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What was the BEST deal you ever got?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by kikilee, Mar 16, 2003.

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  1. kikilee

    kikilee Member

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    Mine happened today. Answered an ad in the local paper that said: "for sale Colt $XXX.XX Call XXX-XXX-XXXX"
    I called.
    Gentleman that answered said he had a pre 70 series Commander, satin nickle, 9 MM luger.
    I inquired about condition and the gentleman tells me it is "new in the box"
    Yea right.
    I go over and I see a new in the box pre 70 series Commander, satin nickle, 9MM luger. Two piece Coltwood box, paperwork and even the original waxpaper wrap.
    I paid the man his asking price (which was well under book price) quickly before he changed his mind.
    By the way this was an older gentleman (mid 70's) he said he was getting married and his girlfriend didn't like the gun in the house. He bought this gun new and kept it in his nightstand as his home protection gun for all these years.
    Every now and then good things happen to good guys. Today it was my turn............


    When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. LUKE 11:21 NIV
     
  2. SquirrelNuts

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    So...how much was it?

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  3. Stevie-Ray

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    Probably when I got my Colt Delta Elite. $425, brand new.
     
  4. Topgun

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    I used to deal in toys.

    One day a guy called me and said he remembered that I was a shooter. He had got a bunch of ammo in an estate.

    It consisted of:
    appx. 4000 rounds of 5/56 military IN 20 rd COLT M16 mags.
    4000 rds of 9mm ball
    3000 rds of .38 wadcutter
    800 rds of 357 125 gr HP
    300 rds of 12 ga 00 buck
    300 rds of 9mm Geco BAT ammo
    and some I can't remember....
    all in .50 cal ammo boxes.

    He didn't like having ammo around and ASKED for $200.00

    I didn't argue.

    Still working off the .223 and the .38

    Even bought a mini 14 to use it in.

    Sold the mags for $1200 and it took a WHILE. No one wanted 20 rd M16 mags for $15-20 per......THEN!

    Sold the 00 buck as I hate recoil.

    He made so much off the rest of the stuff that he didn't care about the ammo. It was all new.
     
  5. jsalcedo

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    Remington 870 wingmaster 28 inch barrel with an external "dial a choke"

    The gun was at a pawnshop in a bad part of town. The stock
    had paint all over it and dirt on it hid the blueing.

    I picked it up for $75

    when I got it home I cleaned it up revealing a nice patina and
    beautiful wood underneath.

    After a little research I found it was manufactured in 1953.

    I took it out to shoot some clays my first time ever.

    The dial a choke really worked! I turned it to modified and began busting clays on a regular basis.
     
  6. Topgun

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    Another time

    Back in the '60's a character approached me with a Colt #3 derringer, a (I think Remington or Stevens) cane gun in .32 rimfire, and a trapdoor Springfield rifle.

    All were $35 per.

    I didn't WANT the Colt :banghead:

    My gun dealer told me the cane gun was illegal :cuss:

    I did buy the 45-70.

    and ......sold...:mad: it.

    And there's the time I answered a classified ad for a Garand for $225 and the guy kept bringing out more stuff. Ammo vest, bayonet, flash hider, ammo up the yingyang (all in clips of course)

    BUT....lest you think I run into ALL the bargains, I answered an ad for a '53 Chevy that was SOLD. 1st day in paper. Told a buddy about it (he was a car upholsterer) and he started .... laughing.
    One of his other customers brought it in to show him. 1953 CORVETTE !!!! Price was $850 from the old lady whose son had bought it new and stored it there while he was a Korean war casualty. She kept it in garage for 20+ years before stiffin someone the $850.

    Oh me oh my.....memories.....
     
  7. LostOneToo

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    Best deal?? A 3' tall pink teddy bear I swapped 2 army blankets for to win my wife of 25 years over with!!!!!!:D :what:
     
  8. kikilee

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    LostOneToo

    Best deal?? A 3' tall pink teddy bear I swapped 2 army blankets for to win my wife of 25 years over with!!!!!!


    Oh sure set the bar for the rest of ..................... Good one



    When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. LUKE 11:21 NIV
     
  9. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    I once bought a scarcely used Colt Mark III Trooper for $15; before I could take possession of it, however, I had to fish it up from the bottom of a lake. Fortunately, it was a shallow, clear lake; unfortunately, the revolver had been there all winter; fortunately, it wasn't heavily rusted; unfortunately, the works were irredeemably corroded; fortunately, I was able to find replacement parts; unfortunately, once I got it cleaned up, slicked up, and working right, I sold it.
     
