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Gun values?
« on: June 01, 2019, 08:01:50 AM »
Whats the best way to determine gun values?  Been looking on gunbroker and arms list but the prices vary pretty good.   I’ll good with buying one of the gun value books if they’re accurate?   Thinking of selling some of the guns I haven’t shot in decades

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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 08:09:18 AM »
Could just bounce them off this board.  Might save you a lot of time and cover things that might span multiple books.  Gunbroker is a little bit all over, but a lot of that has a reason.  Seems the best way to get a read on price on gunbroker is to put all the similar guns on the watch list and check the price at ending--usually tightens up the spread.

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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 08:17:20 AM »
It just depends on what you have.  Shotguns might take awhile, nice hunting rifles might take awhile.  Pistols in .40 might also take awhile. 

Do you really want to be bumping ads for the next few months?  I like to price things in the mid range and take offers, don't be thinned skin if someone low balls you, they are just trying to do the best for them and you are trying to do the best for you, no hard feelings. 

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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 03:00:39 PM »
Gunbroker can be a good starting point but you have to look at what they're actually selling for, not what they're listed for. Same with the Bluebook of Gun Values, it's a starting point but there's a lot of wiggle room in there depending on the current trends.

When the AR craze really started to hit about 10 years ago I could buy a Rem 700 in any of the common calibers with a scope on it for $350 but couldn't touch an AR for less than $800. Long range guns in the big 30s and 338s were selling for top dollar 5-6 years ago and now everybody prefers the small bores. Rare and collectible guns are always hard to sell because the market is so small, but if you find the right buyer they'll pay any price for the right item.

Try listing them in the classified section here with what they're worth to you. Like 300rum said though, don't take it personally if somebody throws a low ball offer at you.
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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 03:27:52 PM »
Priceless when the gun you want comes up for sale.

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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 03:28:57 PM »
Gunbroker can be a good starting point but you have to look at what they're actually selling for, not what they're listed for.

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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 03:47:24 PM »
Priceless when the gun you want comes up for sale.

Boy have I fallen for that! :bash:
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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 04:52:45 PM »
Gunbroker can be a good starting point but you have to look at what they're actually selling for, not what they're listed for.

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If you want to use GunBroker as a price guide, go to Advanced Search, Completed Items. That way you will be able to see what a particular gun sold for.  Many minimum prices on GunBroker are grossly inflated, and some guns sit there forever without selling.  Those minimum prices are not a great yardstick by which to value a gun.
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Re: Gun values?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 11:45:53 AM »
Its really subjective. Guns are only worth what people are willing to pay and depending on whats going on in the market, elections, new laws ect. they can bounce up and down all over. You can post a picture up here and put and asking price and some of us can help you out. stay away from gun shops/pawn shops they'll low ball you to death. best to ask people in the know.
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