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winchester model 88 .243

by , Posted to on 12/31/2006 02:07 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/15/2006
Location: ND
Was wondering if anybody knew a rough value of a winchester model 88 .243? Gun is in good condition.
 
Re: winchester model 88 .243
by on 12/31/2006 03:28 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/03/2002
Location: ND
I'd say 300 bucks. Horsager would know for sure.
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Re: winchester model 88 .243
by on 12/31/2006 08:50 AM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/06/2002
Location: ND
What year of Mfg is it! As this tends to make a major difference in value on these!
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Re: winchester model 88 .243
by on 12/31/2006 10:43 AM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
An easy 1st indicator of value is the checkering pattern. There are two patterns. The older (Pre-64) 100's and 88's have regular cut checkering. The newer (Post-64) rifles have what's known as "basketweave" checkering and bring less money, but not a lot less. Something to look for or ask about with these rifles is if the trigger mechanism has had the required update. There was a problem with the trigger sear wearing (or breaking can't remember which) and it created a big problem. The rifle became a full-auto. I don't know whom, if anyone is still correcting this issue.

A range without seeing the rifle would be $300ish up to $700, condition and age dependant.

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Re: winchester model 88 .243
by on 12/31/2006 10:49 AM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
I should read more closely!! I saw the model 100 thread last night and kind of had "100 on the brain".

The values and checkering pattern info should be the same.

There is no "firing pin" issue with the 88.

Why yes indeed I can walk on water..............but I do stagger on alcohol.

Re: winchester model 88 .243
by on 12/31/2006 5:35 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2001
Location: ND
This rifle has been the only one I have ever owned. While in high school I bought one new and kept it for a while until I needed money for college. Sold it too cheap but thats what happens when one needs money.

When I could afford to look at buying a rifle again after college I found an 88 up in Minot from a farmer, pretty rough stock but working none the less. Don't remember what I paid but think it was upwards of $375 or so but that was back in the 80's.

Wouldn't mind having another someday. Any out there for sale??
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