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Old December 4, 1999, 04:43 PM   #1
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A guy at work has gotten a Model 58 from his father and wants to know the value. Does anybody have any ideas of whats its worth? He says that it is in about 90-95% condition. Also, what about a website that lists prices of older firearms.....???
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Old December 5, 1999, 06:46 AM   #2
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Blue Book sez 58 made 1956-1963 271,000 were mfg there were ADL,BDL,SA,SC,D,SF models. plain and vent rib barrels 12,16,20,28,.410 gauges. Need more details model? gauge? barrel? magnum?
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Old December 5, 1999, 04:03 PM   #3
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He said that it is a 12 gauge 2 3/4" non-magnum. I assume that it is rather plain without a vent rib. There is an engraves scene of duch hunting on the reciever. Other than that I think it's a standard version.
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Old December 6, 1999, 05:46 AM   #4
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90%=$195 95%=$220
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Old December 6, 1999, 02:26 PM   #5
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There was a class-action suit against Remington over the Model 58 in 12-gauge. While it sounded like one of those phony-deal suits, Remington paid money to owners who wrote in with their serial numbers...

There is one drawback to the 58. When loading the magazine, a minor bit of sloppiness can allow a shell to pop back above the follower and jam the action. To get going again, you gotta drive out the two retaining pins and remove the trigger group.

Big hassle out in the field.

So: Remove the trigger group, and have somebody mill a slot in the follower. With this slot, the tip of a knife blade can push the shell forward and clear up the jam. (You could do it with a hacksaw, but it's messy-looking.)

Hope this helps. The 58 is basically a good gun.

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