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Posted: 5/15/2002 5:57:04 AM EDT
I have a pre-ban mini 14 with a Ram-line folding stock.  I would like to trade it to a local gun shop.  My question is about trading price.  Does it have increased value because of pre-ban and having a folding stock?  If so could you give me a ball park figure to work from.  I see from other post that post ban are much cheaper, but I would feel awkward asking 70.00 - 900.00 for this.  Thanks
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:30:27 PM EDT
This might help, might not.

I know of a stainless, pre-ban, fixed stock Mini purchased before things got crazy.  Purchase price was $430, or about $450 w/ tax.  The same rifle sells today for about $415 (tax on top of that).

Opinion: assuming ANIB condition, it's worth roughly what you paid for it.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:31:32 PM EDT
Oh, P.S.  My answer reflected "Retail" price.  You'll get skinned a little so the dealer can make a profit.  That's reality / that's life.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 7:58:58 PM EDT
You will be lucky if they offer you $200 for it. Till you try and buy it back the next day, then it will be an ultra rare pre pre-ban, and they want $600 for it. Sell it on the board or to a private person, NEVER EVER sell a used gun to a gunstore.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:04:09 PM EDT
i bought a new in box postban stainless mini last year for $421.90 last year. on the other hand, i bought a stainless mini 14 pre-ban  GB  government model about a month later&paid around $650 for it. the GB model was a trade in from some state dept. of correction.
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 6:41:43 PM EDT
bybon, I could be wrong but I feel your asking price of $700-900 may be a little high. It's been about 4 years ago but I got 2 Ruger factory folders, a blued Mini for $450 and a stainless one for $600. I agree with the others that if you want top dollar for your rifle then sell it private party or over the internet,etc..
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 6:31:55 PM EDT
Thanks for the input guys.  The few times I did sell to a dealer I kicked myself for such stupidity.  Thanks for reminding me.
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 7:57:49 PM EDT
Why get rid of it? The weapon you already have is always cheaper than the one you don't..

Link Posted: 5/19/2002 11:42:28 AM EDT
I agree with Mplat.  I could kick myself in the head for selling guns that now I wish I still had.

Just keep it.

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