that the stock was refinished, I (and likely others) assumed that you meant it had a finish coat on it that was added here in the States. SCW Dragoons are not common at all.

For a rare year Dragoon, and not a Bubba shine job, I might be tempted. Of course, I would attempt to pick it up for under $300.
 

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Sanded, and with Spanish type hangers, is usual for an SCW. When you said that the stock was refinished, I (and likely others) assumed that you meant it had a finish coat on it that was added here in the States. SCW Dragoons are not common at all.

For a rare year Dragoon, and not a Bubba shine job, I might be tempted. Of course, I would attempt to pick it up for under $300.
I think you guy's might be nailing it down, starting to sound a lot like my 1924 SCW that I picked up from another forum member. :)

Curious now, sure would like to see that one for comparison.
 
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