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lone-wolf
03-30-2017, 11:36 AM
My uncle is wondering what his Midland 30-06(there's a lot of them around) is worth? With a 4x scope(bushnell or tasco most likely)
I figured $500 ish

hawk-i
03-30-2017, 11:40 AM
450.00 if its in decent shape....the scope doesn't add much if anything to the value.

BrotherRockeye
03-30-2017, 12:22 PM
Midland is a lower end Parker Hale afaik. I had the same rifle years back. I paid $400 from the LGS 30+ years ago as new.

Justice
03-30-2017, 01:13 PM
Yep. Actually Midland was a fairly old Brit rifle maker. Founded in 1888. Parker Hale bought the company some time between 1956 and 1965 and continued to use the name. Supposedly came with a scope made by some company called "Jana" and was a 4X scope. Low end, Japanese made, scopes.
http://www.cornellpubs.com/old-guns/historic-midland.php

weasel
03-30-2017, 02:58 PM
Midland was an low cost economy rifle made up using a variety of available parts. I can't imagine paying $450 for one.

M1917 Enfield
03-30-2017, 03:55 PM
Parker Hale Midland rifles were their low end economy model that used a hybrid of a Mauser type action, is Spanish made, with a rough cast steel receiver, cast pot metal trigger and trigger guard and used old surplus Springfield model 1903 bolts in a very cheap Beech wood stock.

They tended to have very low quality control and would be the last used rifle I would buy.

$350 is a average or decent price for a used one in good condition.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c73/wintermute76/mystery%20308/top.jpg

http://picturearchive.gunauction.com/2761134052/8277555/5e670af35d790d3638a0f9ae053e7844.jpg

JustBen
03-30-2017, 05:28 PM
I'd expect to pay about $300-400.

BrotherRockeye
03-30-2017, 09:02 PM
Those pics are terrible examples imo.

The Midland I owned was every bit a nice as any Parker Hale rifle I've had in my hands. The only difference that I saw was it said Midland instead of PH.

Smooth shiny blue. Nice wood with cut checkering. Maybe it was an exception...

weasel
03-30-2017, 09:12 PM
The ones in the photos are typical.
Yours had the Springfield bolt?

road kill
03-31-2017, 06:28 AM
The only Midland I examined was of low quality, poor finish and a cheap stock. This was bought in the mid 80's by a relative, I wouldn't pay more than $300 for one.

M1917 Enfield
03-31-2017, 12:49 PM
Those pics are terrible examples imo.

The Midland I owned was every bit a nice as any Parker Hale rifle I've had in my hands. The only difference that I saw was it said Midland instead of PH.

Smooth shiny blue. Nice wood with cut checkering. Maybe it was an exception...

Maybe you had a very early example before they went to the far more common economy version with the rough Spanish cast metal receiver, surplus Springfield 1903 bolt and cheap beech stock. All the ones I have ever seen or handled (about half a dozen) were just like these ones.

The barrels are good quality and the best and really only decent part of these economy rifles.