Question for South Carolinians


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Byron Quick
April 25, 2003, 07:17 AM
I work in a hospital in South Carolina and peruse the Guns & Rifles section of "The Carolina Trader." Don't know why...seems like used guns & rifles are more valuable than new ones in South Carolina.

Springfield M1 Garand...CMP...$1000. That is NOT the wildest price.

What's up with that? Are there really that many unwary, unknowing buyers in SC?

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Waitone
April 25, 2003, 09:01 AM
$1,000 is about right for new production Springfield Armory M-1.

CMP? No way.

COHIBA
April 25, 2003, 10:06 AM
gun prices are nuts in SC. unless you are buying from an individual or a pawnshop that is into a gun for nothing your better off buying from an auction site and having it shipped to an FFL.
only problem is that after about 5 or 6 transfers most FFL's get tired of you buying cheaper elsewere and want to raise the fee or complicate matters in someother way.
i had one tell me that they would no longer accept a handgun or longgun from individuals who were not FFL's. i didnt argue the point i just havent been back.

rebbryan
April 25, 2003, 12:04 PM
i've been lookin around at USP's and have noticed the prices are a little high, i thought it was just me :confused:

Owen
April 25, 2003, 01:02 PM
heck, they get almost 1000 dollars for used S&W m41's down here. Back in Massachusetts, they were about $500

LiquidTension
April 25, 2003, 10:54 PM
Yes, gun prices in SC are ridiculous. If you want something, go to Marineau Gunworks in West Columbia. He'll transfer a gun for $25. He's a gunsmith and not a stocking dealer so he'd love to transfer stuff 5 or 6 times - or even 50. He won't complain, he makes $25 for logging in some stuff and calling NICS. He's also a real cool guy.

Shooter's Choice and Palmetto Firearms will work with you on price, especially if they know you'll go to Marineau and get one transferred. I'll pay a little more to get something from a dealer, but no more than $30-35. The guys at the shops know this, and they're pretty straight with me nowadays. If they can't get it under the price I want, I walk out with no hard feelings. Everybody's gotta make a living, after all.

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