Because I think scoring an M&P Shield 9MM for $380 in a trade (plus transfer) is really good.
Lest this be a brag thread on one item the RIA 1911 for $325, the tikka t3 with the leupold vx1 rings and scope for $525 and my recent Garand acquistion are also up there too.
Honorable mention goes to my use of Amazon credit to fund deals. lol
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October 10, 2012, 09:25 AM
SW 5904 from Coles Distributers off Gunbroker for $238 in pristine condition about three months ago. Love those SW 3rd gens.
best wishes- oldandslow
October 10, 2012, 09:41 AM
20 inch mossberg 590 for $150
October 10, 2012, 09:43 AM
During the height of the Cinton gun ban scare, I traded a Glock 19 with 3 pre-ban mags, 500 rounds of 9mm and a hundred bucks for *three* clean police trade-in S&W 65-3 .357s with 3" barrels and round butts.
Historical perspective has been kind to that deal.
October 10, 2012, 09:45 AM
1919 parts kit and 80% sideplate, for a song. :D
October 10, 2012, 09:46 AM
Bought 5 shotguns and 2 rifles for $1000, sold 3 shotguns and 1 rifle for $1000, my cost = $0 for 2 shotguns and 1 rifle (an over under 12gauge, a side X side 20gauge and 1 rifle in 270 win.
October 10, 2012, 10:41 AM
Traded a Ruger 77 in .338 for a 60's era .222 Rem benchrest rifle at the gunshow. After I sold off the Redfield 3200 scope, I figure I'm into the rifle for almost $100. Sure it's dated and won't win matches, but it will put 50 gr slugs into 3/8" or better at 100 yds. It does win the p-dog matches, though.
October 10, 2012, 10:47 AM
I second what OldandSlow said, excepet mine was a 6904 for $249. Also a CZ Rami recently for $390.
October 10, 2012, 11:09 AM
I wrote a couple Macros in Microsoft Excel for a NIB Taurus Raging Bull .44 Magnum with 6" Barrel.
1 Hour's worth of work and a $25 transfer fee.
October 10, 2012, 11:21 AM
I found a Surefire foreend for a Remington 870 at a gun show for $35.
These things are worth nearly as much as the shotgun they mount on.
October 10, 2012, 11:52 AM
I just bought my wife a like-new XD-9 for $300.
October 10, 2012, 12:05 PM
Just got a Sig p230 in stainless for 300 and a 12 pack of beer.
October 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
S/A XD9 V10 BNIB from a buddy that bought it from a gun store but needed some quick cash. $300.00
October 10, 2012, 12:14 PM
Some of my better finds
model 10 ppc gun fully customized for $360
*M6 scout 22 hornet/.410 shotgun for $125 (wish I hadn't sold it for $175)
Ruger Mark 1 bull barrel for $150
Interarms SS virginia dragoon .44 magnum for $300
Interarms SS walther ppk for $300
U.S. Arms Co. SAA 357mag. for $255
HK USP .45 for $400
*that m6 scout still chaps me...I had no use for a 22 hornet at the time, and the gun was a novelty more than a tool, inaccurate and ugly as hell, but damn I wish I'd known they are worth about 5x what I sold it for.....
October 10, 2012, 12:20 PM
Sti 4.0 tactical for $1000
Ruger 22/45 $75
Glock 17 od green $300
Springfield scout squad $750
October 10, 2012, 12:26 PM
1898 Krag-Jorgenson carbine all matching and original $275.
Ruger No.1 .375 H&H brand new unfired $715
October 10, 2012, 12:31 PM
Oh wow, I've gotten so many good deals over the years, they almost (almost) outweigh the amount I've thrown away learning what not to buy! ;)
My most recent was a 1994 Marlin 1895SS for a little over $300 including the scope. This gun shoots one hole groups at 100 yards with my hunting ammo. Never selling it.
October 10, 2012, 12:33 PM
Colt Trooper, Mk III, 6" bbl, Blued for $200.00
October 10, 2012, 03:26 PM
22" OD green Remington 1100 tactical with mesa tactical 8rd side saddle, 3 chokes and enlarged safety and bolt release. Probably worth around a grand, maybe a smidge less.
October 10, 2012, 04:00 PM
A Ruger 44 carbine in 44 mag for $350.
