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How is the market for guns?

Posted By: James

How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:17 AM

Given that the Democrats' platform provides for banning ARs, +10-round magazines, and internet gun sales, has the gun market been affected yet? Is there a run on ARs, or have they become nearly worthless? (I'd like to sell one, and wonder if I've waited too long.)

Are people buying guns like crazy on the internet?

Is there a run on magazines?

Are gun shows selling out?

I'm not looking to argue politics or the election's validity here. I'd like to stay with the topic of the gun market.

Jim
Posted By: Canvasback2

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:20 AM

I am wondering if getting a C & R FFL is worth the cost..
Posted By: Zim

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:25 AM

Do not worry James.
Your Dems will "buy" your AR back from you.

Zim
Posted By: fishnhunts

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:27 AM

Good time to sell an AR. There is not much stock available at the retail level. The issue that I've seen currently and in the past is a cheap gun is worth way more than it's worth and an expensive gun is worth about what it would normally be worth. For example, if you have a $600 AR, it may sell for $1000. If you have a $1000 AR, it will probably sell for $1000. Panic buyers usually just buy what they can get ahold of and won't pay a premium for a better piece of equipment.
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:28 AM

I'll give you 5$ for it but that is just because i know you.
Posted By: Scuba1

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:29 AM

You beat me to it Zim
Posted By: Lugnut

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:30 AM

Originally Posted by Zim
Do not worry James.
Your Dems will "buy" your AR back from you.

Zim


Bidenís Gun Czar (who also has a pulse) might even give him close to market value. Thanks dipstick.
Posted By: Osky

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:34 AM

Quality always has valu. I think you will do better than well James.

Osky
Posted By: nramemb

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:35 AM

Yes its to late to sell them. I will take it of your hands For 100.00
Posted By: traprjohn

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 01:31 AM

Strong
Posted By: The Possum Man

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 01:38 AM

Ive gotten several calls this past month from family looking to buy ARs because joe said no. If you got spare ammo you can almost name your price.


But you should be a good boy and go turn ALL your guns and ammo over to the sheriff. Ya know, cause you vote communist.
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 01:40 AM

James, if you wanted to sell that rifle you would have done so the last time you asked this question. I figure your like me. Just cant bring yourself to sell one. Now a trade.... thats a different critter. You might could do real well in a trade.
Posted By: Crit-R-Dun

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 02:16 AM

James, off topic but how did you make out with the BAR 338? Did it meet your expectations? It looked odd in the image but the seller assured you it was just light reflection? and also a poster with some gunsmith experience suggested many of them were problematic?
Posted By: James

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 02:24 AM

You've got a point, Danny. I find it much easier to buy a firearm than to sell one.

In fact, I'm now debating with myself whether to buy another rifle on the internet, on the grounds that internet sales may soon be banned. I don't think it's really going to happen, but it sounds like an excellent excuse to me.

My biggest obstacle is my wife, who recently announced that I have enough guns. I told her, "Shh! You're speaking sacrilege."


Jim
Posted By: James

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 02:27 AM

Originally Posted by Crit-R-Dun
James, off topic but how did you make out with the BAR 338? Did it meet your expectations? It looked odd in the image but the seller assured you it was just light reflection? and also a poster with some gunsmith experience suggested many of them were problematic?


I never ended up with that rifle. The seller never sent me his address so I could send payment, and I never pressed him. I was willing to complete the deal, since I'd agreed, but those comments in my earlier thread did make me lose enthusiasm for the rifle. The seller probably sold it elsewhere for a better price.

Jim
Posted By: Yukon John

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 02:54 AM

I think we're all still waiting for the election to be over 1st!
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 03:14 AM

James let me explain it this way

took my son to the local gun shop tonight he had saved up and we got a couple hundred for trees we took down last week so it was time to get him a rifle

we knew bolt action 308 , had a couple of preferences on brand and features. I said so we are looking for a 308 , not in any rush. my dealer asked what does not in a rush mean. well I have a rifle for him to use so a couple months if needed.

he said nothing to order every distributor is out and not taking any orders till they have stuff in stock . maybe in 6 months they might take an order
basically what you see is what you can have this year a good way into next year

very very little ammo on the shelf a box of 270 3 boxes 30-06 you can have obscure thing 218 bee 223wssm for now

no rifle primers or pistol primers. a couple 209 primers but being sold be the 100 not the 1000

no ARs left on the shelf they had some a couple weeks ago when I was in for powder , they have some powder but not the one I want H4895 some magnum handgun powder , some magnum rifle powder

he had a decent selection of bolt action hunting rifles a couple 308 , 5-6 6.5 creed more there is no ammo for 6.5 however
some 223 , 6.5 grendel

but now semi auto rifles other than a 10/22 in the shop

my son noticed a few 1911s in the case was surprised to see used 1911s in the case , the dealer said those are new , my son said but they have hand written tags you always do the nice typed tags for new guns. good catch , they sell so fast I don't bother any more , just scratch a price on a tag and put it in the case it will be gone in a couple days.

