Selling Rifles/Shotguns via 'Tinterweb

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LE
sorry brainfade yes I meant .22 other wise it would be a bloody powerful air rifle
my idiot wokrmate is always buying and selling stuff he would most likely shoot the thing out of a window at passing traffic then sell it to another imbecile
its something I inherited but i have no love of firearms and dont want one in the house where the grandchildren might play with it, as its been very well cared for I would rather it went to some one who would look after it


Im not an airgun bloke, but I've been really surprised how valuable air guns can be. If you have a boxed set, then almost certainly it has a premium value. Certainly you don't want to flog it off for a few quid based on a guestimate of its value.


If you can hold on until the next arms fair at Bisley (30th March), there are normally two or three air gun specialists there who deal with the historic and collectors' side of things. At least a couple of them are honest and will give a decent appraisal of the value, or even put you in touch with buyers.
 
Im not an airgun bloke, but I've been really surprised how valuable air guns can be. If you have a boxed set, then almost certainly it has a premium value. Certainly you don't want to flog it off for a few quid based on a guestimate of its value.


If you can hold on until the next arms fair at Bisley (30th March), there are normally two or three air gun specialists there who deal with the historic and collectors' side of things. At least a couple of them are honest and will give a decent appraisal of the value, or even put you in touch with buyers.
I've directed him to the BSA owners group, they have quite a few collectors on there
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
I completely forgot. I have actually bought two guns via Gunstar as well. Both Section 1 items.

Carried out transactions face-to-face, in car parks, in cash. Nay problem.
Me too, sold a fair bit that way, if a buyer needs to meet up and is other end of the country then I am often on the road. In fact when I was issued my RFD I was advised by my FEO that this method was preferred for trading from home, visit the sellers address (ask for scan of FAC in advance or personal recommendation through a club associate) or meet in a mutually convenient location. Motorway service stations get my trade all the time!
 

Cutaway

LE
Kit Reviewer
Me too, sold a fair bit that way, if a buyer needs to meet up and is other end of the country then I am often on the road. In fact when I was issued my RFD I was advised by my FEO that this method was preferred for trading from home, visit the sellers address (ask for scan of FAC in advance or personal recommendation through a club associate) or meet in a mutually convenient location. Motorway service stations get my trade all the time!
Is that 'rough trade' ?
 
Gunstar is good, I only buy from shops, never from a mobile phone,
Millweb all so .
 
Wife wants to sell her shotgun .
It's a Belgian Browning O/U 12 bore
B125 Grade C Sporter 1986 built , 28 inch Multi choke barrels , only slight draw back is a 14 1/4 stock length .
Nice engraving and a nice gun to shoot just never get's used .......probably 3 times in the last 20 years .
Very little use overall .
Not sure on value ....£1600 ?
Thing is I'm not happy about advertising on Gun Star or the like and meeting some bloke in a car park or at home .
I'm busy with work and often away so it's a definite no no for the wife to do so .
What's the current best way to sell a shotgun ? are there fake shot gun certs out there ? or scams to be aware of ?
Many years since I had any dealings with selling rifles or shotguns so things have changed vastly .
Advice from the RFD's on here welcome .
 

Ravers

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
Wife wants to sell her shotgun .
It's a Belgian Browning O/U 12 bore
B125 Grade C Sporter 1986 built , 28 inch Multi choke barrels , only slight draw back is a 14 1/4 stock length .
Nice engraving and a nice gun to shoot just never get's used .......probably 3 times in the last 20 years .
Very little use overall .
Not sure on value ....£1600 ?
Thing is I'm not happy about advertising on Gun Star or the like and meeting some bloke in a car park or at home .
I'm busy with work and often away so it's a definite no no for the wife to do so .
What's the current best way to sell a shotgun ? are there fake shot gun certs out there ? or scams to be aware of ?
Many years since I had any dealings with selling rifles or shotguns so things have changed vastly .
Advice from the RFD's on here welcome .
Either word of mouth or through your nearest RFD on commission is your best bet.

14 1/4” stock is only just smaller than average, plenty more women and young people taking up shooting these days so it’ll probably be quite sought after.
 
Either word of mouth or through your nearest RFD on commission is your best bet.

14 1/4” stock is only just smaller than average, plenty more women and young people taking up shooting these days so it’ll probably be quite sought after.
Personally I would go the RFD route ..... It's the wife's gun so who knows what she will do ;-)
Are Browning's still sought after ?
 

Mick9abf

War Hero
Wife wants to sell her shotgun .
It's a Belgian Browning O/U 12 bore
B125 Grade C Sporter 1986 built , 28 inch Multi choke barrels , only slight draw back is a 14 1/4 stock length .
Nice engraving and a nice gun to shoot just never get's used .......probably 3 times in the last 20 years .
Very little use overall .
Not sure on value ....£1600 ?
Thing is I'm not happy about advertising on Gun Star or the like and meeting some bloke in a car park or at home .
I'm busy with work and often away so it's a definite no no for the wife to do so .
What's the current best way to sell a shotgun ? are there fake shot gun certs out there ? or scams to be aware of ?
Many years since I had any dealings with selling rifles or shotguns so things have changed vastly .
Advice from the RFD's on here welcome .
Nice gun, pics please as may know someone who would be interested (particularly round the stock where it’s been shortened). Price wise it’s middle of the road but quite strong money for a private sale IMO.
 
Nice gun, pics please as may know someone who would be interested (particularly round the stock where it’s been shortened). Price wise it’s middle of the road but quite strong money for a private sale IMO.
Not near gun at the moment but will do........
Gun comes with original box and other chokes and paper work etc ......price not negotiable as she feels it's fair .
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