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    Advice on selling guns

    When my dad died a couple of years ago, he left behind a pretty significant collection of guns. Does anyone have any advice on the smartest or safest way to sell these?

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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    I don't know that it's the smartest. But I think places like Scheels buy or perhaps sell guns on consignment. I'd think that would be the safest.

    There's also a number of online, Ebay-ish gun sites. Alot of times, you have to ship it through and to a licensed gun broker and they'll sock you with a pretty decent fee. But it'd be a good way for you to research and get ideas on values.

    Do you have a 12 or 20 GA over/under field gun in that collection?



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    You need to find somebody reputable with a Federal Firearms License. Don't believe the gunshow loophole lie, there isn't one. You could go to one of the gun stores around town, the nicer the better, and they could work as an agent for you. Or the next time a gun show comes to town, go to it on the first day, and look around, talk to people selling guns. In order to be there selling, they have to have been cleared and verified as being licensed. They will probably sell your guns for you, with them taking a certain percentage as a commission. I think some auctioneers are also licensed, because of the nature of estate sales, so that is another option. Some gun stores will buy your guns outright, but this would net you the least amount, so see if they will do a partnership with you, where they sell your guns for you and keep a percentage.

    I think the gun store just West of the BMW/Mercedes dealer on Hickman might be a good option.


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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    I would suggest not selling them. They are a part of your family. The value shouldn't decrease if they are collector guns.



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    What do you have for sale?


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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    let me talk to my brother/sister and find out.



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    I would suggest not selling them. They are a part of your family. The value shouldn't decrease if they are collector guns.
    Yeah, we had that conversation. We kept all of the ones that had "family" value to us.



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    I'd be interested in a pump or semi-automatic 12 guage if you have one of them.



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Cabela's will buy used guns if you have one near you.


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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Sell them to me.



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    go through a reputable dealer. Or better yet, keep them to use as currency in the event of a complete economic meltdown...



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Whatcha got that I can use to pick off a few rabbits in the back yard?



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsbrianhos View Post
    Whatcha got that I can use to pick off a few rabbits in the back yard?
    shhh.. you need something quiet in town.. a standard air rifle in the right place is all that it takes to take one out. double/triple/quad wrap that thing, put in the freezer till garbage day... no one will know the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    shhh.. you need something quiet in town.. a standard air rifle in the right place is all that it takes to take one out. double/triple/quad wrap that thing, put in the freezer till garbage day... no one will know the difference.

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    Agreed, if you are in the country I would recommend a .22 caliber rifle, but in the city I would even be careful with a bb gun. Depending on the configuration of your backyard/neighbors. Pellets are probably a no-no for anything 1/2 acre lot or less...



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    Re: Advice on selling guns

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    Agreed, if you are in the country I would recommend a .22 caliber rifle, but in the city I would even be careful with a bb gun. Depending on the configuration of your backyard/neighbors. Pellets are probably a no-no for anything 1/2 acre lot or less...
    shoot from a window... shooting down.. nothing to worry about. don't pick the carcus up until dark. No one will know. But as with any type of gun... safety is the key. pump action air rifle.. won't bother anyone.. just becareful

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