mini 14 trade in


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bbutler
May 26, 2006, 06:59 PM
If you were a dealer how much would you give someone for one of the new minis if they wanted to trade it in?

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Nhsport
May 26, 2006, 07:16 PM
This is going to varry big time from place to place and store to store. When I traded mine several years agoI did better at a store that carried many types of evil black rifles (ARs HKs ect).
You will most always do better when actually tradeing as opposed to outright sale,you might try a shop that does consignment sales.
Look hard at what you have for mags,any factory large capicity mags will carry a interest as Ruger won't sell them to anyone but LE. the mini is picky with mags and the non factory brands don't work real well.
I owned my Ranch for 10 years and got 85% of what I paid new but I had a stack of factory mags I had bought the first couple of years I owned the gun and I made plenty on them. Put it all towards my first Ar and never looked back. Some of the Rugers shoot decent but I had one that was so horrible I couldn't keep half my shots on a 10" paper plate at 50 yards.
If you bought this gun new don't expect to get more than 50% of what you paid for it unless you bought it years ago.

MyRoad
May 26, 2006, 09:37 PM
The local shop gives 50% of what he would sell it for new. If a Mini-14 lists for $800, he'd sell it for about $600, which means he'd buy one used - assuming it was in great condition - for about $300. Then (depending on the condition) he'd ask $500 and probably happily take $450. Another local store owner told me he prefers to sell used guns because he has a much higher mark-up on them then new ones.

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