I have a earlier model stainless steal mini 14 with the wood heat shield cover. I also got a M&P 40, and after work my buddies like to go out do some top shot style competition shooting with their pistols. I can't afford to shoot a 100 rounds through my m&p 40 every week so I got my eyes on the new m&p 22lr to match my m&p 40 (the rest of the guys have 22lr pistols and we are all considering changing over to use 22 rounds).
Anyways I want to trade in my mini to help fund this idea. my question is what is it worth? A new m&p 22lr pistol is going for close to $360 or $390 if I want to order one. Two local gun shops offered to buy my mini for $300 but I feel a little cheated. My mini would come with two Ruger OEM 5 round mags, 1 ruger OEM 20 round mag, and a 30 round mag. Plus a case and a decent Stainless steel scope. It is in good shape but it is also an older model so it shows some use. I will post picture up today when I get home from work. But it pretty much looks just like this one with a scope.
I have heard that the Stainless Steel and wood heat shield add some value but I would like some more clarification.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.