Have you ever traded guns for services or goods?


January 24, 2008, 05:51 AM
I'm sure many here have sold or traded guns for other guns. But how about barter? I once was going to buy a used car and part of the payment was going to be a circa 1952 S&W pre model 10 6". I once traded a Bulgarian commercial Makarov and a TV for a medium sized Cannon gun safe.

Someone I knew claimed he traded a Llama .380acp for a horse in Mexico! In a business I was involved in at one time the owner was always late in paying me money he owed so IIRC I once received a NIB Marlin Camp carbine .45acp and a very banged up Colt DA revolver from the 1890's as either partial payment or to make up for late payments.

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January 24, 2008, 06:46 AM
I trade a win pump 20gauge to a guy to wire a shop building. I didnt like the gun and he was happy to take it in trade.

January 24, 2008, 09:24 AM
In 1992 I traded a beautiful Browning BL22 for a low mileage Ford 460 for my wife's even lower mileage 1973 F-350... The funny part is I'm in the process of preparing that truck for scrapping today. Although that truck has given me my money's worth, and is still in pretty good shape, I still miss that rifle.

USMC - Retired
January 24, 2008, 09:28 AM
Traded a nice Over/Under shotgun for the services of a divorce lawyer. Got more value out of the deal than the gun blue books for, so I still feel good about the trade. Of course it helps that the lawyer is a personal friend as well.

Bwana John
January 24, 2008, 09:58 AM
All the time.
The last trade was for firewood.

January 24, 2008, 10:10 AM
I once traded an SKS and a grip mount for an M1911 to a friend in exchange for a '386 PC. I went straight from an 8088 to a '386.

January 24, 2008, 10:36 AM
Yes. A good friend of mine helped me build my shed. It's a pretty big shed. He was rewarded with a Springfield doublestack 1911.

January 24, 2008, 11:17 AM
I once traded a West German Walther PP .32 acp for a Fiat Spider 850.

I know I got hosed!:banghead:

January 24, 2008, 12:09 PM
One time we got into trouble financially (both of our vehicles broke down at the same time) so My wife and I traded quite a few rifles/pistols to her parents for an older cadillac car. I have since been doing my best to replace them.

We still had to drop about 2 grand into the cadillac (it had been sitting for several years and needed a lot of work), but we were able to get to work the next week or so until we had the time/money to fix the other vehicles.

January 24, 2008, 12:14 PM
no, but I have trade work for a gun.

Phil DeGraves
January 24, 2008, 12:14 PM
Traded a S&W M28 4" for a 1978 Honda 750. That was a lonnng time ago...

January 24, 2008, 12:20 PM
Needed my property corners located. Traded a MAK90 for the surveyors work straight across. Good deal for both of us.

January 24, 2008, 01:12 PM
Traded a Mosin Nagant M44 to JE223, in exchange for performing ballistics tests on 7.62x54R. ;)



January 24, 2008, 02:30 PM
Traded a J frame smith .357 for a truck body, traded a Browning BRL 81 in .270 for a horse, and have taken several other guns in trade for horses and other live stock.

January 24, 2008, 02:52 PM
Nope I've only gone the other way, trade services for guns/accessories.

Phil DeGraves
January 24, 2008, 02:54 PM
Done that too. Mostly, brass for guns.

ken w.
January 24, 2008, 08:42 PM
I've done many auto repairs for guns.

January 24, 2008, 09:42 PM
I worked on a Harley for a guy for a Tec 9 and 3 Smith and Wessons.

January 24, 2008, 09:46 PM
Stripped and painted a friends Corvette.....in exchange I received...

- Stainless framed Desert Eagle (6" & 14" barrels)
- (2) Swarovski 30mm tubed rifle scopes
- (1) Swarovski spotting scope
- Mec Progressive shotgun loader
- Lee Progressive handgun loader
- New Benelli M1 Super 90 pre-ban shotgun
- New Knight MK85 Blackpowder rifle

Paint jobs ain't cheap, besides the car turned out nice....we were both happy.

January 24, 2008, 11:54 PM
No but my dad has come into a few guns that way. working at a truck stop people would come threw and run out of gas money one guy sold a colt revolver (Diamond back or some kind of snake) for $75 to get back home. a week later my dad bought the gun from the truk stop.

January 25, 2008, 08:04 AM
God timing. I'm currently working on a trade for a Ford 9N tractor. Guy wants a shotgun and a pistol plus some cash.

Traded a .410 pump gun for a '58 Plymouth in the early 70's. I got the best end of that one.

Traded a Westernfield pump for a Honda scrambler.. Got taken on that one.

January 25, 2008, 11:17 AM
Traded a Glock G35 and cash for my 86' Chevy Montecarlo. Still have the chevy, and still planning on replacing the Glock.

January 25, 2008, 11:46 AM
I traded a Ruger Balckhawk 357 to get a horse broke to ride.

January 25, 2008, 11:49 AM
Almost 20 years ago I traded a small collection (blue book value aproximately $1100) for an '82 Yamaha Seca 750. The only gun of that bunch I really miss is my first one: the blue Ruger Mk. II 5 1/2" bull barrel.

Vitamin G
January 25, 2008, 05:26 PM
I traded a mid-level paintball gun (An STO autococker, for those familiar) worth about $250 at the time, for first pick out of a crate of SAR-1's and a case of ammo.

Sweet, sweet.

January 25, 2008, 05:39 PM
I got a beat up Winchester 9422 for giving a guy a ride to his house, about 35 mins away.

January 25, 2008, 07:50 PM
I got a NIB EAA Bounty Hunter for a wrecked F-150 once.

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