  10. SquirrelNuts

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    StandingWolf,

    Are you sure you want to admit to buying a gun from the bottom of a river? I would probably pass up a deal on a gun like that.

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  11. Schuey2002

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    My "best deal" would be my recently departed Glock 21..

    I paid a whoppin' $5.00 over wholesale for it.:D
     
  12. blades67

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    Free brass at the range!:D
     
  13. philupcolt

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    When I was stationed on Guam many years ago , in the navy I purchased some guns at the px stores while they were on sale .I paid $75.oo for a Win. Mod. 12, 12 ga., $25.00 for a Ruger Blackhawk .357, $50.00 for a Win. 30-30 . Those are the only ones I can remember specific prices on. The rest of the guns I shipped home were . A second Ruger Blackhawk, a Rem. Mod. 721 .300 H&H Mag. , a Colt Huntsman .22 , a win. Mod. 70 3006 featherweight, a Colt peacemaker .38 Spec. I was 19 when I purchased them, age or ID was not a factor over there, at that time. I crated , and steel banded the box, and had to stensile firearms on the outside of the box. They wound up in Mexico somewhere. My mother got a notice she had to pay import duty to get them back into the states. She called every one who came to mind, and got the crate back with no charge, unopened.
     
  14. Sisco

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    At a little antique store in Kentucky I bought an axe that once belonged to Davey Crockett, paid $250 for it.
    Shop owner said the handle had been replaced twice and the head once since Davey owned it but still I think I got a good deal. :scrutiny:
     
  15. labgrade

    labgrade Member In Memoriam

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    When The Wife said that she'd say "I do."

    When she did.

    When she said "I'll give you some more time .... " ;)

    & when she was still here tonight to kiss me goodnight .....

    Somehow, that "the best things in life are free" song will go through my head all night.
     
  16. cratz2

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    I gave a guy a modem I paid about $5 for and did about 20 mintues of computer work and got a 1973 Single Six. Only came with a 22 magnum cylinder. The gun itself is probably in 98% condition. The cylinder looks like it was thrown out of a pickup going 60 MPH and then run over by about 5 wheels of an 18-wheeler.

    Just paid a guy $35 to slick up the trigger a bit. Now it shoots like a champ.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Ala Dan

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    Best Handgun Deal?

    Greeting's All,

    Well, I've got a story to tell!


    Back in October of 1998 I was looking for a Browning
    Hi-Power "Practical" model. So, I called my favorite
    dealer from work and was quoted $509.95 by the
    salesman over the phone. After I got off of work
    I proceeded to the gunshop with cash-in-hand.
    Luckily, the gentleman I had spoken with was tied
    up with another customer; so I got to deal with one
    of the co-owner's. He pulled the weapon out of the
    show case, and hunted down the factory box with
    all the paperwork. The BHP "Practical" was pristine
    NIB; without any ding's or nick's. When I asked how
    much; he replied, "how about $399.88 + tax"?

    Needless to say, I snatched the money out of my
    pocket rather quickly; and left being the proud
    owner of a Browning.


    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  18. Bonker

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    My grandfather bought my BEAUTIFUL Hawkins .50cal black powder rifle from a drunk guy in a parking lot for 10 bucks :)

    I bought 2 AK-47's and TONS of 30-100rd mags right before the Brady ban when they were still cheap :)
     
  19. sm

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    Sent $ with dad and stepmom when they went to Louisana Downs, told them to bet my age for the DD.

    I bought a firearm with the $872.40 winnings from a $2 bet.

    Route race, muddy and looonngg shots , pure luck:D
     
  20. John Forsyth

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    I won a Charles Daly pistol at a match, one of those DDA's, UGLY. Traded it even for a S&W 1066 and two mags a couple of days later. :D
     
  21. Wakal

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    While working as range staff at a major match, I ended up buying a few boxes of staples. The match director made a big stink about repaying me my $10. I offered to take two raffle tickets instead of the ten bucks.

    Only needed one raffle ticket to win the $2,200 pistol.

    Kept the rest of the staples, too.






    Alex
     
  22. foghornl

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    First semi-auto shotgun. Rem "Sporstman Model" 20 Ga, like the Browning A-5 for $32 in 1969. Bought from a friend.
     
  23. Dannyboy

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    Mine would have to be the $450 Sendero SF in 7STW that I bought brand spankin new.
     
  24. 45R

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    Traded a CZ75B for a Sig P226. (Nitron Finish)
     
  25. mdsteele

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    Mine was about four years ago. Got a pre-ban Bushmaster carbine for 650.00. (poor guy needed cash)
     
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