Price advice, please?
Some of you may recall a while back when I decided I needed something along the lines of a nice walnut and steel bolt rifle in a caliber larger than .223 or .22-.250. The ensuing discussion led me to decide the 6.5 x 55 Swede would be appropriate. Further discussion led to the idea of a CZ chambered in that venerable round.
So today I had a little time to kill before needing to be somewhere else and stopped in at the little LGS here in town. Lo and Behold, there in the rack sat a NOS CZ550 American chambered in 6.5 x 55!
The gun has a very nicely figured piece of European walnut on it, and is basically what I've been keeping my eye out for. It's been in the shop since November 2010, but I don't go in there much since the gun is generally a PITA to talk to. Today he was in a pretty good mood since he had recently acquired a number of guns from an estate and was spending his time cleaning them and making them look good for sale.
Bottom line - his price sticker is $695.95. He has never budged on a price before, and I didn't ask today about it. From the looks of his price tag, that's the same price he had on when it came in. I haven't checked online prices yet, but will. I'm just wondering what you guys think I should try for to sweeten the deal - ammo? rings? deal on a scope? lower price?
I'm not too worried about someone else buying it in the immediate future since he said I was the first one who looked at it who seemed to appreciate both the gun and the caliber. I just wonder how I can get more for my money or less money for the gun out of the guy.
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