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My father and I inherited some guns from my uncle when he passed away. After keeping the ones that were sentimental, and the ones that were useful to us we have decided we'd like to sell the rest in one transaction to a gun shop instead of piecing them out. Does anyone have any recommendations of good or bad shops to deal with? We're located in Washington Co. but are willing to drive a bit for the right deal. We are realistic with prices just don't want to deal with super low ball offers or cherry picking. On a side note we dealt the muzzleloaders to Morris Muzzleloading in Grove City and they couldn't have been nicer to deal with or more fair with their offer. I cant recommend them enough.


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the one thing to remember is that when a gun shop buys guns like that they pay lower than the guns are worth. they have to do that so they can sell them at a higher price to make something when they resale them. sometimes its better for you to sale them outright.
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the one thing to remember is that when a gun shop buys guns like that they pay lower than the guns are worth. they have to do that so they can sell them at a higher price to make something when they resale them. sometimes its better for you to sale them outright.



Yeah I realize that and I want them to make money. We're 100% realistic with prices just not willing to be insulted. I've heard horror stories and was looking for recommendations.
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Don't sell to a gun shop. You will lose big time. Maybe list on here?
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I agree, I was going to sell a firearm at one of the big guns shops here because I wanted to buy a new shotgun for turkey. This shop advertises all the time that they buy guns and estate firearms are welcome. The forearm was a Franchie O/U 12 gauge I bought from the factory in Tally when I was in the Navy. It was in nice condition, the occasional scratch on the stock but still looked nice. It was choked mod and full, I bout it before choke tubes came on the scene. The guy at the gun looked at the gun, called another guy and he looked at it and the 1st guy came over and said he would give me $150.00 for the gun, that no one wanted guns without choke tubes and they probably could not sell it. I told him I would use the shotgun for a tomato stake before I would sell it to him for that amount of money. I did sell it later on for about what I wanted privately. If you have the time, sell the long guns privately.
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Around here the local auction house always gets top dollar for guns. The auctioneer takes ten percent. I would investigate that option in your area.
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Yep, if you have the time and are looking to get a reasonable price for your firearms look to some sort of social media that will allow firearms sales. Up here in the Poconos we have a thing called Paper Shop and you can sell just about anything on there, I've sold several firearms well over what our local gun shop would offer on there.
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Take them to an auction house that does gun sales.They usually charge 10-20%.WAY better than gun shop!

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Around here the local auction house always gets top dollar for guns. The auctioneer takes ten percent. I would investigate that option in your area.
That is a good recommendation. When the PGC used to hold confiscated firearms auctions every couple of years we would just shake our heads at the prices the guns went for. Many of them sold for more than they were worth. Good for us, but it didn't make sense. The more egos that are involved, the more they bid.
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That is a good recommendation. When the PGC used to hold confiscated firearms auctions every couple of years we would just shake our heads at the prices the guns went for. Many of them sold for more than they were worth. Good for us, but it didn't make sense. The more egos that are involved, the more they bid.
As you know, a lot of those confiscated firearms had sentimental value and the previous owners (criminals) were willing to pay a premium to get their firearm back.

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