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What is your "best buy" firearm?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TennJed, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. JoeMal

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    Best buy for me would be a Winchester 101 in 20 gauge....for my wife

    My grandfather gave me his 101 in 12 ga. and she shot really well with it but the 12s would kill her after about 20 rounds or so. She really liked how the 101 handled though.

    We looked and looked for an O/U in 20 to get for her. Looked at Browning, Beretta, CZ, etc and she just couldn't find anything she really liked and felt right.

    We were stopping through a Cabelas one day and happened to see a 101 in 20. on the shelf. They wanted a fair price it...so we bought it. She loves it, she shoots well with it. Happy wife, happy life. I'm glad we could afford it and were able to get it for her.
     
  2. Legionnaire
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    Two great deals so far ... a barely broken in SP101 snubby for $250, and a NIB Remington 541T for $225. The latter was a lot of years ago, but a great deal even then.
     
  3. mavracer

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    My best deal ever was probably my M1 Garand bought for $400 came with a 16" UFH bayonet and a ammo can full of lake city heavy match in clips and a GI bandoleer full. since gun was Korean vintage I decided to sell the WW2 bayonet got $175 and get a later 7" cost $25 so I'm in it for $250.
    Luckiest deal ordered a rack grade M1 Carbine from the CMP in 2009 as a nose thumbing jesture to Obama's election LOL, I recieved a five digit serial numbered Inland with the original 11-42 dated barrel.
    Last great deal bought a STI GP6-competetion for $469 they are not only impossible to find but retail for about $725.
     
  4. Chevelle SS

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    Czech Mauser 98k for $100 at a farm auction two years ago.
     
  5. SlowFuse

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    Steyr MIII Professional for $300 last year.
     
  6. Kristensdaddy

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    Bought a Browning Superposed in 1990 for $1,000. Virtually unfired condition. The guy selling it said, pay 80% of Blue Book. Blue Book listed the gun as obsolete since it was the 30 in barrel, 3 in chamber Magnum Waterfowl edition. The book said since it was incapable of firing steel shot without damaging the barrel that is was considered obsolete and it priced it accordingly.

    I never intended to shoot steel but planned on turning it into a skeet gun. Just after that the 30" skeet guns became popular and I had screw chokes put into it. 65,000 rounds later I still shoot it weekly.
     
  7. Trunk Monkey

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    I picked up a S&W 6906 for 435$ at a gun show a year or two back. I got it home and broke it down and it became very obvious that it had never been fired. So, I got what ammounts to a brand new gun for a secondhand price
     
  8. tech30528

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    Got two. The first was the first rifle I bought for my son (9 at the time), a Ruger 10 22 stainless carbine for $175. The other was my Walther P22 that cost me about $120 and the hi standard R103 that was given to me.
     
  9. Coyote3855

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    In 1964, I worked in a hardware store in a small town in Colorado. A young guy came in with 1893 Marlin in .38-55. I gave him $25 for it. Still have it. Shoots good with moderate loads and heavy bullets.
     
  10. Spartacus

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    Winchester Model 72A off a friend for $30. It was missing the inner mag tube and rear sight elevator. Bought both for around $12 delivered. I bent the rear sight up to insert the elevator and it wouldn't lay back down. After a good beating with a plastic mallet it is a very accurate .22.
     
  11. welldoya

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    There have been quite a few. My most recent was a 98% nickel S&W Model 15 for $300 from a pawn shop. Others that stand out (bought from mid 80s to present) are a Marlin 39A for $125, a Marlin Camp 9 for $225 and a Ruger .44 carbine for $150. Then there was the nickel S&W pre-10 at a yard sale for $110, the Remington 1100 magnum for $80, the 1961 Win 94 for $70, the Ruger 10/22 for $50, the Colt Trooper .22 for $160 ........etc. etc.
    There used to be bargains on guns everywhere. Not so much anymore.
     
  12. redneck2

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    LGS had three Thompson Contender pistols. Bought out by a new owner. He had no love for them. I bought all three for $650 IIRC. Sold two for $50 more than I paid for the three. Sold the remaining one a few years later for $450.

