A5 sweet 16 value help

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A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby On the X » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:37 pm

I'm looking the value of a Belgium 16ga. Its in Fair average condition. It has a plain barrel but the barrel sight plain is patterned....for lack of another word......I guess to break blur. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby z51 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:40 pm

Impossible from that description. Can you post some pictures?
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby On the X » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:59 pm

Its at a local pawnshop, they've got 1200 on it, I'm gonna try to get the numbers off it tomorrow.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby Yuchi1 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:26 pm

On the X wrote:I'm looking the value of a Belgium 16ga. Its in Fair average condition. It has a plain barrel but the barrel sight plain is patterned....for lack of another word......I guess to break blur. Any help would be appreciated.


What you're referring to is commonly known as the matted barrel. $1200USD sounds a bit steep as (around here) based upon your description, ~$600-700 would be the going rate.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby lovethosesooners » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:56 pm

I just bought an 89' Japanese model, vent rib, used VERY little, I'd rate it 97% and I paid $1200.

Absolutely LOVE the gun, but that price is high...check gunbroker, gunsinternational and gunsamerica....you can ship to an FFL for going rate of $25 (may find a little more or less, but it's an easy process
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby copterdoc » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:37 pm

If I wanted a gun for shooting, I wouldn't buy a 16 gauge anything.
For any price.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby ohio mike » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:11 pm

Google Jaquas fine guns. Check out their gun list.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby BT Justice » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:59 am

People are asking outrageous prices for the Belgian Sweet 16's, I have a 1954 model in good shape, good wood about 90% blue left on it, and I was offered $1400 for it not to long ago but it will never be for sale.
If it's only in fair condition, not much blue poor wood etc., IMO not worth $1200, offer them what you want to and leave them your phone number if they say no. Me personally I would offer around $700 -800 max if it was in average condition.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby surfrat » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:38 am

I would seven to eight hundred dollars for someone who wants one would be a fair price unless it is new or as new...Then 1000 to 1200 would be the going price here in Virginia. I think they are worth a lot more because of nostalgic reasons than any other. Unless you are a hard core Quail hunter.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby cluckmeister » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:34 am

copterdoc wrote:If I wanted a gun for shooting, I wouldn't buy a 16 gauge anything.
For any price.



Why? Ive seen a ton of Dove, Quail, Pheasants and in the old days Ducks taken with a Belgium Browning Sweet 16. Other than the ammo for the gauge is hard to find, they are a nice gun.
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Re: A5 sweet 16 value help

Postby Superposed » Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:14 pm

I picked up a Belgian Sweet 16 from a pawn shop last year. Unaltered in good to very good shape (a shooter). Honest wear. It has a vent-rib and is improved cylinder choked. Paid $900 out the door. Would not have bought it for that if it didn't have the vent-rib or improved cylinder choking. The Belgian barrels generally pattern tighter than what they are marked using the shotgun shells we have today.
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