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Old 05-28-2015, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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UNLESS you can find a TRUSTED friend to aid you, take them to 3 FFL dealers (gun shops), and ask for a bid. Sell to the highest bidder and move on. As noted by others, there's a hodgepodge of local, state and federal laws that you have to navigate - and given your level of knowledge of them, you could accidentally violate one, and spend FAR more in legal fees that you'd gain by selling individually.

For the rest of us......valuable lesson here. My wife enjoys shooting - but isn't into guns like I am. I have a inventory list of all my guns, with their associated value. Something happens to me, she'll have an idea of what they're worth to use as a guide as she sells.
Not trying to scare you OP. It probably isn't that harsh depending on where you live. If you live in any of what we like to call "the free states"... which is most of them, you shouldn't have to worry. But if you live in a state like New York or New Jersey, forget it. Have an attorney on retainer, lol.

As others have recommended, your best bet is to find someone that you can trust to help you out with this issue.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:34 AM
 
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sometimes it's better to destroy them than give them away for nothing to dealers

as long as the receiver is destroyed it's no longer a firearm.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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My biggest fear is my wife selling my guns for what I said I paid for em
Selling them? Hah she's just gonna give them to her next boyfriend. Btw you see any brown loafers under your bed, size 13, can't seem to find mine.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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sometimes it's better to destroy them than give them away for nothing to dealers

as long as the receiver is destroyed it's no longer a firearm.
Are you for real?
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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sometimes it's better to destroy them than give them away for nothing to dealers

as long as the receiver is destroyed it's no longer a firearm.
How do you figure? Who destroys a perfectly good and valuable commodity? Furthermore, who suggests that doing so would be a good idea, other than an anti-gun person trolling a gun enthusiast forum?.....
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:26 AM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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sometimes it's better to destroy them than give them away for nothing to dealers

as long as the receiver is destroyed it's no longer a firearm.
Might as well take the sledge hammer to the jewelry, antiques, art and anything you own other than cash, securities and your house.

No- you better burn those too. You seldom get market value at estate sales. So just keep the cash.

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Old 06-02-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Selling them? Hah she's just gonna give them to her next boyfriend. Btw you see any brown loafers under your bed, size 13, can't seem to find mine.
Ya, didn't know they made those in metric
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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Ya, didn't know they made those in metric
Yup 33cm. Women's favorite number
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I know this is a gun section of City-Data but I'd recommend a gun oriented forum. This forum I'm a member of is full fledged professionally staffed gun forum. Great people that includes smiths, armorers, lawyers, etc.

Please go there and join us and we'll do everything for you that's best for you.

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Old 06-06-2015, 08:13 PM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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My spouse has been instructed to get my guns appraised by several reputable dealers, then to sell retail either via consignment at a dealer or an online auction like gunbroker. Or at gun shows, if still legal after I kick.

Dealers will pay about 25% of retail.

Private party sales are best.
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