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Old September 16, 2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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Whats it worth

My wife destroyed her shoulder. She is not likely to be able to shoot. She has a Browning BPS Micro 20ga that has never been fired. She wants to sell it but doesn't know what it's worth. What would you say?
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Old September 16, 2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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Old September 16, 2008, 10:32 AM   #3
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I think they list for about $525 in the Browning catalog - but unless I'm mistaken that gun came with a 22" barrel - which is pretty short / marketed primarily for young shooters. Most "field" gunners would want to put a longer barrel on it / 28" or so and a new barrel would cost about $ 200.

Street price for that gun in my area is probably around $350.
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Old September 16, 2008, 01:08 PM   #4
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Recently saw one in 12Ga. go for $411.00. Was not new but in like new condition. These are good guns but do not like the shiny finish ...


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Old September 16, 2008, 02:26 PM   #5
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The Gun Trader's Guide indicates that this gun should sell for between $345-450, according to condition.

That brilliant blueing and shiny stock is pretty but I don't like it on a working gun.
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Old September 16, 2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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Remember - the Micro - is not a standard BPS model .... they're not the same when it comes to value on the used market.
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Old September 16, 2008, 06:41 PM   #7
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but unless I'm mistaken that gun came with a 22" barrel

they were also available with 28" barrel
NIB $500 around here
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Old September 16, 2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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Jim, the Trader's Guide has them broke down by model. The value I mentioned above is for the Micro 20 gauge. There would be little market for this gun, IMO.
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Old September 17, 2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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I agree "retiredlawman" - I don't think there is much of a market for the BPS Micro model - at least not in my area.

Using the current Browning catalog the Micro model has a 13 1/4" length of pull which is an inch shorter than a standard BPS hunter model - and its about 1/2 lb lighter.

I can't say I followed that model too much - but I didn't know it was ever offered in anything except a 22" barrel.
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