Trade Question


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camp_13
February 19, 2006, 11:25 AM
I might trade in a Browing A-bolt that I just never quite fit me. Is a guy better off leaving the scope on or removing it before trading? It has a Nikon Buckmasters with Signature Zee rings, on weaver-type bases. I don't mind trading off the scope - it is a sweet package, but I don't want to "give" away the scope either. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Alaska Dave
February 19, 2006, 11:39 AM
If you can, keep the scope, you never know when you'll need a spare. If the're willing to through extra $ in the pot for scope added then do it.

ID_shooting
February 19, 2006, 12:14 PM
my expirience (from working a gun counter part time and long time gun store fixture before that) it to remove your scope before trading, unless it is some super-spectacular scope, it will not factor much into the trade value.

What I do is un-mount all accesories, clean the trade gun very well, hit the stock with some furniture polish, touch up spots on the blueing with a permanent marker, clean the accesories up and bring them with me, I leave them in the car and use them for "deal sweetners) if needed.

dfaugh
February 19, 2006, 12:25 PM
+1 to ID

For some reason, when trading in a gun, you rarely get anywhere near the value of the scope. Seems like you get about the same money whether its a cheapo scope or a really nice one. If it's a decent scope, and you might have a use for it in the future, I'd take it out of the deal.

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