October 10, 2012, 05:29 PM
Ain't gonna lie I've had some nice deals come my way but the heaviest in my favor was a used RIA GI straight up for a LNIB DPMS Panther 2 mags and 250rds of ammo. I also have a Colt M4 I'm in for less than $300. Oh and a pair of Glocks that I'd be pushing it at $600 in the both of them. Then there was the .270 I got for a wheelless broken boat trailer. Like I said I've seen a deal or two in my time. :)
October 10, 2012, 05:32 PM
snagged an svt-40 last year for $225. Got my Redhawk + 600 rounds of ammo this year for $500. There are others, but those two I am most pleased with.
October 10, 2012, 06:26 PM
Pristine M44 Mosin and 400 rds. of ammo for $150.
.45 ACP Beretta CX4 for $350.
Pristine M59 Yugo SKS and 1,780 rds. of ammo for $550.
Double date MO marked Tula Hex Mosin 91/30 for $100.
Pristine "pre-ban" 187-series Mini-14 with ATI stock & cheapo scope for $500.
Stainless Ruger 10/22 with a scope and 500 rds. of ammo for $150.
I admit I really only look for deals. :) Many are gone, but the M44, SKS, and Mini-14 aren't.
October 10, 2012, 06:32 PM
A new Kimber Longmaster Classic w/ Leupold VX-2 6x18 in .308, 6- 1911 mags, about 300 45 ACP cases, a S&W 622 with 3 mags, an unopened box of Hornady premium .308, Galco slip on butt pad and Galco strap...some other stuff too that I have forgotten, all for $900.
October 10, 2012, 06:39 PM
Two, coming back from an assignment in Germany over 8 years ago....
Walther PP traded straight up for 150 liters of ESSO Super coupons (oops did I say dat)
M1Garand Winchester, with long bayonet, traded for a Stivers print!
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October 10, 2012, 07:03 PM
Colt SAA 2nd generation in .44 Special. Missing the original grips, but was otherwise in excellent condition. I felt good about it at $600. Shoots great. Doubt I'll ever sell it.
Bought a Rem 788 NIB at a gunshow for $112. Seller tossed in a box of Win. SuperX 180gn Silvertips. (Deal was circa 1983.) Still a pretty good buy. Still have the gun, too.
October 10, 2012, 07:58 PM
Picked up a Browning Hi Power for $360 on Gunbroker. In great shape with target sights. A 1985 model.
At a Tanner gun show got a safe queen S&W Model 27-2 with the 3 1/2 inch barrel for $425.
Traded a Winchester 30-30 and $200 and got a 1949 Winchester Model 70 in 30-06 from a shooting range in Denver.
So many guns, so little time:D
October 10, 2012, 08:22 PM
Western Field 740A-EMN (Marlin 336) - $75.00 cash
Colt King Cobra SS 4" - $285.00 cash
Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk SS 5.5" - $350.00 (trade + cash)
The Ruger was my latest one, January of this year. Still looking for the next deal.......:scrutiny:
October 10, 2012, 08:36 PM
xd9 125.00 and a tangfoglio fab 92 80.00
October 10, 2012, 09:13 PM
Pristine Marlin 30-30 336 with a Weaver 1.5x LER Scope and See through Mounts.
150.00 OTD from someone who had acquired it from a poker debt.
October 10, 2012, 09:29 PM
Got a SKB 505 and a Norinco sks from a guy for $400 for both and he set the price.
October 10, 2012, 09:43 PM
Marlin 336 for 175
Enfield #1 Mark 4 or #4 Mark 1, don't recall, sporterized and a 7.5 Arisaka, both with 2 boxes of ammo each from a gun show for 135 for the pair.
WASR 10 Aklone with 3 mags for 220otd at a pawn shop
Charter Arms Off Duty .38 snubby for 100 otd at the same pawn shop
3 Marlin Model 60 .22's for 100 bucks, different pawn shop
Crackshot Model 16 for 40 bucks at a flea market
8mm french Lebel in Full military configuration for 65 bucks, same dealer at the flea market
Most of those have been traded or sold over the years though. Sure do miss the Enfield though.
October 10, 2012, 09:46 PM
picked up a an old 3" rossi m68 made by interarms around '91. only marks were on the cylinder where it sat against the bottom of a drawer for the last 21yrs. i'm pretty sure it was made around that time beacause it came with 73rds with 8/91 date on boxes. best $100 i've spent in a long time.
