What would resale value be if I sold my used gun to a dealer?

READER Q&A:

I have a used Sig Saur P 235 semi automatic 40 caliber handgun. I need to sell this. I want to know what price I should be asking for when I try to re-sell to a dealer so I don’t get swindled. I don’t look like someone who would know much about gun sales, and to be honest I don’t.

My ex boyfriend convinced me to buy this gun and I’m sick of having it and want it off my hands, so need to sell it! It is barely used since I bought it – maybe less than a dozen times at the range. it was well taken care of prior to my owning it by a retired policeman.

Selling any gun to any dealer or pawn broker will get you a price well below the actual worth of the firearm, but it is a quick way to get rid of the gun. If money is a big issue, you could post an ad on Craigslist.com. I would specify selling terms such as: buyer must be a US Citizen, have valid Drivers License, be 18 or older, etc. Check your local laws too, the local Sheriff’s Dept can tell you where to find those. Don’t forget to add a picture. Personally, I wouldn’t sell it. Put it in a lockbox and forget about it – never know, you just might need or want it someday.

Comments

  1. Jeff
    on 05.06.2009
    at 2:38 PM

    if you need to move this pistol ask the gunshop to sell on consignment.

    They will price it for you…you can give them permission to haggle with a drop dead price… and the dealer will take 10-15% or so for his efforts.

    Much better than taking a hosing selling wholesale or doing a pawn deal.
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  2. The Russian
    on 05.06.2009
    at 2:03 PM

    Selling any gun to any dealer or pawn broker will get you a price well below the actual worth of the firearm, but it is a quick way to get rid of the gun.

    If money is a big issue, you could post an ad on Craigslist.com. I would specify selling terms such as: buyer must be a US Citizen, have valid Drivers License, be 18 or older, etc. Check your local laws too, the local Sheriff’s Dept can tell you where to find those. Don’t forget to add a picture.

    For going rates check out http://www.gunsamerica.com.

    Personally, I wouldn’t sell it. Put it in a lockbox and forget about it – never know, you just might need it someday.
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  3. dca2003311@yahoo.com
    on 05.06.2009
    at 1:29 PM

    Check here for the Value.*>> gunbroker.com, auctionarms.com, gunsamerica.com………..
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    Run like a Deer.*…………Fly like an Eagle.*~~

  4. rotorhead
    on 05.06.2009
    at 12:53 PM

    He is not going to give you top dollar for it. Remember, he has to resell it for a fair market price. If you can find an individual to sell it to, you can ask for a better price.
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