Everything has it's price.....name yours $$$$


May 14, 2012, 07:21 PM
Just a fun thread to see at what point you'd change your mind.....

Take your most prized firearm (Collectible or Grandpa's hand-me-down), tell us why it's special and what kind of money it would take for you to part with it.

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May 14, 2012, 07:30 PM
For me, it'd be my grandfather's '57 Remington 740 ADL..I think for $50,000 I could sell it and never look back. Anything less, and I'd be thinking I made the wrong choice.

For that kind of money, my grandpa would want me to sell it and invest...not before buying another rifle or two first though :D


May 14, 2012, 07:46 PM
Have a few rare oddities and some celebrity signed guns.....but for $25,000 you could have your pick of anything in the collection. Come to think of, I'll throw in a dog and cat if it'll close the deal.

May 14, 2012, 08:07 PM
For $5000 you can have any gun I own.

May 14, 2012, 08:10 PM
I have two, my Officers 1911 that was handed down. $5k to buy it, just because it was a family members. My .50 bmg, $20k and just due to time, money and the sheer enjoyment of shooting it.

May 14, 2012, 08:24 PM
I'd sell my first gun, a Marlin Model 60 that was dragged hundreds of miles in rural Nebraska for $10k. Yeah it's special, but the memories are more important that the thing to me.

May 14, 2012, 08:32 PM
I am under no illusions that I will eventually sell just about every firearm I own. So, they all have a price or value. Some are sentimental, but most are just guns when you get down to it. But on the stuff I like, my price is higher than current market prices. I patiently wait for the time to sell sell sell.

May 14, 2012, 08:40 PM
Wow, I plan on never parting with mine unless those prices above are met.

May 14, 2012, 08:48 PM
I got a few $500. guns, I'll take 1K each :)

Black Knight
May 14, 2012, 09:23 PM
I have three prized guns. My first handgun is a 6" Colt Python that I borrowed money from my Grandmother to get for a job I had at the time. The Python was also made the same year I graduated High School. The second is my Grandfather's J. C. Higgins model 20 shotgun. It was one of his prized shooting match guns. The third is a Remington 870 Wingmaster that belonged to a gentleman that worked in the same building I work at. He was a Green Beret in Viet Nam (I have seen some of his photos from Nam). I obtained the shotgun from his estate sale. How much could buy any one of these? At this time I honestly can't answer that as they are worth far more sentimentally to me than monetarily.

May 14, 2012, 09:46 PM
I have a single shot bolt action sears .22lr that belonged to my late grandfather on my mothers side, and a semi auto Marlin 989 .22lr that belonged to my late grandfather on my fathers side. I would like to say that I would never sell them, and I certainly have no intentions of such. However in the interest of my family's financial future if selling one or both could put a significant dent in (or wipe out) my debt of over $200,000 I would have to entertain the offer.

May 14, 2012, 09:50 PM
I never knew my grandfather and the only thing I have of his is the Remington .22 bolt action that he gave to my father on his 18th birthday and he gave to me. Right now I wouldn't sell it for anything, even though I have no old memories connected with it, it is the only tangible connection with my grandpa, so I wouldn't sell it for anything.

Ignition Override
May 14, 2012, 09:51 PM
Lots of potential buyers, at the end of closing a deal (i.e. Mini 14 in the Kroger parking lot), would still suggest that it is ancient custom to include about two boxes of ammo for free, no matter what the gun's price.

For the Service Grade M-1 Garand, $1,000. The bore looks as if it were chrome-lined.

May 14, 2012, 10:29 PM
I got a few $500. guns, I'll take 1K each

That is about the way I feel for the time being at least with the collector grade stuff. If they are worth 4-5K now, I want 8-10K. But the time will come when they will go to the highest bidder or collectors that I know will appreciate them.

M2 Carbine
May 14, 2012, 10:42 PM
I'm retired and have a rather laid back life style and have all the money I need, so money can't buy what I don't want to sell.

One of those guns that money can't buy is my Wife's 1903 Colt. My Wife died suddenly shortly after I retired, so no amount of money can buy this gun.


