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jnyork
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Advertising guns for sale

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How come, when some people advertise a gun for sale, they will say the firearm came from an estate or a friend who recently died or something like that. For instance, at our local club, a person selling a rifle advertised " got this rifle from the estate of an older fellow who recently died, I dont think he shot it very much".

WTF, over? Does the fact (?) that the previous owner is now deceased put a premium on the price or somehow increase the quality of the firearm? I see this all the time and just wonder about it.
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On Estate sales around here, it puts the price up above blue book value. Sort of a code for lets give the survivors a few pennies while I make a lot of extra bucks on it.
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jnyork wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:38 pm
How come, when some people advertise a gun for sale, they will say the firearm came from an estate or a friend who recently died or something like that.
That's because they've "lost all their guns in a boating accident", but still want to buy & sell or change their collection.

Oh, I mean their EX-collection... :wink:

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Old No7 wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:47 pm
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That's because they've "lost all their guns in a boating accident",

Oh, I mean their EX-collection... :wink:

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I saw a nice little .22 S&W for sale at a gun shop once.
It was advertised as "Only Used At Parties"
When I asked about it the shop owner said this quite well-to-do couple were known for throwing big parties and when the proceedings got going they would get into a fight and one would pull out the gun and shoot the other one. Using blanks. Newcomers to the parties were never warned and the merriment caused by the "shooting" entertained all.
At the last party things were going nicely and then the husband and wife get into a fight. She pulls the pistol and shoots him. He says, "YOU SHOT ME!" and she calls him a name and shoots him again.
Then they saw the blood.
ooops
Someone forgot to check the ammo.
He survived.
They brought the gun in and put in on consignment.
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Caution is still a high priority for firearm use. Mine are all loaded, except when taken down for cleaning. Even then, they might be.
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"Estate sales". I knew a guy who was a fanatic about garage-type sales. Every Saturday and Sunday and sometimes Friday afternoons, he out buying bargains.

But his real preference was for "estate sales". He claimed: "You'll always find better quality at an estate sale."
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I think piller nailed it. Some sellers feel that mentioning an estate or death makes buyers feel like they're helping the widow or family. I've even seen ads stating the seller is "selling this for his widow" as a more direct way to appeal to the buyers to step up.
Guns are certainly helped by provenance that connects them to particular noted persons, but I wont pay more just because the owner passed away. Unless I knew the owner personally and want to help his family get a good price for his guns.
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