Sorry for the lenghth, I tried to keep is short.
Here is first part of my dilema. I have an FIE Titan .25 auto that I bought in the early 1980's. It is a little cheapie pop gun, but is in really good shape because I hardly shot the thing. Bought it on a whim. I think it may be worth about $75 give or take a dollar even though I paid about $50 or more when I bought it. I really don't need it, I have several other handguns.
The LGS I haunt is sort of a pawn/gun shop. I have outright purchased a Mosin-Nagant 91/30 and a Ruger LCR .357 last year at their store. I was there the other day and they have another "used" Tula Arsenal Mosin for $95. I was tempted to buy it because the one I have is Izhevsk Arsenal.
They also have an M1 Garand for a little over $800 that I drooled upon. My point is should I trade in the .25 pop gun on another type weapon?
Second part of my dilema. I have a cheap Universal Arms .30 Caliber Carbine with a non functioning extractor. It kind of broke when I was at the range last year with it. It will still fire the round, just not extract the spent cartridge. I can get parts but not being a gunsmith, I really don't know if I could repair it myself.
Should I try to trade it in and get what I can with the non functioning extractor? Should I try to get the parts and have a qualified gunsmith repair it and then trade it for a better quality firearm? Part of me thinks that it may cost more to get parts and have it repaired than trade it in present condition and let the gun shop people have it repaired.
Any suggestions will be quite welcome.