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Trading for guns..

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TexasBen317, Jan 20, 2008.

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  1. TexasBen317

    TexasBen317 Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    The trades I have made, yes, gun related.

    I used to be a real trade type guy.. This started back about 1969 or so. I was an electrician for subdivision in Houston area. I saved extra light fixtures and plugs and switches and what not.. Had enough stuff to do a house with.. Ran into a guy with local power company who did the connects and inspections on all my houses. In talking I mentioned I wanted a portable generator.. One thing led to another and I traded him all the stuff to wire his house for his portable generator..

    Traded that off sometime later for a small aluminum boat, traded that later for pool table.

    Traded that off for 30-30 universal firearms automatic with two banana clips and a Ruger 22 cal. Single Six revolver. Traded the 30-30 for flat bottom boat and outboard boat motor, motor was new.

    Sold that flat bottom boat and motor when I bought my big bay boat.. Kept the Ruger.. Sold the big boat back after three years for what I paid for it, fiberglass and petroleum products had gone sky high and it was worth the same as I had paid for it after three years of use.

    Bought a PU and camper and traded it off for two VW bugs that needed some little work.
    Sold both of them later and bought a new Ford LTD for wife.. Divorced that wife after I caught her and my best friend doing the horizontal mambo.. She got the car.. Sure miss the car.:scrutiny:. Over the years also traded my electrical and computer services for different work or products…

    Traded my 30-06 Remington 742 for a beat up work car back in the 80s. ,, cause I needed one real bad.

    So I was left with the Ruger Single Six after all those years… Traded it off last week for a nice Makarov 9x18mm Pistol. Getting older and not out and around as much as I used to,, maybe my last trade.. Can’t find anyone that wants to trade for any of my wife’s cats.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
  2. mekender

    mekender Member

    Oct 15, 2007
    im sure plenty of people would want to make a trade for your wife's kitty....

    oh, wait.... you said cats.... doh :neener:
  3. Tribal

    Tribal Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Virginia 757
    I'm starting to like trades as well. They're easier than paying retail and there's a lot more chance that both people will come away from the deal happy with what they got. I think I'd love to build and refurbish firearms if I thought I could at least break even on the deals. Congrats to you on what seems like a good series of trades over the years!
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