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Posted: 1/5/2012 4:02:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 4:04:15 PM EST by BrowardMason]
I can't beat the guy who got the $50 datsun a while back but here goes.

I wanted an AR10 for a while and started looking. After 2 or 3 months I found and bought a like new AR10 Carbine flat top with a Trjicon accupoint 3-9x40 mounted in armalite mount for $700. Had all boxes and original paperwork for everything! He even included 260 rounds of Federal .308 Vital Shok and a cheap plastic carry case. Not a mark on anything. He said he had less than 300 rounds down the pipe.

It was listed on Gunbroker. The guy was local and strapped for cash. We did the exchange at the store he originally bought it from. I sold the scope for $500 and the mount for $65 on the EE. I got $40 for the original stock and buffer tube when I bought a PRS.

Huge score! KARMA was getting me back for something good I did at some point. Including the ammunition I ended up with a free rifle pretty much.

I know. Hard to believe. What about you guys? I'm sure there are some good ones out there. Let's hear em.

ETA. Can't post pics of finished rifle from my phone but I will when I can. I've added a PRI lowpro gas block, Troy TRX Extreme, PRS Stock, Ergo grip and Primary Arms 4-16X44 optic. Now it just needs a LaRue mount and some buis.......and a suppressor....and a precision barrel....and.......
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:06:02 PM EST
The free GSG 22AK I won in the team member giveaway last year
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:06:44 PM EST
S&W 686-2 w/4" barrel for $225. Guy needed cash real fast. Offered up the Smith for that price, I snapped it up.
Marlin 1894S in 44 Mag for $100. The owner used it one deer season, said it kicked too hard. Snapped that one so quick the shadow didn't even have time to form underneath it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:08:19 PM EST
$5k off
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:08:33 PM EST
I bought a XD-40 Subcompact for 325 from a local shop, and then a year later, I traded it for a pristine S&W 629-3 prelock. Straight trade. It was like I bought a $800 pistol for $325.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:08:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By jnk556:
The free GSG 22AK I won in the team member giveaway last year

Free wins every time!
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:10:00 PM EST
I traded a Ruger MKIII for a Batcap I had $175 into, or the $350 new G22 with 4 mags full of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:10:07 PM EST
Ended up with an OD (franken) G19 that I have only $230 in. The best deal was trading about $250 worth of electronics for about $800 worth of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:12:28 PM EST
I got a 45 win mag LAR Grizzly w/5 mags, a Desert Eagle in .44 w/12 mags, and a .357 conversion, and a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 45 LC all for $1000.00 in 2000. I had already deceided that I would go that high for the Griz alone.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:13:43 PM EST
Free chicom SKS.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:13:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ultvikefan:
I got a 45 win mag LAR Grizzly w/5 mags, a Desert Eagle in .44 w/12 mags, and a .357 conversion, and a Ruger Super Blackhawk in 45 LC all for $1000.00 in 2000. I had already deceided that I would go that high for the Griz alone.

Wow. How'd you pull that one off?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:14:02 PM EST
$150 for a Springfield M6 Scout in .22 Hornet/.410 last weekend at the gun show
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:14:36 PM EST
Free R700 in .30-06 with a Bushnell scope.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:14:48 PM EST
The 10s of thousands of rounds of sweet surp 7.62x51 that used to sell for $120 or so per K.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:16:22 PM EST
$400 Colt Python
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:16:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By fxntime:
The 10s of thousands of rounds of sweet surp 7.62x51 that used to sell for $120 or so per K.

wanna sell me some? I'll pay you double.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:17:09 PM EST
I haven't ever scored big like some, but I have a chance to buy a Mossberg 590 for $200 from a friend who needs money for a wedding. Good deal or not?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:18:04 PM EST
Springfield 1911 GI for $150 from a buddy that needed money. Told him he could come back and get it for that price anytime. This was 4 years ago.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:18:19 PM EST
$400 Springfield Loaded 1911
$197 BNIB Savage MkII FV-SR
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:19:13 PM EST
I paid $600 for a HK416. It was one of the better deals I ran into. Sadly, I had to give it back to the owner.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:20:24 PM EST
$100 for a like new S&W sigma .40 cal.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:20:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 2:56:39 PM EST by Mosin_Nagant]
$600 SVT-40 at a yardsale.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:21:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:21:57 PM EST
$80 for a Finnish M-28 with ski trooper sling mounts. Pawn shop said they still made money on it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:22:04 PM EST
wouldnt call it a big score. but i got a walther p22, henry golden boy, and a walther p-38, with box and all original papers, mags etc for 150.00............
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:22:07 PM EST
Late war Sauer 38(H) for $50 at a garage sale.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:22:24 PM EST
Bought a Armus Garbi 103B shotgun for $1200 in the hard case, sold it for $7,000. Bought a complete Colt .22 conversion for a 1911 without the box at auction for $25. Also bought 5 transferable Vector Uzi's for $2,300 each.

