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Advice HW80 valuation advice.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Cymru-Dave, May 19, 2015.

  1. Cymru-Dave

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    Have been offered a HW80 this week from a friend of mine, at this point I don't know the age or condition but I'd like to buy if for a bit of a project, I'm assuming age has little affect on price but id like to know what one would go for in poor condition, good condition and excellent condition so I can have a ball park figure on what to offer, he also has no idea what it's worth. Assume it's standard and 20-30yrs old. I'd like to give him a fair price as I said he's a good friend.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    I bought a 1983 mk1 in shocking external condition - stock sanded (yes, sanded!) to remove the finish, which obviously sanding doesn't do, so it needed the old finish removing with caustic soda, and the bluing scratched off with 40 grit emery. Internally the rifle was a mess of gloop.

    I paid £120 posted, re-blued the action and refinished the stock and then treated it to a de-burr, polish and re-lube and fitted a Welsh Willy kit to it and it's now a cracking example of a HW80.

    I'd look at it first and then make an offer, which could be anywhere between £100 and £180 dependent on condition.
     
  3. Cymru-Dave

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    Thanks JRK!
     
  4. Blackmax

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    How rude, he was only helping you!
     
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    I think this is on the high side for a HW 80 not knowing it's condition,I have paid £30 just for a piston so it's all down to condition .
     
  6. Cymru-Dave

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    Edit. Thanks Jackroadkill! :D
     
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    Hi Dave, I was only having a bit of fun, I knew what you meant, it just amused my stupid sense of humour.

    Good luck with your purchase.

    BM
     
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  8. Cymru-Dave

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    Thanks mate, he's in two minds at the mo, it'll have a good home with me, with a cs500 stock on it an a WD drop in kit
     
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    Sounds good mate, I'm looking at importing one, adding a tuning kit, cleaning it up and bolting on a nice sporter stock like the CS500.

    It sounds like your one might have a higher valuation than you were first quoted with the stock and work it's had done, however I'd watch for rusted or pitted metalwork as that's hard to put right.

    If if you don't get your hands on it look to import one and do the work yourself.

    BM
     
  10. Cymru-Dave

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    I may have confused things, the stock and drop in kit are the things I plan to do if I get my hands on it, she'll be a keeper!
     
  11. Blackmax

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    Similar to my thoughts mate, I've PM'd you the details you asked for. The Custom Stocks can be bought on the bay with an offer option.
     
  12. Cymru-Dave

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    Any ideas what a sensible offer would be that they'd be likely to accept?
     
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    As long as the metal work is good without rust and pitting, the stock doesn't matter as your going to get a CS, that's can be refurbished anyway I'd say £200 max.

    I ordered a new HW80K with the Weihrauch silencer today from Germany for £240, by the time I'd added another piston with seal, a breach seal and another mag for my HW100 it all came to £293 including postage. Book in!
     
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    For the stock offers on eBay I meant mate?
     
  15. Blackmax

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    Sorry mate, you get three offers, I'd try £20 off to start with then if it's knocked back then add another fiver.
     

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