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Identify model, age and value of van.

Identify model, age and value of van.
« on: March 09, 2018, 12:45:43 PM »
 I've just rec. an older vanguard (Serial # VS82xxx) and was curious as to what I've got. It has walnut stock with rosewood tip. No white line spacers. Deeply blued barrel, not a matte finish. Stamped Vanguard from Atascadero, California in 300 wby mag. Has a P stamped on bottom of barrel. No other markings i can find. Looks like a sporter model but resembles a deluxe without the white line spacers. This is a hand down gun and will remain so. Just needing to know for insurance reason. Thanks for any information given.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 09:11:43 AM by Fieldmaster »

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 03:12:34 PM »
Welcome to the nation!  I would suggest to look on gun broker and see what they are selling for. Without a mention of what kind of shape it's in or pictures it's hard to establish value.  :)

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 03:18:25 PM »
Nothing like it on gun broker. They have mainly Vanguard series 2. Any older vanguards either have synthetic stocks or matte finish.

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Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 05:42:23 PM »
Welcome to the Nation.  Post pictures, and someone here will help you out.

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 10:55:20 AM »
Any tips on uploading photos from cell phone? I've tried for the last hour and apparently this phone is smarter than me.

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Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 11:58:07 AM »
Take a screen shot of your picture (basically make an exact copy of the original pic) and upload the screenshot
You cant catch a fish without a hook in the water....

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 02:44:03 PM »
Here's the pictures
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 02:51:40 PM by Fieldmaster »

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 02:50:13 PM »
I'll bet it's a "sporter" . Blue book of guns says 95% is worth $450.   :)

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »
Had to get daughter to post pictures. Anyway with serial# VS 82XXX , I would assume the vs stands for vanguard sporter, but this has walnut stock and blued finish so would it be a series 1.

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 03:16:55 PM »
Had to get daughter to post pictures. Anyway with serial# VS 82XXX , I would assume the vs stands for vanguard sporter, but this has walnut stock and blued finish so would it be a series 1.
Yes, and my blue book  referenced a series 1.   :) 

Re: Identify model, age and value of van.
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 05:45:40 AM »
I appreciate the information. It's nice to be able to ask some questions and then get a straight answer from people with the knowledge and experience that you guys have. Once again, thank you all.