What price a Mac­Nab?

Sporting Gun - - SHOOTING ANSWERS -

QI have a John Mac­nab High­lander shot­gun which I bought, sec­ond­hand, sev­eral years ago. I won­der if you could tell me what it is worth now?

Mike says: The gun is no longer avail­able new, but when Sport­ing Gun tested it back in 2004 we noted there were sev­eral grades sell­ing at be­tween £1,900 and £3,000. Cur­rent sec­ond-hand prices range from around £1,000 to £1,600, de­pend­ing on grade and con­di­tion.

I note that one gun cur­rently ad­ver­tised is de­scribed as “English”, which the

John Mac­nab range never was. The High­lander was made in Italy by Sa­batti, and, in de­sign, it is a typ­i­cal Ital­ian gun – al­beit with di­men­sions made to suit the UK mar­ket.

As far as the value of your gun is con­cerned, only a gun­smith could give you any idea. On the sec­ond-hand mar­ket con­di­tions means ev­ery­thing, and you can’t judge con­di­tion and value with­out a knowl­edge of cur­rent mar­ket trends, and hav­ing the gun in your hands.

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