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Old 08-30-2010, 10:24 PM
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I have been walking into the same Gun Shop for 7 months and this Grade 3 Mod 30 is tugging on me. The finish overall is probably 94-95% on both the steel and wood. It was found in a grandfathers closet in CA and shipped to FL as part of an inheritance. What are they worth?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:03 PM
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More to the point, how much do they want for it? Give us that and someone will comment on it is is a good price or not. I can tell you it is worth more than you probably think.
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Is this the bolt action sporter Remington based on the M1917 Enfield?
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Depends on the caliber but if that is a special order grade gun it might be the first and last one you ever see so if you want it you better garb it.
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If it is the bolt rifle from the 20's and 30's,,,,
Caliber makes a big difference in value.
Many of the originals have been rechambered over the years. Originality there is a big plus,,even though the factory chamberings may be a bit low powered by todays standards.

Many of the 25, 30, and 35 Remington chambers have been recut to more powerful numbers over the years. They are not always remarked as to the new chambering.

There are a confusing mix of models for the Model 30 including a carbine.
Do a bit of research and determine exactly which model it is. Stock profiles changed as did sighting equiptment.
There are different model numbers for the 30S just for the different manufacture of receiver sites factory installed on the rifle (Lyman, Redfield, Marble/Goss).

Some references state late models were available factory drilled and tapped,,I've been told by a few knowledgable collectors that they were not.

Originality is everything. A high grade would be a nice find.
A high condition 30S (Special) in 30-06 went looking for a buyer at $700 at recent large gunshow I was at.
I suspect if it was an original in 7mmMauser or 257 Roberts it may have sold, but it's a tough time to sell.
At the same show another dealer had a sad condition early Model30 w/the slim stock in 35Remington caliber priced at $900. It too remained unsold.

The grade numbers for the Remington rifles were changed to letter and names in the mid teens AFAIK.
Grade 3 Model 30 would have been a 'C' Grade/Special by the time the Mod 30 was in production in the 20's and 30's.
Imported walnut stock and better checkering than the 'A'/Standard grade rifle.


They are a strong action. Custom builders use them occasionally to build very large caliber rifles. It's a popular choice for the 505 Gibbs cartridge. A reworked M1917 or P14 can be used as well for the conversion.

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You might check out the forum at the RemingtonSociety.com website for more detailed answers to your question. It sounds like an unusual gun!
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Thanks for all the leads and info fellas. It's chambered .30-06 and has a beautiful stock. He is asking $900 and I have absolutely no use for it. I have stopped shooting, loading and killing with long guns. My safe is full of revolvers only.....BUT its a sweet piece.
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