Ok so I had a S&W M&P 9mm compact (everything that comes with the gun) I paid (after taxes and all of that) about $545.00. I also threw in a cheap holster that I don't need, 13 rounds of Hornady critical defense ammo, and a few other odds and ends that were lying around the house that I didn't need or had plenty of like a little bottle of oil, a little hoppes #9 etc. Basically I threw together a cheap little cleaning kit for him.
The guy had a massive stroke and only has use of one hand so the gun is useless to him so he wanted to trade for the hand gun that I had up above.
The guy had a Winchester model 94 (in 30-30) and the year it was made in was 1957. The gun was used but not abused with the exception of this one little fact. The gun had some rust on it when the place he was storing it got flooded. There was one gun that was so rusted I could not even get the bolt to open but thank GOD this was no where near that bad. There is one spot on the barrel of pitting rust that is about 1 1/2 inch long by 1/2 inch wide and that is the worst of the rust (the rest of the rust looked like over spray when your painting with a spray can if you follow me). But with a little patience, 3 in 1 oil, and 0000 steel wool I got about 90% of all of the rust off of the gun (including the worst spot) but up close, you can tell where the rust once used to be. But if you hold it at arms length away you cant even tell where the rust once was. So I guess what I am saying is this, with the one exception of that one spot of rust the gun is a good shooter, The bore is clean as clean can be, no rust or pitting.
I took the model 94 to a gun shop for them to look at and he said that the gun was a good shooter, not so much for a collectible due to the rust that was once there but it would be a good shooter, that and the bore was in excellent shape. He said that the way the gun sits $400 would be a fair price.
So to get down to the whole reason why I even started this thread is this. The man got my S&W M&P 9mm compact with everything that came with it the day that I bought it. I paid about $545 for the gun. His gun per the gun store guy was worth about $400 the way that it sat. I gave the guy my gun, and the guy agreed to giving me his gun plus $100. So how did I do? Did I get ripped off, did I rip him off, or was it a fair deal all the way around for the both of us? TIA
Most of the Winny 94's I see around here are in piss poor shape and they want anywhere from $350-400. I think you done OK from your desciption. The main thing is "are you happy with it", that's all that matters.
I'm for sure happy about it. I would of rathered had the $450 that I was asking for it on the EE but soon as the S&H, FFL fees, Transfer fees, etc got brought up no one wanted to deal (you would think that people on here would know that they really need to add about $100 to any gun deal they do on her or online for that matter unless it is FTF in the same state). But I did have this gun on my list of things that I wanted to have so I can scratch that one off. Now all I need is a pre 1964 Model 94 in 357 mag (Winchester of course).
Originally Posted By kevinR:
Now all I need is a pre 1964 Model 94 in 357 mag (Winchester of course).
Better bring a lunch, it's gonna be a long wait.
As in they didn't make the .357's that early.
Congrats on your 94 though, they're sweet rifles. Mine's from 1950
, and I've owned it since the late 80's. I'm gonna have to make some pix of it next week.
if you only wanted $450 out of your M&P and you got that 94 + $100 in trade I think you did good.
i also have a 94 that was made in 1957, in great shape. now,, if this guy had a bad stroke like you mentioned, he is not able to work or generate income. you have done your good deed of the day, by helping him get something he can use. it appears to be a WIN-WIN situation to me. enjoy your rifle, and,, KEEP IT!! my grandson will get mine, one of these days.