May 14, 2012, 10:59 PM
I have a couple---three-----dozen or so.:D They are all priceless to me unless I want to give them away for some reason or other. I would sell my house and reloading gear before I parted with any firearm.:cool:

May 14, 2012, 11:05 PM
M2 Carbine
Sorry about your wife. That sure is a great looking pistol.

May 14, 2012, 11:29 PM
I have three guns I wouldn't sell for any amount of money.

1. Swiss Vetterli 1878. It's the first gun I ever bought with my own money, way back when I was 15 years old.

2. Thompson 1921. It's not the first machine gun I ever owned but it's the one that's the most fun. Well, except the Ma Deuce which I already sold.:cuss:

3. 1795 Eli Whitney contract musket. It's the most "historical" firearm I guess I have and I got it from a friend who's passed on now.

I have several others which I might sell, but it would take a whole lot of greenbacks for that to happen.

May 14, 2012, 11:30 PM
I have inherited guns that are not for sale.

However, I do have certain guns that I have bought along the way that are also important to me. I have more valuable guns that would go for "market" price, but they are less important.

My early 70's 6" nickel Python. Sweetest trigger on this planet. No less than $2500

My Winchester 1892 in 38wcf, made in 1897. Have probably run 15k rounds through it. It's good at best, again $2500 takes it.

My SIG P220 in 38 Super. $2k

S&W 624 45LC with massive action work. $3k, but I'd have to really like the buyer.

Ruger MKII .22 pistol. 10" bull barrel, VQ internals. Traded for it 30 years ago. Perfect target pistol. Maybe $1500 would get it.

May 15, 2012, 01:41 AM
There must be something wrong with me. I like my guns but I'm not married to any of them. I fully expect my wife to sell each and every one of them when I'm gone. Same thing goes for everything that I own.

May 15, 2012, 01:56 AM
I have two I wont sell because they are going to my daughter, one of which she already claims.
Ruger 77/22 MKII all weather target (she has already claimed)
Ruger Standard .22lr, first gun, dad and I went halves on back in 1982 (daughter also gets).

My Colt Python (unfired '60s model) in box........$10k
$1k would get ya any of the rest.

May 15, 2012, 02:02 AM
My most prized is an h&r topper Jr. 20ga... it was a Christmas gift from my papaw his last year on earth... I don't think I could part with it for any dollar amount.... everything else is nothing more than a fun and yet useful hunk of steel that can be sold at any moment for the right amount. Heck offer me 1k for my carry piece while it's on my hip and I'll unload right then and there.

May 15, 2012, 02:05 AM
I have 3 guns from my father in law that mean the world to me, however if the money was to support his daughter (my wife) then I would sell them. But thats because it would be his gift to her.

I still consider them her guns.

May 15, 2012, 02:31 AM
I have only one gun that doesn't have a sell chance, and that's my old 20 gauge that my great gramps owned, he gave it to my dad, and he gave it to me, I have very few memories of him, but when I go out and get a rabbit or squirrel with it I remember every time I went fishing with him and be would hand the pole to me to real in, every time when I was young around five and six and he would take me out, we would walk around all morning waiting to jump something, my favorite point was when we stopped for lunch and he would hand me a soda and a sandwich and ask me what what I was thinking! I hope I'm half as good to my future grand kids as he was!! God rest his soul!!

May 15, 2012, 05:10 AM
I'll sell you anything I own for replacement cost +20%.


evan price
May 15, 2012, 06:16 AM
I've got Adolf Hitler's Luger, recovered from his bunker by paratroopers. Anybody want to give me a thousand bucks for it, it's yours.

May 15, 2012, 08:28 AM
A couple million & you can have my whole damn collection..............

May 15, 2012, 08:34 AM
No. My grandfather's 1917 Enfield, M-1 carbine, Colt Woodsman, and Model '97 16 Ga are absolutely not for sale. I hunted with my grandfather until he died at 81. I now have all of his guns, and it would be a slap in the face to the rest of my relatives if they got sold.

Yes, I REALLY mean it.

