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Finally decided to part with my L461 Vixen .223 Deluxe

Discussion in 'Valuation Corner' started by Robert DeForge, Jun 13, 2022.

  1. Robert DeForge

    Robert DeForge Member

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    Hey all!

    Well I need to raise some funds and finally decided to part with my L461 Vixen .223 Deluxe with Bofors marked barrel. The condition is beautiful and I'm looking for your expertise, info and a ballpark to start it out on Gunbroker.


    Thank you guys!!

    Rocky

    [email protected]

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    hanco1 Well-Known Member

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    Start at 1 dollar, list for 12 days. That will give buyers a lot of time to think about it. It will bring a good price in that condition.
     
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    What a beauty!
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    Agree with Hanco. You don't need to put a reserve on that one. It will sell and for probably more than what you might think it should sell for.
     
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    deergoose Sako-addicted

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    Yep.....start it at a $.01 penny on Sunday night on GunBroker.......let it run for 14 days. It will get you your funds. They just didn't make many like that !

    DeerGoose
     
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    Thanks for the replies! You guys have a ballpark?
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    You have to understand the market at present. People are paying stupid amounts of money for firearms right now. Who knows when this trend will end, if ever. So there is no "ball park" estimate of what your rifle is worth because as soon as you guess what it's worth some fool will offer you more. You have been given some great advice in the previous posts. Take that to heart & stop trying to figure out what your rifle is "worth" by what someone you don't know over the internet tells you. Do your due diligence & research & it's value will be apparent. A gun auction site will determine it's value in short order. Regardless, it's "value" is not going to change your lifestyle, so stop fretting over it.
     
  8. Robert DeForge

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    Thanks for the pep talk Paul. I do understand the market at present. I've owned retail firearms dealership(s) for over a decade. I can easily go to any of the popular auction sites and get a ballpark price (like I do frequently). The reason I was asking here is because I thought that this being a specialized Sako forum, you guys may have the additional experience that I don't have with this specific model and may have a "better ballpark". This particular forum is called "Valuation Corner" isn't it? A fellow a forum member has made me an offer and I was hoping to sell it to him, but didn't want to go to auction if his price was fair. Sheesh!
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary SCC Board Member

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    Okay, we understand now why you need some kind of yardstick in order to evaluate an offer. I can only say this:

    1. Your rifle appears to be in excellent condition.

    2. The .223 chambering is generally in higher demand than other Vixen chamberings.

    3. A Deluxe in .223 is scarce.

    4. A Bofors-marked Deluxe in .223 is scarcer.

    5. A Bofors-marked Deluxe in .223 with a front sight is scarcer still.

    6. The presence or absence of a scope (other than highly marketable brands like Leupold or some of the European scopes) makes little difference in the market value.

    7. None of this matters to a buyer who is simply a shooter, but makes the rifle very desirable to a Sako enthusiast who knows these things about it.

    I would expect a Sako enthusiast who appreciates these qualities to offer at least $2,000. Some might be willing to offer more. If you have an offer less than this don't hesitate to contact me. I'm not making an offer or trying to undercut one of our SCC members as I already have an outstanding example of a Deluxe .223, just trying to provide some background for you.

    By the way, even though your rifle might bring more than you are being offered here if listed on Gunbroker, their fees have risen to the point of being punitive, so be sure to take that into consideration when evaluating a private offer.
     
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    stonecreek. Thank you very much for this guide on pricing. I agree completely with every point that you made. Every Sako enthusiast should consider these points whether buying or selling. Of course, some considerations should apply depending on locations and market fluctuations. Sakojim.
     
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    misako50 Sako-addicted

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    You are (or were) asking a smattering of Sako "guys" to give you a ballpark figure. You have to realize we all have various and variable wants and needs. Someone that needs it will give you an idea and someone who wants it another. The person that doesn't want it, will more than likely, give you the lowest.
     
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    Thank you for the detailed and informative response. That is exactly what I was looking for!
     
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