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Garage Sale guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tuckerdog1, Jun 1, 2010.

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  1. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Member

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    Stopped at a garage sale Saturday. I was the 1st one to hit it. And low & behold, the guy had several pistols & rifles out for sale. I always get there too late when guns are up for grabs at garage sales. But here they were, and I had 1st dibs. The prices were fair, but there was nothing I really wanted:(

    I called my brother in Calif. to tell him my sad story. He reminded me out there, you won't find guns at garage sales:cuss: I guess it's better here:D

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  2. JoeMal

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    So what did he have?
     
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    So where is here?
     
  4. bannockburn

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    I have yet to see any guns at any of the garage sales I've been to. Mostly old golf clubs, softball bats, and unused exercise equipment as far as the sporting goods selection goes. Did pick up a bunch of bowling pins at one; still have a few left at my friends house. And while the local flea markets and swap meets usually have some guns for sale; well let's just say their idea of "good condition" and "fair prices" don't come anywhere near my definitions of those terms.
     
  5. jnyork

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    Firearms, reloading equipment, etc are pretty common at yard sales here in Wyoming, you just have to get up early and get there early. :D I have done right well on several occasions at yard sales over the years, keeps me coming back every weekend.
     
  6. Just One Shot

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    After reading a post somewhere where people were talking about garage sale guns that I started joining my wife at visiting a few.

    I've never seen a gun for sale at a garage sale. I even started asking some of the people if they had any guns for sale. So far it hasn't worked out for me.

    :(
     
  7. Harley Rider 55

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    I've bought a number of firearms at garage sales.
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    Ya'll please be careful when purchasing firearms from a yard sale; you never
    can tell when BIG BROTHER is watching over your shoulder~! :scrutiny: :cuss:
     
  9. Ruger Redhawk

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    Ala Dan, Correct me if I'm wrong. As long as you live in the same state as the seller for a handgun and doing a FTF it's completely legal. Some states require a buy permit or a valid CCW to be legal. As far as I know we haven't lost that right yet. I believe you can take possession of a long gun even if you live in a different state.

    I know I've bought long guns from a dealer in a different state several times.
     
  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Ruger Redhawk My Friend-

    Sir, you are absolutely correct. Even FFL dealers cannot sell a handgun to
    a non FFL individual who resides in another state; without doing the proper
    FFL transfer~! ;)

    *FWIW- we will not sell or ship any firearms to CA, MA, or New York City;
    as there are just too many loop holes too have to jump thru~!! :eek: :cuss:
     
  11. Ruger Redhawk

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    Thanks Ala Dan.... I wasn't sure what you were getting at about Big Brother looking over your shoulder.As long as it's legal I don't care who sees what.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  12. tuckerdog1

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    A Bursa 380, Beretta Bobcat, Ruger 10/22 tactical. And a couple other old pistols and rifles I was unfamilar with. But none rang my bell.

    Georgetown, TX.

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  13. TNT in Round Rock

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    I'm 10 miles from Georgetown :( .. wish I could have seen that Ruger 10/22 ...
     
  14. wishin

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    That's just my luck. I've been to countless garage sales with my wife, and find myself asking if they have any guy stuff such as tools, fishing gear, etc. To this day, no firearms have been for sale............
     
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    I've only seen reloading equipment & components, but they were not selling at 'garage sale prices'. I got a good old bench grinder and a handful of wheels though. $17
     
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    Most folks won't have them out for display, but keep asking - many DO keep them out of sight until asked
     
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    I'm not a garage sale regular but have gotten lucky a couple of times. Probably 10 years ago I bought a nickel 1946 S&W pre-Model 10 in about 90% shape for $110. Another time I bought a Ruger Single Six with both cylinders in mint condition for $150.
    Another time I was looking at a camo coat the guy had out and he asked me if I hunted. I told him yes and he said he had a case and barrel from a gun that got stolen. He brought out a barrel for a Browning B2000 and a Browning suitcase (with the "fur" inside) for a takedown shotgun. I gave him $60 for both.
     
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    I go to alot of garage sales several people have asked me what I am looking for. I always reply the same way. I am looking for old Lionel trains and old firearms. I am still amazed of how many mainly older folks just pop up and say. You know I do have a old box of trains or my late husband had a couple shotguns or rifles and the kids want nothing to do with them. If someone brings a item out I try and tell them what a fair value is. Not looking to rob anyone by any means. I did pick up a Winchester model 63 .22 rifle for $75 bucks. And a remington 1100 12 ga 1975 model for $50.

    I have also gotten permission to hunt several farms due to asking the owners and taking a little time to speak with them. I love garage sales.
     
  19. jakeiscrazy

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    I never see anything decent here in VA, much less guns. I don't go to many.
     
  20. ants

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    I wonder what deals he would get if he DID take advantage of them. :p

    I believe you are required to wear a mask when you buy a Rem 1100 for $50, as it is customary to do so when robbing 'em. :neener:

    Excellent deals, jbkebert. I'm proud of you!!!
     
  21. jbkebert

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    On the 63 I told the gentlemen that I would gladly give him $200 for it. He said no he just wanted it to go to someone that would take care of it and enjoy it. On the 1100 it was a widowed women that said she just wanted it gone. If someone asked me what's it worth I have always been honest with them. Even if its a gun that I want it ain't worth stealing it from someone that doesn't know. If that person is willing to sell it cheap after being informed who am I to deprive them of getting rid of those nasty guns.

    I bought a sp01 from a guy and a .410 snakecharmer for little to nothing and have been hunting and fishing t his place for about 5 years now. I have also told a few folks the value of certain models of trains and they look at me like I am crazy. Had one man tell me who in there right mind would pay $900-$1100 for a engine and tender.
     
  22. Trebor

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    Funny, I was just working on an article on this very topic after I found a Ruger Model 96 at a sale last weekend.

    Here's the article I did for my Michigan Firearms Examiner column.

    How to find firearms bargains at garage sales
     
  23. jbkebert

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    Your list of things to do really does work. I have bought around 15-16 guns at garage sales in the last few years. All I have to do is ask have had really good luck in rural areas. When I see a garge sale sign that says 3 miles this way down a dirt road. I make sure to go.
     
  24. flyinrob

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    I have been to quite a few yard sales and I've never seen guns for sale. I have seen reloading equipment.
     
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    Hah! Here in C(r)ook County, I've never even seen a knife at a garage sale...
     
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