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Where to unload take-off stocks

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by BigBL87, Oct 8, 2020.

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  1. BigBL87

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    For better or worse, I seem to replace the stock on every rifle that I buy. I have 3 stocks that are just sitting around collecting dust, and I figure I might as well get rid of them. Anyone have any recommendations on how/where to unload them and get a few bucks? I have them listed on eBay right now but don't know how long that'll take.
     
  2. Nature Boy

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    Classified right here on THR?
     
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  3. BigBL87

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    I may do that later, listed a few things in the past and never had much luck. Must not be a good salesman, haha.
     
  4. WestKentucky

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    All depends on what they are for. A 10/22 stock will move a lot quicker than a Brolin Arms muzzleloader stock.
     
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  5. BigBL87

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    What I have are a Weatherby Vanguard Heavy Barrel, Savage 10 Heavy Barrel, and Savage Mark II Heavy Barrel. So, not obscure but also not a ubiquitous as the 10/22.
     
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    Bunch of places really.
    In purely local reach there's craigslist and f/b Marketplace. Armslist may have a section for accessories, but you will be spammed.

    GB is an option, as it has more national reach, but, you will have to figure out how to box the thing up to ship them, quite probably across the nation. As moderate-weight items but out of 'normal' parcel dimensions, shipping is going to be $30-40, factor that in, or make it clear buyer pays.
    Also national would be eBay (you will want to restrict the auction to the US, too, to avoid international issues about 'arms trade').
    The classified section here, as suggested above is an excellent idea. The shipping issue will apply, though.

    Definitely set them as one sale per each. Write a detailed description, then Print It Out. Put that aside. Read it tomorrow, then rewrite the gibberish out (trust me, there's gibberish there). Then post the sale listing. Yes, this is a lot of work, but sales are hard work.
     
  7. LoonWulf

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    I ebay most of them. I do have bag full I need to get rid of also, but haven't posted yet. I usually start them at 20 or so, and so far most have gotten to 75-100. Start them at 100 and no bites lol.
     
  8. D.B. Cooper

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    I no longer bother with the secondary market. When I try to buy something, the seller wants 80% of the new price. I may as as well buy new. When I try to sell something, the buyer wants to give me pennies on the dollar. So may answer to your question is...I drop that kind of stuff off at the county dump. When I buy from ebay, stuff is never as advertised and I never have any recourse. WHen I sell on ebay, buyers file complaints and take money from my bank account without my knowledge. Ebay and Paypal each take a hefty bite making any used sale I might make not worth my time. I have thrown good quality holsters in the trash simply because I had no use for them, and had no buyer for them. In the case of your rifle stocks, I might consider storing them indefinitely on the extremely off chance that, if I were to break a stock, I would have a ready replacement, but other than that, round file them.
     
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    Ya, I have the Mark II and 10 at $20 or so to start out w/ a buy it now at $50. Weatherby listed at $30 with a buy it now of $100. I just based those off of the past listing I could find. I really don't care if I get much for them, just would be nice the get something to put towards a stock for my new Axis (since I have to replace every stock, haha).
     
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    Are the Savage stocks for right hand or left hand rifles? And are they wood or synthetic?
     
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    It depends on the stock. I sold the B&C stock that came on my Winchester 70 EW for $200 after buying a used McMillan for $450. That greatly offset the cost. Others get tossed in the fireplace if wood, and the cheap plastic ones usually just go in the trash.
     
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    Right hand, synthetic.
     
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    Won't do me any good on both accounts. All my Savage rifles are left hand and I'm not a big fan of their synthetic stocks.

    As you might find out (if you haven't yet), a lot of people ditch the synthetic stocks for wood or laminate stocks.
     
  14. BigBL87

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    Ya, thats why I have the take offs I do. I've done either higher quality composite stocks or laminate on mine. My hope is maybe someone who wants to mess around with pillar/glass bedding with an inexpensive stock might pick one up.
     
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    You might be onto something there. My Savage 110 is pillar bedded into the original wood stock, and it's a tack driver.
     
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    Only one thing keeps an item from selling.....

    ......Price
     
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    In my case I think it was the stuff I was selling was either low demand (a SAR B6P for instance, good gun but not high demand) or some random accessory. Prices were pretty low, just probably not items people look for much on here.
     
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    Is that m10 stock standard size or youth size, round receiver or flat back reciever.
     
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    Standard, and I believe round receiver? It's a newer 10 so I think those are all round. It's center feed, 4.41" spaced action screws and its a tan/brown digital camo.
     
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    Yeah all the 4.4s are round back, they changed when they went to centerfire.
     
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    Very few people buy a factory composite take off stock. I just toss them in the trash, not worth the time or effort to try and sell.
     
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    If its a stock for an AR, 870, or something like that that I still have samples of the gun, they go in the parts bin. Same if its for a milsurp rifle like a M1 carbine or SKS, 1903, etc.- those stocks aren't as available ascheap as they once were. When I moved from NC to Fl, I had a small barrel in my workshop full of factory plastic stocks for 700's, 77's, etc. that were take-offs from guns I had upgraded for myself or others who didn't want their POS stock back. They piled up. I knew they were useless except to someone who needed to replace a stock cheap, I ended up dropping them off at a LGS. Most of them are still there.
     
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    I just filed two in the big blue cart that I roll out to the highway every week. They are basically junk when new so why would anyone want one.
     
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    I want to replace my m11 youth stock. It came with a hard plastic butt plate, very uncomfortable. It's now on my 223 m11with a limbsaver slip on recoil pad. Mine are sporter barrels but a heavy profile would give it a generous free float. Pm me details.
     
  25. WVRJ

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    If a stock is fiberglass,I grab every one that I can.It's relatively easy to completely remake a stock into something useful if it's fiberglass.I have a Remington 788 that wears an old HS Precision 700 LA stock that I retrofitted and it's a thing of beauty.My M7 has an old Ram-line stock that went from 3 pounds to 1 pound,and it's also very nice.Fiberglass is easy to work with,polymers aren't.
     
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