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Used Gun Values

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by TexasAggie, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. TexasAggie

    TexasAggie Monkey+

    I need to obtain values for severl used rifles and pistols.

    What is a good source for the value?

  2. tkdkraig

    tkdkraig Monkey+

    gunbroker.com should give you a rough idea
  3. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer

    Gunbroker is typically high, but more and more are matching the prices there. Typically I expect to buy a bit lower locally. I expect to pay even lower on a gun show.

    Gunbroker is a good place for new guns. I managed to swing a few new ones below market prices. There are more products than buyers on new items it seems.
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    What are you selling T.aggie...If i may ask??
  5. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    I've heard Boston's Gun Bible by Boston T. Party is recommended, but a search at Amazon reveals there are many other books too (search "used gun values") -- if you want to go the "book" route.

    Like Gator, I'm curious to see what you're selling... Not that I can afford anything right now :^(
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Welcome aboard and BTHO t.u.!
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Fjested's Blue Book of Gun Values, if you can find one. Pricy, but a good resource.
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  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I have seen widely varying prices among the various Gun Value books and the online sites - hit many of them and take an average of prices, and also factor in how scarce that type gun is in your AO. For instance, hunting rifles are a flooded market here, so values tend to run low. But good lesser seen milsurps are scarce, and command premium prices!
    A lot of the books don't take into account the differences in models either - I check on the rimfire rifles - ALL Mossbergs are listed under ONE heading and price range, while collectors have run the values of certain models much higher!
    Some auction sellers seem to think all their guns are 'collector grade'.
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  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Then, there is the relative value to consider as well as in " My Kingdom for a horse"...
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  10. TexasAggie

    TexasAggie Monkey+

    Some muzzle loaders
    m1 Carbines
  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Several collector's on board...You may be able to move a few here/or get a idea how much coin they are worth..Post some pictures and a description....Just say'n....
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    There's a minor interest in one of the carbines here, all else being "right".

  13. LogOut

    LogOut Monkey+

    To which I will add: Search for "Sold Items".

    Sarting prices can be a bit optimistic at times.
  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Yeah, you won't have any problem selling the M1's for sure, unless you are asking insane amounts for them, and even then who knows. There's a sucker born every minute. Gunbroker is "okay", as has already been covered, but it's by no means a final marker on pricing. Many of the used guns there are WAY above average pricing, with new guns going at decent values overall.
  15. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    www.ArmsList.com is free for listing guns and other gear for sale. I used the service a while back for both buying and selling because you can search by state and locale (and did I say it's free).
  16. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    try a standard catalog of firearms or blue book of gun values both may be at the library.

    As to the carbines the make matters if they are old universals watch out they break.
  17. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    If you know anyone at your local gun shop talk to them most of the time if you know them and talk to them about what you are wanting to do.They will give you what they would pay for it then add $25.00 to a $100.00 to that. Just be careful I do a little gun trading here and there and it is a cut throat world, I have been schooled a few times myself.
  18. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey++

    Most gun shops buy at half of what they will sell it for. Pawn pays 10 to 20 cents on the dollar.
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