Is this a good trade? My S&W .38 for a Remy 1100


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leadcounsel
December 28, 2011, 01:26 AM
I have a 95% S&W model 64 4" .38 with stock grips. I've got a trade offer for a Remington 1100 12 gauge with wood stock.

I don't have an particular need for either, but I think I'd be getting the better financial value in the deal and trading up...

What say you?

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doc2rn
December 28, 2011, 01:49 AM
Depends on what you shoot more. I shoot .38s more and would lean in that direction. If you hunt, bust clays, or prefer shotguns the 12g will appeal to you more, as it falls inline with your desired uses. But I dont really think it is a trade up.

leadcounsel
December 28, 2011, 02:17 AM
That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays...

forindooruseonly
December 28, 2011, 03:32 AM
That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays...

What's wrong with it? I don't know what model 1100 you are looking at, but I've seen tons of 1100s at skeet and trap clubs over the years that worked fine.

Willfully Armed
December 28, 2011, 03:37 AM
That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays...
My father in law shot trap for the Army with an 1100 back in the late 70's. He was slated to compete in the 1980 Olympics, but USSR ruined that for him.

Sav .250
December 28, 2011, 07:56 AM
Trades are what you make of them. There`re not always of equal value but more of what you want/get.
In this day and time I`m thinking your S/W is more valuable than a shotgun. J`s/n.

btg3
December 28, 2011, 08:37 AM
^^^^ I was giving the edge to the 1100. Could vary by location, condition, individuals, phase of the moon, etc.

Mike Sr.
December 28, 2011, 08:46 AM
A stainless 64 for a 1100/12 ga...pawn shops are full of 870's and 1100's! I just guess it all depends on you needs and practicality.

Yes, I'd consider trading a 64 but not/never for a 1100 shot gun....unless it was for a .410!!!

gym
December 29, 2011, 02:48 PM
What do you need it for, obviouslly 2 completlly different items.

leadcounsel
December 29, 2011, 05:04 PM
Don't "need" it... but from a value standpoint if one were wanting to trade up significantly...

Sounds like it's about an even trade from others here, maybe with the edge going to the 1100?? So not worth the hassle.

Kristensdaddy
December 29, 2011, 05:09 PM
"That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays..."

Huh?? More than 25,000 targets shot through mine - all using light target ammo.

Hit_Factor
December 29, 2011, 05:35 PM
My general thought is the revolver is worth more than the 1100.

But they could be equivalent depending on all sorts of factors including desire to trade.

I'd have to see both to give a good appraisal.

oneounceload
December 29, 2011, 09:30 PM
That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays...

Oh really? I'll call BS, as I have owned and shot lots of target shells through mine

Try again

The 64, if it is one of the J&G armored car trade-ins, are worth about $225-275. The 1100 can be worth more, depending on the condition and the version (target, trap, field, etc.)

Hootus
December 30, 2011, 01:40 AM
That Remy 1100 gas semi auto won't cycle birdshot well enough for clays...

If I may ask, what brought you to that opionion? When I was competing in tournaments, 99% of the autoloaders were 1100s. There is a reason for that.

I owned and shot two different 1100s in skeet and sporting clays competition over the years with both factory loads and also reloads identical to factory birdshot loadings. Between the two, I ran tens of thousands of rounds through them, and the only failures to cycle I can ever remember were failures to complete closing the action on reloads that had not had their brass resized properly (a tap on the bolt handle of those unresized reloads worked every time to finish locking the fat shell into battery). This happened once every blue moon; maybe less than that.

And, with many thousands of store bought rounds fired through both of them, neither 1100 ever failed on new ammo. Ever.

The only trouble I have ever been aware of with an 1100 was a friend's 1100 that would feed weakly in sub-freezing weather while duck hunting; he would have to help it close into battery.

The 1100 is a fantastically reliable autoloader and a truly great shotgun.

willypete
December 30, 2011, 01:46 AM
I would give a *slight* advantage to the 1100, based upon condition and model. Find yourself a Blue Book or equivalent firearms resource and compare values.

It depends on what you want. I've been known to take a loss on a trade because of desirability.

ShawnC
December 30, 2011, 04:53 AM
I traded a 10 gauge shotgun and a Taurus PT 111 for a Stoeger 12 gauge. The pistol had a horrible trigger and the 10 gauge was finally just a bit much for me. Moneywise, I'm not sure who made out in the deal, but I got what I needed and the other guy got what he wanted. Whether it's a good deal depends on your wants/needs, not neccesarily monetary value of each.

jhco50
December 31, 2011, 05:51 AM
Well, I got a SSA for my wife...best trade I ever made!

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