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Mossberg 144LSB

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by Pastprime, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Pastprime

    Pastprime New Member

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    I'm looking at a Mossberg 144LSB in about 90% condition. No serious stock dings and no rust. Just honest wear from shooting. The asking price is $300 and includes two 7 round aftermarket magazines, Lyman 17 front and Mossberg S331 rear sights. Can someone please tell me if this is a reasonable price? I see a couple on Gunbroker but almost every gun I see there is what I consider overpriced.

    If I don't get this one, I'm going to place a couple WTB ads for a heavy barrel Mossberg target rifle and would appreciate a ballpark figure to pay for one.

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Hank
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Sounds about $50 over priced to me, but if you really want it, you won't miss that $50. They are great shooting rifles.
     
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    I have a Mossberg 44USD w/ original S130 peep and hooded front sight. Lately the ones I’ve seen have run around $250-$300 to me it’s worth way more. It is kinda finicky on ammo ... it hates high velocity ammo ... but with Wolf Match Target it will stack 5 rounds in 1 hole at 25 yards if my eyes are working good that day.

    Numrich.com has a great selection of parts (springs, firing pins, extractors and such) if it needs any refreshing at very reasonable prices. The only expensive parts I’ve run across are the mags ... $40-$50 retail ... but if you check gun shows regularly you can find them for $25 or so.

    Like Cubrock said $50 ain’t a deal breaker if you want a fun aperture sighted heavy target rimfire that will likely last thru the next generation. It wouldn’t hurt to make an offer or at least make $300 it out the door if its at a LGS.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, folks. It is for sale from an individual so it's $300 to me. Been doing some more looking and the mag and sights are worth half the selling price. Probably get it since these thing are not that easy to find anymore. It will be for shooting in fun matches and just my enjoyment.

    Hank
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Private sale is always worth a little something. I am probably too hard on these price-wise since they are slow movers for me, but sounds like it is the right deal for you. Enjoy!
     
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