Approx value of winchester model 100 .243 caliber in good condition. Ser No. is A207899. thanks for any help
A Model 100 with your serial number was made in 1967. I always hesitate to give out value numbers on a "good" condition rifle because I have seen too many basket case rifleswhich have been called good. I also need to know if it is a rifle or carbine configuration? The carbine has a 19 inch barrel and a plain wood stock. The rifle barrel is 22 inches and there is a basket weave pattern impressed on the stock.
Please read the following and get back to me. I'll be glad to help when I am more certain that I am not misleading you.
Here is one of those "good" riles:
I am sorry I don't have pictures as it is at the gunsmith getting the firing pin exchanged. I'm sure you're aware that there was a recall on this rifle and the factory will replace the pin at no charge.
It is a rifle as it has the stamped basket weave on the stock.
I purchased this rifle around 1980 from a friend. It had a bronze/brass oval engraving plate on the stock and I later had my last name engraved. (I know that diminishes the value, but I didn't when I was 17 years old.) A gave this to my father for a deer rifle. I think he used it one year and it has been in the closet for the last 16 years.
It has some wear below the trigger housing and it looks like the blueing has worn off some, exposing what almost looks like plastic. The wood has no gouges, chips or scratchs, never been resanded, just some very minor scratches or rubs, what I would expect on a 40 year old rifle.
No rust or gouges on the barrel. Never been reblued. Maybe one tiny rub spot on the blueing up near the front site. Again, this is on memory. I should have it back after Christmas and could send pics later.
Thanks again for your help!
Here are some pics of my Winchester Mod 100 in .243.
There is wear on the bottom of the trigger guard as you can see.
It also has a brass tag which has my last name engraved. Not sure that this could be removed and replaced...
That wear on the trigger ring is a bit weird looking. I am certain it isn't plastic but I can tell you why it looks greenish like that. With that wear and the metal disc Iwould rate your gun as a 85 to 90% gun and value would come in around $400.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for the effort on the photos.