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Everything has it's price.....name yours $$$$

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Rembrandt, May 14, 2012.

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  1. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Member

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    Just a fun thread to see at what point you'd change your mind.....

    Take your most prized firearm (Collectible or Grandpa's hand-me-down), tell us why it's special and what kind of money it would take for you to part with it.
     
  2. The_Next_Generation

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    For me, it'd be my grandfather's '57 Remington 740 ADL..I think for $50,000 I could sell it and never look back. Anything less, and I'd be thinking I made the wrong choice.

    For that kind of money, my grandpa would want me to sell it and invest...not before buying another rifle or two first though :D

    - TNG
     
  3. Rembrandt

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    Have a few rare oddities and some celebrity signed guns.....but for $25,000 you could have your pick of anything in the collection. Come to think of, I'll throw in a dog and cat if it'll close the deal.
     
  4. browningguy

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    For $5000 you can have any gun I own.
     
  5. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    I have two, my Officers 1911 that was handed down. $5k to buy it, just because it was a family members. My .50 bmg, $20k and just due to time, money and the sheer enjoyment of shooting it.
     
  6. HGUNHNTR

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    I'd sell my first gun, a Marlin Model 60 that was dragged hundreds of miles in rural Nebraska for $10k. Yeah it's special, but the memories are more important that the thing to me.
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    I am under no illusions that I will eventually sell just about every firearm I own. So, they all have a price or value. Some are sentimental, but most are just guns when you get down to it. But on the stuff I like, my price is higher than current market prices. I patiently wait for the time to sell sell sell.
     
  8. CharlieDeltaJuliet

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    Wow, I plan on never parting with mine unless those prices above are met.
     
  9. huntsman

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    I got a few $500. guns, I'll take 1K each :)
     
  10. Black Knight

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    I have three prized guns. My first handgun is a 6" Colt Python that I borrowed money from my Grandmother to get for a job I had at the time. The Python was also made the same year I graduated High School. The second is my Grandfather's J. C. Higgins model 20 shotgun. It was one of his prized shooting match guns. The third is a Remington 870 Wingmaster that belonged to a gentleman that worked in the same building I work at. He was a Green Beret in Viet Nam (I have seen some of his photos from Nam). I obtained the shotgun from his estate sale. How much could buy any one of these? At this time I honestly can't answer that as they are worth far more sentimentally to me than monetarily.
     
  11. Centurian22

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    I have a single shot bolt action sears .22lr that belonged to my late grandfather on my mothers side, and a semi auto Marlin 989 .22lr that belonged to my late grandfather on my fathers side. I would like to say that I would never sell them, and I certainly have no intentions of such. However in the interest of my family's financial future if selling one or both could put a significant dent in (or wipe out) my debt of over $200,000 I would have to entertain the offer.
     
  12. AZ

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    I never knew my grandfather and the only thing I have of his is the Remington .22 bolt action that he gave to my father on his 18th birthday and he gave to me. Right now I wouldn't sell it for anything, even though I have no old memories connected with it, it is the only tangible connection with my grandpa, so I wouldn't sell it for anything.
     
  13. Ignition Override

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    Lots of potential buyers, at the end of closing a deal (i.e. Mini 14 in the Kroger parking lot), would still suggest that it is ancient custom to include about two boxes of ammo for free, no matter what the gun's price.

    For the Service Grade M-1 Garand, $1,000. The bore looks as if it were chrome-lined.
     
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  14. 22-rimfire

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    That is about the way I feel for the time being at least with the collector grade stuff. If they are worth 4-5K now, I want 8-10K. But the time will come when they will go to the highest bidder or collectors that I know will appreciate them.
     
  15. M2 Carbine

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    I'm retired and have a rather laid back life style and have all the money I need, so money can't buy what I don't want to sell.

    One of those guns that money can't buy is my Wife's 1903 Colt. My Wife died suddenly shortly after I retired, so no amount of money can buy this gun.

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  16. FROGO207

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    I have a couple---three-----dozen or so.:D They are all priceless to me unless I want to give them away for some reason or other. I would sell my house and reloading gear before I parted with any firearm.:cool:
     
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    Sorry about your wife. That sure is a great looking pistol.
     
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    I have three guns I wouldn't sell for any amount of money.

    1. Swiss Vetterli 1878. It's the first gun I ever bought with my own money, way back when I was 15 years old.

    2. Thompson 1921. It's not the first machine gun I ever owned but it's the one that's the most fun. Well, except the Ma Deuce which I already sold.:cuss:

    3. 1795 Eli Whitney contract musket. It's the most "historical" firearm I guess I have and I got it from a friend who's passed on now.

    I have several others which I might sell, but it would take a whole lot of greenbacks for that to happen.
     
  19. Win1892

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    I have inherited guns that are not for sale.

    However, I do have certain guns that I have bought along the way that are also important to me. I have more valuable guns that would go for "market" price, but they are less important.

    My early 70's 6" nickel Python. Sweetest trigger on this planet. No less than $2500

    My Winchester 1892 in 38wcf, made in 1897. Have probably run 15k rounds through it. It's good at best, again $2500 takes it.

    My SIG P220 in 38 Super. $2k

    S&W 624 45LC with massive action work. $3k, but I'd have to really like the buyer.

    Ruger MKII .22 pistol. 10" bull barrel, VQ internals. Traded for it 30 years ago. Perfect target pistol. Maybe $1500 would get it.
     
  20. russ69

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    There must be something wrong with me. I like my guns but I'm not married to any of them. I fully expect my wife to sell each and every one of them when I'm gone. Same thing goes for everything that I own.
     
  21. doc2rn

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    I have two I wont sell because they are going to my daughter, one of which she already claims.
    Ruger 77/22 MKII all weather target (she has already claimed)
    Ruger Standard .22lr, first gun, dad and I went halves on back in 1982 (daughter also gets).

    My Colt Python (unfired '60s model) in box........$10k
    $1k would get ya any of the rest.
     
  22. Mrcymstr

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    My most prized is an h&r topper Jr. 20ga... it was a Christmas gift from my papaw his last year on earth... I don't think I could part with it for any dollar amount.... everything else is nothing more than a fun and yet useful hunk of steel that can be sold at any moment for the right amount. Heck offer me 1k for my carry piece while it's on my hip and I'll unload right then and there.
     
  23. kd7nqb

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    I have 3 guns from my father in law that mean the world to me, however if the money was to support his daughter (my wife) then I would sell them. But thats because it would be his gift to her.

    I still consider them her guns.
     
  24. JSpear

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    I have only one gun that doesn't have a sell chance, and that's my old 20 gauge that my great gramps owned, he gave it to my dad, and he gave it to me, I have very few memories of him, but when I go out and get a rabbit or squirrel with it I remember every time I went fishing with him and be would hand the pole to me to real in, every time when I was young around five and six and he would take me out, we would walk around all morning waiting to jump something, my favorite point was when we stopped for lunch and he would hand me a soda and a sandwich and ask me what what I was thinking! I hope I'm half as good to my future grand kids as he was!! God rest his soul!!
     
  25. Sgt_R

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    I'll sell you anything I own for replacement cost +20%.

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