Making a trade

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    Making a trade

    I was eating lunch with a co-worker Friday and we were talking guns. He won a raffle and got a S&W M&P 15-22, an AR style 22 rifle. He doesn't really want it so we were talking about possible trades. I told him about my 1960s 44 Magnum, a Single Action revolver imported by Hy Hunter and made in West Germany by Sauer & Sons. Nickel finish (not in the best condition) and stag grips. After a little discussion, looks like we're going to make an even swap.

    I don't use the 44 and love 22s and he's looking for a handgun to carry while hog hunting. Seems like a good deal for all.

    We haven't made the swap yet, but here' my 44.His S&W is NIB.
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    Sounds like a win-win to me

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    Yep - Looks like a pretty fair trade, depending on just what kind of shape the .44 is in.
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    Better to have a gun one will enjoy than one (or two) which are going to sit in the safe until one's heirs decide what to do with it.
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    If you'll shoot the .22 while the .44 spends its life in the safe, might as well make the trade.
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    Better to have a gun you'll shoot and enjoy, as opposed to one that's just gathering dust.

    Trouble is, the "right" rarer "oldie" can fetch a bit of value in the future. Uncertain what the value is of this S&S model, but it looks like a beauty. Lots of character in that profile, and the stag grips complete the look. Straight-up trade, I couldn't say whether it's of equivalent value to the AR, but if you're both satisfied that's all that matters.

    Never had any real "specials" myself, though I'd be tempted to hold onto such examples on principle alone, despite not being a "safe queen" sort of person. I acquire for functional value, not future speculative value. Still, an interesting Sauer model, something of the ~1880's sort of format, is probably something I would hang onto. Nothing wrong with whipping out the ol' .44 now and then. Could turn into a real conversation piece, at the range. You never know who you'll meet, when the "good" stuff comes out.
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    sounds like a fair trade to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Better to have a gun you'll shoot and enjoy, as opposed to one that's just gathering dust.

    Trouble is, the "right" rarer "oldie" can fetch a bit of value in the future. Uncertain what the value is of this S&S model, but it looks like a beauty. Lots of character in that profile, and the stag grips complete the look. Straight-up trade, I couldn't say whether it's of equivalent value to the AR, but if you're both satisfied that's all that matters.

    Never had any real "specials" myself, though I'd be tempted to hold onto such examples on principle alone, despite not being a "safe queen" sort of person. I acquire for functional value, not future speculative value. Still, an interesting Sauer model, something of the ~1880's sort of format, is probably something I would hang onto. Nothing wrong with whipping out the ol' .44 now and then. Could turn into a real conversation piece, at the range. You never know who you'll meet, when the "good" stuff comes out.
    From what I have been able to determine, it is worth $600 - $700. It is in well used condition though. Of the old S&S guns, this is highly desirable because it is a big bore, nickel with gold lettering, and stag grips (grips alone are worth $200 from what I have found). I got a great deal on the 44, but have just never used it much. It just sits in the safe.

    Looks like the S&W AR rifle is worth about $500. I've been eyeballing these anyway, so this trade makes a lot of sense to me. I can trade something I like but don't use that I got on the cheap for something I want and would buy otherwise that I'll use a lot.

    I've got a like new G36 with 4 mags and some +1 grip extensions I'm looking to trade for something too...just don't know what yet. Perhaps a 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BugDude View Post
    From what I have been able to determine, it is worth $600 - $700. It is in well used condition though...
    A quick browse on GunBroker & Armslist shows them selling for $150 to $400. Dunno how much extra the finish and grips might be worth, but $600-$700 sounds sky-high, unless it's in pristine condition.

    Sounds like a pretty fair trade.
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    ...the original grips were plastic...if these are real stag, someone added them later...the Hunter line became the Hawes line...decent quality and very affordable...

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    Heck, if you don't use it and will use a .22 rifle , why not ? I love the 15-22 as a mirror image to my AR as far as controls and feel.
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    If both of you are satisfied with the trade, go for it.
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