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.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!