Vikram wrote:My two paise worth.
Except for the .404 J, rest of all are probably worth very well under Rs.50K. Wall hangers and nothing else as Two Rivers already mentioned.
Have the .404 checked by a competent person and if he gives the green signal, haggle with the price. Another choice is to take very clear photos of the rifle, action, barrel etc and post them here so that some of our experienced members can give their assessment.
You might have seen the IOF .30-06 thread. With some little investment, it seems to do rather well.
Thanks for your advice and suggestions. I am also in touch with a fellow member who has seen several .404s and has very kindly agreed to pass on details of the vendors.
I had thought of making an offer of Rs. 80,000 for the .404. I am unlikely to go on safari in Africa but would like to own a suitable weapon should such a contingency arise.
I am in touch with dealers who have .458 Winchesters and .375 Magnums in Winchester Model 70 versions for sale but they are close to the Rs. 5,00,000 mark. Way beyond my budget.