View Full Version : Advice on pricing a BPS
November 26, 2012, 10:24 PM
I have a field model, Browning BPS 12 gauge and am looking to sell. Does the fact that it is the NWTF anniversary model increase the value? What would be maximum asking price and the minimum price I should accept for the gun. It was won at a raffle so input will not offend me.
November 27, 2012, 12:03 AM
I'll give you twice whatever you paid for the raffle ticket :D
November 27, 2012, 08:24 AM
HAHA well maybe if I get desperate! Im hoping to sell it to my fiance's father, without breaking his bank or screwing me either.
November 27, 2012, 11:28 AM
We need more info....on the gun...
NWTF - whatever it is, might hurt the value - if the receiver is engraved with it .... What is NWTF and is the gun marked in any way ?
How long is the barrel ?
Does it have changeable screw in chokes ? If yes, what style is the choke - are they Invector or Invector Plus ? What chokes are with it ?
Any scratches or handling marks on the gun ?
How many shells have been run thru it approximately ?
Have you checked the serial number on the browning web site to determine the year the gun was made ...its under support, the banner at top of website...?
( a photo would really help )...
November 27, 2012, 12:32 PM
FYI - "NWTF: = National Wild Turkey Foundation", and FWIW, such markings generally devalue any firearm so marked for various customers, except for members of the particular association (NWTF in this case).
Firearms so stamped/marked usually change hands for about 20% less then an otherweise identical, but unstamped, specimen in the same overall condition because most buyers would prefer their firearm not be so marked.
AFAIK there is NO collector market for BPS'.
A BPS in excellent condition will usually sell for $400-$450- which would put a fair market value of a NWTF BPS at $375-$400, +/- IMHO.
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