    Took the $450 and bought a like new Ruger Security Six for $200 (probably worth at least $350) and a 1960's vintage Browning take down auto .22 rifle for $225. I figured the rifle was worth maybe $350, but found out they're going for over $800 around here.
     
  13. SimplyChad

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    K98 mauser at a yard sale. Was barrel down in something. Any way i pick it up ask the guy how much. He told me it didnt work and would let me have it for 20. I offer him 10. Deal. Take it home get to shoot it. He didnt know how to turn the safty off. I had to get a extractor and recoil lug for it but I think I spent total of 12.50 for it. Works great was hella bubbad but shoots great.
     
  14. silicosys4

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    Best buys lately:

    .270 Rem. ADL, new with no scope: $250

    7mm rem. mag weatherby vanguard with 3-9 nikon, almost perfect but missing grip cap- $200

    Wartime manufacture SS issued Nazi PPK - $350 for that little piece of history.

    All from the same pawnshop. They like me because I know what they have when they don't and buy it cash...after talking them down a little of course
     
  15. Bio-Chem

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    A marlin model 444s for $300. the gun is from 1978 and had only been fired 3 times by the guy I bought it from who was the original owner. he did a great job of taking it out and cleaning and oiling it as well. Still looks like it came off the storeroom shelf. I have always wanted a .444 Marlin and this one was beautiful even though it is older than I am.
     
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    Mossberg 42M (First production run) for 25 bucks.
     
  17. Sniper66

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    Best deal I ever made: I bought 2 vintage guns from an estate sale. A Rossi pump 22 Gallery Gun and a Winchester '97. I paid $200 for the pair. They needed some cleaning up. My gunsmith charged me $65 to clean them both. When they were in his shop, a guy came through and offered me $200 for the Rossi. So, I recovered my original investment and had only $65 in the '97. Another customer of the gunsmith saw him cleaning up the '97 and wanted to buy it. I hadn't planned to sell it so I declined and took it home. A few weeks passed and he contacted me again and offered me $600. I couldn't pass up such a generous offer so sold it and bought a Ruger #1 .204 for $650. So, I figure one of my favorite varmint rifles cost me $50:)
     
  18. Sniper66

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    OOPS...I meant to say, counting the cleaning fee, the rifle cost me $115.
     
  19. S&W-Keeper

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    I bought a mint Colt Diamondback for $400 OTD lastyear. I thought it was a pretty good deal.
     
  20. DM~

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    Over the years i've found quite a few good deals on guns, like the near mint OLD Colt Woodsman for $25.00, or the quite nice Savage 3D for $10.00, or the Ruger semi auto 44 magnum for $50.00.

    BUT, i consider my Krieghoff Semper easily my all time BEST BUY,

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    because i still use it nearly daily!!

    It cost me $350.00 back in 1983, but i've done a bit of work on it since then, to make it just about "perfect" for my use, putting more meat in my freezer than i can remember.

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  21. Bubbles

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    1919 sideplate and parts kit, for a song. :D
     
  22. bluetopper

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    This Freedom Arms 44 Magnum made for silhouette I feel is one of the best buys I've ran across and it was listed for sale online from an individual for $900.

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  23. tubeshooter

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    Best buy is probably the bolt .243 I got this year for $200.

    Next best is probably my Romanian SKS at $140; that was about 10 years ago. I could probably get double that now if I sold it.


    Honorable mention goes to my Marlin 336 I bought with no sights for $190. That was about 15 years ago when pricing on used .30-30s was somewhat lower, so that steals some of the thunder on that deal.
     
  24. paintballdude902

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    got an 870 super mag for 75 bucks at a gunshow. broken ejector, crap paint..... but came with the parts to fix it then i spent 5 bucks on some krylon
     
  25. M2 Carbine

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    I have several, for instance a $17.00 NIB GI 1911A1 and a $14.50 NIB 03A3 and 03A4.

    Last week I bought a once fired Glock 33 for $350. I'm not a Glock fan but even a new Glock is worth $350.


    As far as the best price I paid for a gun, I got a NIB $4,000 S&W 500 for a little over $400.
    I didn't want the gun. I don't even like it, but couldn't turn it down for that price.:)
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