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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shiftyer1, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. shiftyer1

    shiftyer1 Member

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    Today I had a customer come into the store to get a loan on a colt mustang pocketlite. Come to find out he had just purchased it and a thompson from a mans estate for $600. I've found some deals now and then but WOW.

    It's probably not a bad idea to leave some sort of price list of your weapons behind for your family if they decide to sell them off!
     
  2. Tom609

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    My wife likes to go to estate sales and just showed me this one that is coming up later this week close to home. It includes some guns with pics ... http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/260682.aspx
    The problem with NJ is that I'd need a pistol permit for the hand guns and they can take 30 - 45 days to get.

    As I looked over the ad I couldn't help but feel sorry for the poor soul who owned all the stuff. A life's worth of collecting and accumulating, and a bunch of strangers will end up going through it like ants at a picnic. Such is life,...and death.
     
  3. BLACKHAWKNJ

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    If you don't plan ahead, then you have strangers picking through your stuff.
    Conversely I have known several families where the old man left nothing but a pile of debt and anything that could be converted into cash was.
    I bought a nice 1918 SMLE/No. 1 Mk III at an estates sale 2 years ago.
     
  4. SunnySlopes

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    I guess we could always stipulate that we're buried with our "stuff." I read about a guy who wanted to be buried with his favorite guitar. Then some funeral home guy stole it.
     
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    German G-43 war bringback. Was sitting in a corner under an old VE Day NY Times and Frank Sinatra records. Grabbed it, no price and went up to the nice old lady running the sale. Asked how much she wanted. "That was Harold's favorite. I guess I could let you have it for $250 as long as you promise to take care of it." Smiled, told her I'd be back in 5 minutes after I hit the bank.

    Man walked up beside me as I handed it to her, put three $100 bills down and smiled at me as he walked away with it. :cuss:
     
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    ..and just about then, Harold rolled over in his grave:)
     
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    Planning is everything. I am in the process of helping a widow move out all of her late husband's gun stuff. No guns, the kids got them, but I'm helping her get rid of tons of ammo, brass, tools, stock refinishing goodies, things like that. I took ammo to a show this last weekend and got her several thousand bucks which is probably less than her husband paid for it, but she doesn't need ammo and we needed to move it all out. Stuff was scattered all over the place and it took several days just to sort through all of it and see what was there. I'm not taking anything from her for selling it as I really enjoy going to the shows and selling to others there.

    By the way, I guess as my reward, I found at the show several ammo cans of what was labelled as reloaded .30 carbine ammo, offered as components. I looked it over hard and bought all of it for under .20 a round. It was all loose WRA and LC ammo, most definitely original USGI ammo. Quick toss in the tumbler and it now looks like brand new ammo, all 1800 rounds of it. SCORE!!
     
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    I can't tell you how many non-shooting widows and family members ask us to help liquidate estates, and are shocked at how much some of the guns are worth.
     
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