October 11, 2012, 12:03 AM
Have not gotten many great deals lately. One of my best was in the mid-1990's when I picked up a NIB 2.5" Colt Diamondback 22 for $400. They were selling for about $900 then as opposed to the $3000 these days.
October 11, 2012, 12:53 AM
I bought 2 guns from a customer. Neither of us knew anything about them.
1st was a .410 shotgun. A no name Italian company that folds in half to stuff in a pack. It's an awkward gun to shoot.
2nd was a .32 top break H&R from pre 1914. I gave them $60 off the bill for both guns. I sold the .32 for $250 on gun broker! I still have the .410. Almost gives me a black eye when I shoot it though.
October 11, 2012, 01:28 AM
SIG 556 SWAT with TA01 trijicon sight and military grippod for $800 OTD, sold the SWAT for $1000 the next week
unrealated to gun but a few monthes i picked up a set of 300 year and 500 year old Japanese sword for $150 each, just 2 monthes ago i was again able to score a hand made WWII Gendaito Japanese sword for $100 at a inner city pawn shop
October 11, 2012, 01:45 AM
A few years back, I picked up a NIB, with papers/tool, unfired S&W Model 37 (no-dash) snubbie for $275. That was probably my best score ...
October 11, 2012, 02:04 AM
Hard to say. I picked up a beautiful Turkish Mauser for $250. I also picked up an excellent sporterized German Mauser, also for $250, and a Romanian SKS for $275. In the latter two cases, the reserve price on the auction was not met, but I contacted the sellers afterwards and arranged a deal. The German Mauser originally had a reserve price of $350, so I'd say I definitely got a steal there, particularly since she still shoots 1 MOA with the original military barrel.
There's also my all-matching, bright-bore Mosin Nagant I bought off a private seller at the gun show for $75 a few years ago. It came with all the accessories and 20 rounds of ammunition.
October 11, 2012, 02:20 AM
I had a Ruger 44 SuperBlackhawk on order with my LGS. When I went to pick it up I saw an original 44 Flat-Top on commission for about the same price. It appeared to be unfired.
Turns out it was the 1 yr only 7 1/2" Flat-Top that is the Jewel in any Ruger collection. There were only about 700 of these made. I paid less than $300
October 11, 2012, 02:31 AM
My best deal was threw various Craigslist swaps first I bought a 55gal fish tank fulls set up on there for $125 kept a few oscars and a gar in it for maybe 8months. Put the same tank+ the fish on CL and simply stated will trade for hunting gear. 4hrs later I had an offer on a BNIB Rem. 1100 20ga with 3 chokes and 10 boxes of ammo and a nice leather sling. I drove 45 minutes to do the swap and walked away with a new set up for the wife though I drew blood with it first on a doe lol. All in all I had maybe 170 invested in the tank set up fish and gas to get there and back I'd say I made out good. Then my wife turned around and sold the gun to her dad for 400 but its still hers he just gave us money to keep it at his house pretty much hes never even fired it.
October 11, 2012, 05:12 AM
An old model Pardini SPE .22 target pistol with a hard case, extra mag & sights + tools for 270 euros. It had a problem with the bolt locking catch that required only a few file strokes to fix. Now it's my main competition gun for standard and sports pistol: super accurate, reliable and butter-smooth to shoot.
October 11, 2012, 09:10 AM
A like new SW M&P .40 for $300 with box and all the original mags. A local state agency traded in a bunch of them to the local LE supplier/Gun Store.
An MSAR for $900 with original and AR mag stock, bunch of spare parts, and a Tri-rail.
A good condition Ruger 22/45 for $170.
Saiga 12 with shark muzzle break, ace folding stock, quality rail, pistol grip, 3 mags and a 20 round drum for $1K.
A good condition first variant DAO FN 5.7 - for a good price
October 11, 2012, 12:42 PM
I got a T/C Seneca in 36 cal for $250, unfired. Turned down $500 for the one I have well used.
Also,from a pawn shop, 2 50cal Traditions,one perc,one flint,never fired for $185.
Ruger SS 10/22,with rings and Nikon scope for $219.
Have missed some I kick mysself over too.
October 11, 2012, 03:39 PM
Traded a live chicken for a non-functioning Ruger standard Mk1, then sent it to Ruger, where it was fixed for free. So now I have a perfectly functioning mk1 for next to nothing.
