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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:20 pm 
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Came across a sporterized no4 mk1- shortened barrel, cut down stock. Is $200 too steep? I am looking for a fun deer rifle.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:03 pm 
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Not a lot of info, but I'd say yes, that's too high.
$125 or so round here is a going rate.

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$200 is steep for up here too. $150 would be top dollar and that's if the bore is perfect and the cut-down was done nicely. - Bill

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Too high, at most $100-125 around my parts what they sell for. There is a sporterize one here in NC on Armslist that's been there for months cause guy has it priced at $400. Then have several others ones that move quick cause they are appropriately priced


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Got a little more info: barrel has been cut down to 20" with an aftermarket front sight. Still has the original rear sight. Fore stock has been cut down in typical sporter fashion.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:58 pm 
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Do numbers match?
Overall condition?
Hows the bore?
Headspace?

Why am I asking its way overpriced anyway!
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Please, if you decide to buy, post some pictures here? I think asking price is reasonable.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:47 am 
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Thanks everyone for the help on this one. He wouldn't budge from the $200 asking price, so I walked. I'll find another one some day. Maybe I have weird taste, but I think a well done LE sporterization looks every bit as nice as Winchester 70 or Remington 700, and has a bit more coolness factor to it.

That being said, this was not one of the really well done conversions. Looked to be painted black rather than blued, and had a strong texture in the refinish as well.

Maybe I'll hold out and find one of those Parker Hale sporters.


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Actually the original finish for most No4s was paint over park. :o
Nothing wrong with a nice sporter conversion though. Here's my (refinished) No5.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:15 pm 
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Tommy Atkins wrote:
Actually the original finish for most No4s was paint over park. :o
Nothing wrong with a nice sporter conversion though. Here's my (refinished) No5.
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If it looked that nice I wouldn't have hesitated to put down $200.

Instead I ended up getting a good deal on a Savage 30 06 at a local pawn shop.


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