The Garbi

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:29:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 4:29:42 PM EST by limaxray]
Colt Kodiak, $500.

The Kodiak is an Anaconda that's been through the Custom Shop. .44 mag, target trigger, target hammer, Pachmayr Decelerator grips, unfluted cylinder, factory Magnaported. They only made 2500 of them and only sold them in Alaska. I'm the third owner, first was a college student who sold it for food money, second was a fellow USAF officer who told me "You appreciate good firearms, I'll sell it to you for what I have into it."

Took me < .05 seconds to decide to buy it.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:29:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mosin_Nagant:
$600 SVT-40 at a yardsale.


Wow. Yep, you made out nicely.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:30:29 PM EST
A free Mosin Nagant, thanks to an amazing member here. Thanks again!!! Helped me out in a time of need.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:31:40 PM EST
Transfer fee:

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:32:35 PM EST
Near mint condition slab side Ak47 magazine for $10.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:32:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 4:33:41 PM EST by limaxray]
Oh yeah, then there was the essentially NIB Rem 700 ADL in .308 that I got at a garage sale for $200. Still had the packing grease on it, and the guy threw in the 18 rds left in the first 20-rd box of ammo he bought with the gun. Had blown out his shoulder after buying it but before shooting it, tried to fire it and it hurt to much so he threw it out on the table. Came with rings and a Bushnell Banner Trophy scope on it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:36:26 PM EST
Well my uncle gave me a New In The Box Colt Trooper Mk III and an almost new lever-action Marlin .357 - so that is my best deal. The second best was an almost new Colt AR-15A3 for 500.00 - this is why it pays to be friends with cops - they buy nice toys and more often than not get involved in messy divorces were the need money in a hurry.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:37:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 6:08:34 PM EST by Dredd308]
M1 Garand for $250.

I just picked up two surefire M951s for $100 each. One slightly used, the other, brand new.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:39:03 PM EST
I bought a mint HK-91 (1982 manufacture) from a friend in need for $1,000.

Sold it to my dad for the same price, as I shot it and didn't really care for it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:39:29 PM EST
The M-1, M-1A, and M-1A1 my pops gave me.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:40:12 PM EST
Got a free Kahr PM9 from my brother
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:40:48 PM EST

Numbers matching, not import marked, 1915 LSA.

This one was $125. Savage No. 4 Mk. I (no star). Early 1942.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:42:00 PM EST
HubMcCaan reminded me of the gifts––over a couple of years, my FIL gave me an M1 Garand (SA 2.23 million mixmaster from Jul 1943), a Mitchell's Mauser K98, an IMI Uzi Model B, and an Auto-Ordnance Thompson Mod 1927.

I REALLY like my FIL.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:43:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 4:47:19 PM EST by myitinaw]

1989, HK 93A3 w 6 mags, $400. A guy was
getting divorced, and needed the cash FAST.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:45:53 PM EST
Mismatched M95 Mannlicher in the original 8*50R for $295. Initially I thought that price was way too much. Then I flipped the tag over and saw it came with almose 2,000 rounds of Bulgarian 8*50R milsurp ammo from 1935-36 (the last bulk manufacuture).

A slice of the pie:

Except for this, I never have find 'steals'.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:47:09 PM EST
mint Ruger red label shotgun for 250.00. Wish I would have kept it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:47:32 PM EST
Forgot about my free brand new 3rd gen G19, but that was a birthday present.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:48:22 PM EST
Kel-Tec Sub 2000 9mm w/3 33rd Glock mags for $125
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:48:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 4:48:49 PM EST by MVolkJ]
Hmm, if we're including gifts, this was free.

Thanks, Dad.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:48:37 PM EST
Free M1 Carbine. I had a stupid roommate who got into drinking and drugs and got drunk one night and shot the TV. I took it away from him and still have it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:49:11 PM EST
NIB Dillon 550b with 45acp dies for 125.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:49:48 PM EST
I used to have a sports memorabilia shop and was a distributor for a certain price guide magazine. after 24 issues, the complete set was worth around $800, but the first 4 issues were very hard to find. Since I was a distributor and got in on the ground floor, I got them for $1 per mag. A guy who collected these also collected firearms and he had 2 of every issue except 1-4. He needed 8 magazines to have 2 complete sets worth $1600.

He traded me a 1937 Browning A5 "Sweet Sixteen" for those 8 magazines. I had $8 total in them.

I had the gun appraised at $2,100 a couple of years ago.
Unfortunately, I had to sell it.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:50:28 PM EST
Just met a guy today at my FFL that bought one of the Keltec bullpups that takes AR mags for $400. I offered him $600, but he knew better.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:50:32 PM EST
Pre ban PWA lower complete with MIAD grip and M93B stock
Bushmaster flat top upper with CMMG 16 inch mid length barrel 1/7 twist and Vortex flash hider
LaRue 9 inch rail
Tango Down rail covers
PRI gas block flip front sight
Pretty sure it was a Bushy BCG

$650 from a board member
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