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    How to Sell my Gun?

    OK, this may seem weird, but I'm not sure the best route to sell a gun.
    I've got a pre 34 I frame .22 kit gun. 2" barrel flat latch, target sights, orig grips, very nice condition, Jinx Letter, etc.
    I would like to know its current value (crystal ball).
    My question is:
    Do I put it up for auction..or
    If I can determing its value, list it for a fixed price.

    I would appreciate sincere, honest input. .
    thanks!

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    Thanks for the insight Bill. I have done some very limited research on it without much success on finding a comparable piece. Not being a "pristine, mint" item, I assume it falls between a nice .22 and a collectable (to someone)
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    I have always had very good success with Gunbroker. Their fee is based in the final sales price and very fair in my opinion. I would say 5-7 percent. Don’t do a reserve auction on GB but start the bidding below what you want for the gun. This site would also be a great way to sell.
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    OK, but part of my problem is the initial value of the gun to start the bidding process. I'm not sure I want to do the penny start, but on the other hand I don't want to be stupid on the asking price. I really think this could fill a collectors niche. Wish I were more into guns than Randall knives! I feel totally out of my element.

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    Bill, you have some beautiful pieces, and you take some outstanding photos! Be careful you don’t wear out that rock. Hank
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    Quote Originally Posted by RdrBill View Post
    Sir.
    Take some outdoor pics of the gun. Post them in this thread. Quality pics in natural light. NOT direct sunlight.
    Both sides of gun as a minimum. Better pics will help establish value.
    Your gun is worth slightly more than an entry level Randall knife.
    Pics.
    1. S&W Model 25-5, 4 inch, with a Randall Model 25, 5 inch.
    2. S&W Pre Model 27, 3 1/2 inch, with a Randall Model 27 Mini, 3 1/2 inch, Copper.
    See, nothing to it
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    DON’T do a penny auction on your gun. It is too risky. Wait until you get some good info about the value then start at what you want or a little lower. Good luck.

    PS. I love and collect Randall’s also.
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    If you look at closed auctions on Gun Broker and look for what guns like that have been selling for, not what people are asking, but what they have actually sold for you can get an idea of value. You have to sign in and go to the advanced feature to access the closed auctions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by former173rd View Post
    OK, this may seem weird, but I'm not sure the best route to sell a gun.
    I've got a pre 34 I frame .22 kit gun. 2" barrel flat latch, target sights, orig grips, very nice condition, Jinx Letter, etc.
    I would like to know its current value (crystal ball).
    My question is:
    Do I put it up for auction..or
    If I can determing its value, list it for a fixed price.

    I would appreciate sincere, honest input. .
    thanks!
    Look on Gunbroker. Surely you’ll find something similar. Ask what you want for it, and maybe you will get that or more. Worst that will happen is that you’ll have to lower your price. Guess what... You only pay when it sells, so don’t be afraid.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/810187415
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    Quote Originally Posted by RdrBill View Post
    Sir.
    Selling thru an auction house or on consignment thru a gun store will cost you 20% of the selling price.
    Some of the big boys like Rock Island charge 20%, but some are more and some are less. One local auction house that does a lot of regular firearm auctions charges 10%. I know another that's only 5%, but they don't have many regular firearm auctions, just a few guns tossed in with the regular household and farm items.
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