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Rick1967 06-11-2011 01:06 AM

Yard Sale
Anybody ever sell guns at yard sales? I have a couple of guns I was thinking of getting rid of to reinvest the money into another gun. I have seen guns at yard sales in my area. And they never last long. I would of course check IDs and write down the numbers. What do you guys and ladies think? My wife is having a yard sale in the morning. I'm just thinking about it at this point.

danf_fl 06-11-2011 01:21 AM

I highly doubt that you will get what the firearms are worth. I would put them on an auction site first (or sell them here).

spittinfire 06-11-2011 01:29 AM

I've seen a couple at yard sales but they were all junk. What are you trying to get rid of?

Rick1967 06-11-2011 01:31 AM

Actually my wife called me at work a couple of weeks ago. She told me that she saw a few guns at a yard sale. He had 2 revolvers and a rifle. One of the revolers was a 45 Colt. She throught it was a real Colt. It was not. The seller told me when I arrived about an hour later. He had sold all three guns in less than an hour. The 45 went for $500. I don't remember the brand. But it was not a Colt.

freefall 06-11-2011 01:34 AM

Sometimes you can get more for things at yard sales than you could among a crowd who know what they're looking at and for. Price it over $100 more than you want for it, come down $50 and let them think they got a deal.

Rick1967 06-11-2011 01:35 AM


Originally Posted by spittinfire (Post 521034)
I've seen a couple at yard sales but they were all junk. What are you trying to get rid of?

I have a Smith and Wesson DA 38. I have shot it a couple of times. I hand load 38 black powder cases for it. I am also thinking of selling my Colt 1917 Army. The Colt I like. But I only paid $275.00 for it. My book says in good condition its worth $695.00. Mine might not be truly "Good". But, I feel I could get a lot more than $275.00 for it. I am thinking $550. Maybe $500.

I also have several gun value books to show people with good pictures of the guns in question.

spittinfire 06-11-2011 01:37 AM

I could have fun with those weapons.

Rick1967 06-11-2011 01:46 AM

I actually bought the Colt out of my own ignorance. The stooge working at Cabelas told me it shot 45 Long Colt. I should have done more research. I had never seen one before. I simply did a Google on the model and found one for sale at another Cabelas for $1500.00 It was nicer than mine of course. I figured I could make money on it later.

PanBaccha 06-11-2011 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by Rick1967 (Post 521042)
I am also thinking of selling my Colt 1917 Army. My book says in good condition its worth $695.00.

What book is that? What's the name of the book. Would like to gaze through one myself. Thanks!

Rick1967 06-11-2011 04:00 PM

Ther book is book is "The Gun Digest" Modern Gun Values 15th Edition. It is this years edition.

Page 125 lists the 1917 Army at EXC. $1550 VGOOD $900 GOOD $695

I can't believe it. I sold both guns already. I got $500 for the 1917. I only paid $275 for it about a month ago!!!

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