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n.r.davis
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Jun 29th, 2017 at 7:25pm
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Could not settle on a fair price.  Anyone have a idea what this is worth.  I can E-mail a few other pictures if you want.  They are too large to get in a post.  Thanks, David
  
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Re: Wanted to take this home...
Reply #1 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 7:57pm
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Sure can't tell you a value from the one picture. But it looks like a Martini style action, and in very highly engraved finish. I bet it's a beauty!
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 29th, 2017 at 8:28pm
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need more information,  looks nice from what I can see but "pretty is as pretty does". mind the 3-C's calibre, and condition, and completeness too.

In General:   from what I see the euro-schuetzens are in a bit of a decline price wise.   The first generation of collectors who were able to pick them up inexpensively from the GI "souvenir importers" for several reasons, are aging out of the game and putting their collections up for sale.  so it seems like the the sellers are outnumbering the buyers.   that is depressing prices.
Good prices are still around but that is for the  completely complete rifle with original sights, lots of engraving and inlays, fancy carved high quality wood; and all in near to pristine condition. 
 It seems like the auction house prices---which may or may not reflect real world markets get good prices for the high grade ones--especially if some sort of documentable provenance is supplied.But they get a fair bit lower prices than the "estimated value" for the ones more frequently found in good condition more often than not.   Missing sights are all too common and that can really hurt values, as can wear and tear on stocks as well.
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Re: Wanted to take this home...
Reply #3 - Jun 30th, 2017 at 6:23pm
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Carl Stiegele made the finest Martini rifles, almost all of them in the standard 8.15X46R.  The early 11mm and 9.5mm should be so marked.  The James Julia auctions have had many of the Stiegele presentation rifles lately, which have brought huge prices.  Need more information or pictures to price your example.  My Stiegele rifle is a walnut schuetzen stock with some figure, checkered, slightly tapered, fluted barrel about  31 inches with Sternkorn, or rotating front sight with four different post and bead combinations.  Standard 8,15X46R caliber.  My rifle has a custom mould in stop-ring bullet by Frank Zika.  I've had this rifle for about 25 years now, bought from Rainer Draile at an OGCA show for about 750.  With the mould, probably worth about 1600 or more today.  The Martini is more common than the Aydt, but the Stiegele, although not rare is desirable.,  My rifle has a simple platinum band in front of action and is in excellent condtion and with the custom bullet very accurate.
  
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