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Gun with a history

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by MadMonkey, May 7, 2013.

  1. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Active Member

    I'm considering selling a Ruger P91DC (.40 S&W) and I would like to hear some thoughts.

    I bought the gun from a friend years ago. It was originally stolen from a Gart Sports in Philadelphia and used in an attempted bank robbery. It was used to wound an innocent employee, who survived. The perpetrators were apprehended and the gun entered into evidence. After the trial, it was returned to Gart Sports. Company policy at the time allowed employees to purchase such items, as they could not return to the shelves. My friend was an employee.

    I now own the weapon and am curious as to whether the history if the gun adds/subtracts/does nothing to the potential value of the firearm. I have verified the story through news reports and I possess the evidence tag.

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  2. Tolkachi Robotnik

    Tolkachi Robotnik Well-Known Member

    I would say value detraction and creepy.

    Some might think the pistol has karma, it would vary by individual. I would guess it would sell better if the story does not follow it along.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    IMO: A gun used in a robbery neither adds or subtracts from the value.
    Unless it was used to rob or shoot someone or some place very famous.

    Gart Sports in Philadelphia & their employees doesn't qualify.

    I would suspect the guns value might have decreased while it was banging around in an evidence box in the cop shop basement though.

  4. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Active Member

    Surprisingly, it's in good shape. There's a scuff on one of the plastic stocks, but other than that it looks good.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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  5. Dlowe167

    Dlowe167 Well-Known Member

    When buying a gun,i just want it to shoot no story required.How much,u can PM me.But real outlaws like Bonnie & Clyde,Babyface Nelson,or elite lawmen do make them cooler.Not joe smo robbing gunstores.Just wanted to go on record and say.But i do love Rugers,hadnt found a bad one yet
  6. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Active Member

    Dlowe, I haven't decided for certain that I'm getting rid of it. I'll PM you if I do.

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  7. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    Ever see the movie "Rat Race"? A girl finds Adolf Hitler's harmonica in a box under the seat of a museum car, and blows through it. Her dad (Jon Lovitz) screams, "Don't put that in your mouth! Hitler's LIPS have been on it!"

    I thought it looked like a nice harmonica. Germans make nice things.

    Karma? Really? It's an inanimate object. It doesn't have gun cooties.

    Which is unfortunate, because there is actually a "ghoul market" out there... but your lacks... panache .... sex appeal ... what the French call a certain... I don't know what.
    Last edited: May 7, 2013
  8. ngnrd

    ngnrd Well-Known Member

    I believe the term you're looking for is, Joie de vivre.
  9. llwsgn

    llwsgn Well-Known Member

    Actually it's "Je ne sais quoi"
  10. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    LOL. ... yes, je ne sais quoi. Quite literally what the French call "I don't know what".
  11. ngnrd

    ngnrd Well-Known Member

    Ohhhh.... your talking about mojo.

    I can't believe I just did that.:cool:
  12. Funny, if you know the history, it may either be creepy or cool. If you don't ever receive the story along with the gun, it's just another gun.

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