May 15, 2012, 09:39 AM
I've got a Remington 550 that belonged to an uncle that died long before I was born. My dad kept it for the past forty years and carried it every where. It's the last physical reminder of his brother. He gave it to me last year after refinishing the stock. I could never let it leave my possession for any amount of money.

Jim Watson
May 15, 2012, 09:44 AM
I am kind of like Sgt R, I would sell my guns for replacement cost +20% for my trouble finding replacements.
All but my late Mother's .22-32 Kit gun. It would take like 10X new price to soothe my hurt feelings on my only heirloom gun.

Allen in MT
May 15, 2012, 10:12 AM
Can't get rid of any of my guns, but you can take my wife;)

May 15, 2012, 10:22 AM
Tough question. Depends on one's personal circumstances. Do you NEED money right now? Right now I do not.

I think my most prized firearm would be a Colt Series '70 that I bought new in Feb. of 1973. Retail price was $135. Not my first pistol, it was my third. But it's the oldest one I still have.

In 1975 I added S&W sights (that's what we did back then) and the ivory stocks ($32.50 and I complained). I carried it in my youth when I worked in hazardous jobs and found myself in precarious situations a number of times. It's been with me through several close encounters of the felonious kind including one gunfight that sent an armed robber wherever it was he wound up.

This year I used the cash my mother gave me as a Christmas present to have it engraved. She died five days after giving me the money so it was her last gift to me.

You realize it took me five minutes to start typing again...

Nobody would ever pay what it would take to buy it from me. I really can't imagine putting a price on it. I just don't NEED money that badly. I doubt that I would take $50,000 for it of offered. This one stays with me. My wife will give it to one of my friends when I am gone. Or if nobody wants it she's sell it for $800 to a stranger.


May 15, 2012, 10:29 AM
For me it would be my NEF .410. On my 12th birthday my father failed to show up for my b-day party that afternoon. He never called either. My parents were recently divorced and my dad no showing on my b-day really upset me. About 930pm that night he finally knocked on the door. When he came in he was holding the .410. To say I was excited was an understatement. When he went to leave he just started walking down the road, my mother asked where his car was and he said it was broke down again. He was late getting there because he had to walk that day. He walked 3 miles to the hardware store to buy me that shotgun and then walked the 15 or so miles from the hardware store to my house. So the way I see it no amount of money could cover the effort that was put into that b-day present. I mean he could have called and explained the situation and said happy b-day, saved the 75 or so dollars and fixed his car and I would of been happy with that but he didn't so sell that gun I couldn't.

Arkansas Paul
May 15, 2012, 11:02 AM
I got a few $500. guns, I'll take 1K each

Take them to a gun show. You'll have the lowest prices there. :)

Claude Clay
May 15, 2012, 02:00 PM
Id sell my first son, Red Chief Model 1.0 that was changed thousands of times and dragged hundreds of miles all up and down the east coast for.....for -- heck, Ill give ya $5000. Yeah hes special (:evil:) but the future memories of him doing unto others rather than me are more important than that thing is to me.

closer to true would be the 3 pre-WW l Colts that are papered.
the Colt letters were a gift from my daughter from when she interned at Colt some summers ago. the guns are shooters so a 50% premium would likely suffice.

May 15, 2012, 06:33 PM
I'll sell you anything I own for replacement cost +20%.

Agree'd with Sgt_R. Nothing I own would be that hard to replace, so cost + 20% for my trouble would about do it

May 15, 2012, 07:46 PM
Nothing fancy at all Westernfield .410 Bolt Action. The kicker is it is the First firearm I owned so it is probably the most special gun I own. I paid $10.00 for it and was proud as could be to have it. Paid for it with my allowance money from allowance when I was 12 or so.
I would pare down my assortment a little but there is nothing special nothing I would not part with for a fair price.

May 15, 2012, 08:30 PM
My first gun, a crappy Kmart Brazilian single shot 20 ga. I had more fun rabbit hunting with that gun as a teenager, my wife shot her first round of trap with it as did my daughter. Nope, paid $79.00 for it in the early 1980s but it would take a lot of money for me to sell it today, definitely has sentimental value. It's actually a pretty reliable and accurate little gun too.

