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Should I sale out on some of my guns ? #7234976
04/04/21 02:37 PM
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Need some good advice. I am going to be 62 in Sept. Not in the best of health. Both knees replaced and one knee did not turn out well at all 5 years ago. Scar tissue got me even after 4 months of therapy ( 3 months is standard ) the left knee turned out better but hurts most of the time because right knee did not turn out well. Looks like I have 3 years to work as a Manufacturing Mgr. I get to ride scooter around Because of bad knees. Still on concrete all day. Dr said will not get better. No wife , no kids to leave these guns too. It is getting more and more difficult to go even deer hunting let alone coyote hunting or trapping. Just donít have the get up and go. Have all this night vision and thermal vision For coyote hunting and have not used it in 3 years. I have alot of AR15 rifles and have the same calibers in bolt guns. 2 of everything. Everything is all safe queens. Most of the guns never been hunted with.
Question..... I think in my situation I should sale off the AR15 rifles all but one and just keep the bolt action rifles ? No other time in my life time could a gun owner sale a rifle for more than he paid for it till right now. As Harry Potterfields wife says on his TV commercials ď how many guns does one man need ď ? I hate to do it but when I retire what the heck am going to do with all this stuff and with Biden tax coming for sure on AR15 rifles and magazines who can afford 7 AR15 and AR10 rifles ? I sure cannot on SS. Plus BidenĎs law might freeze you from even selling them to some one else or do a 200.00 per gun buy back. If people think Government will give you fair market value for your gun I think your crazy. There is many many here on this forum that are in the same spot in life and wondering what to do. I think down deep I know itís time ? Marty

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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7234978
04/04/21 02:43 PM
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Sell.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7234979
04/04/21 02:44 PM
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I'm not suggesting you sell or keep them, but if you are going to sell this would certainly be a good time to do it. Also sounds like you need to make your will if you haven't to see that who you want gets your things.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7234983
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you're not JUST going to live on SS, are you?


"necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." William Pitt the Younger
Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7234984
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Thats a hard spot to be in, for sure.

Any of your old hunting partners have kids? Close friends that might share the memories of past adventures?

Sibling or niece or nephew?

Even if your not close to them now this may open the door to a relationship that you can build upon over the next few years.

Maybe donate one or two for raffles for kids or trapping association

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7234986
04/04/21 02:50 PM
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If you know/feel it's time, and you can't hunt much any more, then possibly sell them before any new regulations get put in place. You could put the money towards something you need more. No siblings, nieces or nephews? Still might be fun to go to a range though. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235004
04/04/21 03:13 PM
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If you're not using them. Sell em. Today you'll get a great price and you can use the cash for something more important to you right now.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235008
04/04/21 03:18 PM
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Good market now to sell if your not using them Iíd move some then, donít sell them cheap no reason to really.


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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235010
04/04/21 03:23 PM
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put them on an auction. get with an auctioneer. he can get you in the right one. Even in normal times guns usually bring the most money at auction. People like to have guns at their auction. Brings in a lot of buyers to have a few on the sale bill.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235011
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Tough spot to be in. Do what you think is best. Auction sell give donate raffle off etc...

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235018
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sell them, keep a couple hunting rifles, a shotgun. but id go along the lines of selling them.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: adam m] #7235019
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Firearms are in a strong market right now. With 3 more years or work and more than likely continued erosion in mobility, hunting and usage may well go down or be gone totally. With no heirs, selling now you can optimize value and still sell to who you want to. There may be ventures or hobbies you can invest the firearm's revenue into that may fit your physical abilities better.

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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235021
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It's hard to imagine a time that selling would get you a better price. I know folks in better shape if a bit older that have sold guns they have had for years but no longer use because this is a good time to do it. A private sale should get you more $ than a dealer will give so if your state law allows it that is a good option.

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235038
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you can put them on an estate auction LEGALLY here in KS. I see your location lists N.D. I feel confident guns are still sold at estate sales there also. Like I said, people like guns at their sale. brings in more buyers.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235047
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I have been selling some of mine here and there-downsizing a bit.
Good time to sell-you could sell some and keep some,or sell them all and buy one or two new ones and a whack of ammo.
I think you have several options at the present time.
A will is a good idea even if you dont have family,you can make sure proceeds go to charity of your choosing instead of to the gov't.

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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235054
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I gave most of mine to my kids when they moved to a red state, but if you have no one, sell, now is the time...

Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235056
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I think the hand writing Is on the wall in my situation My brother owns over 100 guns , said he donít need any more guns. Brother has no children he is in the same boat as I am in. Not going to Leave them to strangers who will sale them at a garage sale for 100.00 each. I Guess use the money I get from guns towards one last new truck in 3 years to drive me to nursing home or funeral home which ever comes first. Average age of hunters are getting older , Less and less target shooters. A lot of people buying pistols and 1 Ar15 rifle for defense. My gun range membership news letter came out last Friday. Guess what.... our membership went from 683 to 385 they said last year. I think 11 people signed the sign in book From Jan to Feb and I was one of them. What does that tell you. No one is shooting. When I went Target shooting a guy got out of truck shot 11 shots out of a 9mm. He was at range 5 minutes. Guy ask me Iíd if I would pick up his target when I picked up my target. Said 22 dollars of ammo 1 hrs worth of work for me. He said just wanted to make sure his gun was still sighted in. Said he is good till next year or till he has to shoot someone. Unbelievable. Biden with one stroke of the pen could make AR15 rifles or any gun worthless. Biden could say no Private Sales only can sale back to Government at their price. I can tell you it will not be be more than $200.00 per AR15 rifle. Or put the big tax on AR15 and magazines. They are talking $200.00 per magazine. Will I have 91 Magazines that are 20 plus rounders. I am not going to pay $18,200 To keep my own magazines and then another 1200.00 for ( 6 ) AR15 /AR10 To keep My own guns. Keep one for the Coyote night vision and thermal vision stuff if I even feel Like ever going hunting again. Every one says oh no one is going to take my gun away from me....Sure they will. Go ahead and bury it in your back yard and put a rock over it and watch the rock and gun rust to nothing under it. Because if you ever wanted to take it out Just 1 time your a outlaw. How long do you think it will take for a neigbor or even a family member to squeal on you that you have a AR15 ? People will turn you in to have a 35.00 traffic ticket Suspended for the tip. I sold my AR15 350 Legend last week at LGS shop for $1250.00 In 1 day. 10% consignment not to bad consignment charge.Looks like I will be packing up Truck tonight full of guns. Between my health and the Liberal Demos It donít make since to hang on too them. It will be a sad day but the hand writing is on the wall. MD

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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235059
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biden CAN NOT executive action a new law. I doubt a liberal judge would allow it


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235061
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If I were in your situation I'd sell the stuff I felt were a problem and to those I know who would be interested, sad advice, still though, wish we never had to consider such a thing !

What kind of thermal do you have and would be interested as one who would use it !


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Re: Should I sale out on some of my guns ? [Re: martyd] #7235083
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like others said probably no better time to sell

having your will in order is good , my will says my guns go to my kids evenly split and that they may never sell them only gift them to family.
my lawyer informed me that the kids could actually do anything they wanted once it was theirs , I told him but they will know my intentions and there will be no mistaking my intentions.

I wrote that will before all of my kids were even born , I have one adult child now with more soon to follow. my current plan is the day I die if it is a death I see coming from old age or known disease. there only be a few if any guns left that I have not given away keep what I am using at the time and give grandkids as they get old enough guns or who ever I think they will best serve.

when my Grandpa moved into a senior apartment the year before he died he gave his shotgun to my uncle , he new he had no need for it in the apartment.


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