NIB Guns You Sold for Profit?


February 28, 2003, 01:43 PM
What NIB guns have you bought that you shot the snot out of and still sold it at a profit?

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February 28, 2003, 02:11 PM
none, im adfraid if i sell guns its always at a loss and some of them have been true nib. i mean i have got things that i told my dealer to order to see what the would be like and when the come in and i get them they just dont fit me, or its not what i want. i did this on a tz99. everybody said they were one of the best deals out there ordered, it was to oversised for my hands and i just could not hold it correctly. sold it to a frend the next day for 150 bucks so he could have his first pistol. seems like thats how i do things. Ronald

February 28, 2003, 06:28 PM
1. Spas 12 folder. Bought it for $450 NIB, shot it a fair amount, sold it for $650. Then saw prices skyrocket to $1200. :(

2. Thompson 1928 full-auto. Bought it NIB for $1800, sold it for $2100, then watched as prices topped $5000. :(

Lesson learned? Never sell a gun.

February 28, 2003, 06:54 PM

I inspect NIB guns I buy and turn them down if they're full of snot. Then I wash my hands. :barf:

February 28, 2003, 06:59 PM
I bought a NIB Colt Dragoon reissue in the '70's. Kept it uncocked and oiled. Sold it for about $200 more than I paid.
It was no fun. Just a lump o steel. Coors, powder cleanup so it was no chore to avoid shooting it.

February 28, 2003, 07:43 PM
How did you like that spas12, Monkey?

Standing Wolf
February 28, 2003, 10:02 PM
I haven't sold a gun in twenty-odd years, and don't plan to sell any in the next few decades.

February 28, 2003, 10:10 PM
I have only ever sold one gun and I got what I payed for it. It was a used SKS that had been decked out and looked tactiCOOL, so I bought it. The friend with me was going to buy it if I didn't. I shot it once in a year, so I sold it to him for what I payed for it. I did sell some 7.62x39 at a loss though.


February 28, 2003, 10:37 PM
Let's guns I later sold. About ten years ago I bought a Ruger 22/45, shot it a bunch for a couple of years and got all my money out of it selling it to a dealer :) How did that happen? No wonder I sold it.

That's the only NIB gun I ever sold. I don't remember what I got with the money. A Ruger .357 I think. Still have one, so maybe that was it. Yes, I bought it in 1985, sold it to my dad, and then bought it back when I sold the 22/45. He seldom shot it. He had a Python and was just keeping the Ruger in the family until I came to my senses.

Well, I had a Savage 24 and a Fox Model B that were new when I got them around 1960 or so, but my dad paid for them and sold them a few years later, so I didn't have any money in them.

I sort of miss the 22/45, but don't miss the other two at all.


February 28, 2003, 10:49 PM
Blain: "How did you like that spas12, Monkey?"

Well, if you like tearing up a shirt every time you go shooting, and big black-and-blue welts on your shoulders from every shell fired, I guess the gun is OK. ;)

Then there's the Manual of Arms. I heard that Harvard was offering a one-semester course in that.

But it does look cool. :D

March 1, 2003, 08:40 AM
A Glock 22

I paid $499 for it new, and sold it for $600 with one holster after putting about 3000 rounds through it.

March 1, 2003, 08:38 PM
I had a preban SKS that I bought in the early 90's for $75 at a gunshow. It had the bayonet (knife type) and a bunch of accessories. I fired maybe 500 rounds out of it total, and I kept it in decent shape. Sold it 3 years ago for $350.

March 1, 2003, 09:19 PM
Bought a NIB Bulgarian SA-93 for about $270. Sold it a few years later for $550 after having shot it a bit.

I've sold other guns at a profit, but I think that's the only one I bought new that I made money on.

March 2, 2003, 01:04 AM
Where are all the guys and gals with HK91s and HK93s? :barf: :banghead:

Man I want one!

March 2, 2003, 04:03 PM
I did buy a Colt New Frontier SAA in .45 in the early 80's that was priced wrong - it was $295 when it should have been about $570. I sold it to a dealer for about $450, I think. Never shot it, but heck it's fun to think about.:)

I nearly bought a used HK91 in Texas, in the late 80's, when a guy had it at a gun show for "$500 negotiable" of course I could have made a grand or more reselling it, a couple years later.

Had a chance to trade even for an Uzi semi-auto about the same time. Yes, I could have made a lot of money on that one, also.:(

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