Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion > Help pricing old rifles

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-28-2011, 06:24 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: chicago,illinois
Posts: 3
Default Help pricing old rifles

Back in the late 80's I was working for a large defense contracting outfit in S. Cal. and I was surrounded by gun freaks. They had gun catalogs, magazines, newspapers all over the place in my work area. I was talked into buying a few guns. A lot of peer pressure, but at the time I thought it was pretty cool. They took me to a shooting area (free) in the mountains about 30 minutes north of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I didn't feel comfortable going to the gun range by myself, so before I moved to Chicago in 1990 I had the chance to go shooting with the guys for a grand total of 3 times! These guns had been sitting in their boxes ever since. Got married and the wife's been nagging me about getting rid of them. Now we are planning to move to Hawaii and she won't let me take them with us. I've looked at a few auction sites and found that the prices for these guns spread over a wide range. I'd read the descriptions and I can't even tell if I have the same thing. All of my 4 guns were purchased new in the Spring of 88 in S. Cal. All had been shot probably less than 200 rounds each.
FNC paratrooper .223
Chinese AK-47 with underfold stock
Cobray M11 9mm semi-auto
Ruger Mark II pistol
I need help pricing these for sale. Are 20+ yr old ammos any good?
Thanks.

__________________
iooi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wambli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 947
Liked 46 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iooi View Post
Back in the late 80's I was working for a large defense contracting outfit in S. Cal. and I was surrounded by gun freaks. They had gun catalogs, magazines, newspapers all over the place in my work area. I was talked into buying a few guns. A lot of peer pressure, but at the time I thought it was pretty cool. They took me to a shooting area (free) in the mountains about 30 minutes north of Rancho Cucamonga, CA. I didn't feel comfortable going to the gun range by myself, so before I moved to Chicago in 1990 I had the chance to go shooting with the guys for a grand total of 3 times! These guns had been sitting in their boxes ever since. Got married and the wife's been nagging me about getting rid of them. Now we are planning to move to Hawaii and she won't let me take them with us. I've looked at a few auction sites and found that the prices for these guns spread over a wide range. I'd read the descriptions and I can't even tell if I have the same thing. All of my 4 guns were purchased new in the Spring of 88 in S. Cal. All had been shot probably less than 200 rounds each.
FNC paratrooper .223
Chinese AK-47 with underfold stock
Cobray M11 9mm semi-auto
Ruger Mark II pistol
I need help pricing these for sale. Are 20+ yr old ammos any good?
Thanks.
20 year old ammo should be fine. The problem with pricing guns is that a gun is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it and even geography plays a part on it. Since you seem to be in a hurry to get rid of them I would take them to a local gun store and see what they offer you for them. Then assume the private sale value is about 50-100% more than what the gunstore offered you. Now you have a choice, you can let the GS buy them at wholesale or go through the effort of selling them yourself and advertise at retail (again 50-100% over what the GS offered)and negotiate down form that.
__________________
Wambli is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dog2000tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,309
Liked 3734 Times on 1824 Posts
Likes Given: 13269

Default

You need a new wife

__________________

Member: NRA GOA

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
Est sularas oth mithas

"either way, you were guilty by association, so you were smited...." JD

dog2000tj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #4
Crazy Azz Redneck
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Txhillbilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,406
Liked 1077 Times on 618 Posts
Likes Given: 505

Default

What Dog said!

Keep your guns,get rid of the wife!

__________________
Txhillbilly is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2011, 12:23 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Wambli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 947
Liked 46 Times on 28 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dog2000tj View Post
You need a new wife

On second thought. That's MUCH better advice than what I gave
__________________
Wambli is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 03:29 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Antonio,Texas
Posts: 41
Default

I wouldnt get rid of any of them. Shoot em till your finger is sore.

__________________
bullethole is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 9
Default

The most I can offer is 550 bucks shipped for the FNC.Let me know.

__________________
wayne in boca is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Henagar,Alabama
Posts: 66
Default

If someone could write a book on "How to Explain Important Stuff to your Wife", They would have their fortune made. I only have 1 rifle, 2 shotguns, and 1 revolver, and she can't understand why thats not enough!!

__________________

"Life's rough, then you die!"

An expert is a man 50 miles from home with a breifcase.

A rookie gangster to an old timer, "Why do we hold the gun sideways"
Old timer, " Idiot, thats the way it came out of the box!"

iluv2shoot2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 04:20 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mmszbi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Grand Junction,CO
Posts: 28
Default

Heck, get her to shooting and your problem is resolved.

__________________

Most people are like slinkies....not much use but good for a smile when ya push em' down the stairs.

mmszbi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 06:19 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: chicago,illinois
Posts: 3
Default

Thanks for all the advises.
Get rid of wife - not feasible.
Get new wife - too much hassle.
Get wife to shooting - too dangerous to my health.
Explain things to wife - you already know it's a waste of time.

Has anyone tried getting additional wifes for stashing guns? How did it work out?

__________________
iooi is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
need help pricing a cz 38special General Handgun Discussion 9 02-15-2014 03:28 PM
M1 Pricing njjohnson General Rifle Discussion 4 03-12-2010 09:33 PM
pricing publicenemy7306 The Club House 1 03-17-2009 11:48 PM
Pricing help Crispy129 Semi-Auto Handguns 3 01-14-2009 02:59 AM