Skip to comments.Several good deals made at Lansing Gun Turn in
Posted on 02/16/2013 1:01:09 PM PST by marktwain
Private Buyers Scored Bargains at Lansing Gun Turn In
In spite of snow and official interference, brave Michigan Second Amendment activists offered cash for good guns at the Lansing gun turn in last Saturday (February 9th, 2013).
One person turned in an old, RG .38, and used the money to buy ammunition.
Some guns purchased for more than the offered gift card included an M1 carbine in nice shape, some hunting rifles and shotguns, a .22 revolver, a Mosin Nagant, and an SKS with a case of ammunition. The M1 carbine was reported as the most expensive purchase at $200 or less, the .22 revolver went for $100, and at least one .22 rifle went for $50.
It appears that the people from Michigan Gun Owners had a good time, even if they had to stand in the snow.
Perhaps next year the organizers of the event would invite them inside. Their willingness to purchase the nicer items would help stretch the "buyback" dollars to remove more guns from the street, and sellers would have been able to obtain more money for valuable possessions.
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I prefer “Pittance Paid Confiscation”
The RG .38 market price in 1982 was about $50.
They filled a market for those with a limited budget.
On review, official interference only consisted of requiring that private buyers not make offers for firearms on the church property.
Mayor Virg Bernero wants the competition outlawed but it won’t happen because Michigan constitutional law overrides city ordinances.
Dumb question but how do people buying the guns know they’re not hot? I’d be concerned about an anti-gun police force hitting me with a receiving stolen property wrap.
On something like the M-1 Carbine, if it was a real good WWII/Korea manufacture (esp Inland, IBM, or Winchester), $200 would be a tremendous buy, a real keeper.
I had an Iver-Johnson ~1990 knock-off M-1 Carbine that I sold about a year ago for as much as I paid for it ($300 plus $30 for 2 extra magazines with military canvas belt pouch for them). At that time a real WWII Winchester would have brought at least $600 -- certainly more now.
The brass is easily reloadable -- dies still available --
Doesn’t matter if they’re hot. Several years ago I had a handgun stolen. Of course i filed a police report and 18 months later it turned up during an unrelated bust. I asked if the person in possesion would be charged with stolen property. I was told enough time had elapsed that the person had likely gotten it under the belief it was clean. My personal opinion; Fat Chance. I think it was just too much trouble to check. Regardless, no charges were brought. I was just glad to get the weapon back.
I was at the St. George, UT gun show today (mobbed) and the M-1 carbines had prices of $1,000 on them. Military 223s had $1,800 tags.