Shameless Gun Buyer


February 20, 2003, 07:35 PM
Sorry, but I think I "DID GOOD" and need to brag. Yesterday at 2:00 a co-worker gave me a price list for 14 guns that his friend was planning on selling. Older, retired guy that was getting rid of his 14 gun collection. By 2:20 I had called my boss, took off work, been to the bank, and was heading to the sellers house. I bought 12 of them. I passed on two shot guns. One over priced, the other junk. I bought a cherry bored, great looking(blueing great for this old) Winchester 1892 44WCF manufactured in 1909. NIB Colt Python 4" 357m.. Like new S&W Model 28 with Box. Like new Ruger Single Six 22/22mag with box. Remington 1903-Sporterized(beautiful stock and rework). Winchester 243, and 264m.. Rossi 22 pump, Ruger Mini 14(3 20 rd mags). High Point 9mm Carbine , Browning Auto 5 12 gauge shot gun and a Weatherby 22-250. All guns are in very good condition and obviously well maintained. Deal included 3 Red Field and one Weaver scopes, 8 gun cases, two of which are leather(one like new) and a beautifull homemade case for the 1903. The guy gave me ammo for every gun mentioned-minimum $400 worth at todays prices. Total price he had on his flyer for the 12 I bought was $3450. I offered $3000, settled at $3100. I have been offered $2100 for 3 of the above firearms. You guess which ones. I said I needed to think about it. My inclination is to not sell. I told you I was going to brag! I'm a happy guy.:)

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Stephen Ewing
February 20, 2003, 07:39 PM
I was quite proud of how many firearms I had bought in one sitting, and you beat me, doing pretty darned well on quality as well as quantity. You are an evil, evil individual.



Standing Wolf
February 20, 2003, 09:04 PM
Well done!

Neal Bloom
February 20, 2003, 09:15 PM
Good shopping!

February 20, 2003, 09:15 PM
Outstanding! You picked up so really nice guns ;)

February 20, 2003, 09:18 PM
You should be ashamed of your self for taking advantage of that gentleman like that!:D

Kahr carrier
February 20, 2003, 10:31 PM
Congrats what a steal :) Thats a nice stable all in one shot.:D

February 20, 2003, 11:07 PM
You have every right to brag! Congrats!:D

February 21, 2003, 01:18 AM
If you're gonna gleefully hose the old man, you should have at the very least bought the other two shotguns. Just my opinion.

February 21, 2003, 01:23 AM
Psssniper, I have his address if you want them. I think he was waiting for a guy like you. Are you allowed "riot shotguns" in your state?

Kahr carrier
February 21, 2003, 08:08 AM
Out of curiousity why was the old guy unloading his collection???:confused:

February 21, 2003, 08:20 AM
You are one lucky hombre... I'm jealous... but happy the old gentleman's collection ended up with someone who will appreciate them.

As for whether or not to sell the ones you have offers on - well, only you know what your financial situation is - but my policy is that I only buy... I never sell. Regretted it almost every time I've ever done it in the past so I quit doing it. Maybe someday if I need the money, but not so long as there's a roof over my head and food on the table.

2nd Amendment
February 21, 2003, 10:31 AM
Hehehehe, not bad, not bad at all.

Shoulda really bought the other two though, just so you could say you kissed him, after you did it to him. Sorry... :D

February 21, 2003, 11:34 AM
nice deal!!!!

February 21, 2003, 12:37 PM
i gotta ask: mountainpeak -- you must be single, right??? :D

February 22, 2003, 04:25 PM
kahr, in answer to your question, the guy said he was selling them off because his eyes are about gone and none of his children were interested in having guns around. I found that very sad. One of the guns was handed down to him from an uncle. I asked him if he was sure he didn't want to keep it, in case one of the kids wanted it for a keepsake later. He said no, he had held the guns for longer than he had planned hoping one would want them. Genie, yea I am single. Got a divorce 10-11 years ago. Recently my ex said to me, "you never had this many guns when we were married"! I just said, "duhh"!! :D

February 22, 2003, 11:50 PM
Do you realize that you bought in one sitting more guns than will fit in my safe? I'm jealous...

Congrats on your good fortune.

February 23, 2003, 12:04 AM
Ancient history! What are you gonna do tomorrow to beat that? :neener: geegee

February 23, 2003, 12:06 AM
Congratulations on prudent buy! It IS sad when you get these old 'estate sales' , somebodies life work up for grabs! I wonder are the mod 70winchesters pre 64? That would be $1400 plus $700 for the 92 Win. which is a little low for a cherry 92 44-40.

February 23, 2003, 05:10 AM
This is a serious question, and if you don't want to answer it here, please PM or email me:

Did you have to go through extra hoops with the govt. to purchase more than one handgun at a time?

Exactly what was the process?


February 23, 2003, 05:37 AM
First -- This question wasn't directed at me and it's none of my business--
But that never stopped me before--:D

Ref to any State or local laws-- Who knows----etc

As to the Fed-

The requirement as to multiple handgun purchases is a requirement for a DEALER -- (not an individual) to REPORT multiple handgun sales--

February 23, 2003, 08:03 AM
Shameless Gun Buyer , That is the kind of deal we all dream about !!!!

February 24, 2003, 08:35 PM
DRjones, the process in my state is pretty simple. Go to the bank, get the money and close the deal. Oh, I forgot, take guns home-giggling all the way. You wouldn't believe me if I told you what these guns priced out at. Not even counting the scopes, cases and ammo. By the way I talked to the guy that gave me the price list from his friend. He told me the seller was very happy to unload them all at once with such a handsome profit. I never mentioned what the guns had priced out at. I got the impression the seller thought I over paid! I'm glad he is happy, I know I am. :D

February 25, 2003, 04:05 PM
We should all be so lucky......:what:

February 25, 2003, 04:22 PM
If the buyer is happy, then I don't think that people should say that MountainPeak "hosed" the old man. He is happy -- he thinks he did well, so he did. There is no need for anybody to rain on his parade (the old man's) by going over there and telling him that he sold the guns for too little.

Also, MountainPeak is happy as he knows that he purchased the guns at a value that was much lower than market average.

In all, a successful transaction for both parties.


...and if you get tired of that Python, you know who to call, right? ;)

February 25, 2003, 04:52 PM
Absolutely wonderful!

Being in the right place at the right time - and having the money to seize the opportunity - means his collection will have a good and appreciative home!

With luck, the tradition of passing cherished arms to the next generation may succeed with you sometime in the future, and the gentleman's investment of care will not be completely unappreciated as the years become decades.


Walther P99
February 25, 2003, 10:02 PM
i gotta ask: mountainpeak -- you must be single, right???

The exact same question I had!!

February 26, 2003, 09:58 PM
Trisha, exactly! The firearms although well maintained have been re-cleaned, rust proofed and admired. The custom gun will not be sold, none of the older ones will be. They will be given to my grand daughter many years(I hope) from now. I know the guy that gave me the heads up on this deal very well. If, the sellers heirs ever want the uncles gun back, they would be welcome. At cost. As I said, it made me sad that none wanted the firearms. Walther, I already responded to the "are you married question".

February 27, 2003, 07:18 PM
Older folks should be warry of guys like you! Just kidding but that is a great buy.
Jim Hall

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