Pricing in the Gun Trader Guide


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Sniper X
April 25, 2008, 11:54 AM
So while at Wally I bought a Gun Trader Guide. It shows prices for most guns and has a low mid and high value for them. Some seem WAY off as far as real world values in the private sales sector.
For example. My Python is probably in NRA excelent condition. Pricing for it in the catalouge is only $600.00. I have had people offor me $900.00 and so on for it and hear in this condition to the right person they may sell for 1K.

On my brand new (to me) never shot Colt Combat commander high is $614.00, and I hear they go for more like $750.00 or so since it is 100%. Whats the deal guys?

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davera
April 25, 2008, 12:04 PM
All the price guides are merely a starting point. The Gun Traders Guide is probably my first "go to" resource for values and prices. That is always combined with how I see things priced at gun show and online auctions.

Sniper X
April 25, 2008, 12:08 PM
Man, not me. I usually see, and this is part of why I posted the question. Here in NM at gun shows they want top dollar for beat to heck stuff, and on Gunbroker.com almost every gun I see is at least 30% more than they say it is in the GTG.

Gator
April 25, 2008, 03:47 PM
Books like that are OK for a lot of older guns, but they can't hope to keep up the prices of collectibles. The values in the books can be as much as two years old at the time of printing; prices have gone up a lot in the last two years, especially Pythons. :)

hddeluxe
April 25, 2008, 08:14 PM
I agree that GTG is just that. A guide and the prices are in fact about 18 months old at time of printing.

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