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firearms buying/selling question

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does anybody know how receptive dealers are to buying good quality used guns, or taking more than one gun on trade for a new one? i have a few guns that i never shoot anymore, a marlin .22 i won (already have 4 other .22s) a NEF handi rifle .243, and a winchester 1400 mk2 20 gauge that are all just collecting dust. anybody know where i could go in western or central minnesota to recieve a fair price on trade in or outright sale?

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Reeds Sports in Walker and Brainerd. They will trade or sell on consignment.Good folks too

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Put them on Gunbroker.com, you can also see on there research wise first hand before trading them what people are willing to purchase them for?.

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I sold two guns to Scheels in Sioux Falls last summer. Gary's also buys guns. You won't get retail type prices selling to a store as they need to make a buck re-selling them again, but you will get a decent price for them close to what you'd get on trade. In my particular case Gary's had too much inventory already of the two particular guns I was selling so they weren't interested in buying them, but the manager told me exactly what I should expect to get paid for them by a private party and by another retailer if I went somewhere else. On the two guns, Scheels gave me exactly what he said on one and $25 more on the other so I thought it was a fair deal.

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thanks for the replys....i did some calling around today and found an auctioneer who wants any firearms he can get his hands on for a big consignment auction...i will check out garys and scheels also!

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Call Steve at Kjergaard Sports in Lake Benton. He might be interested in buying a few guns.

Also, I can't help but to mention how well his guns are priced (if you are ever looking to buy). I'd like to post some of his prices specifically compared to a large sporting goods store, but I am not sure if I can post stuff like that.

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Did you ask the auctioneer how MUCH of the finally selling price he takes? Do that. You're gonna be surprised. Then go to Scheels. They are fair and honest.

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this auctioneer wants to buy them from me; not consign them on a scheduled auction. i know this guy well, as when my grandpa was a gunsmith and buyer/seller, he did a lot of business with him.

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rost, i can believe that a small time guy can have better prices than a big box store. when my grandpa was in business i would page through his wholesale catalogs daily. its amazing the markup a lot of places get away with and still convince you you got a good "deal". i do all my firearms buying through one guy who holds his ffl and charges a small fee per gun to order for me. if i buy 4 guns a year from him, ive saved enough on markup to buy a fifth sometimes. problem is now, ive got 27 guns and need to start getting rid of some!

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It might be farther than you want to drive, but call the Hunter's Den gun shop between Comfrey and Springfield, MN.

Do a search as I know he has a web site. He has an excellent reputation in the area, and always has an ad in several local papers for buying guns.

DD

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