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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jeff olson, Nov 25, 2022.

  1. Jeff olson

    Jeff olson Member

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    I found a very nice Anschutz rifle recently that I want to buy. But per the boss, sell one before you buy one. I had 3 Winchester 9422s all in the 1972-73 build dates. Really didn't want to sell one but it was for a worthy cause. Listed it on a local site for $1700 simply because I figured it would not sell at that price. If I missed out on the Anschutz I wasn't too worried. Guess what. Looks like I'm getting another Anschutz. I am by no means bragging. I just can't believe people these days.
     
  2. General Geoff

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    It was worth $1700 to the buyer, that's what matters :)
     
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  3. hso

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    Not crazy if you want it and can't find it at a better price.
     
  4. DukeConnor

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    I've recently overpaid on a purchase. After looking for two years I said the heck with it and laid out the cash.
     
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  5. red rick

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    I would be looking to sell a second one at that price .
     
  6. Handshaker

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    I know what you mean, I have a Winchester 9410 I never shoot, it is mint condition and will hopefully never sell it, but I guess all guns will eventually be sold once we all have to meet our maker..
     
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    I guess that means i will never own a 9422.
     
  8. jmr40

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    I bought a 9422 XTR roughly 20 years ago. I went in an out-of-town gunshop where they had a "Bargain Barrel". It was literally an oak whiskey barrel full of mostly cheap single shot shotguns and some cheap 22's. But the Winchester was in the barrel priced at $200. I normally don't like to pull out the credit cards for stuff like this, but I didn't have that much cash on me, and the deal was too good to pass up. IIRC the going price at the time was around $700.

    It was filthy with a few character marks on the wood from honest use but had no rust and cleaned up nicely. I took that rifle to a local gun store and let them do the work of posting on Gunbroker a few months ago. They did all the work and shipped. They wrote me a check for $1500 and change after it sold.

    And FWIW, any Marlin or Winchester lever gun made prior to about 2000 will sell for crazy prices. I've sold several in the last 2-3 years at 4X to 5X what I paid for them. Of course I paid $150-$200 for most of them.
     
  9. Handshaker

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    It seems quite ridiculous to pay that much for a 22 lever, I have a henry golden boy which is a fine rifle. I would never entertain paying that much for a 9422, for that kind of money you can buy a host of other more collectible antique Winchesters.
     
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    I’m sure Ruger LCR’s will sell for a mint in 40 years
     
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  11. kalielkslayer

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    The last 3 guns I asked the LGS to find for me, I didn’t give them a price limit.

    I’ve been called on 2 of them. When they called I didn’t even ask the price. 1 was $200 more than I was hoping to spend, the other was about $150 less than what I thought I would spend.

    Sometimes just getting what you want is priceless.
     
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  12. Reloadron

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    My take is really simple. Any gun on any given day is worth what somebody will pay for it, no more and no less. Anytime buyer and seller come away happy it's a great deal. :)

    Ron
     
  13. mljdeckard

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    I buy a lot of vinyl records lately. I have overpaid for some recent additions. What I have decided is, if the actual dollar value paid is what's important, then you have to stick to it and walk away from a deal that is less than perfect. That means you will walk away from a lot of deals. So what I usually defer to now is; "My satisfaction from getting what I want is more important than the actual amount I paid for it."

    Now, this works for me, I'm talking about the difference of $10 on a record. If it's a few hundred, the principle might still be correct, but, the dollar amount adds up faster. :)
     
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  14. Howland937

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    At least they're not diamond discs, or whatever the official name is. My kid is always on the lookout for them. And acoustic 78's.
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    Everyone wants a good deal. Guns, cars, homes... whatever. I've paid more than I wanted for about all those things, but never on a whim. If I know going in that I want that thing specifically, I'll pay what I gotta pay.
     
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  15. Speedo66

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    If those Winchesters are going for that price, what are classic Marlin Golden 39's going for?

    In my opinion, they are the epitome of a .22 lever action.
     
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    2 years went to one of my regular gun shop/ranges, there, waiting the rack for me, a Weatherby Mark XXII, clip fed, Japanese made, with scope. $500. See them on the website for $900 up. I'm sure the store made a good profit, the owner is pretty savvy, I had long wanted one.
     
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    9422's are about as satisfying as a 22 has any right to be.
     
