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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by taylor, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Is it my imagination or are guns that used to sit for months with no interest are now going very rapidly. And at much higher prices. I was looking at older generic 1911's that last year were selling for $300-400 are going for as much as entry level Springers.
    Seems like ANY gun thats under $300 goes quickly.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Its your imagination good guns at reasonable prices have always sold fast. It could be that since at least a few guys are getting tax refunds they are in a position to buy.
     
  3. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    A decent 1911 for under $300 sounds like a very good buy. I paid $270 for my little backup .380. Since 1911s are en vogue now and few seem to have a msrp under $1k I'm not surprised. I had my eye on the STI Spartan because of the low price but have yet to see some available locally.
     
  4. RoddyWA

    RoddyWA South-Central WA New Member

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    I'll second your opinion Taylor, I've been looking for a .22 lr/wrm (I don't know if I got my abbreviation correct) revolver; used was fine. I visited a couple of larger pawn shops in Tri-Cities and found that the prices were comperable to new prices from most of the internet sales places: Cheaper than Dirt, Davidsons, etc. So were shotguns. I've been looking for a used 243/7mm/6.5mm Savage model 99. My God, the prices being asked for Savage 300 (the most common caliber) is $550-800. Ouch. This rifle is non-existant in the Central WA area and if you find one, the price will be $900 up.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I noticed a couple weeks back that everything was selling fairly fast.At one time,almost the whole front page of Washington adds were "sold/close thread"

    And I love the fact that more people are buying guns.
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to find a pawnshop that wasnt asking utterly ridiculous prices for their guns. There is one in McMinnville that wanted $300 for a used HiPoint a while back. You would think that pawnshops would be the place to go for cheap guns, but apparently not.
     
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  7. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    In the Pawn shop on Liberty in downtown Salem was a used Springfield GI model with US grips, parkerized the price=$700! for a gun that you can buy new for $500.
     
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    Brown Saint Helens Member

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    Pawn shop prices are crazy sometimes
     
  9. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And remember, they gave pennies on the dollar for those over priced guns.