October 11, 2012, 03:53 PM
Let's see -
A like new 357 mag /20 ga Savage 24 for $125
A Ruger #1 in 375 H&H with a Leupold 2.5-8x Vari-x III scope for $675. Kicked more than I wanted to put up with, so I sold it for $675. Kept the scope for free.
Like new Marlin 1895 in 45-70 for $250. I was looking for a 444, but at that price....
A Voere 2115, worth about $400. Bought it off the cheap 22 rack because it had been sold by Sears and had a tiny "Ted Williams" stamp on the barrel. Paid $99 for the "Sears 22".
Best deal was 20 years ago, bought a 'broken' cat 9 LNIB for $50. Took a pair of needle nose and fixed the mag lips ( a common problem on these guns ). Went back
to the gunshow and traded it for a LNIB ruger mark II, stainless goverment target. Will never sell that gun.
October 11, 2012, 04:36 PM
Traded a sporterized p14 Enfield in .458 (bought for $120) for a pps-41 (never shot it though. I have a bad habit of trading all my guns for different guns on whims).
October 11, 2012, 07:57 PM
#1 Commercial Mauser 3000L NIB $260.00 in 64
# 2 Real Rusky AK'S Freebes in 67 courtesy of S East Asia .
Dirty Harry's Model 29 studio prop inscribed , I don't remember price but way less than what I traded it for .
October 12, 2012, 12:27 AM
I got an S&W 1006 in 100% condition for $375 from a local gun store a few months ago.
October 13, 2012, 02:57 AM
How about a Marlin 1894m(22mag) for 175?
Ruger redhawk 44 mag 7.5 in barrel for 300?
Marlin 39a mountie 250?
Marlin 883ss 200?
I kinda have a thing for Marlins. O
Marlin 1894c 357mag for 300, pre safety.
October 13, 2012, 07:56 AM
Getting it at a bargain price is half the fun. Here are a few of my "deals."
A Charles daly field tactical 12 guage pump made some time ago but NEVER fired for 200$
And recently I got a "broken Cus it chews up brass" cetme for 210$
I feel accomplished for someone not even 25 yet
October 13, 2012, 01:22 PM
S&W pre 18, in box, with papers for $100
Winchester model 92 in 44/40 made in 1916 for $50
Winchester model 94 $20
October 13, 2012, 04:23 PM
15 years ago...$30 for a 1914 vintage Winchester Model 1906 .22 S/L/LR...
October 13, 2012, 04:24 PM
Watched as a NRA logo-ed and engraved Bianchi 12 ga ultra-lite knocked down for $1150 last nite at a FoNRA banquet. >MW
October 14, 2012, 11:50 AM
I've wanted to own a K-38 Masterpiece made prior to 1957 (i.e., Model 15 pre-numbered). I found one, nickeled, at a very reasonable price and in great condition about ten years ago. Still a great shooter.
October 15, 2012, 03:29 PM
Little old lady that lived across the street wanted me to look at some guns she had.
Witness Elite 45 ACP (stainless ported)
Makarov* with original box and holster
Marlin 339A 22 lever action
Stevens DBL 20ga shotgun
A 12 ga box lock double(barrel ahd been sawed to 16"
I asked what she wanted for them. She said how about a $100, she just wanted them gone.
They are GONE!!!:)
October 15, 2012, 05:41 PM
Ruger P94 in .40 with Crimson Trace lasergrips. For $200.
October 15, 2012, 06:20 PM
I've posted it before but will again.
Winchester 52B complete as new even with hang tags with a Lyman Target Spot scope. Made in 1947, purchased by my brother in 1948. First firearm I ever shot, I was 5 at the time.
Picked up a LNIB Winchester 94, 30-30 a few weeks ago at a pawn shop for $175.00. Not a bad deal in todays dollars.
October 15, 2012, 06:37 PM
I remember a thread like this just a few weeks ago.
While it wasn't a deal at the time, my best is a Dan Wesson PM7-S 1911 for around $560 in 2003. It was a regular "discounted" price, but such a fantastic gun that blew away the Kimbers of the day. Now those Dan Wesson 1911's go for double (or more) brand new. I would have bought three if I knew how good they would be.
