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Do you like to trade firearms? Have you ever come out ahead? Ever been burned, I mean burned REALLY bad, and lived to REGRET it BIG TIME?

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Well Timber, you flip through a rifle catalog and I've had just about every model in there at one time or another, and I don't think I've ever come out on the positive side 'cept for once, and that depends on how you look at it.  I was selling a remington 700 that I had customized and toted in AZ for several years.  Had about $300 in the rifle even after buying a new stock and chopping the barrel (they were about $169 new back then).  Well, I went back east and figured I didn't need it anymore.  So I gathered up all my disposable stuff and headed for a flea market.  Some guy stopped by my table with an AR-15 that he had bought for his daughter when she enlisted in the army.  He swapped me straight across for that 270, and threw in several 20 & 30 rd mags and 500 rds of ammo.  I turned around and sold the AR-15 for $650, and that turned out to be too cheap.  Wish I'd kept the 270, though.  Paid $700 to replace it and the 4x scope years later when I moved back out west.
 

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A good trade is one where everyone walks away happy.  I feel like I've done really well with all the trades I've made, but then again, I've only traded for guns that I really wanted.  I always try to shoot the gun I'm trading for and am always truly honest about what I have.  I always give the trader a week or two to change their mind (it's never happened, so I assume they were satisfied also).  My only major regrets have been in all out sales.  I have put a price on gun I did not wish to sell or regretted shortly afterwards.  I don't trade as to make money, I trade to get something I really want, so I guess there's a difference between the two.
 

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I've yet to be burned on a trade, and maybe I'm being nieve, but as Alyeska said as long as your honest about the condition and know what your getting, you should do ok.
There ARE dishonest people, and None us just fell off the turnip truck!~
 

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How about when I was around 16, I bought a buddies Remington Model 600 "Mohawk" rifle, 6mm Rem caliber, for $50.  (He was in some sort of trouble with traffic tickets or something).  Anyway, I then went and traded it straight across for a Glenfield Model 60 22lr semi-auto, at the local gun shop.  (They must have seen me coming a mile away).

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When I was fifteen, about a month after my grandpa died, I traded his Husqvarna 30-'06 for a Remington Apache 22lr and 40 dollars.  Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid.  Now I found the guy that has it, he shot his first elk with it and won't give it up. I am never going to quit working on him until I have that rifle back.
 

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Good for you Slangley, I'd do without chewin' 'baccy fer a year to git that rifle back.  Make 'im an offer he caint refuse.  I'd trade my first born fer my grandaddy's rifle.
 

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Good for you Slangley, I'd do without chewin' 'baccy fer a year to git that rifle back.  Make 'im an offer he caint refuse.  I'd trade my first born fer my grandaddy's rifle.
 

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muleskinner, send the money you would have spent on Copenhagen to PO box....  Thanks for your kind words. Should I even tell you about how I sawed the barrel off of his Winchester 1897 in another fit of stupidity?  Or how I then lent the same shotgun to a "friend" who got it confiscated by the POLICE?  I know I've many mistakes left in me but I am definitely not going to repeat these two.  Spending a lot of time just repairing them, not to mention the others I've committed.
 

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muleskinner, send the money you would have spent on Copenhagen to PO box....  Thanks for your kind words. Should I even tell you about how I sawed the barrel off of his Winchester 1897 in another fit of stupidity?  Or how I then lent the same shotgun to a "friend" who got it confiscated by the POLICE?  I know I've many mistakes left in me but I am definitely not going to repeat these two.  Spending a lot of time just repairing them, not to mention the others I've committed.
 

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I really don't like to trade or sell, but sometimes you have too. To me, it's supply and demand. If you want it, and someone else has it, and both agree to swap? Then there is no win or lose. Don't look back and question what you did. But, I also listen to my Wife's suggestion. When in doubt do nothing. Just my 2 cts.  Elliot
 

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I don't think I ever really got burned in a trade but ther are some guns that I sold that I really wish I had back. I had an original Winchester Low Wall in 32-20 with an octagonal barrel that was refinnished. I also had a Ruger #3 in 444mag in new condition. Try to find one of those. There have been a few others but those are the ones that I really wish I had back.
 
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