The only used gun Guide I have is a 1992 version and it list it at $330 for excellent condition so I would guess you probably could add 75 to a 100 bucks to that today. Maybe less You would have to look in a new guide and sorry I do not have one to look it up for you. Jim
I just sold a 541 T (not the target model) for $250.00. Probably was to cheap. Most dealers get around $300.00 to $350.00. Mine had a few scratches on it, & the bolt always felt very rough. Not really impressed with the rifle.
What did you not like about the rifle. While I admit the bolt is not the smoothest in the world the groups I get from mine make it a keeper. I started to sell it a few years back and buy a Kimber but now, from what I here about some of the new model Kimbers, I'm glad I didn't.
The wife and I both have one for our squirrel guns. I bought mine way back when they first came out with it and paid something less than $300 for it. Hers was purchased a few years before they were discountinued and we paid $370 NIB for it as I recall.
I can't imagine anyone with a nice one letting it go for less than $400 these days. That sure wouldn't buy either of ours. I'd call $350 a good buy on one.
I've smoothed up the actions on both of ours. Hers is smoother than mine even tho mine has been shot many times as much as hers but it just slicked up easier. The most roughness seems to come from the feeding of a round. Without that mine is slick as glass but feels rough when chambering a round. I think it is the magazine that causes the roughness in it.
The action was just to rough for me. The gun had been returned to the dealer, by the previous owner. The dealer sent it to Remington who found nothing wrong with it. I then bought it from the dealer at a discount. Just for history. I compared it to other 541's, & it's action was just extremly rough. I didn't want to spend the time or money to fix it. I am also wanting a stainless 22. I would rather have a a-bolt 22 if you can find one v/s the 541.
Greybeard - You might try polishing the magazine lips with some very fine wet or dry sandpaper wrapped over the squared off end of a popsicle stick (400 grit or finer). You can glue a strip of sandpaper to the stick also. Hobby shops sell some dandy little sanding sticks that are perfect for this job. They look like finger nail files, and come in different grits.
Follow up with some Flitz polish on a felt bob in a Dremel tool. Use a tapered end felt bob to Flitz polish the chamber mouth edge also. You can make a long extension for a felt bob from some 1/8" welding rod to fit thru the action. Epoxy the bob onto the welding rod; cut rod to suitable length. This should improve the rough feel of feeding considerably. Hope this helps. Safe Shooting ! -''gunsmither"
Love my 541, purchased in the 70's for small bore shilouette. It was stored thru the 80' & 90's, but it has been reborn in the new millinium.
Smooth action, my only complaint is the cheap plastic magazines are hard to find locally. Usually have to purchase on-line and wait.
Flatlander: The 541-T that came out in 1993 100% is $380 and add $27 for a heavy barrel model, the last Gun show I attented there was a gentalman there with 6 various model 541s and none was less than $425 and he wouldnt move a cent they are nice rifles havent seen too many of them out there on the used market so I guess for the most part those who own them are keeping them. JIM
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