October 15, 2012, 06:39 PM
It was 1994 and Clinton had just enacted the magazine ban. Traded my Taurus PT99 with two 15 round mags + $100 for a excellent 70 Series Colt Gold Cup in the original box.
The Colt keeps growing in value but I wonder what the Taurus is worth?
Others picked up in the last 6 years:
Colt Woodsman with some light bluing wear $100.
Remington 870 Wingmaster, tight but with some bluing wear $125.
Les Baer Concept VIII 45ACP $900. Gun was filthy but it cleaned up nice. Shoots great and runs like a swiss watch.
October 15, 2012, 06:44 PM
How about a pair of 1903 Colts for free?
One is as new from 1912 and the other is a little later and has been used.
October 15, 2012, 07:46 PM
Not a steal
Just a great gun at a good price:
I thought I would never get a Remington 31 factory riot in reasonable condition.
But I was wrong.:)
This one from 1934 popped up in the mid-$300's and the only downside is serious flaking of the finish at the comb:
Rem. 700P, 26" heavy barrel .308, Leupold Vari-x III Tactical/target knobs, 3.5 x 10. Came with H&S stock. $600 just 3 weeks ago.http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg50/captmoto/Remington%20700%20PSS/P9240021.jpg
October 15, 2012, 11:53 PM
NAA Guardian in 380, NIB with all papers - $210 about 5 months ago
S&W 59 un-fired with box & papers and original receipt for $260 a couple of years ago.
Jim, West PA
October 16, 2012, 12:10 AM
Winchester Model 52 target with heavy stainless Bbl with redfield sights.
Seller wanted only enough money to buy a case of beer. I gave him $20 and said " here, buy two "
I wrote Wincheste later and found out that this rifle was a one of a kind prototype built for the USMC target team during the '50's.
October 16, 2012, 12:40 AM
Back in my college days I worked part-time for a gunsmith. A customer brought in a Interarms Mark X .22-250 with a 6X Western Field scope, said he'd tried everything to get it to group but was over 3 MOA. Wanted $100. The gunsmith looked at me and said "You've been wanting a varmint rifle - buy it!" I did. Took it home that night and floated the barrel (sporter bbl) and glass bedded the action. Pulled the scope and bases, cleaned and remounted with LocTite. It would shoot 1/2 - 3/4" groups all day with factory ammo, and clover-leaf the right handloads. Took a lot of groundsquirrels with it, learned to shoot well, and had the satisfaction of making it shoot well.
February 9, 2013, 10:29 PM
model 71 348 deluxe $500.00
February 9, 2013, 10:43 PM
A friend of mine just sold a Bushmaster AR with a shot out barrel to some chump for $2250.
February 9, 2013, 11:08 PM
I've had a couple... I paid $400 for a preban Sendra/Colt AR-15
I just picked up a Springfield Loaded for $450. A few weeks ago.
S&W 586 no dash for $250
February 10, 2013, 09:05 AM
Even though i bought them years ago long before all this kaos, its a steal in todays market; 599.00 for an hk91(1983) 450.00 for an ar180(1985) 350.00 for an hk300(1985)colt hbar 700.00(1987)800.00 for a weatherby lazermark (1986)700.00 for a weatherby mk v(1986)350.00 for a weatherby xxII(1985)500.00 for a desert eagle 357 (1998)600.00 for a kimber 45 classic ss(1998)500.00 each for a browning hi power ss & a walther p-88 (2005)s & w 41 500.00(2003)hi standard victor hamden 500.00(2002)Glad im not buying this stuff today !
February 10, 2013, 09:13 AM
Nothing crazy but:
Single shot h&r 20 ga like new for $80
Czech Mauser 98 for $100
Vz24 for $150
1920 Winchester model 12 for $275
Glenfield semi auto 22 for $40
February 10, 2013, 09:35 AM
Recent: I picked up a 95% Marline Camp 45 with two original SS Marlin 7-rd magazines at the Nov 2012 Nations Guns Show in Chantilly, VA for $650! Even pre-Newtown hysteria, they usually went for 800 or so. The last 3 on GB went for 1300-1500. Although the price will come down, I doubt to below 1k.
February 10, 2013, 11:05 AM
I think my greatest bargain is still upcoming. My company started a awards program for certain items sold and I have accumulated so far $1800 worth of American express gift cards.:D
So what better bargain could be than for free?:neener:
Oh but the choices though....
