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For another angle... I've made a moral/ethical decision not to sell anything on Gunbroker at this time, unless I put it up for a pre-election, pre-pandemic reasonable buy-it-now price. I won't be a part of the "Great Betrayal" of my fellow gun owners and 2A patriots. I'm sure that's how it will be seen looking back at these times years from now. So there's that.
I agree with the sentiment especially with the pricing of reloading components. But if an individual in America wants to buy something and somebody wants to sell something, that is capitalism my friend. I have been tempted to go after powder and primer but I'm waiting and hoping they come back into stock without paying GB ripoff pricing.
 

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I read about the Mini-14 a year before I finally purchased one, and went into ownership knowing some of its inherit problems. After some to do's (thanks to information found on this website), can now group 1.5" @ 100yds on a good day. Can't tell you what to do, but I've made my rifle a keeper.

Unfortunately, ammo has also increased in that same time frame by 100%.

Minute of Golfball is good enough!
 

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Just checked gunbroker, didn't really see any prices on Minis that would tear one from my fingers, unless I was about to be homeless if I didn't sell. It looked like most of the Minis were going for just south of a grand in USD fiat. MSRP on new Minis is actually north of that so no, its not a game I would play, particularly since the rifle in question apparently works okay and you have already taken the "paperwork hit" (i.e. there is a 4473 out there with your name on it). If it was FTF to you (no paper), it should not be for sale at any price ever, but that's just my opinion.

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No, I don't sell any "no paper" guns, I hang onto them.

The main problem is I've hung onto to many and I need to thin the herd.

The one I'm considering selling is a bit odd with the walnut stock and may bring a bit more of a premium than the ordinary Mini.
 

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If it's your only mini, I would recommend keeping it. It could be the only .223/5.56 semi-auto that survives a legislative onslought by the Donkey party. Also, the current devaluation of the dollar makes it unwise to dispose of unless you are desperate to feed, or house yourself. I'd offload some bolt guns first.
 

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If it's your only mini, I would recommend keeping it. It could be the only .223/5.56 semi-auto that survives a legislative onslought by the Donkey party. Also, the current devaluation of the dollar makes it unwise to dispose of unless you are desperate to feed, or house yourself. I'd offload some bolt guns first.
I do have another ranch rifle in .223.

I'm actually buying bolt guns now because I can find deals on them. Everybody seems to be looking for semi-autos.
The gun market is strange right now, but there are always things to exploit and make gains.
 

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If you don't have a great attachment to it, why not "convert" it (via the cash from the sale) to something you'd enjoy more or would rather have? I've recently been going through a bunch of my "stuff" that I've had for 20-30+ years. Much of it is older automotive parts and various collectibles. I probably don't really have a need for some of it anymore, and it's just taking up space. I've been reevaluating what I'll be needing in the future, and there are things that probably won't be of much use to me, soon. I recently converted a ton of old 1960s/1970s LP records into $500. I still haven't decided what to do with the proceeds.
This is folks "Unloading" unused stuff. Commonly seen on "older" folks dumping stuff.
 

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This is folks "Unloading" unused stuff. Commonly seen on "older" folks dumping stuff.
I'm "older." You got a problem with that?

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I have three classes of firearms:
one: never sell, preregistration possessed guns ABSOLUTE KEEPERS! (about 1/3 of my guns)
two: registered, but generally not for sale or trade unless for something better (about 1/3 of my guns)
three: firearms that I acquired to enjoy, but basically investment guns. (the final third).
Concur. Some folks have firearms without a paper trail. These are firearms legally transferred without Fed/State paperwork. Perhaps inherited/legally bought FTF, or as gifts. I'd never sell such, and carefully store them and their ammo/accessories/mags. Don't keep all your eggs in the same basket!

Any other "Papered" firearm is possibly subject to future registration, and eventual confiscation. Possibly fair game for selling.

Concur with some remarks about bolt-action firearms prices not being quite so inflated as semi-auto firearms prices.

Unfortunately, the bolters seen at LGS are a sad lot. YMMV. Wouldn't buy any of them without a thorough going-over by qualified gunsmith.
 

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I'm "older." You got a problem with that?

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Your age is none of my business.

If less than 70, then you're not "older" than me, but essentially irrelevant. Age is partly a state of mind. As I said elsewhere, most folks' life-long personal limitations are self-imposed, having much more to do with their personal mind-set than their chronological age..
 

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At almost 75, I've gotten to be older than almost everybody.

:)

But I'm not just "getting rid" of stuff because I'm old. I figure the survivors can have an auction when I'm gone.

I'll buy if I find a bargain and sell if the market favors me. It favors me on the current item of discussion.

And, as I said, I want to make some room in the overcrowded safe.
 

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No way to determine one's age, so the discussion is moot. Your call on disposing of your assets.
 

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At almost 75, I've gotten to be older than almost everybody.

:)

But I'm not just "getting rid" of stuff because I'm old. I figure the survivors can have an auction when I'm gone.

I'll buy if I find a bargain and sell if the market favors me. It favors me on the current item of discussion.

And, as I said, I want to make some room in the overcrowded safe.
Do you have any Lever actions to unload?
 

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Do you have any Lever actions to unload?
I may sell an NIB Browning BLR in .223.

I've noticed that they too........seem to be bringing a premium these days.

Just the magic of the .223 caliber, I guess.
 

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Would like to see photos. Are you going to list it in the members marketplace?
Gun Broker. I'm a believer in the auction process.

I'll let you know if and when I put it up for auction.

It's NIB with three mags.
 

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Well, thanks to all for the good advice.

My take on the consensus is that it came to this: "Go ahead and sell if you want, but you'll probably regret it."

Made me realize I was already regretting it.

So..........selling is on hold for now.

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I'm an old guy and one thing I've learned in my 8+ decades is to be very careful what you sell that you like. You may miss it more as you get older and if it cannot reasonably be replaced you'll kick yourself. How often I think of my Commercial M-1911 with it's Ace conversion, the Luger, the M-29 8", the pre-64 Winchesters, the mint 1903 with the C stock, on and on. And, it's not just guns, either, but don't get me started...

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FWIW: Recently I had a mini 14 (model 180) and have a mini 14 (model 181). Since they are not my only rifles I decided to sell the 180 (hard to install a scope of that model). Went to local gun store. No auction, he took it on consignment. He priced it at $999 sold it within days. With a 25% handling fee I cleared $749.25.
 
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