Skip to comments.Gun Questions - Need answers on a coupla guns...VANITY
Posted on 06/28/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT by Chasaway
Had to stop getting worked up about today's SCOTUS decision and the contempt vote/black caucus walkout, so I started working on some gun stuff. I know...I'm still just "clinging".
I need some help on a few guns I'm thinking about accepting in lieu of $500 - $700 in cash as part of a truck sale I'm doing.
The buyer didn't have enough real money to buy the truck, so I axed him if he's got any guns around.
Three of 'em:
1. A Marlin 30 AW in 30.30 (lever action); 2. A Marlin 60S - .22 cal with what he calls a "nickel" plated barrel; 3. A Yildiz over/under 12 gauge (made in Turkey, sold by Academy?).
Oh...one other thing (doesn't have anything to do with the trade above): I've got a Remington 760 Gamemaster in 30.06. It's got a barrel stamp/serial number(?) that I've been trying to use to decipher when the gun was produced.
The barrel stamp (just forward of the receiver on the left side of the barrel) is UAS 33. I haven't found a table yet that'll help me find out when this was manufactured from that info.
On the receiver itself, there's another number: 6927xxx. I'm not sure what that number is and if that would help me track this stuff down or not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Never owned a gun - never felt a need, and if I wanted to shoot, would just go with a good friend who would take me.
I am now starting to feel a need.
I’d tell him to sell the guns and give me the cash. I don’t need any more guns and if I wanted one, it wouldn’t be any of the ones listed so I’d take the $500-$700 and get what I wanted or at least make a down payment on it. Assuming the guns are in good to excellent condition though it’s probably a somewhat fair trade though. just my opinions.
I did something similar when a bud needed cash and sold me a couple of shotguns and a .22.
I overpaid by about 30%, but he needed a hand up.
I hope you are a female FReeper. Otherwise, I think you should turn in your man card and forget the guns.
Depending on condition, I wouldn’t go over $300 for all of them. You could pick them up at gun shows used for $150 each and you. Need to leave yourself some profit in there.
Correction. The. 22 is probably an $80 gun used in decent condition.
Cheap guns all. The Yildz shotgun has an aluminum receiver so while it may look nice it will not be a long lasting shotgun.
I would consider $350 for all the best price I would give.
See gun-data.com for info on the Remington 760.
You’d be at the low end of your range. The Yildiz can be had for around $400 NIB; with the other two combined around $200. If it was me I’d want the cash to get something I actually wanted but there is always something to be said for paperless transactions when it comes to guns.
I hope you are a female FReeper. Otherwise, I think you should turn in your man card and forget the guns.""
Nope. I'm a guy. I just talk like that. I also wear a shiny gold lame speedo, a cheetah print speedo and when I feel frisky...one made out of chain mail. That one tends to pinch a bit, though.
LOL...but thanks for the thought!
What you have there is a poor man’s deer rifle, a poor man’s small game rifle and a poor mans bird gun. Without a blue book in front of me it sounds like the price is about right.
It boils down to if you want the firearms...
I thought it was “tee hee”.
:-) Sorry, couldn’t resist.
You’re alright. You’re a conservative Texan. Rock on.
you’d be better off getting the cash you want, and then picking up a couple of 12 gauge Mossberg Maverick 88s, or a Ruger 10/22 if you want a smaller rifle. New. Just saying.
I go both ways...
What ever you do, keep them away from any kind of canoe or waterway.
You never know given that way the Supremes is a rulin..
(My apologies to everyone in bringing that subject into the discussion.)
The Marlins are worth about $150 together. I’m still not interested.
The Turkish shotgun is a tremendous piece of crap.
I have a WHOLE BUNCH of guns I’m taking on a boating trip soon. Matter of fact, I conducted a bunch of cash, personal sales of a bunch of others.
I hope I don’t lose any on my boating trip. It’s very hard to replace them once they’re lost. I may get insurance money on them, but how do I replace those great guns with all of this sentimental value?
But I understand your advice.
Sorry for your loss. If you’ve experienced any such.
All low end junk guns worth $400 max. The only redeeming value is its a private sale.
When I first came to Alaska in the 70s the only 2 guns I owned were a Marlin Model 336 in 30/30 and a Model 60 .22lr. Though many will say “pooh, pooh” the 30/30 I hunted and dropped both Moose and Brown Bear with that old Marlin 336. I no longer use them, but I still have ‘em. They may not be worth a lot of money but they are classic American sporting guns and they’ll stand the test of time and abuse and still go bang.
You axed him?
Didn’t that hurt?
I would have asked him. You sound like you might have anger issues. ROFLMAO
He’s Mescan. So I axed him.
And in actual fact, today, I DO have some anger issues.
And not enough guns, it feels like.
I’ve cleaned ‘em all, loaded ‘em all up, and am starting over again.
Well in actual fact, I’m planning a hog hunt/varmint (coyote, bobcat, fox, coon) calling trip down along the Rio Grande (Eagle Pass), TX in July or early August. Hunting day and night.
Temps will be from 105 to 110 or so during the day and getting down in the upper 80’s/lower 90’s at night. Sleeping in hammocks and sweating for days. It’ll be totally miserable..and a BLAST!
I’ll be taking a 30.30 lever action, an M-1 Garand, an AK-47 and some AR’s and .22 magnums. Need rough ol’ tough guns...accurate, but rugged as hell. This’ll be cowboy, tough hunting, sleeping and camping.
We’ll be down there with the tough folks. Cactus, rattlesnakes, scorpions, desert, mesquite, arroyos and maybe, some illegals (don’t yet know what the limit is on those). Cooking over wood fires unless it’s too dry. If so, we’ll be cooking over small backpacking stoves, just enough to make coffee and grill a steak or so.
The lever action would make a great truck gun, I think. I might get it cut down a bit, and keep it in a scabbard behind the front seats. I’ve got guns that’ll outshoot it, but it’ll be awesome for where we’re going and what we’re trying to do.
Best to you. Thanks for your comments.
One piece of advice:
Guns and boating don’t mix.
I know, I know’ it’s what all the cool Freepers are doing, but many a Freeper has needed to learn the hard, tragic lesson.
So, are there any FReepers that wanna go on this hunt? I can only take a couple (max, depending on whether my son goes or not) and I’ve gotta be convinced I’m not gonna be with a rube or someone who’s liable to shoot me.
But if you’re not afraid of heat, don’t have to be comfortable all the time, know how to handle yourself around other people with guns, hogs, etc. and want to see some kick ass varmint calling (or even if you KNOW how to do kick ass varmint calling), let me know.
I’ll let you know what you need to bring and we’ll do some serious South Texas, Mexican border rough country hunting.
Old time Texas-style.
Don’t know the dates, yet. Just gotta be before September.
The 30-30 would be a nice backup gun.
The Model 760 serial number sequence was changed on November 26, 1968, because the National Gun Control Act of 1968 required that no two guns from the same manufacturer have the same serial number. The initial Model 760 serial number sequence began at 1001 in 1952, and ended at 549773. The new serial number sequence, now shared with the Model 742 autoloading rifle, began at 6900000.
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