Skip to comments.Al:Gun sale nets a total of $98,700 for 3 agencies
Posted on 04/17/2013 1:09:18 PM PDT by marktwain
TALLADEGA Nearly 1,000 guns seized by Talladega police, Talladega County Sheriffs Office and the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force were auctioned off to federally licensed gun dealers Tuesday afternoon. According to Talladega Police Chief Alan Watson, the sale netted a total of $98,700, which will be divided between the three agencies based on who had seized the weapons in question.
According to auctioneer Johnny Vetra, 30 to 40 dealers from Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky came to look at the weapons, which ranged from a flint-lock pistol to .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol that frequently retails for over $2,000.
Except for the Desert Eagle and one other handgun, all the weapons were sold in lots, with each bidder submitting a sealed bid by 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
It remained unclear Tuesday evening how much of the proceeds would go to each agency, Watson said. About 270 of the guns auctioned off came from the city, he said.
The last gun auction was in 2007, after the state legislature passed a law allowing municipalities to participate in such sales. Many of the weapons auctioned then had been gathering dust in storage rooms for up to 20 years.
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A flintlock? Was he carrying concealed?
Averaged less than $100 gun, either someone got a great deal or they were mostly junk.
“Averaged less than $100 gun, either someone got a great deal or they were mostly junk.”
Considering that these are guns sold in lots to dealers, I would expect their retail price to be twice what was paid.
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Actually, it’s about $10 per gun. Sounds like the bidding wasn’t very open. Though junk pistols do go about that for used wholesale.
Average of $100 apiece. Somebody got a good deal.
Publik Skool edmacation?
Hey, anyone can misplace a decimal place when posting fast!
Whoops. I swear I looked at it several times.
The first two and last two years of my formal education were indeed at public schools.
My three years of 6th grade finally paid off...