how much should I ask?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by cgersty, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    I may sell my chopped off Remington 870 12ga, it has the Knox recoil stock on it with matching forend on it.

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  2. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    They're are askin a lot for 870 express 18" on gun sale sites. You should be able to sell it for $450-500.
     

  3. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Thanks, I'm trying to get it sold so I can get my kid a go cart or mini bike, and I don't really have use for this one, I hunt a lot and have a full size 870, this is one I cut down myself, still think its worth that much?
     
  4. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Put it this way... You'll never get more for it than now. Did ya at least use a black bluing marker on the muzzle and tap the bead back in? I presume you measured the barrel correctly and it's still legal. The gun without the barrel is still worth a coupla hundred despite being a modern Remington 870. Some yahoo is looking for just that gun today.

    Throw in a box of 00 Buckshot OR even more deadly #4 Birdshot and it's already sold!
     
  5. cgersty

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    I reblued the end of the barrel, its measured a tad longer than 18.25" it doesn't have a bead but the end of the vent rib works very nice for aiming, and I'm including some 000 buck and some high brass buffered #2s with it as well.
     
  6. HockaLouis

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    Buy at Sears or borrow the right tap, could have a 'smith, install that bead and you'll get quite a few hundred for that gun -- it's a sellers market now. With that OC and just one box of #2 shotshells you've probably already sold it right here (I don't mean me, but someone)!
     
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  7. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    May do that tomorrow if I sell it here do I have to transfer it to a dealer, because I don't want to go through all of that, I don't know if I'm gonna sell it yet, just seeing what I may get for it
     
  8. cgersty

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    Just offered a trade for a stainless like new s&w chief special in 38 special with two boxes of ammo, straight trade, is it worth it? Local trade, really want to avoid shipping and all that nonsense
     
  9. Renegade44

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    If your not using it, and you would use the 38 its a no brainer to me. Condition pending of course. I like my S&W 38 442 a lot. I carry it on my ankle 99% of the time.
    I don't become attached to things very easily. If I don't use it, I trade it or sell it.
    Go by your gut, feels right, no hassle, no shipping, do it.
     
  10. cgersty

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    It's in like new condition, and my other shotguns get used for hunting, don't have a use for this one, if and when Illinois gets ccw, this is what Ive been wanting a snubbie in 38 special so I think its a win win.
     
  11. HockaLouis

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    NICE carry and nightstand gun. As stated, if that's gonna get use and the shotgun doesn't, I'd trade as allowed by law.
     
  12. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Here are a couple pictures of it, I'm pretty happy with the trade, my first centerfire revolver, I have a heritage rough rider combo in rimfire, this will be a nightstand gun, andy ccw if and when Illinois passes it.

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  13. Renegade44

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    Glad it worked out for you.
     
  14. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Thanks renegade, if you were local I would of sold it to you, I hope there is no hard feelings!
     
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  16. SSGN_Doc

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    Did you get your kid a go-kart or mini-bike?
     
  17. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Still working on the mini bike or go cart, he said he'd rather help daddy build one than for me and the wife to buy him one, I got a buddy that has a frame for a mini bike, that he is donating to us, then we are gonna get a motor and clutch and put it together, be lot cheaper than buying one, not to mention the bonding time!
     
  18. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    Good deal.
     
  19. FrontierTCB

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    Sounds like a win-win situation!
     
  20. HockaLouis

    HockaLouis New Member

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    Good for you guys. And it even has a Pachmayr grip!