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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: Looking For Values - Ballpark
If the 513 Match Master has any military markings, probably worth a tad more? DCM sold lots of those things years ago, but if gramps was winning matches with it in the 50s, it's probably a "commercial" rifle? They were made from about 1940 to until the 1960s, IIRC? I'd guess from $225 to $300, or thereabouts, if in great condition but for the repaired bolt handle?
Lots of old 22s have re-brazed bolt handles. Guys grumble now about such things falling off newer rifles, but it wasn't a big deal years ago, to repair a 22 bolt handle.
One of the farmers near camp had an old Win. M69 22 with a loose handle. My huntin' bud took it home and brazed it back together for the guy. He was happier'n a pig in poop for many years afterwards. It had been his daddy's gun and he hadn't been able to shoot it for some time.
Needless to say, my bud was always welcome to hunt that place.
Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B