guys coming in looking for 30-30 ,out , out of a lot of ammo

this shop looked packed in January couldn't get another gun on the shelf they closed for a couple weeks in April opened up again he had orders in and was restocked in April , was one of the best looking gun shops in September always had some ARs and other semi autos lots of hand guns even when the big box stores were out.

we can't give Biden all the credit for selling more guns in 1 year than Obama in 8 he had a lot of help from china and Antifa and BLM , arsonists , looters and general criminals.

so bad , the worst I have ever seen it take the runs on guns after 3 mass shootings , 2 elections and triple it for a start.

yes we came home with a 308 that has been in the rack almost a year still had the nice printed price tag with last years price on it also. my son has been looking at that one for near a year so tonight he got to bring it home. it even has walnut some times the kids do appreciate nice wood.
it was one of 2 308win rifles he had int he store.
Posted By: James

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 03:48 AM

Thanks for the info, Pete. Sounds like I better buy that new rifle while I can.

Think I'll wait for the next gun show to sell a couple guns. I know a dealer who will display my guns for free.

Jim
Posted By: BadgerTrapper97

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 04:04 AM

I don't think there's ever been a better time to have a gun or ammo to sell. I just got back down to Texas this weekend. Stopped in a few shops tonight, aside from very expensive handguns, bolt rifles and hunting shotguns everyone is pretty much sold out. There's some 5.56 and 7.62X39 out there but hard to find and handgun ammo is all out
Posted By: Boco

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 04:12 AM

SKS prices have gone thru the roof over the last two years.
Used to get one for $120 bucks-same gun today if you can find one is $450.
Posted By: keystone

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 05:38 AM

If your not hurtin for cash iíd hold on to them in these times!
Posted By: James

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 07:05 AM

I'm not hurting for cash, but my boss, She-who-must-be-obeyed, says I can't buy another gun until I sell one.

Jim
Posted By: DuxDawg

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 07:13 AM

GreenCountyPete nailed it.
Every time a store has any but the most obscure firearms or ammo hereabouts they're wiped out within three days. Line 20 deep yesterday evening putting down deposits on the pistols that came in that morning. Word got out and everyone stopped there on their way home from work. Zero ammo in the common calibers in that store.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 07:38 AM

I'm also in Alaska, James. Fairbanks. No gun shows up here. Covid panic. No shows at all, used to have a show every other month during the winter. You are fortunate Palmer/Wasilla still are having gun shows.
You can list your gun on Alaskaslist. Like others said, prices are up. An AR that sold for 500 back in February will now bring 800 or 850. If your paranoid about who you sell to you could require the sale go through an FFL.
I don't think this will change as long as Joe/Kammy are in office. Actions they take or say they will take will keep fear in many people's minds. Additionally, threats of taxes on guns, the loss of lawsuit protection, may actually drive firearm businesses out. I bet there is a billion dollar industry just in the making/selling of ARs and parts. Barrels, lower parts, uppers and parts, red dots, etc. Big business and money and all of it in the Dems sights for extinction. You say guns aren't the only thing you consider when you vote? How about all the people working in the gun industry and all the surrounding businesses that provide materials and parts to the gun industry?
Be careful what you ask for, James! YOU MIGHT GET IT!
Posted By: GREENCOUNTYPETE

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 11:32 AM

it may cost you a bit more in shipping , just put that in your shipping price

AK-$$
48- $$
HI-$$$

they provide you the name , address and number of the FFL
you call them verify , maybe look them up on line and ship

everything is going for top dollar on Gun Broker , start and account take good pictures and list what you want

even an AR can ship USPS long guns can ship USPS check the rules many post offices do not know them

you insure the parcel for every dime you were supposed to get from the buyer if it is lost or damaged in shipping you get paid either way

I assume you are thinking of selling the sig patrol 1500-2500 depending on your model and options by looking at gun broker closed auctions.
Posted By: Flipper

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 12:53 PM

Waiting for government buy back I have an old marlin 22 that has the look of a AR the but does not work most the buybacks donít know what they are looking at they just see a black gun.
Posted By: keystone

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 01:30 PM

Originally Posted by James
I'm not hurting for cash, but my boss, She-who-must-be-obeyed, says I can't buy another gun until I sell one.

Jim


Maybe you should start a thread on tips to reverse the pecking order to!! COME ON MAN
grin
Posted By: Wolfdog91

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 07:02 PM

Just saying the local pawn spop is selling a WASAR10 AK for $999.99 and i watched two guys near about get into a bidding war over it
Posted By: hippie

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 07:29 PM

I'd hold off selling until we see if there are even more people stupid enough to give the senate to the dems. Then sell fast before they pass laws against either selling or owning one...or both.

Congrats, you got your wish.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: How is the market for guns? - 11/18/20 08:30 PM

Originally Posted by hippie
I'd hold off selling until we see if there are even more people stupid enough to give the senate to the dems. Then sell fast before they pass laws against either selling or owning one...or both.

Congrats, you got your wish.

Good Advice
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