Gun values info.


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iamhistory
August 22, 2004, 03:05 AM
Anyone have info. on some good quality web links where I can get blue book values on guns without having to sign up and pay, or buy a book?

I have several books and some links to access info. However, I have a number of guns (mostly long guns) that I need to get values for and can't find info. anywhere I've looked so far.

Input would be appreciated.

Thanks! :)

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dukeofurl
August 22, 2004, 09:58 AM
Buy the book - save the trouble.

Its $30 and is well worth its weight.

I tried what you were trying to accomplish and its utterly useless if you want to really get to know things. You'll spend 10 minutes reseraching each variant of every gun out there - and half the internet links you pull up will bounce back to some auction on gunsamerica.

jsalcedo
August 22, 2004, 11:49 AM
I just bought the latest bluebook. I'm a little disappointed in it because everything seems really lowball compared to what I have to pay in the local shops.

I'm not sure if I'm getting gouged or the book is geared toward wholesale or dealer cost.

Majic
August 22, 2004, 02:31 PM
Remember every publication takes time to get out on the market. It is outdated the moment it hits the shelves. For a better real world estimate of what they are selling for today run a search on the auction sites on the web and you will get a very good average. Even then the pricing has to be flexible considering the location of the sale.

iamhistory
August 22, 2004, 02:40 PM
Well, thanks for the effort but it seems everybody else is the same boat. I refuse to spend $30 on a book that won't be accurate in a few months and auction sites are very subjective.

Majic
August 22, 2004, 03:00 PM
Well gun values are not stagnant. They also can rise at various rates in any given time period. The market fluctuates and you will never find a definative source on pricing as too many variables affects the prices. The books and websites will give you ballpark figures with the auction sites being as close to real world market as possible.

Onmilo
August 22, 2004, 03:25 PM
No matter how much you spend or how valuable you think your one of a kind firearm may be, remember that a used gun is only worth what someone else is willing to pay!

JohnBT
August 22, 2004, 05:16 PM
There's nothing wrong with the Blue Book once you visit a few gun stores and gun shows and figure out whether you live in a +10% area or a -10% area. Last year's will do if you know your area halfway well.

Some days I think I live in a +20% area.

I also buy 'em because I like to read them. :)

John

iamhistory
August 22, 2004, 05:17 PM
Onmilo.....very true, and that's with anything pretty much. You could have a million dollar home and if nobody with a million bucks is interested, then I guess you aren't selling it for a million.

dukeofurl
August 22, 2004, 09:32 PM
The auction sites are usually WAY off FWIW.

Sunray
August 22, 2004, 09:38 PM
"...that won't be accurate in a few months..." Any book will be inaccurate. It takes at least two years to get a book published. The research will be older than that by about a year or so.

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