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I have a old style Contender, rim/center-fire selecter switch is INSIDE the hammer, the gun is beautiful, boyds nutmeg (brown/brown laminate) carbine and beavertail forend set, Tru-Oil finished, had trigger work done, breaks CLEAN at about 2# with zero overtravel or creep. Contender factory bull, gloss .17hmr, 23 inch barrel, less than one box through it; I sighted it in. Wears weaver base/rings and a Cabelas Pine Ridge "Tactical 17" scope, I believe 4-12 power x 40mm obj. I have a baby on the way and need to part with it. Any suggestions as to a price? I was probably going to place it on gunbroker unless someone hear wants it. Any price suggestions/takers?

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I parted out a few of the contender carbines after I kind of lost interest in them. I think you are better off breaking it up. The 17 HMR barrel and boyd stock will sell in classifieds. The clean used easy open bare frames I sold went for $200.
Parting out is better for you.
 

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Funny you should bring up a Contender. I went to the new Bass Pro shop in San Antonio yesterday to see what they have. In the "Fine Guns" room was a used Contender. It was a clean looking old model with the Puma on the side of the frame and was in 7-30 Waters in a 10" barrel. Nothing outstanding about the gun but it was in it's own walnut and glass case. They wanted $999.00 for it. I have one just like it with another 6 barrels with the SSK trigger set and hammer set. I'm thinkin' maybe I need to take it to them to see what they offer for mine.
I would suggest looking on Auction Arms or one of the online auction places to see what they are going for. Or take it to your nearest Bass Pro shop.
 

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Funny you should bring up a Contender. I went to the new Bass Pro shop in San Antonio yesterday to see what they have. In the "Fine Guns" room was a used Contender. It was a clean looking old model with the Puma on the side of the frame and was in 7-30 Waters in a 10" barrel. Nothing outstanding about the gun but it was in it's own walnut and glass case. They wanted $999.00 for it. I have one just like it with another 6 barrels with the SSK trigger set and hammer set. I'm thinkin' maybe I need to take it to them to see what they offer for mine.
I would suggest looking on Auction Arms or one of the online auction places to see what they are going for. Or take it to your nearest Bass Pro shop.

Just make sure you pay attention to what one sells for, not what they're asking for it....

In the last few years, contender prices have not been good for sellers. The Encore system which will handle higher pressure rounds as well as the pistol cals have been killing interest in the Contender.

I know several guys that have taken baths selling them.
 

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The market shifts, Thanks, Joe :mad:
They are going for double what they did a couple years back
gemiher; is right. The barrel is probably $350. to $400. if real clean and good shape. Frame $275. to $300. and Stock $150. to $175. and I am not familiar with scope. They don't make Contenders any more and not even parts. A company SSK has started making some of the action parts and talking about starting to make an interchangeable frame, but not seen of them yet.
Good luck on the sale and also the new baby.
Part it out is the way to go.
 

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People do search’s and come up with these. Some guy dug up an old add I had from 2001 and got my contact info. All he did was ask if I still had some dies and if I would sell them. Lol, still had the dies and I put a price on them shipped. He then informed me that was over double of my add, all the while I had no recollection of this. He sent me a link, I was like WOW really! I told him storage cost is what drove the price up.

And, I have seen guys pull up adds that are years old, then post “I will take it”.
 

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You do realize this post is 15 years old ;)

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