My 10/22 was a birthday gift from my girlfriend in 1988. She has now been my wife for over thirty years. That 10/22 will never be sold. Someone else will have to give you a dollar value. Mine is priceless.
jj63, There's not much collector value in older 10/22s .... mostly because they are very much the same as they were in 1964, the first year of production. I have a 1974 vintage 10/22 with a walnut stock, metal butt plate, metal trigger group, and metal barrel band. All parts are interchangeable with a brand new 2020 model. 10/22s have been made in many configurations .... mostly different stocks, a few different barrel lengths, and stainless steel models. Now we have take-down versions too. Point being, several million have been made and they are still a current production model.
I would value my 1974 10/22 at $400 because of the walnut stock and metal appointments. I doubt if anyone would buy it at that price .... which is good because I don't plan on selling it. Here's a photo of my cherry '74 vintage 10/22:
I bought mine new at Walmart in 95, s steel with a laminated stock that has a design on it that is hard to describe, but looks good. It's scoped, has had a trigger job, still looks brand new, & shoots like a dream. The value of anything is what someone is willing to pay. I'm a wood & metal guy when it comes to my guns, & I wouldn't trade my 10 22 for a truck load of how they are made now. Like the rest of you guys, I doubt if any one with good sense would offer me enough money for me to part with mine.
I had a ‘68 that I found several years ago that I picked up In a pawn shop for $125. I didn’t shoot it much anymore So I sold it to a friend for his son, for $100. It Han one small nick under the barrel that you could hardly see. Otherwise, it looked like it had never been fired.
Now that I'm in my sixties and can start to "think" about someday parting with some firearms. My 1974 10/22 won't be one of them. It'll go to my daughter or son in law. It was my first rifle. Dad got it for me when I was 14. Got it's first life in Upstate NY both small game hunting and over my shoulder, up against a packbasket, while on a trapline. It then accompanied me in the field as a plinker while hiking in Montana and Wyoming. Lately, just indoor target shooting at a range in N Georgia.
I can’t remember the exact year I bought mine but I’m guessing around 1973 or 74. I do remember that I bought it new at Kmart on sale for $69. I’ll have to look in the box and see if I kept the receipt. I usually keep the receipt or something that tells what I paid and when I bought it.
it still looks new and functions perfectly. I do t shoot it often but said this week that I need to take it out And shoot it.