May 15, 2012, 09:18 PM
I remember I was at a cookout one day, in an unfamiliar part of the state meeting some new people.

Somehow my .357 Marlin came up; one of my favorite rifles. A guy asked what I would take for it, and I said it wasn't for sale.

A somewhat annoyed look flashed over his face. I'll never forget it.

Ever since then, I have occasionally thought about this very question.

When I factor in length of desire and time to acquire (I've never bought online), cost to replace, pride of ownership and fun of shooting... it would take a LOT for me to part with it.

And that's how I felt BEFORE the whole Remlin thing.

I guess I could start a conversation at $3k. Might sound ludicrous to some, but that's my starting number.

I have others I would be very hesitant to sell, but that's probably my most extreme case.

May 15, 2012, 10:01 PM
I do not have any super special, important, or even highly valuable guns. The most expensive gun I have ever bought was a $625 service grade M1 Garand just last week.

That said, it would be my Smith and Wesson 642. I carried it when we got married. It's a $400 gun but I would need several thousand dollars to consider selling it. This is of course in normal times when money isn't needed RIGHT NOW.

May 15, 2012, 11:49 PM
Geez, I don't know. I try not to think of myself as a sentimental guy but... My first gun ever is a S&W Model 19. I got it for $425 in the early 2000s. Ignoring the black-hearted businessman inside me, I would have to ask at least $2000 to even consider selling.

May 16, 2012, 12:17 PM
My dad inherited a Belgian A-5 from his dad, and bought me an A-5 for my 16th birthday. The one he bought me I would probably need a couple thousand for, but if/when Grandpa's-now-Dad's comes my way, two things are likely to happen. Mine would come down in price, but Dad's would be more like $10k to get me to part with.

May 16, 2012, 01:02 PM

I'm one of those "wierdos"... If I say "not for sale", that means you have to Kill me to get it. Offering me more money because you think I'm haggling will eventually result in a very nasty verbal dressing-down.

My family has at times accused me of being a closeted Buddhist monk.

There are 3 family guns that fall into the category of "Ask too many times and I'll punch you in the nose".

The 191x Child's Marlin 101 that's been in the family since it was purchased new. My Great uncle hand-carved a Myrtlewood Adult-sized stock for it when he grew up.

The Victory model 10. (also from my great uncle).

Third, my Old man's High Standard M-frame. The very first handgun I used before I was allowed the Model 10. (Also A gift from my Great Uncle, picked up at a hardware store... still have the receipt!)

The rest are Negotiable to varying degrees, but would take either a "pop my eyes out" offer, or actual financial desperation...

Zach S
May 16, 2012, 01:14 PM
I have two prized firearms.

One is an AMT Hardballer that I rebuilt into a dedicated host for a .22lr conversion. What once was a POS is now a prized firearm for the simple reason that it was my first. It was rebuilt simply to make it useful, and is the one pistol that I will not go to the range without.

The other is an early 10-22. It belonged to my biological grandfather, who passed away long before I was born. My grandmother gave it to me a few years after I got into guns, so I missed it, but my mother and both of my uncles learned to shoot with it. My kids will too.

If anyone offered enough money for me to consider selling either one, I still wouldn't do it, for fear of their mental instability.

May 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
I have a certified smith and wesson revolver from 1877 with orginal sales stubb thats almost unfires in box that i would never sell. I wouldnt care what was offered to me

May 16, 2012, 01:30 PM
A burglary long ago took all my heirloom guns, so I started over. There are a couple dozen in the safe that will go to my heirs, but none that hold enough significance that they couldn't be sold or traded.

OTOH, I will become custodian of part of my father-in-laws collection. Those will be kept until passed down the family tree.

May 16, 2012, 04:12 PM
I have an old piece of junk Turkish Mauser that I've shot the bore out that I would have to have 25k for. It was my first real firearm and I got it when I was 16. The only way I could justify selling it is if it paid for my kids college or some such.

