I am about to put my .243 on the market to be replaced by a Parker-Enfield .303, in fact I have a buyer lined up already - he has already handled and fired the rifle and knows exactly how accurate it is. My problem is how do I price the .243 up fairly? Maybe if I describe it (As accurately as I possibly can) some members could give me an idea.
The rifle is a Parker Hale P14, an oldish rifle admittedly but it has had quite a lot of work done on it by a professional gunsmith. It has had a new Satin Steel (Sporter) barrel fitted which has only seen about 500 shots through it from being fitted as a brand new barrel - The barrel was "run in" very carefully by me and cleaned regularly and it shoots sub 1" groups all day long without any real effort using either 58g V-Max or 70G Nosler ammunition, it will also comfortably fire Partizan 90g into about 25-30mm groups so can be fed quite cheaply if you don't want to home load for it!
The rifle has been professionally glass bedded and the trigger has been "worked on" (By the gunsmith) to give it a nice crisp but fairly light action with no creep. This barrel has been professionally screw cut and comes complete with a custom built sound moderator and is fitted with a new (About 3 months old) set of Simmons Atec scopes with a removable sunshade. The rifle will also come with a Lee Reloader kit and about 100 rounds of ammunition and any test would be welcomed.
The woodwork is solid and "cared for" but I have to say that there are a few marks on it mainly on the forend where the bipod has been fitted - You have to remember that this is a workhorse so not in as new condition, but I would hope that I can price it accordingly.
All in all this is a complete package that is ready to go out and work for it's living but a bipod and sling is not included. I was hoping to ask around £425 for the complete package. Do you think that this is a reasonable sounding price for this package please? I have tried to describe it as accurately as possible so as not to misslead anyone.
Edit: I forgot to say that included in this "package" is a Flambeau Solid Rifle Security/Carrying Case!