Happily traded gun for not-gun.

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  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    Success story...

    A couple years ago I got a Butler derringer. 22 short, had my fun with it for a while and got bored with it. Considered doing some stuff to it to make it more interesting, but it always came back to being more than it was worth on a gun I had $70 in.
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    We have a local gun sales website so I tossed up an ad looking to trade it for a little trailer to go behind my mower. Since I’m soon to start building a shop I wanted something to carry stuff in for building, pouring the slab, etc. I got a hit, and it was actually from a guy about 2 miles away from me. I now am happy to have traded the little derringer worth roughly $100 for an Agrifab cart. These sell around $150 at Lowe’s or harbor freight new so used it’s pretty fair. I did give the guy a box of shorts and a box of colibri ammo since the trailer looks new. I think he was OK with just the gun but he really lit up when I handed him the 2 boxes of ammo. I’m as tickled today as I was when I got the tiny little gun.
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    Do y’all have any fun stories of trading out of a gun and into something else?
     
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  2. d2wing

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    Barter is fun, you old stuff for another guys old stuff. Everybody is happy. Guns are like money.
     
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  3. gunlaw

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    You will get more use out of the wagon than the derringer. Good trade.
     
  4. shoobe01

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    Only time I did non-gun trade was for gun-related still. Got some Sordin dual comms (the whole Ranger setup, bag and cables and all), when I needed it and they were NOT being surplussed out like now, in exchange for a Colt MkIV I never really liked much. Straight trade to someone I knew lightly, both ended up happy.

    He got the gun customized, I think even wore it for work sometimes. I wear the ears on essentially every range visit (also have Sordins on a helmet) as well as used many times with radios. Used so much I sent them off for refurb last year!

    MUCH more value to me than the backup to a pistol I only shot at classes 25 years ago got me.
     
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    Probably gonna trade a gun for some ammo soon.
     
  6. theotherwaldo

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    I've traded placer gold for a gun, but I've never traded a gun for anything but cash.
     
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  7. ozarkhillbilly

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    I traded a Beretta Neo for a 1970’s jukebox and once a Helwan 9mm for custom leather holsters. The opposite way was used Nikon/Nikon Mount lenses for a Polytech M-14 and then once a DeWalt drill and $100 for a Browning A-bolt in 7mag.
     
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  8. JR24

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    Traded a used Glock 23 I won in a raffle for an EOTECH holographic once. I was pretty happy with the deal since I already had a few Glock 19s I liked more.
     
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  9. ApacheCoTodd

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    I traded my Dan Wesson for a Corvair. Even being 1983, I was at the wrong end of that deal.

    Traded my .308 AR for a Sportster. The Sportster Gets WAAAAAY more play than that crummy .308 got or ever would.

    Traded my International Harvester Garand for an '73 International Harvester Scout. Great deal for both of us.

    Traded my set of huge truck tires (from my first Scout) for a Gold Cup.

    Traded my 1911 for a Max Wedge Mopar with my brother. Ironically, it turned out that someone in the pistol's past had stolen it.

    I can't remember what gun of mine that I traded for my TT500 Yamaha - obviously didn't give a damn about that gun.

    Here's a rockin' trade sequence: Traded my gun (I believe it was a 1911 or 1903) to a gal who got her's & her husband's Harley shop in a divorce settlement. She had a never-mounted XR1000 engine on a factory stand. I looked at that gorgeous piece of art for some time until someone from Erik Buell's operation got with me. They were buying up all the XRs they could get their hands on for the RR1000 (if I recall correctly) and they had one properly tuned and sorted-out bike with more miles than they wanted to deal with. I got that bike for my brand-new engine. So, three-steps later, I traded a 1911(?) for a whole XR1000. Winner, winner... CHIKEN DINNER!

    Got to be a few more that might come to mind later.

    Then there are the myriad times that I have sold an unwanted gun to finance some other inanimate boondoggle - basically a two-step trade.

    Todd.
     
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  10. Waveski

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    Traded 2 old revolvers , a S&W .32 and an Iver Johnson .22 for a pair of good solid original running boards and other assorted parts for my 1954 Chevy project pickup .
    Both parties were happy.
     
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  11. theotherwaldo

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    I traded what was left of a long-barrelled Luger for repairs on repairable guns.
    I didn't really consider that one to be a gun... .
     
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  12. shoobe01

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    Oh, just remembered since we're going odd chains: sold my last gun safe (I switched to a cage/room thing) for a like new with box Kimber Micro 9 in Rose Gold. SO not my thing I MAY have pulled the trigger once. Sold it at the LGS for what I expected, so the cash I wanted for my gun safe, just with extra steps. I am sure I put that cash immediately into a gun or optic, but do not now remember which.
     
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    ...sheesh.
     
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  14. Mn Fats

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    I've only traded a gun in because I wanted a different gun. I have some fun stories about the stuff I've traded in for a gun though.
     
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  15. Mn Fats

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    Success story indeed. Nice to get rid of something you dont want for something you need. Especially nice to get a bite from a buyer that's a regular person. Listing stuff, you have to wade through the weeds.
     
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    Had a trailer like that. Mine said "LOAD HOG" on the side. Asked my wife if she wanted a ride behind the mower. Said she'd NEVER get in anything that said LOAD HOG on it.
    I do not recall ever trading a gun for anything other than another gun, or cash. But good trade there.
     
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  17. ozarkhillbilly

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    Oh, come on that's not a bad trade, I like Corvairs what year was it? The Corvair not the year of the trade?
     
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  18. ApacheCoTodd

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    Got to be too much of a hassle and I ended up leaving it behind at Ft Devens when I left. Had I not traded, I'd likely still have the Dan Wesson as I still have every gun that I had at that time.

    Too, I should have learned my lesson with my first Corvair... or at least by my SECOND!:cuss:

    Todd.
     
  19. Ranger99

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    Only traded for federal reserve notes as
    previously posted ^ ^ ^
     
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  20. swg1

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    Had a pre-ban AUG, one of the original 5000 imported before the ban. Since a used replacement barrel for it was running around a grand I really couldn't enjoy shooting it. Traded it for a 2008 Suzuki SV650 with less than a thousand miles on it in 2010. Got a lot of good memories from that bike riding around the country and now I have an AUG A3 that I shoot the hell out of with a spare 20in barrel and NATO stock.

    Win-win for the most part. Other than that AUG continues to grow in value.
     
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    Traded a POS AMT .44 AutoMag for a well used John Deer zero turn mower that literally saved a side business a coworker and I had. Even though I gave full disclosure on the problems I had with AMT the new owner thought he got the best end of the deal. An oil change, spark plug and sharpen the blade was all the mower needed. Saw the AutoMag for sale on a local forum about a year later.
     
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    My dad once traded a 9mm pistol (no idea which one) for a 1977 Olds 442.

    I wish I still had both of ‘em
     
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    Thinking of trading my two Russian SKS rifles for a large offset smoker since I do a lot of BBQing.
     
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  24. gyp_c2

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    Except...better!
    ;)
     
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  25. Speedo66

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    You doubled the value! lol
     
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