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DNR Gun Auction

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I seen in the back of the sports page today that the DNR was going to hold a gun auction! When?? Anyword?

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In the article it said the DNR was still taking bids on who would be doing the auction. I doubt anything will be set until that is settled.

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that would be interesting to go to, i thought it was funny one of the guys bought back his own gun, but he got the $1000 gun for $300

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gotta wonder how he lost it in the first place...

Steve

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No list yet, it just said Rifles and Shotguns.

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i wonder how public they will make it, from reading it doesnt sound like the advertised becaues if a guy bought a $1000 gun for 300 must have not been to many people there

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I went to the WI DNR auction in SPooner WI in the late 80's. Tons of long guns. Most of the confiscated guns came from poachers etc so the majority were master mag .22 sold by Coast to Coast hardware and Mossberg pump shotguns. Most had never been oiled and had seen serious use or been thrown out of a moving vehicle. There were some nice deer rifles also but people were trying to buy there own gun back and paid more than retail for them. I never placed a bid on a gun. I did bid on some tip ups but they also went for way more than retail. Oh well. Maybe MN DNR guns are different but I think it would be the same.

Mwal

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Go on to the DNR HSOforum and sign up for email alerts. They are supposed to send updates about this, but I haven't gotten one yet.

DD

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In sports page today, May 2nd up in Princten auction.

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The auction will be held May 2nd at hiller auction in zimmerman it was on the front page of last weeks outdoor news on a small side tab. The complete list is avalable on www.hillerauction.com

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my guess is its gonna be packed there, they have put this in all the papers everyone is gonna be there to find a good deal but i dont think thats gonna happen

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You got that right. There will be a ton of people. But considering where the state's budget is at, I say bid them up. In past years, attendance was so bad, the crooks came back and bought their guns back for 1/2 of what they paid for them!

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Looks like the Rem 870 and the S&W 3000 are the poacher specials. Lots of low end guns on that list. A few nice rifle/scope setups on there but mostly low end rigs.

I also like the muzzle loaders listed with scopes on them. I wonder if that's what they got pinched for or if they were using them during regular firearms season.

I'm sure it will packed with how well advertised it is. I've gone to the BCA auction a couple of times as a buyer for a dealer. Used to be good deals, now they bring in more buyers and the stuff sells pretty much for what it should used retail.

On the bright side the DNR will get some money back out of this rather than having a fire sale where they miss out on potential money. Now what they do with the money is a different story, hopefully it doesn't go into salamander research.

If anyone goes let us know how it was. If your looking for an 870 or a 3000 you might be able to get one cheap.

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What i was wondering int he paper they had Bows, but they arent selling them at this show whats the deal??? I think i still might go who knows the economy stinks maybe people dont have the cash to buy a gun, or thats why there gonna go to find a deal, who knows

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Did anyone go to the auction i didnt make it last week

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