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Need help on the value of a shotgun

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I have a Remington 1100, 12ga, 2-3/4, 3 chokes, 28" vented rib barrel, checkered stock/forend. It's used, but in pretty good condition. The prices I see on the gun sites range from $500ish to close to $1000. I'm trying to work out a trade on a log splitter and need some help.....Thanks

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Thanks. That's a pretty big range. If I wanted to sell it outright, would I split the difference for approx value? I need A little tighter idea of an approx value.

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The gun prices on most sites are what is wanted buy the buyer and not what they are getting for it.

That gun in the shop would be worth $350-$425 depending in condition and in trade in value most would give $200-$250.

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I am going to agree with Gordie on this one, I had one and sold it for 300$ I felt like the buyer got a good deal as well as myself. Unfortunately there are a lot of 1100's out there for sale and unfortunately there is a reason for it. Myself and several friends have had some issues with them in colder weather. I know there are exceptions to the rules, but putting over 1000 rounds through these guns in 30F or temps below they just don't prevail. I apologize if I am being harsh, but if you can get a value of 400$ for it I would take it.

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Thanks for your opinions, sure would have liked to hear it was worth a little more. In reality, I was thinking about $450ish, but when I saw some of the online prices, I was hoping for more.

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Thanks for your opinions, sure would have liked to hear it was worth a little more. In reality, I was thinking about $450ish, but when I saw some of the online prices, I was hoping for more.

You haven't even posted a single picture of the gun. How do you expect to get a solid valuation on an internet forum for a gun with just a brief description not supported by pictures? Even then we are mainly just rubes and can only do so much.

The best option would be for you to take it to a gun dealer,see what they offer, and then try to get a bit more.

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What has happened in the gun world is the same thing that happen to cars. Technology has passed the old ones by. The Rem is a fine gun but its old. A picture that shows a gun in awesome condition won't change the fact its old, can't shoot 3" or steel shot, weighs a ton, doesn't have choke tubes and has O-rings.

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What has happened in the gun world is the same thing that happen to cars. Technology has passed the old ones by. The Rem is a fine gun but its old. A picture that shows a gun in awesome condition won't change the fact its old, can't shoot 3" or steel shot, weighs a ton, doesn't have choke tubes and has O-rings.

It does have choke tubes and it doesn't take a whole lot to make a 3 inch chamber, but the fact is what you said' its a old shot gun and its value will reflect that.

Remington still makes the 1100, but at a much more inflated price and it carries most all the bells and whistles. The fact that it has a O-ring should have no bearing what so ever as some of the finest gun makers still use them in their autos.

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I was at a local gun shop a couple weeks ago. They had plenty of used 1100's for sale. Price range was 300-450. I'm quite sure they didn't give out that much when they took it in on trade.

1100 is a good gun. Time tested and for the most part has a good rep. Heck, a couple weeeks ago I was going to buy one until I checked out what else was on the shelf. Unfortunately, everyone has one and there are newer shotguns out there that are lighter, faster, and run in the 500-700 range brand spankin new. This will keep the value of your used 1100 in check.

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The gun prices on most sites are what is wanted buy the buyer and not what they are getting for it.

That gun in the shop would be worth $350-$425 depending in condition and in trade in value most would give $200-$250.

Totally agree Gordy. I have a 1100 and I went to trade it on another gun as I never use it anymore. 2 different gun shops would give me $250 on trade, I kept the gun. Gun was about an 8 out of a 10 for condition.

One shop had one used on the shelf in very nice condition and it was priced at $340.00.

I thought it would be worth a few hundred more since the new ones are priced where they are but, it is an older gun.

One can find a lot of guns with higher prices but if you look at what they have sold for on a few of the larger gun auction sites, they do not the majority of the time get their asking price.

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I bought my 1100 2 years ago for $325, and I that it was very fair. I've had a few problems with it, so I'm thinking about trading it in for something a little lighter and probably brand new.

It's a great gun, but isnt the most expsenive anymore!

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