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Old 11-20-2012, 12:52 PM
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Should I shoot It?

Just had a rifle come into my hands that I can't find a lot of info on. It's a Steyr- Daimler .243 that a buddy of mine thought I could use for p-dogs. It's seems to be in really good condition, just needs a cleaning. The problem is that the magazine is stamped Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New-York Made in Austria. I was describing it to the local coffee shop gun guru and he told me not to shoot it, as it is collectable. Having never owned a gun I didn't shoot, I figured I'd see what fellas here had to say. I appreciate any and all info. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:16 PM
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Re: Should I shoot It?

Does it have a double, set trigger? Probably is collectable to some extent. Does it have a scope mount and is it offset?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: Should I shoot It?

I wouldnt base my wants or usage on what some bar room buddy or coffee shop guru has to spout!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:58 AM
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Re: Should I shoot It?

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Does it have a double, set trigger? Probably is collectable to some extent. Does it have a scope mount and is it offset?
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No on the double set trigger. Yes on the scope mount, one I haven't seen. The reticule adjustment are made from the mount not the scope. Leupold mount with a Bausch & Laumb scope. Before my time and I can't find much info online.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:59 AM
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I wouldnt base my wants or usage on what some bar room buddy or coffee shop guru has to spout!
That would be why I'm looking for info here. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:14 PM
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Re: Should I shoot It?

If the rifle has been shot before, I would go ahead and shoot it. The only collectable that you should not shoot if you wish to maintain maximum value, is one that is original, as new, and "unfired". Keeping it in good shape and shooting it should not change it's value if it's been shot before.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:37 PM
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Re: Should I shoot It?

Without seeing it I would venture a guess of $500 to $600 as long as the wood is ok. So I would shoot a few rounds through it and check it for accuracy and use it. I would however stay away from the new hyper velocity loads not knowing how these actions were heat treated.
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