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A fellow is trying to sell me a Remington rolling block in what appears to be the .43 Egyptian caliber. It's in very good condition with no cracks in the wood but a pretty worn bore as I'd expect. Any ideas what the current market value is on these? He want's $600.00 cash which I would think is way too high, but I haven't seen any sell lately to know the true value. It's the full length rifle, not a carbine.
 

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I"d pass.The Egyptian rolling blocks are almost always worn out.All you are getting is a action.If you just have to have it 300 is tops to me. .43 egyptian isnt one of the best calibers for a shooter anyway.Look on gunbroker.com for rolling blocks. The Argentina 1879"s tend to be in better shape for about 600-700 bucks,and its a bit easier to shoot.There are some Danish rolling blocks in their 12 mm cal. which are also in better shape,and not hard to reload for.
 

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I'd sure never pay $600.00 and I didn't want it for a shooter, not in that odd ball caliber, but I was curious current market value. I wouldn't mind having it just for the sake of adding it to the collection.
 

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Egyptian Rolling Blocks are kind of tricky.

I just picked one up from a good guy who didnt know enough about it and I ended up with a serious project.

I have seen Egyptian marked rolling blocks that were clearly not made by Remington when you start taking them apart.

You dont want to jump on one unless you have researched them and know what you are looking at.

I have a friend who will sell you a beautiful 7mm Spanish rolling block for that price.

Overall excellent condition.

Send me a PM if you are interested and I will pass the info along.
 

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I'd sure never pay $600.00 and I didn't want it for a shooter, not in that odd ball caliber, but I was curious current market value. I wouldn't mind having it just for the sake of adding it to the collection.
Without a picture and more info there is no way anyone could give you current market value.

There are way too many unknowns.

I typically pay $150 to $200 for complete receivers and rifles that are good only for parts.

This may not reflect "Market value".
 

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Without a picture and more info there is no way anyone could give you current market value.

I disagree. I didn't expect a full appraisal, but most collectors can give you a rough idea of current prices within an NRA grade for firearms within there expertise. Irishsteve's estimate on the Argintine's gave me a good reference for comparison. I've decided to pass on this one.
 
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