PPK/S value


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drw2514
June 29, 2006, 04:23 PM
I'm looking at selling my three month old walther ppk/s because it is a pain to shoot. The grip bites my hand on the knuckle between my thumb and index finger. The gun was an impulse buy and I thought that after shooting it for awhile that I would learn how to properly hold the gun to avoid the beavertail portion of the grip from biting me. No dice. I start bleeding after two magazines. It's not the slide, either. It's the grip. After I shoot it for awhile (this is nasty) there is blood on the underside of the beavertail from where it contacts my hand.

Anyway, I was wondering what I should expect for it. It's a .380 with about 300 rounds through it. Finish and bore are great, practically factory new. All original accessories are included (two magazines, case, manual, test cartridge brass :) and lock). If anybody has a blue book and can give me an approximate value, I'd be grateful. I'm anticipating somewhere around $300.

Also, I've never sold a gun before, but I realized that pretty much every gunstore buys used guns from folks. Is there some sort of universal method of doing so? I'm not sure if there are any laws applicable to the subject in Michigan. I know this would all be covered by someone at the gunshop but I'd like to go into the experience a little more prepared.

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Supertac45
June 29, 2006, 06:00 PM
In Michigan a person can purchase a handgun without a purchase permit if they have a Concealed Pistol License issued by Michigan. I would require anyone using this method to meet me at either the Police Station or Sheriff's Office to complete the transfer. If they had a purchase permit, I would follow through with filling it out, selling it to them with proper ID, and mailing a copy of my part to the Michigan State Police in Lansing to insure that the records show the gun is no longer in your possession. I would also mail the copy registered mail, return receipt for my records to keep forever.

chr_edw
June 30, 2006, 07:36 AM
If you decide you want to sell and do an ffl transfer. Let me know.

My email is chr_edw@msn.com

drw2514
June 30, 2006, 10:37 AM
I'm thinking I'm probably going to just trade it in to a gunshop and put it toward a new gun. I'm guessing I'd probably get less money that way than if I were to sell it privately, but I think it would be worth avoiding the hassle.

I'm not sure if the gunshops around me go by the book value or if they just eyeball it and decide what they want to give you. I guess we'll see. I'll probably go through either The Firing Line in Westland or Guns Galore in Fenton for those of you from SE Michigan.

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