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Well-preserved BSA Mercury MkII in VGC - worth anything..?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by househusband, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. househusband

    househusband Newbie

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    I have my late Father-in-law's air rifle that I'd prefer to to sell privately on a specialised forum rather than on eBay.

    It's a .22 BSA Mercury with 'ZB' prefix on the serial number prefix so (from research I've found on the internet) is a MkII from 1974/78. It's in very good condition, possibly what could be described as near mint condition? The stock is unmarked and there's only one scratch on the outside of the barrel; no signs of pitting or corrosion anywhere.

    Would someone be kind enough to advise if it is worthless, worth something - or is even something a collector may be interested in..?

  2. steve410

    steve410 Big Poster

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    You are not allowed to sell guns on Ebay.I am sure there will be someone along to offer some good advice :up:
  3. Rob Edge

    Rob Edge Busy Member

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    I haven't got a clue what value it is but I am interested as the Mercury was my second gun.
  4. simply james

    simply james Banned

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    If some one who is looking for one of these would pay you about £100 to £135 for a minter, if you go on a forum that has collectors guns which there is a few out there, you will get a better idea but i dont think i will be far out with my price as I used to collect old guns in mint condition, what you dont want to do is go to a gun shop as they will give you about £50 and the next day you will see it in the window for the full asking price trust me on this one , I had a mate it happened to me, theres a lad on another forum which I'm not on , I've only ever been a guest not my type of forum ,who is very good on buying and selling collectors guns , have a word with him if you want I dealt with him years ago and he also knows his stuff if you want a second opinion mate, good luck with it mate
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  5. springboy

    springboy Engaging Member

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    If you have a look on *********, they have a collectors corner. There are loads of people on their that will advise you on what its worth.

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