Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mark_Mark, Aug 7, 2022.
Leave in your will, your guns can’t be sold to fund a yoga machine or a Tesla
Why? What difference would it make to me once I'm dead what my heirs do with what's left of my estate? If their financial priorities are that they prefer a Tesla or a yoga machine to dad's/grandpa's guns, are my feelings going to be hurt while I'm rotting in the ground?
I would haunt my boys if they did that. “Were’s my Guns…. ooooowwwwoooo”
I scored a crusty looking Winchester 73' in .38-40 for $100, his asking price. I sold it a couple of years ago for $1500.
that’s a winner!
I sold a 73’ 30-30 5 years ago for $250, mint condition… that was a loser
My buddy is always sending me screenshots of JM Marlins on the uncle Henry's Maine website (internet firearms classifieds for Maine) and I've seen a few for well under a grand and looked to be in great shape. I've been waiting for one in 45/70. They all seem to be 30/30
I don’t understand the fascination with JM. someone tell me something I don’t know. Was it really that better of a gun
I heard you could get SKS’s for as low as $79 K98’s for $100, Mosin was free, M11’were $199, … man! I’m drooling
Walked into the LGS and saw a clean Ruger MkII on the shelf for $300, I haven't seen one for that low of a price in a while and I think the MkII is the peak of the Ruger Mk's.
When I picked it up it came with the box, which was neat since they usually don't survive.
When I got home It was dry as a bone and seriously in need of lubrication. So dry that I started looking closer..and I couldn't find any evidence that it has ever been shot. No lube, no powder residue, no lead shavings, nothing. Dang thing is unfired, NIB. Probably doubled my money if I wanted to sell it.
I paid $300 for this, worth probably 5x that amount even with the ugly incorrect grips
I paid $350 for this about ten years ago, underpaid by a lot even then, probably worth north of $1k even with incorrect grips
I paid $1k for this from a guy that was getting out of shooting and just wanted what he paid for it, could easily double that right now.
Sometimes you just need to flip your perceptions around.
I turned down a Ljungmen for US$450 in the mid 90s for not wanting to buy 6.5 dies [headsmack]
However, turning an AMT hardballer into a 1943 SC 03A3 was a pretty good deal.
I went ahead and bought a Ljungman for $400 because I already had four other Swedish Mausers and lots of reloading materials for them.
I paid $700 cash for my 1943 SC 03a3, as I already had a 1943 03. I picked up a 1943 Winchester Garand a bit later. Now to hunt up a 1943 M-1 carbine and 1911a1... .
NICE!!!! love the mark 2
Is that a Colt?
I bought on a promise a mint PP for my cousins wife. for $350, box and everything, perfect condition. Well she pawned it, long story, I didn’t get the gun or my money back. But family is thicker than water.
GOOD GREIF!!! $40,000 is a Ton of money
I don't really know the answer to that either but somebody must know. They all seem to be listed with special emphasis in bold quotation marks as being a "JM" Marlin.
lets look up the most expensive JM right now… brb
Ultra Rare JM Marlin 410 XLR .410 Stainless NIB Collector
MARLIN 1894S .41 MAG JM
No, but they're better than the early Remington produced Marlins (RemLins). Can't speak to the Ruger-produced Marlins.
I do know that I've several nice S&W revolvers produced in the '80s and '90s that I probably picked up for between $129 - $450 used between about 2004 and the present -- that I know I could easily sell for anywhere from $900 to $1400. Model 19s, 66s, 27s, 28s are all commanding premium prices. Even Model 36s, 37s, 60s are getting obscene prices. And let's not even talk about any of the S&W or Colt revolvers in .22LR. I bought a Colt Police Positive from the early 1930s for around $200 a few years back -- it's in 98% condition, easy -- and the Blue Book on it is $850.
Clearly, older revolvers are commanding premiums.
when you get a gift rifle it’s a gift, but nothing is ever free, you owe that person
But, when you buy a rifle for Walmart form $12…. that’s a HUGE Gun Lotto Win
there’s something about a old revolver.. patina, smooth loose action, history, look. I like them. My buddy has a Old Rossi 38, and he just adored that gun, has a soul to it.
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