Originally Posted by c3shooter
I buy on auction arms and gunbroker. Have bought ONE gun from an in person live auction in last 10 years. People seem to go nuts bidding at those. Saw a raggedy SMLE missing parts go for $525 at one.
I've bought a couple of guns at online auctions with reasonably good luck, most of the live firearms auctions I've gone to have had people paying way too much. I saw a Commando carbine (semi-auto Thompson lookalike) go for almost as much as a real Thompson, a well used Browning Auto in 7mm Rem Mag go for somewhere north of $1200, and a new semi-auto Charles Daly 12 ga go for more than a new Remington 1187 would at the LGS.