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Old December 1, 2007, 03:47 PM   #1
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winchester Model 1887

We have an old winchester leveraction shotgun serial number is 48789. we've never shot it but it has been shot i was wondering what year it is and if refinishing it would bring up its value or if we kept it like it its. Its in good condition wood is bearly beat up.
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Old December 1, 2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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The general on an antique is clean and polish (lightly.) Refinishing reduces the value. Somebody will be along shortly to answer the rest of the questions .

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Old December 1, 2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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Here's a link to Winchester manufacture dates:
Winchester manufacture dates

Clean it. Don't refinish it.

From the 27th Edition (last year's) of the Blue Book of Gun Values, Page 1823, the value of an 80% condition gun is $2000.

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Old December 1, 2007, 07:42 PM   #4
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1892. here's another dating site(firearms that is)
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