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Fwb300su Valuation Ideas

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Kevin2306, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Kevin2306

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    Anyone give me a steer on how much a decent FWB300su are fetching.
    I’ve had it a while, lovely condition and has recently been fully serviced by Dave Price using all original FWB service items.
    Only thinking of selling as I only tend to use my ProSport.

    Regards

    Kev
     
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    bob4026 Nobody's Hero

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    I think you should be looking at a starting point of around £450, and maybe drop a little if you have to as the market is a little slow at the moment...

    Get some decent pics up, be honest with your description and although they are a little niche, i'm sure it will sell if the condition is good and people can see that in the pics.

    Bob
     
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    JLB Busy Member

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    I sold a later model SU early last year for£375. In superb condition and like yours with a recent service with genuine FWB parts. I have seen standard 300's advertised for £450 recently. Try £450 with possible negotiation.

    John :)
     
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    hi
    whats the difference please between the 300su and the 300s as in my avatar?
    thanks
    julian
     
  5. gtfreight

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    From memory I think the "U" stands for universal making the stock ambidextrous.
    If I'm mistaken I'm sure someone will be on to correct me.
     
  6. robs5230

    robs5230 Oversprung

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    The su has an adjustable cheek piece (for height) and the forend of the stock is longer than the S and stippled.

    I say the SU is more desireable than the S due to the stock. They share the exact same action.

    Prices are difficult to peg.
    I've had my 300s advertised briefly recently as I just don't shoot it.
    Mine is totally mechanically overhauled with new parts. The metalwork has had a full chemical reblack and the stock has been restored. (parts and labour for the restoration costing about £250). In essence, mine is a 46 year old "brand new" rifle.
    I got no interest at £400.

    The only advice is try an advert at what you want and consider you may either have to drop or not sell.

    They're not so much a collectors rifle, more than a superbly built and perfoming rifle, still able to achieve the results they did back in the 70's. Mine will match any PCP from a bench, though I shoot mine scoped.
     
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    They rarely fetch more than £350 I am afraid. Superb rifles in their day, but superseded now by more modern offerings.
     
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    I'd agree (£350) with you there...but only if it's "healthy" & doesn't need a reseal....the other thing to take in to account is what comes with it...some accessories can add up to quite a bit...:up:
     
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    thanks for that. i did notice the fore end looked different. i have a 150, a 300 and a 300s. i love them :thumb:
     
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    I’d say a regular 300S in decent nick is £250-300ish.

    But an SU, especially in that condition, is definitely a £450 rifle. There are thousands of 300Ses around. Far fewer SUs.
     
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    thanks yes i can see that now.
     
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    julian doxey Well-Known Member

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    i would love to own it. pm me please (cos i don't know how to pm lol)
     
  14. Wofty

    Wofty 'This is the way'

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    I paid 400 for an absolute serviced minter.
    Best 400 notes I've spent.
     
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    I got no interest in my fully restored 300S at £300 and finally let it go for £250.

    It all depends if someone wants it that badly but it’s quite a niche market. I’d say start at £350 but expect to get nearer £300.
     
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    I (very) recently bought back my old 300SU...fully serviced/cased/lot's of accessories...inc. a variable iris to fit on the diopter that retail for around £100.....I paid £400.:)
     
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    Having owned both an s and su years ago the effective difference between then was that the su came with a riser block for the rear sight and a second higher foresight, which was to enable a more head up position which definitely suited me better and was stated to help stability. As a result the su had two interchangeable cheek pieces to suit the different positions. The other physical difference was a slightly longer forend that was stippled. This had a step in it and the section by the trigger guard was flat and not stippled. The latest versions had no step and the stippling went all the way along the bottom. The s has a fixed foresight that you’d have to knock out a drift pin to remove but the ones on the su clamped onto a dovetail to make changing easier.
     
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    jaisalmere smile like you mean it

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    Hello? pm sent
     
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    One of our members has just bought one for £300 - in a hand made wooden box, fully serviced a month ago by Ray Hall, bluing 90%, stock 90%. I know people ask more, but there are plenty about, and you can buy them from Germany for 275 Euros in excellent condition.
     

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