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Old 07-22-2020, 09:45 AM
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The local Cabelas in this area ď specializes ď in widows and senior citizens.
30 cents on the $1, no way, Iím not sure if they hit 10cents. I donít know anyone who works there to know what their business plan is, as far as percentage. The deal they have set up to buy and sell guns, no trade deals allows them to take a bite twice to boot. I donít know anyone who was treated right on selling Cabelas guns. With what they pay on high end, very sought after stuff, I can imagine what they pay for run of the mill stuff.
Six years ago I was needing cash fast to purchase (believe it or not) a cherry 19-3 with 6" barrel (to include box and original factory installed target grips) from a co-worker. I decided to part with a pre-WWII Heavy Duty with 5" barrel. It was in good condition, but it had been refinished sometime in the past. I took it to the Cabelas in Boise and I received $450.00 cash (I just looked at the receipt). My co-worker was asking $450 for the M19 so it worked out well.

A few days later I returned to Cabelas and noted that the Heavy Duty (pre-war but refinished) was priced for $750 (which I also noted for the sake of posterity). I didn't get angry about that. Cabelas is a business and needs to make a profit in order to survive. I could have sold it myself, but I needed the cash fast (my co-worker had others also interested in the Model 19-3) and I wanted the 19 more than I wanted to hold onto the HD. I still have the M19.

Incidentally, the HD sold not long afterwards. I presume somebody else was happy as well.

For those who are curious I purchased the Heavy Duty in 2008 from a local gun shop for $500. So yes I lost money on that gun, but I'm not a businessman. The occasional fifty dollar loss isn't going to break me.
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Old 07-22-2020, 10:24 AM
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Man, idk why you would want something better than a model 19. They don't call them the combat magnum for nothing. You are a lucky man for getting a model 19 for 300. My generation thinking is a little messed up for sure.
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Old 07-22-2020, 05:23 PM
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I think you did very well; now, I'd do a search to see if the gun was stolen."

Are stolen gun serial numbers listed somewhere online?

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Love threads that start out with “how did I do?”
First and foremost, Congrats OP! Very nice gun and a great deal you got.

The aforementioned question is usually a not so subtle lead in to some gloating. Gloat away!! You got a great deal.

If the question is legitimate and you have no idea how good the price was, you are no smarter than the seller and nobody got taken advantage of.
Much like teenage love, you both bumbled your way through it and both got what they wanted.
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Hello all, seeing this thread I have a 19-4 never fired, box and papers wearing the stock wood? Being in kanada I was curious if being unfired is worth any more really? Also would it mean less up here compared to down there. The last little while I've been thinking of getting rid of all my smiths but the baloney up here and price variance gives me a lot of time for thought.
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A true, NIB, older Model 19, with box and papers, is always going to command a higher price, even in Canada. Seeing as how Canada no longer allows the importation of handguns with barrels of less than 4.25 inches, a legal-to-own 4 inch barreled handgun might be worth even more.
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A true, NIB, older Model 19, with box and papers, is always going to command a higher price, even in Canada. Seeing as how Canada no longer allows the importation of handguns with barrels of less than 4.25 inches, a legal-to-own 4 inch barreled handgun might be worth even more.
Thank you for your input, this is a 6" barrel, we are a lot safer after the changes to 4" no longer legal, they thought they had me with their law changes and my 39 and 5906, but I fooled them and had brileys put in both, ya know the difference from prohib to restricted?
Less than a 1/4", all of my smiths have boxes,papers, and tools, they all have wood grips, I have a 29-2 6.5" about 95% with display box and tools with diamond cokes, will the cokes add much to the dirty harry gun value?
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"How dah do, fellersh???"

You swindled some young naive guy. Nice going. It would be only fitting if the favor gets returned to you, your aging parents, your wife, or kids.

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I can't take advantage of someone just to make a good deal on a gun. I'm selling something more important to me than a gun when I do that. Save the argument that the seller should educate himself. His ignorance does not justify my greed.

A shop has to pay wholesale and sell at retail to stay in business. But offering 225 for 19-3 is pretty despicable. My favorite shop used to offer 75% of what they could get for a used gun. I thought that was reasonable.
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Allís fair in love and a free market. Iíve made similar deals while trolling gun counters and gun shows.
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I love some of the self righteous posts.

No one was "swindled"....the guy knew what he had.....he KNEW what he wanted and simply asked for that.

There was no ignorance nor any "education" I could provide to the guy to change his mind.

He knew the value, he still wanted the same amount to get the other gun.

I never knew offering to pay someone what they were asking was such a horrible thing.
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A friend called me one day said "I have one of those old Browning .22 rifles that take down in the middle. I want a Marlin bolt action .22 mag with a scope. " I went and bought him a new Marlin, put a decent scope on it, and traded with him. Everybody happy, happy, happy.
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I don't think you took advantage of him. He asked a price, you paid it. We are not the Value Police. If you were asked what you thought it was worth I assume you would have given him your honest opinion.

Value is subjective. If the shop owner thought it was worth more he would have paid it. He let it walk. That's telling. In some places revolvers just don't sell well. Sure he could have made a profit with an auction but there's costs to that too. It just wasn't worth it too him.

We have a bias in favor of classic revolvers. Not everybody does.
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