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Old September 10, 2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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1873 Winchester Reproductions - Value?

Do you have any idea what a Winchester 1873 reproduction rifle may be worth a generation or two from now? Are they collectible?

Is Miroku's offering of higher value due to its Winchester mark on the barrel? Or is "Made in Japan" a negative, despite high qualify parts and workmanship?

Wood grades vary: 1-6, but please assume a mid-grade 3 grade of wood.

Also, will the .357 Magnum/.38 Special calibers be of equal collectible value as the .44-40 Winchester caliber or perhaps .45 Colt?

These lever-action rifles currently retail for $1299 to $1800, but can cost as much as $3200 (150th anniversary edition).

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old September 10, 2019, 03:59 PM   #2
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You never know, but I don't see any collector value developing. Folks like me buy them to shoot. I have a Uberti '73 repop that looks nice and shoots well, but they will keep making them as long as they sell. No rarity there. A good, well made rifle always holds its value, but increasing value due to collector demand? Nope.
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Old September 10, 2019, 04:01 PM   #3
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I think of a generation as being +/- 20 years ergo, two generations equals 40 years. I would suggest you find a fortune teller you trust and ask them what's going to be happening in 2059.
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Old September 10, 2019, 07:46 PM   #4
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They are beautiful guns but in my opinion they wont be worth more than what you paid for them and will decrease in value like most things do.
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Old September 12, 2019, 07:36 AM   #5
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Miruko does a great job. I am proud to purchase "Made in America", when that is or was great product. I dont know or care about what some wierd little collector may or may not think 100 years from now. I will answer for me. In the hear and now, I much prefer the current Winchester lineup over any time in my life. If that is a ding against Winchester and American management or high praise for the current company owners, you choose.

Think about it.... Winchester in New Haven could not build an 1892? I mean forget the 1886 and 1885, but; the not even an 1892!! Idiots, wasted the brand name.

I like the 44/40 and once again, dont give hoot what others buy. Is it wonderful enough to have a choice? Remember the options from New Haven?
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