  18. LiveLife

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    Congrats on the Anschutz! :thumbup:

    You know, we can't take money with us and all of us will eventually die and stuff. ;)

    And due to inflation, I recently had to increase wife's "Do whatever, no questions asked" slush fund from $12,000 to $15,000. :p
     
  19. Riomouse911

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    Good old lever guns are all selling for a lot more in the past few years than many folks would think. As much as I love levers, I don’t think many more of those oldies are in my future.

    Stay safe.
     
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  20. redneck2

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    I enjoy a good price as much as anyone. But, I’ve seen people spend ridiculous amounts of time and money trying to get a bargain. We tend to forget about the three $75 tanks of gas it took to chase down a deal that saved $100

    Really, what does a $100 bill get you today? I just took my granddaughter to a private softball lesson yesterday. Bought her dinner st a steakhouse afterwards. Total for the day was over $250
     
  21. Howland937

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    No kidding. I mean, if it comes down to whether an extra $20 stays in my pocket or goes in the next guy's, I'd rather keep it in my pocket. But I ain't letting it keep me from what I want.

    I figure up how much time it'll take me to make up the difference at work. I do the same thing when I lose a tool. If it'll take longer to find it than it'll take to make the $ to replace it, I quit looking. As long as I'm positively sure I didn't drop it in an intake runner.
     
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    If 9422s are going for THAT much...:what: they're already a collectable!
     
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  23. Reloadron

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    That's how I figure it. There are a few guns I may have overpaid for and guns that were a sweet deal. Long as like I posted earlier, as long as buyer and seller come away happy life is good.

    Ron
     
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  24. Mosin77

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    Paying money for stuff is a give-and-take, and I don’t just mean the obvious where you give money to take the item.

    On the one hand, you can spend hours, days, or years looking for the right gun at the right price. You’d probably be money ahead in terms of your productive time if you just overpaid and bought the thing. Or put another way, in 10 years are you going to care that you paid $400 instead of $300 for that gun? Or that you got that Glock for $459 instead of paying $525 at the other shop?

    But on the other hand, if we all start paying $400 because we want it now, then next week they’ll be $500 or $600. At some point, in principle, a sane man has to say “I don’t care how much I want one, and $600 isn’t going to break me any more than $300 will, but I’m not paying that price.”

    I don’t like to buy a gun unless I feel like I’m getting it at “below the going rate.” Doesn’t have to be dramatically cheaper, but I seldom want a gun badly enough to pay more just to have it. But, I would also absolutely break that rule if there was a hypothetical gun I came across that I really wanted. I could easily see myself arguing “Yes, it ought by rights to be about a $500 gun… they want $700. But when are you going to ever see another??” The logic holds but in the real world I can’t think of a gun I’d apply it to right now.
     
  25. Remington1911

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    I don't think it is people are crazy, the world is making them crazy. It is a bit of an odd time for things like this.....and I need to define "like this".

    By your other rifles listed I am going to assume your new rifle is in that same ball park. Now you can argue that rifles like this are a tool not a toy, but lets be real here....yea it could be used to put food on the table, but really you are going to use that stock 10/22 for that job. That same 10-22 you never got around to ordering the new barrel and stock and trigger and.........for. So lets call this a toy that happens to be a gun, not one thing wrong with that I have 3 safes full of toys just like that.

    Toys like this are in a really odd place at the moment, without going political the world is a really crazy place now, the economy is in a really crazy place now. People still have some money and are willing to spend it now, they see it as a well I have the money now, I always wanted one I might not find another or be able to buy another for a huge list of reasons ranging from money to .gov. So people that have the money now are seeing good examples and snapping it up. They want that toy now and even if a tick more then they really want to spend they know it is just going to be worse later on, so people are buying things for crazy prices.

    On the other hand....

    All those same reasons will make people hold on to their money for when this "recession" rolls into a full 1930's style depression, and hopefully not the world war to go along with it. So they look real hard at that toy think "what is the smart thing to do" and will walk away. The guy at the table could be of that same mindset and start talking "make me an offer" You hem and haw and try to justify your actions, if you can you buy, if you can't you "think about it". So some sellers will let things go if they think they need the cash, cash that daily is worth less and less.

    It is like I said an odd time.

    I came across both at the last gunshow I went to last weekend. It had been several years that I had been to one (walking issues) and I saw both types of people. And it was quite interesting to see the different items and how they are being sold....quite interesting.

    People are not crazy, the world is crazy.
     
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