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Gun Identification

Gun Identification
« on: November 01, 2018, 04:34:25 PM »
Im looking to buy what is told to me as a Weatherby Vanguard .708 series 1 I've looked and there's multiple kinds of Vanguards the Serial numbers are (VS373306) it is a wood stock bolt action. anyone give me the approximate value and model name please would help a huge bit.

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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 05:10:04 PM »
Welcome to the Nation!  If you could post a picture, that would help out tremendously.

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 05:19:04 AM »
Here's the serials

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 05:19:54 AM »
The gun

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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 10:57:21 AM »
Looks like a Vanguard Sporter. From the best look I can get at the safety lever, appears to be the original, rather than the current S2 variant. Production probably in the late 1990s or the 2000s, but that's just a guess. Value is subjective, but figure something like $400-650, depending on how badly someone wants it.
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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
Look on the left side of the receiver, it should say Vanguard VGS, which the only difference between the VGX and the VGS is the VGX had a "polyurathane" type finish while the VGS had an oil finish.
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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 09:03:35 PM »
Looks like a Vanguard Sporter. From the best look I can get at the safety lever, appears to be the original, rather than the current S2 variant. Production probably in the late 1990s or the 2000s, but that's just a guess. Value is subjective, but figure something like $400-650, depending on how badly someone wants it.
  +1 The satin finish and the S/N starting with VS designates sporter and the value of that model is listed between $450.00 and $595.00 for the rifle only in the 2017 blue book of gun values.

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2018, 02:07:45 PM »
so without a doubt you guys believe it's a sporter? worth 400$ with a Nixon prostaff 3x9x40? scopes 200$ and the guns clean with no rust nor marks

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2018, 02:29:02 PM »
I tend to assign zero value on a used scope. The mounts are a different story.  The Nikon prostaff is a entry level scope, price the model with a "new" price.   :)

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2018, 04:27:43 PM »
so without a doubt you guys believe it's a sporter? worth 400$ with a Nixon prostaff 3x9x40? scopes 200$ and the guns clean with no rust nor marks
If you read carefully I gave a 2017 Blue Book value for the RIFLE ONLY. For value of the scope I would see what a used Nikon Prostaff goes for on Ebay.

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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2018, 06:42:49 PM »
+1 to what Oldchet said!  I checked my BBGV 36th Edition, and he is correct; $595 for 100%, and $450 for 95%, for the rifle only.     

Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2018, 07:35:00 PM »
Nikon had some good glass. It has some value.
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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2018, 06:29:59 PM »
I'd think you could buy the scope on Ebay for less than 150.
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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2018, 09:16:13 PM »
That Prostaff was about $150 brand new. Figure it loses half its value immediately upon being mounted the first time (as a cheap scope, no offense - I have some comparable ones) and figure on a used rifle, with no history known, it loses another half, you could generously value it at about $38. I'd assign a zero to it, just because it might be good, but it might be crap. And it's not a higher end brand which will be readily replaced without a receipt, I suspect, which might command a higher percentage of it's original retail value (such as a Zeiss, Swaro, or such)
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Re: Gun Identification
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 05:04:01 PM »
Looks like a Vanguard Sporter. From the best look I can get at the safety lever, appears to be the original, rather than the current S2 variant. Production probably in the late 1990s or the 2000s, but that's just a guess. Value is subjective, but figure something like $400-650, depending on how badly someone wants it.

I'm not sure of you guys remember but there was a recall on the Series 1 Vanguards and they had a similar bolt shroud, it had the white S and red F on it.  It could still be a Vanguard VGS but we'd need better pictures of both sides of the receiver.
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