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#4676552 - 02/24/18 01:58 PM What to do with guns I no longer use??
daddi Offline


Registered: 05/26/09
Posts: 501
Loc: Hill Country TX
We recently moved into our new house that is much smaller than our last house.

I have several long guns that I want to get rid of. Nothing rare or spectacular, an old 410 youth model single shot, some .22 rifles, a Winchester 30/30 carbine, and SKS, most in decent shape.

Would like to get cash or a trade up or down for a nice concealed carry pistol.

What's the best plan?? Go to a gun show and off load them to the best priced offer? Go to a gun shop and see what they'll give me for them?? Have a gun shop put them on consignment for me?

Not looking to get rich on them, but not going to give them away either.

Thanks, Tom

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#4676560 - 02/24/18 02:07 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
Iowegian Offline


Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 273
Loc: Iowa
Try armslist or another site like that.
I was able to sell a large quantity of antique ammo through there.
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#4676587 - 02/24/18 02:30 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
Armslist is your best bet. Gunshops are like pawnshops, they'll give you less than half of what they're going to sell it for.
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#4676607 - 02/24/18 02:47 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: daddi
Have a gun shop put them on consignment for me? Not looking to get rich on them, but not going to give them away either.


Tom,

Unique Guns in Waco does a VERY fair sales consignment.

Usually, the small gun shops will work with you.

Armslist is good in Texas, also.
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#4676645 - 02/24/18 03:12 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1928
Loc: IL
Put a ad in the paper/craiglist..... "I got guns, call me to barter or sell"
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#4676683 - 02/24/18 03:47 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11233
Loc: Idaho
They seem like nice guns.The 30/30 and SKS will move.
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#4676728 - 02/24/18 04:26 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2739
Loc: PV Az
Don't do anything until you get a feel for what they're worth. Go on gunbroker.com and auctionarms.com and see what people are asking for them. If you join gunbroker you can search completed auctions to see what people are actually paying for them. Got to add shipping and an FFL fee to the winning price. Some local gun shops will treat you fairly, some will leave you feeling like you've been abused. Easy to get hosed if you don't have some good info. I'd stay away from gun shows, selling prices high, offers lowball.
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#4676781 - 02/24/18 05:35 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 3025
Loc: USA
Hold onto them until the political climate makes them worth a lot more.

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#4677248 - 02/25/18 06:25 AM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
Cujet Offline


Registered: 02/15/03
Posts: 7238
Loc: Jupiter, Florida
Gunbroker is a good way to do it.
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#4677852 - 02/25/18 04:20 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: Reddy45]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18100
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Hold onto them until the political climate makes them worth a lot more.


Not happening. I sold a couple shotguns to a friend at fire sale prices, sold one at gundealer.

I traded about 5 relatively new postols at about 65% of their value and replaced with 3 Glocks. When you buy something that doesn't suit replace it with what you want..life is too short to worry about a couple bucks.
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#4677864 - 02/25/18 04:32 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: daddi]
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3484
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
.30-.30 Winchester model 94 built before 1964 can fetch a nice price. Don't give that gun away if it is and older gun.

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#4678016 - 02/25/18 06:57 PM Re: What to do with guns I no longer use?? [Re: Al]
Vern_in_IL Offline


Registered: 06/25/14
Posts: 1928
Loc: IL
Originally Posted By: Al
Originally Posted By: Reddy45
Hold onto them until the political climate makes them worth a lot more.


Not happening. I sold a couple shotguns to a friend at fire sale prices, sold one at gundealer.

I traded about 5 relatively new postols at about 65% of their value and replaced with 3 Glocks. When you buy something that doesn't suit replace it with what you want..life is too short to worry about a couple bucks.


You are not going to get that climate until after 2024...
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