I need a little selling help.


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Usertag
December 4, 2014, 12:11 AM
Sorry if this is in the wrong thread topic, but i couldnt find one for selling help. Heres the story i need to help a bud price some of his arms. I have a basis but would like a close estimate on these guns. Hes a man of his money. We got a S&W, marlin lever and 1959 win 88.

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rogerjames
December 4, 2014, 12:29 AM
Try a site like gunbroker and see what similar items are selling for. That will give you a good place to start.

Twiki357
December 4, 2014, 01:36 AM
Check the actual sales on GunBroker for the same or similar makes and models.

burrhead
December 4, 2014, 01:50 AM
One thing that may help is to post the calibers of everything and the model/dash number of the S&W.

Cee Zee
December 4, 2014, 01:53 AM
Be sure to check the actual price the guns have sold for. Often you will see people trying to get rich on a sale. They will sometimes ask double what a gun is actually worth. So it's the price the guns actually sold for that matters. And keep in mind that guns sell better in certain regions. For example you won't see people paying a big price for certain shotguns in some areas while they bring much more in other areas. Where I live people will pay about $200 more for a 870 Wingmaster than they will in other areas.

Gun shows and flea markets are good places to check prices in some areas. Or you can get a book on gun values. But those aren't always right IMO. Or you could try web sites like this:

http://www.firearmspriceguide.com/

ku4hx
December 4, 2014, 04:47 AM
Read some of the ads on Gunbroker.com to get an idea of how guns are marketed. To get my interest, you'd have to be supplying a whole lot more data.

Field Tester
December 4, 2014, 06:05 AM
Read some of the ads on Gunbroker.com to get an idea of how guns are marketed. To get my interest, you'd have to be supplying a whole lot more data.
For real.
Better close up and clear pictures. Even your pictures taken that far back have horrible lighting.
Precise make and model of each firearm.
Estimated condition of each firearm.
Year of each firearm.
Any additional accessories with them.
Any notable provenance....

csa77
December 7, 2014, 11:46 PM
that smith appears to be a 686, my brother has a 686-3 that looks awfully similar
with out better pics ill take a guess that smith(if it is a 686) is around 750$

Stony
December 8, 2014, 07:40 AM
Not a 686....maybe 624 or 629? Need better info and pics first.

bikerdoc
December 8, 2014, 09:02 AM
A local gun store would be happy tp help.

Jim Watson
December 8, 2014, 10:35 AM
While it is hard to get big bucks in a general selloff, be informed that a pre-64 Winchester 88 is a fairly valuable gun. And there is a good deal of interest in big bore snubby revolvers for some reason. The Marlin is pretty ordinary and you will be competing against all the stores in an industry downturn, everybody having spent their hobby money in a panic over ammo and automatics.

keen one
December 8, 2014, 07:45 PM
A winchester 88, pre '64 in .358 will run $2500. post '64 in .308 $400. (more data needed)
Marlin JM stamped is getting more valuable, 35 remington being in more demand than 30/30 ($350)
The smith Revolver no less than $400. (it's a smith)

Radagast
December 9, 2014, 05:41 AM
The S&W appears to be a Lew Horton special, Model 624 .44 special With the original factory holster. If it has box and docs, $800 - $900 is possible.

More info here http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/194054-lew-horton-624-a.html

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