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I seems the I need to make some expensive repairs to the floor in my house so it looks like I am going to have to sell some of guns and ammo. I am thinking I'll start be selling my M44 Mosin Nagant and the 4 cases of 912 rds (3648 rds total) of the extremely rare Czech 45/46 grain training ammo. It can go to a C&R licensee. Now the question, would I be better to sell this locally or on the internet with all the shipping costs?
The rifle, it looks like new.

The ammo.


I'm thinking a $1000 ftf or add shipping if sold on the net.
 

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Thanks but no thanks. You should have seen all the commie rifles and ammo we burned and burried in the Nam....
 
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I would start local. If you need to ship, the carriers are kind of funny about shipping hazardous materials, ammo, without paying an extra hazmat fee. I believe, at least in va, you can mail a rifle to another person within your state without a ffl transfer. Double check that.
 

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Ammo is not hazmat but ships ORMD ground. I would try local first. Think about using credit instead of selling your guns if you will replace the guns later. The difference between what you get for the guns now and what they cost later may be less than the interest. Home improvement loan interest is usually deductible.
 

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I'd separate them. You can't ship them together anyway. I've found on these package deals you get more if you bust them up. You could even break the ammo up into different lots.

Selling them together limits the market to people who want both. Guys who already have a rifle might not want another, but want the ammo. Somebody looking for a rifle might not have that much to spend if you include the ammo.

I've always found it best to sell pistols without the spare mags, and sell the mags separate.
 

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Please keep this thread clear of offers and price negotiations, stick to the OP's original question.....so far so good, it looks like, but if prices and deals start getting thrown around this thread will be locked down.
 

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I don't have a credit card, can't get a loan and don't want to try to because with an expected total income this year of less than $14,000 no one would give me credit because there is no way I can afford to repay it.

I would rather sell it locally but the last election caused the illegal initiative I-594 to be passed by the socialists in this state making it illegal to sell privately without going through a dealer.

The last time I sold a handgun the buyer didn't want all the mags.Now I have some like new mags that I can't sell even though I tried to sell them several times.
I don't want to get stuck with cases of ammo and no rifle to shoot it in.

TTG this is by no means an ad to sell, I am merely soliciting advise on how I should best try to sell the rifle and ammo.

Thanks to everyone for the advice.
 

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I've always come out better money wise selling face to face. But nowadays there are some folks who'll pay ridiculously high prices on the internet, so I wouldn't rule that out...
 
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