Skip to comments.Inexpensive Good Guns to Replace guns Turned in at Baltimore “buyback” for $200
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 hadnt 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.
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.
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Ping for Maryland “buyback”.
“She can get a Taurus 24/7 .45 ACP factory blem,”
Taurus? No. Add some extra money and get a Glock at least.
I’d hold out for 200 dollars cash AND ice cream coupons.
Makarov is a very servable little pistol.
The Mak has a little more ooomph than a 380. I really like my Bulgarian Mak.
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.
"...holding out for $200.00 and ice cream..."
And there was the time when SKSs were cheap and people would buy them and take them to the “buyback” for a profit.
Those SKSs were sweet little things. Accurate, too.
LEOs like to “chat”, take notes and fill out forms.
She was pretty well armed with the Makarov. Very reliable and powerful enough.
"...chat, take notes, and fill out forms..."
I’m kinda interested in a Taurus “raging judge magnum” 410/.45/.454 unless you have other ideas.
(Obviously NOT $200)
OTOH Taurus has some really decent new .38 revolvers for about the same price. Who ever had too many .38 revolvers laying about?
If you’re not pulled over right away, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a visit at home from LEOs.
"...Whoever had too many .38 S&W revolvers laying about?..."
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.
I’d also bet $10 on that happening.
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