May 17, 2012, 02:47 AM
I could probably let my Rhodesian Issue L1A1 go for, say $200 grand. :what:

It`s only worth a few grand, and I only paid $650, But the story that goes with it is the stuff of "a boys own" adventure story. I bought it in '99 off the Rhodiesan Trooper it was issued to back in '61. He hung onto thru nearly 30yrs of Civil war & Unrest in Rhodesia and a move to NZ in 96.

I started dating his daughter in early '98 & figured that that with my intentions on his daughter :evil: it would be better for my health if "Liefling"
was in my possession :D

(Afrikaans for sweetheart)

May 17, 2012, 06:35 AM
I've got a Raven MP25 that was my first firearm. I'd never part with it no matter the price. From a strictly sentimental standpoint it is very important to me. Same reason I'll never sell my first rifle (M44 Mosin Nagant).

The Raven was cheap and it works so it'll stick around as a backup to my higher powered and more expensive handguns. Still though I don't discount the benefit of having a gun when I couldn't afford a $600 pistol. If nothing else people can thank the SNS makers for making it possible to get a gun with less than $100 in your pocket.

May 17, 2012, 07:55 PM
1.2 Million and you can have anything I own. Some things for considerably less.

May 17, 2012, 09:47 PM
My first gun has a lot of sentimental value to me. It's only about $550 new today, but I wouldn't let it go for less than $1,000. I actually don't know if I'd even sell it. Real talk, it's saved me from several very violent situations and possibly death a couple times. Can't put a price on that. I actually still carry it sometimes on warmer days. Not gonna name any names, but *hint hint* it's a very popular gun. :)

All my other guns, I would let em go to the highest bidder. Of course a satisfactory price would be considered something I would be able to make a marginal profit off of.

May 18, 2012, 12:22 AM
I have an old single shot 12 ga made by h & r and parts for a remington .22 semi auto that I inherited from my grandfather. I don't think i'd sell them unless the price was just totally ridiculous. Grandpa would call me a damn fool if I refused some crazy amount.

All the rest....even though I love them......and will possibly regret the decision, if you can double my $ then it's most likely gone!

May 18, 2012, 08:59 AM
Not gonna name any names, but *hint hint* it's a very popular gun. :)

Well that really narrowed it down. :rolleyes:

Why not name names? What is the point of being secretive?

I really enjoy my pistol, not going to name any names but it is semi automatic.

May 18, 2012, 10:15 AM
Give me a million for my 20+ collection and ill even throw in my truck :eek:

May 18, 2012, 07:52 PM
Kiln said:
Well that really narrowed it down.

Why not name names? What is the point of being secretive?

Because this is the internet and I like being secretive about things I want to be secretive about. :rolleyes:

May 18, 2012, 08:25 PM
My point was, why bring it up? What purpose does it serve?


May 18, 2012, 08:26 PM
$5 million for my 870.

May 19, 2012, 01:13 PM
My mom and dad are both gone now. I still have my first gun, a Savage model 24 in 22/20gauge, that they gave me for Christmas in 7th grade.

I would sell it for $50K, because that's about what it would cost me to buy a year of early retirement. I think they would tell me I made a good deal. Anything less than that and I would have to say no.

May 19, 2012, 02:47 PM
I'm 25 and have bought alot of guns in my few years I've been able to legally buy them and I usually sold or traded one to upgrade to something else. Now that I'm to the point of having all top end guns and the ones from my grandpa I plan on keeping every one I have and acquire till the day I die and they'll all go to my first son that'll be born September this year.

May 19, 2012, 04:14 PM
I have some firearms that, due to their sentimental value, have only two prices- The purchaser is close family and they can have it for free, or I get a funeral at which point I have no control over what my firearms are sold for

May 19, 2012, 09:19 PM
You guys need to remember this thread the next time you're complaining about prices at the gun show or LGS.

May 19, 2012, 10:16 PM
Some of my late grandfathers guns, one of whice his grandfather bought when he was 16. They don't have a price. But if you kill me then you can have them. Other than that, their not for sale at any price.

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