Selling A Firearms Collection

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Oh my gosh! I would love to see a list of your collection. My dad and I collect WW II and previous militaria. Your 1911 Remington-Rand .45 ACP, still packed in cosmoline sounds like a dream come true!

If you put these up online, could we please have a link?

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Kento
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The Remington Rand brand new is a retirement fund in itself or most of another safari. It wood be easier to find rocking horse poop and hens teeth than that minty 45.
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You might give some thought to separating your collection into groups. "African" calibers, doubles if available could be listed on AH. Deer / elk calibers could be put on Gunbroker in small groups. Pre 64 Winchesters should be listed separately. Do you live anywhere near one of the up-coming SCI conventions. Do you belong to a local Sportsmen's Club where you might list what you have for sale. I used to belong to such a club where one of the guys purchased entire collections from widows etc. he had little to no overhead so he could offer the "seller" a reasonable price, make a "few" bucks and offer the buyer an opportunity to save a few bucks as well. It was a "win - win" all the way around.

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Art people at my gun club often set up tables of stuff for sale while a shoot is on. A lot of stuff is sold like that.
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I contacted James Julia and Sons, back when they were still JJ&S, and they were gonna send out a man to make an offer. Soon after, they sold, and the issue was dropped. So nothing came of it. Nothing else has been done. I am reluctant to post much more on this topic, as I think we are rapidly approaching a time when a firearms collection will be illegal. Not sure what my next step will be. Best regards to all shooters and hunters. Stay strong......................FWB
 

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I contacted James Julia and Sons, back when they were still JJ&S, and they were gonna send out a man to make an offer. Soon after, they sold, and the issue was dropped. So nothing came of it. Nothing else has been done. I am reluctant to post much more on this topic, as I think we are rapidly approaching a time when a firearms collection will be illegal. Not sure what my next step will be. Best regards to all shooters and hunters. Stay strong......................FWB
Flatwater Bill, I surely hope you are still going to accompanied me to our 1885 Era Black Powder rifle hunt ?? I really want to meet you in person.
 

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I contacted James Julia and Sons, back when they were still JJ&S, and they were gonna send out a man to make an offer. Soon after, they sold, and the issue was dropped. So nothing came of it. Nothing else has been done. I am reluctant to post much more on this topic, as I think we are rapidly approaching a time when a firearms collection will be illegal. Not sure what my next step will be. Best regards to all shooters and hunters. Stay strong......................FWB
I think Morphy took over for JJ&S. They were the people that recently sold a collection belonging to the late Neal Knox, gunwriter and former head of NRA-ILA, according to his son Jeff.

 

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I plan to sell my guns over the next year. Any advice on how to go about it?

I bought my first firearm 55 years ago, a Savage model 64 O/U .22/20ga. Bought another gun when I could or when I thought I needed it. The numbers grew and grew. Probably about 125 guns now. It isn't a collection in the classical sense........like ALL Colts or ALL Winchesters. Just useful, middle of the road guns. Naturally, there is the odd Parker A1 Special in 28 ga, Fox-Sterlingworth X Grade, Ithaca Dollar Grade, and a few Greener Breech loading elephant guns. But most are just your average hunting guns.

How do I sell them? Too many to list here or on Gunbroker. Can't sell them on Ebay. Can't sell them locally...............don't want a bunch of crack-heads beating on my door wanting cheap handguns. I doubt that a high-end site like James Julia would want them..........maybe a few, but not Rugers, Winchesters and Remingtons. Appreciate ideas..........gun shows? Auction sites?

(And no, I really don't have any X grades, but I did see one once)

Thanks...........................................Flatwater Bill

Appreciate any advice on how to sell the lot. Especially from someone with experience in this area.
Where are you located I can actually help you if you are interested
 

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