Could get a bunch of ammo but none available right now anyway.
Could get a M1A or a PTR91
Been wanting a SIG 220 and SIG 226, been wanting a Colt King Cobra, been wanting a Winchester trapper 44mag, maybe a Saiga AK? Maybe a couple Glocks? Oh the possibilities!:p
This all hinges on that I don't walk into a guitar store first though.:cool:
February 10, 2013, 11:45 AM
A nearly new CZ99 for a case of Bacardi and two tires for a Volkswagen Golf.
February 10, 2013, 12:08 PM
I've had a couple good ones but I guess my best would be a friend of mine who really wanted my Bersa Thunder satin nickel .380 in the worst way. I really did not want to selll it, till he came up with an offer I just could not turn down. He gave me $70 and a LNIB 1981 Marlin 336 30/30 that layed under his bed in the original box unused for 25+years. He swears it only had ten rounds through it that he put through it before it went under the bed.,and by the shape it was in I believe it.
I still have the 30/30 not sure if he still has the BT.380.
February 10, 2013, 07:44 PM
I traded a well-used .380 AMT Backup, a well-used Taurus PT-100, and $30.00 for a brand new 6" Colt King Cobra back in 1996.
February 10, 2013, 08:00 PM
Two years ago.
Sweet, 1963 Winchester Model 42 .410 pump shotgun.
25" full choke barrel, Fagan Skeet stock, Simmons rib,
red bead, white mid bead and perfect bluing.
$650 plus tax.
February 10, 2013, 08:00 PM
Best deal ever, picked up my 1903 .32 Colt for <$100 dude said it didn't work. :scrutiny:
$35 in parts later it is still my carry gun. ;)
March 24, 2013, 07:24 PM
There have been a few.
20 years ago- Shiloh Sharps #3 deluxe sporter .45-70 for $800 bux at an auction, back when the wait was like 2 and a half years and they ran 1500 bux or so.
I also picked up a Sako Safari in .300 WM wearing a Leupold 1.5 x 5 in sako rings with a bunch of reloading supplies at an auction for 850 bux. I eventually sold that for 2500, I turned around and bought more sakos...
In the past 15 years-
Colt match target 2nd series 4"- $400 bux
4" Diamondback .22lr- $400
BAR-22 used $200 bux
B-92 44 mag $200 bux (with brass tacks added by a N. Arapahoe "artist")
Winchester Pre-war carbine 30Gov't06...(350 bux. not drilled) I may go to hell for this one.
On friday I bought a 541-T sporter wearing a 6.5-20 Leupold ($650) and a Win repro model 52 b with a leupold 2-7 ($550) and three extra mags.
I always try to keep gun money on hand for those unexpected deals.
March 24, 2013, 08:02 PM
A Parker CHE three barrel set gifted by an old man i did chores for as a kid.
March 24, 2013, 09:08 PM
Got a barely used Ruger SP101 .357 for like 150 from my parents neighbor.
Neighbors dad passed away from cancer and he didnt want the guns. Most were black powder and some shotguns but the .357 was pristine and a steal
March 24, 2013, 09:24 PM
Years of gun collecting has netted some incredible scores - right time, right place.
The following were good finds in the last 3 years. (Looking back past three years, it's crazy and interesting to see how the value of the dollar and the price of guns has fluctuated so dramatically, due to inflation and the gun crazes of 2009 and 2013).
The best is perhaps when I traded an average Mak90 AK47 with black plastic furniture (probably worth $600) for a LNIB stainless Springfield TRP 1911, worth $1400, at a gun show.
Also purchased a Beretta .380 model 85 Pietro for $50 from a girlfriend because she didn't care for it.
Traded a SW .38 model 64 for a HK USP worth twice as much.
Bought an original Springfield 1903 for $475, in very good condition.
Picked up a LNIB Springfield XDM for $300 from owner that didn't like it.
Home defense Mossberg 500 12 gauge for $160.
Stainless Ruger Security Six 4" for $380.
Home defense Maverick 12 gauge for $115.
DSA FAL in beautiful condition, with 22 magazines. $1200.
Loads of surplus guns at about 1/2 of what they cost today.
Loaded Springfield M1A, match barrel, VLTOR rail, bipod, 5 mags, AND 4000 rounds of .308 for... $2400.
Years of buying ammo at 1/2 of where it's at today.
