did I screw up at a auction?

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by beanpile, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    I heard that at an auction in Franklin MO there was a Winchester9422 lever action 22. (shot shrts & longs). I ran to check out Gunbroker.com but all they had was the Legacy NIB's, but worth between $600-700. This one was not a Legacy but in pretty good shape with mininmal surface rust..stock had 1 scratch.

    I really did'nt have the $$ to spare so I was just going to buy it at a steal then try to turn it & make some quick $$ maybe work a trade .. I quit bidding at $200 (its the week between paychecks).... it was bought for $225.

    I'v had a sleepless night thinkingI should of gone to $250 to see how bad the kid wanted it

    So someone tell me how much is this thing worth:confused:. I'm not an auction guy (actualy this was my 1st)
  2. My first impression would be YES!

    I say this just because Winchester is no longer around. Gun values are sure to go up in the future.

  3. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    I think I'll just go and:neuspeuter: I knew about winchester and that was my biggest thought
  4. coyotehunter

    coyotehunter PURE KILLER

    Jan 19, 2005
    don't you feel just terrible:mad2:
  5. mobiggerbucks

    mobiggerbucks New Member

    Jul 21, 2005
    lake of the ozarks
    Did you screw up ?" hard to say . They made this gun from 1974 to 2005 .
    When Winchester had realised that THEY had screwed up by making junk after 64 , they brought out the 9422 to showcase how they had learned their lesson and chainged their ways . The 9422 is a very good gun and I would love to have one .
    I don't think anyone can correctly value an old winchester right now . There is a feeding frinzy going on because of the New Haven plant shutting down . I personaly would have gone to $400.00 if the gun was in good shape and I wanted it . It is a cool gun to lay out on the shooting bench with a bunch of gun nuts around . They get oohs and ahhs . Very high quality .
  6. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    There are several versions of the 9422 that I found on bluebook... the cheapest one was $285 at 98% condition.
    9422 legacy was $325 at 98%
    9422 high grade legacy tribute $740 at 98%..

    Sounds like 225 was a fairly good deal..
  7. Bronco Brian

    Bronco Brian New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Georgetown, MN
    The only way to lose money at auction is to be the winner!
  8. Underclocked

    Underclocked New Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    Greenfield, MO. USA
    I don't think we've see the last of Winchester, just the last of New Haven produced Winchesters.
  9. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    I could give you a big ol hug right now cuz I'd say this was less than a 98% with the scratch & slight surface rust. I wasnt buying it for me just to turn and make some quick $$$. $225 was a good deal for him but it would't of been for me:banana:
  10. sand_manms

    sand_manms New Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    South Mississippi
    Pre shutdown news prices was $200-$275. Now who knows?
  11. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I was at an estate auction and watched two brothers bid against each other for "Dads" gun. No one else was bidding. The family was fighting over everything that was left. The gun....Savage model 24 , 22/.410 O/U. It was worth maybe $275 but each brother didn't want the other to have it. I walked away shaking my head when it went over $500. Sad situation. If there are two people really wanting an item the sky is the limit on the price.
  12. Bronco Brian

    Bronco Brian New Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Georgetown, MN
    Great reason for a will!
  13. shooter22

    shooter22 New Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Fort Scott, KS
    I think you said a point that ought to makw you feel ok about not getting it. " the kid" It was not something you had the extra cash to spend on, so might be something you might regtret getting if you won, You let the kid have it, it could be his first gun and a new interest into the sport. Id feel pretty good If I were in your boot. maybe another better buy will befall you for letting thins young man have that browning
  14. Transplanted Hoosier

    Transplanted Hoosier New Member

    Oct 16, 2002
    You say it sold for $225....but if you had stayed in how much higher would it have gone?? I have yet to see a gun at auction sell for a steal.