Any gun collectors?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:45 am

My wife has been doing some spring cleaning. She ran across a rifle that I forgot that I had and was wondering if anyone has an idea of it's value. It is an old Springfield model 5, 22 caliber single shot, bolt action rifle. It was dad's old varmint rifle that we used to carry in the pick-up on the farm. No telling how old it is. Is it worth anything as a collector piece or is it just worth it's sentimental value to me?

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:06 pm

If you don't get an answer here let me know. I have a friend who would probable know.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:18 pm

Thanks Brent. I was just curious, I have no intention of selling it but I was wondering if it had any value as a collector piece. It's in what I would call a very used condition and of course needs a good cleaning. I'm not a gun enthusiast so I know nothing of it's value.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:49 pm

Big Dog:

It was your Daddy's. There ain't enough money in the world to make you want to part with that :!:

And it's value :?: Absolutely PRICELESS :!: :!: :!: :!:

Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:58 pm

I agree Rudi, I was just wondering if I should insure it separately or not.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:12 pm


I am sure that you have some real good gunsmitties in your neck of the woods. We do, so you must.

Take it to a couple, get their opinion/appraisal of what this is worth. Then, add it what you feel it is worth to you if you HAD to replace it due to fire/theft or what have you.

Then have it insured as a rider on you homeowner policy for at least 50% more than what the number is you came up with. Over the years, I have helped family and friends appraise family heirlooms (antiquest and such), and even with my figures, sometimes I have been a little conservative.

I would ensure though that it is ensured specifically in a rider or a new policy if you must, but you should be able to do the rider thing.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 4:38 pm

While in town this afternoon i checked at the local sporting goods store, Model 5 Sprongfield is not shown in their books. I assume it mus either be worthless ro priceless, one or the other.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:59 pm

Put your glasses on Bigdog and read the model info again. I could not find that 22 in my friends gun book. :roll:

Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:30 pm

yeah, if it happens to be an M2 rather than a 5, it's a high dollar gun.

Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:23 pm

I'll check and let you know. Thanks for the input guys.