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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:59 am 

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Location: Florida
I have been seeing a lot of good guns showing up for sale in local shops recently. At least in my area, I suspect many older shooters are dying off leaving collections of guns to widows or children who haven’t a clue what they are worth and often don’t care. A number of them get taken to a dealer and sold off or put on consignment. Tragically, many get turned in to law enforcement and are subsequently destroyed. I’ve managed to pick up quite a few good deals the last couple of years. Hopefully, many of these guns find good homes. Large quantities of ammunition, often in antique boxes, also are turning up.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm 

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Location: Central Pa.
I have noticed this as well . Public auctions of collections have been good this spring . I have been able to buy several old Winchesters at bargain prices .

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:33 pm 

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Location: York County, Virginia
Doesn't seem to be the case here but maybe I'm just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Most of the guns showing up at local pawn shops looked like they were tied to the bumpers and dragged to the pawn shop before they got there.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:21 pm 

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Must be because most of us are getting old and facing the grim reaper. I know I should be selling but have been stubborn. It`s conceding to mortality and none of us like to.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:52 am 

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Ive noticed quite a few collections recently also. Ruger guns show up. When they show up in original boxes and unfired condition, I take a second look!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 pm 

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I don't blame you for that. Maybe even a third look. I should be so lucky. Or maybe not. I don't have much money these days.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:46 pm 
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There's some pretty good prices at this time too. It'll take a democrat being elected president again for the prices to sky rocket. Obama was the best gun and ammo salesman that ever lived.

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