March 24, 2013, 10:08 PM
Not a steal, just a good price:
Ruger No. 1 blued/walnut (only 2 rounds fired) in .458 Lott with a brand new Nikon Monarch African 1-4x24 scope, Hornady dies, 100 Barnes bullets, and 90+ new brass for $900 including transfer and shipping fees.
Now that Ruger has discontinued their .458 Lott No. 1's, I'm especially happy.
March 24, 2013, 10:25 PM
I bought two S&W .32 Lemon Squeezers on an online auction for $70 each about 8 months ago. They recently appraised between $250 - $300 each.
I got a decent 1903 Colt for $190 in an auction about 4 months ago.
My best was a NIB CZ-85 for $260 in another auction.
March 24, 2013, 10:27 PM
50 .22 LR for $2.99!!!
March 24, 2013, 11:59 PM
Traded a not running 94 geo tracker for a 66 rem 700 bdl with original weaver 3x9 in buehler rings. Has 26in stainless heart bbl and original rem leather sling.
March 25, 2013, 01:11 AM
Picked up a 629-2 6" stainless with the un-fluted cylinder. I'd say 98%. Guy said he'd like to get $350 out of it. I didn't haggle...
March 25, 2013, 05:02 AM
H&R 940 and 1300 rounds of .22LR for $50. 3 Years ago. Would be a fortune at today's prices.
March 25, 2013, 09:25 AM
I got a collection of 20 shotguns for an afternoon of working on a van. The highlights of the collection are a 1929 Ithaca Single Barrel Trap 5e, and a 12 gauge midas grade browning superposed. Yea I doubt I'll ever top that.
March 25, 2013, 09:33 AM
I'm new at the gun whore game - but I did score a NIB hi-power for $5 bills at an estate auction. Could have snagged a Thompson (1984 model!) for another $5 bills, but I wasn't paying enough attention.
March 25, 2013, 01:54 PM
Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS in 30-06 with a Nikon Buckmaster 4-12X on top. Used but in nearly perfect condition from a pawn shop at a gun show in Florida for $750. I traded for it and paid nothing. Whoever owned it took VERY good care of that rifle and I often wonder (while sitting in my stand) what circumstances led that individual to part with it.
She now wears a Zeiss 4.5-14X in stainless to match her true colors.
March 25, 2013, 02:02 PM
A couple years ago I helped an elderly couple clean out their garage and house as they were moving into an assisted living community. I'd lived next to them most of my life, and their kids have moved away and didn't come help with the initial cleaning/tossing.
Long story short, I was moving stuff around in the attic and found a box.
I went back home with a nice little 16 gauge over/under. Thanks for helping out.
March 25, 2013, 03:36 PM
Most of my guns I overpaid for but a few good deals;
-H&R Model 04 .32S&W for less than 100 bucks, sold it to fund my Kel-Tec P-11, kinda regret getting rid of it.
-Rohm RG-10 .22Short for free, also went to fund the P-11, also regret that since the guy who gave it away died.
-Norinco BWK-92 for less than 600 dollars, it was bubba'd with a Romanian stock and made it necesarry for me to do a 922R conversion on it, too bad, the stock was rather nice.
Recently picked up a S&W M&P 9 for 460 since it was discounted, also picked up a S&W M&P 15-22, paid a little elevated pre-panic price for it, about 600 OTD but I was just happy to get it :)
March 25, 2013, 04:09 PM
I traded a pair of RayBan sunglasses for an 03A3. Remnigton with '42 barrel date about 90% condition. I'm a RayBan dealer, so I had less than $100 it it.
March 25, 2013, 04:35 PM
Swiss K31 for $150
Finn M28 in trade for a beater SKS
M&P Shield 9mm for $450...this January.
M&P Sport 556 for $600, after tax.
Swede M38 in minty shape with 100 rounds PPU for $200.
March 25, 2013, 10:42 PM
$1200.00 for a 1878 (closest date can get for SN) JM Marlin Ballard Pacific #5 45-70 in excellent condition and a unaltered excellent condition 1886 (as per Colt letter) Colt SA Frontier Six shooter in .44-40.
Both had been in 65 year old neighbor's family far back as he can remember, think he just got tired of me drooling on them.
March 25, 2013, 10:48 PM
Traded a Glock 21 for a Smith & Wesson model 46.
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