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Both just too damn ugly.

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@Huntsman I have been shooting with this old guy about 80 named Joe. This guy kills me! He shoot two 24's and ran a game with a .410
on Sunday.
I also shot some trap. Trap frustrates me more than the other clay sports for some reason. I just don't know why.
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Planning on buying a Fort Knox safe soon (Protector series). Where do you store your firearms? It will be sitting on hardwood flooring with a concrete subfloor underneath (there will be a protective layer of rubber between the safe and wood), so I suppose we would have to sacrifice a few pieces of hardwood if we bolt it down. It weighs more than 700 pounds, but bolting it down seems logical given the concept of the safe.
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I'm going to be selling several firearms and I need to find out their worth. I can't seem to find any good websites. Any suggestions? It appears that one has to buy the blue book?
Edited by Tck13 - 5/10/14 at 7:28pm
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I mean, the Blue Book is a decent baseline, but it cannot really move with the times. For instance, it was several years behind the curve on Colt DA prices. Why not merely go to the major gun sales sites (GunsAmerica was the big one when I was in the market) and run a search to see what the going asking prices are?


~ H

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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

I mean, the Blue Book is a decent baseline, but it cannot really move with the times. For instance, it was several years behind the curve on Colt DA prices. Why not merely go to the major gun sales sites (GunsAmerica was the big one when I was in the market) and run a search to see what the going asking prices are?


~ H

Thanks. That's what I've been doing but I either haven't been able to find the guns that I have or the prices I've seen have been very odd.

Why isn't the gun industry like any other where I could go online and comparison shop? It seems very weird. It's like a secret or something.

I found a gun shop near me that will sell on consignment and not take a percentage. Apparently they make money on background checks, etc. It looks like I'm just going to take them there.
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

I mean, the Blue Book is a decent baseline, but it cannot really move with the times. For instance, it was several years behind the curve on Colt DA prices. Why not merely go to the major gun sales sites (GunsAmerica was the big one when I was in the market) and run a search to see what the going asking prices are?


~ H

I just helped a widowed friend dispose of most of her husband's guns at auction. The evaluations in the Blue Book seemed pretty spot on. I have more commonly heard the Blue Book faulted over the years for being too generous in its valuations.
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

I just helped a widowed friend dispose of most of her husband's guns at auction. The evaluations in the Blue Book seemed pretty spot on. I have more commonly heard the Blue Book faulted over the years for being too generous in its valuations.


Why aren't the blue books online?
post #2995 of 3163

Too specialized to make enough ad revenue I suppose.

 

Jan, you are probably right in that the BB is on most of the time. It certainly is the best reference, and prices not in line with the BB will be questioned.

 

~ H

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We use the BB all the time when we buy used inventory or price a collection. The values listed have been pretty much spot on. The biggest problem we see is people going to Broker or some other gun sales site and then telling us we are under valuing guns. We tell them to look for guns that actually sold instead of overpriced listings that don't sell. That usually fixes things.
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I'm probably going to take my guns to a gun retailer and sell them on consignment. They said that they won't take a % of the gun as they make their money on the back end for background checks. Does that sound right?
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Well, it sounds a little weird to me. When the NICS check first started, people were charging $20 pass/fail for what is, essentially a phone call. I really haven't seen people charging all that much for them lately. Whatevs. If that is their deal that's their deal. These sorts of things are highly regional. If you were in my area, I'd tell you where to head.

 

~ H

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My LGS charges $20 for transfers (they do a lot of business via gunbroker), but if you buy a firearm from them, they obviously wouldn't charge you for the check. I figured everyone was like that
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I just bought a FNH SC1 online. I am very excited.
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