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question :value loss on Mohawk 600

I wonder by glass-bedding the original stock on the Remington's can you loose value on the gun?
I have no intention in selling it The gun is all original except now for the glass bed front recoil lug area.
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

If done properly, probably not?

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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

If you believe that a rifle has collector's value then yes-any after market work will reduce the value of the rifle. Do you consider your Mohawk to have collector's value??

Now the second way to value a rifle is what is it worth to a hunter. Now as far as a hunter is concerned-if the rifle is sold as a shooter--it will probably slightly increase the value.

But if you are not selling I don't quit understand the question?? Personally I have not heard of the Mohawk's as being a rifle that collector's are after in any real volume. Tom.
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

I was just wondering the rifle seem to draw a dollars value of any were from 500.00 to 850.00 on auctions sites.
I myself see the rifle only the way she shoots and yes if I sold it. I would be more on the lines as a shooter in excellent condition
just something came to mind
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

Any Model 600 has collectors value....The Mohawk has the least of any of them because of its limited range of calibers and its birch stock...Doing just about anything external to a Mohawk is going to reduce it to a shooter in my book.Bedding may not affect the value.
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

Don't recall ever seeing a 600 or 660 with a birch stock, except for the birch/walnut laminates in 6.5 and 350 magnums? Know they've become pricey, which is funny, since when they were new, hardly anyone wanted one.

A buddy picked up a minty one years ago, in 243. He wanted it for his son, but didn't want to hack the original stock, so picked up a beater stock for me to shorten. I didn't get around to it fast enough, so he picked it up and took it elsewhere.

Back in the mid-70s, I think just about every farm kid around my camp had a "Mohawk" 243 as their first deer rifle. A buddy that came to camp with me, once asked if they all got one around there for their 12th birthdays.



I call 'em all Mohawks, regardless of whether they are...or ain't. Handy little devils, if somewhat loud barkers.

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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

the mohawk was the second generation of the 600 and had a 20 inch barrel and birch stock and was produced most of the 70's. in my opinion, unless you have a NIB mohawk, a well done bedding job will not affect the value. but i'm suprised you had to do it because they are usually very accurate stock. my bone stock 600 mag 350 will shoot MOA out past 200 yards.

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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

I did find it shot well and the factory stock was free floated barrel,but the action up front had a lot of side clearance.I tested it by slipping a dollar between the side and the stock after the recoil lug and it would slip in easy.I only skim coated the front of the action and the recoil lug area and about 1 1/2" into the barrel channel gun shrunk the group down to 3 shots in one hole bed job came out excellent NO AIR POCKETS.
I was lucky to find the Mohawk with the factory stock a little darker the the color (blond) this stock I would say is not factory walnut but had a darker color and more on the look of walnut.
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

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Don't recall ever seeing a 600 or 660 with a birch stock,
Oh, it's birch alright..I'll never forget my first "Mohawk" in 308..I went to set the rifle against a tree, and when I let the buttstock down on a hunk of stone, the toe of the stock split clean off!

I never fancied these rifles as tackdrivers..Bought one in 6mm Rem. once and it would shoot only factory loads satisfactorily..Couldn't get a handload to shoot.Had a regular 600 in 222 Rem. and it too shot less than stellar groups......Never had a problem with my 6.5 or my 350.
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Re: question :value loss on Mohawk 600

I might be wrong, but I believe the Mohawks were sold
in chain stores, Walmart, Kmart, etc. My dad had a 222
that shot extremely well, I had one in 308 for awhile
and sold it. I currently have one in .35 Remington, but
its not a Mohawk.
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