Originally Posted by donthav1
just a few months ago a woman in New Jersey brought in an "old broken rifle" her late husband had to one of those gun buy backs. the police immediately recognized it as a German STG 44. they told her it was worth several thousand dollars even in the rough condition it was in. They told her if she wanted to get rid of it, have a gunsmith restore it & sell it for her, it would be worth a hell of a lot more than the $100 gift card she would've got.
I remember readin about one guy in Florida brought in an old Jap rifle he traded for in WWII.
He traded it in and got a $50 Target gift card.
Turns out, it was a pressure test rifle.
Only 100 were made, and only a handful are left.
Locals tried to persuade the police to return the rare piece, and save it from destruction. After two months, they returned the rifle, and let him keep the card. I remember seein it, cause someone online wound up buyin it from the guy.