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redrick
July 5, 2012, 12:31 PM
I was standing behind a older gentleman today at my LGS waiting to paid for some scope covers.

He asked the sales person if they were intrested in buying his Marlin 39.

While he went to his car to get it, I paid for my items and then ran into him outside as I was going to my truck. I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said he would see what they offered. I told him that I would give him $350 for it, if he didn't like their offer.

I went back inside to wait ( 100 degrees outside ). He must have been afraid to sell it to me because he sold it to them for $200. The rifle was in excellent condition. He said that it had belonged to his father. I told him that I low balled him with $350 and that he could have sold it for $600 easily in it's condition.

If anybody in the Richmond / Ashland area is looking for a older model 39a in excellent condition GT has it for $450. That's the price they gave me anyway, right out of his hands.

I am sick, I would still like to have it for $450, but I am just to sick to buy it now knowing how much they paid for it. They will probably list it on GB soon.

Pahoo
July 5, 2012, 01:07 PM
he could have sold it for $600 easily in it's condition.
That might be a bit of a stretch and most should not bring that. All depends on what model, generation and condition. .... ;)
I am sick, I would still like to have it for $450, but I am just to sick to buy it now knowing how much they paid for it. They will probably list it on GB soon.
That was out of your control and would not stop me from buying it; if I really wanted it. A friend of mine, once phoned me to ask if a Savage 99, that he saw at a garage sale, was worth $60.00. You know what my answer was without even seeing it. :eek:
Later, he sold it to me for $100.00 and everybody made out okay. ... ;)

Be Safe !!!

gun nut
July 5, 2012, 01:49 PM
Don't sweat it too much if your really wanting a gun like that watch some of the auction sites. Sometimes there are some pretty good deals. Just don't bid against me! Just kidding:D