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Inexpensive Good Guns to Replace guns Turned in at Baltimore “buyback” for $200
Ammoland ^ | 28 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on 01/07/2019 1:37:36 PM PST by marktwain

On 17 December 2018, the City of Baltimore held a gun “buyback”. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda term. You cannot “buyback” something you never owned in the first place. It should be called a gun turn-in.  On 17 December, over 500 guns were turned into the police for destruction.

One of them, a small 9 mm semi-auto pistol was turned in by Darlene, as interviewed by the local Fox affiliate, Fox45.

From washingtontimes.com: A woman by the name of Darlene told a local Fox affiliate that she turned in her 9 mm on Monday in order to “upgrade to a better weapon,” adding that she hadn’t “quite decided” yet what that weapon would be.

Better footage of the firearm turned in by Darlene shows it was likely a Soviet-era 9X18 Makarov pistol. The pin at the rear of the trigger guard, the angle of the slide to the lower edge of the frame, above the trigger, and the rebated slide at the muzzle end are all good indicators that it is a Makarov.  (I believe the area above the trigger is a polished slide, not the ejection port.)

Darlene had the right idea. A decent Makarov is bringing about $250 on the open market these days. Transaction costs would eat up the $50 difference. Legal sales of pistols in Maryland are heavily burdened with regulation.

What can Darlene get for $200 or a bit more? She can obtain some very serviceable pistols.

She can get a Taurus 24/7 .45 ACP factory blem, $250 at gunbroker.com, at the time of this writing. She would have to look hard to find the blemish.

(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; baltimore; banglist; buyback; md; nra; secondamendment
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When you pay more than market value, people will sell you things, even though you are going to destroy them.
1 posted on 01/07/2019 1:37:36 PM PST by marktwain
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To: cyclotic

Ping for Maryland “buyback”.


2 posted on 01/07/2019 1:38:37 PM PST by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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If they're handing out ice cream coupons, pass.

3 posted on 01/07/2019 1:42:18 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: marktwain

“She can get a Taurus 24/7 .45 ACP factory blem,”

Taurus? No. Add some extra money and get a Glock at least.


4 posted on 01/07/2019 1:42:57 PM PST by Redcitizen (I don't always lurk, but when I do, Freerepublic.)
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To: Snickering Hound

I’d hold out for 200 dollars cash AND ice cream coupons.


5 posted on 01/07/2019 1:45:02 PM PST by Redcitizen (I don't always lurk, but when I do, Freerepublic.)
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To: marktwain

Makarov is a very servable little pistol.


6 posted on 01/07/2019 1:48:22 PM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Fido969

The Mak has a little more ooomph than a 380. I really like my Bulgarian Mak.


7 posted on 01/07/2019 1:51:04 PM PST by umgud
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To: marktwain

About 20 years ago, here in York, PA, there was a gun buyback program. They were paying about $50 for a working gun. Some unknown wonderfully sick son of a (well) gun was passing out hand written leaflets showing how to build a single shot, but working firearm with materials cheaply available at any hardware store. He wrote that if you made and sold ten of them, you would have enough money to legally buy a good gun.


8 posted on 01/07/2019 1:51:06 PM PST by Daveinyork
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"...holding out for $200.00 and ice cream..."


Curious if someone who “thinks” they have a $300 windfall but only offered $100 (or ice cream tickets) can just drive away without police hassle?

9 posted on 01/07/2019 1:52:36 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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And there was the time when SKSs were cheap and people would buy them and take them to the “buyback” for a profit.


10 posted on 01/07/2019 1:54:16 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats decide only elections they win are valid.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Those SKSs were sweet little things. Accurate, too.


11 posted on 01/07/2019 1:59:07 PM PST by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Blue Jays

LEOs like to “chat”, take notes and fill out forms.


12 posted on 01/07/2019 2:02:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: marktwain

She was pretty well armed with the Makarov. Very reliable and powerful enough.


13 posted on 01/07/2019 2:07:35 PM PST by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: carriage_hill; Redcitizen

"...chat, take notes, and fill out forms..."


I will stake a month of salary that if a person said:
”...I believe this qualifies as an assault weapon. If you don’t wish to pay me $300.00 for it, I’m gone...”
My bet is several squad cars will pull them over prior to reaching the next street intersection.


14 posted on 01/07/2019 2:09:36 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: Redcitizen

I’m kinda interested in a Taurus “raging judge magnum” 410/.45/.454 unless you have other ideas.

(Obviously NOT $200)


15 posted on 01/07/2019 2:11:45 PM PST by BBQToadRibs
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I'd opt for the Makarov my own self, in that scenario.

OTOH Taurus has some really decent new .38 revolvers for about the same price. Who ever had too many .38 revolvers laying about?

16 posted on 01/07/2019 2:20:01 PM PST by OKSooner (Whatever happened to, "The midterms are safe."?)
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To: Blue Jays; carriage_hill

If you’re not pulled over right away, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a visit at home from LEOs.


17 posted on 01/07/2019 2:37:28 PM PST by Redcitizen (I don't always lurk, but when I do, Freerepublic.)
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To: OKSooner

"...Whoever had too many .38 S&W revolvers laying about?..."


Agreed. Revolvers on every floor is a good thing.

18 posted on 01/07/2019 2:38:18 PM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: BBQToadRibs

Unfortunately, my revolver experience is limited.

I have heard enough horror stories about Taurus firearms to not choose that brand. I am sure there are people who got a good Taurus firearm.

My friend does like his Smith and Wesson Governor in .410 and 45 Colt. He has not had any issues with it. I would say go with that brand.


19 posted on 01/07/2019 2:42:40 PM PST by Redcitizen (I don't always lurk, but when I do, Freerepublic.)
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To: Blue Jays

I’d also bet $10 on that happening.


20 posted on 01/07/2019 2:55:24 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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