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gunsmithing tools

Post by SteveM » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:28 am

I have a bunch of high-end gunsmithing tools my dad left.

Some of this stuff is very expensive, so I'm looking for the best avenue through which to sell to get the best price.

Ebay is so anti-gun, I'm not sure it that's the best place to sell - people looking for this stuff probably won't be there.

Is there somewhere else you would recommend?

Some of it, we don't know what it will go for, so an auction setting would be best, I think. Otherwise we will end up under / over pricing things.

Steve

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by Magicniner » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:37 pm

Lots of gun forum sites have a gunsmithing section.

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by mihit » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:21 pm

Where are you and whaddaya got?

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by jcfx » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:51 pm

There is quite a bit of gun related stuff on eBay , tools, mainly pin punches, holsters, and surprisingly Airsoft BB guns !
I don't pretend to know what tools are needed for gun smithing ( other than a lathe and mill ).
Unless eBay has express rules against gunsmithing tools, I don't see why you shouldn't list them on eBay.

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by Harold_V » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:09 am

mihit wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Where are you
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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by Mr Ron » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am

A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth.
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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by SteveM » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:10 pm

Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am
A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth.
Unfortunately, while there used to be many gun shows in Connecticut, I don't think there's been one here for decades.

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:46 pm

trouble is that when you get to a gun show, you have to find someone who knows more about gunsmithing than shooting...a rare commodity today.

there are lots of them down here in MD, PA and DE

try gunshows-usa.com

there is one listed in Wallingford in late november
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by RMinMN » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:51 am

Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am
A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth.
I'd look at a website like gunbroker.com and search out gunsmithing tools to get an idea of what other people think the tools are worth before I'd take them to a gun show. I realize some of the listings have an unrealistic price but one can go from there to price where one is comfortable with the chance to sell. Here's the listings I found there: https://www.gunbroker.com/Tools-Hardwar ... unsmithing

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by SteveM » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:25 am

RMinMN wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:51 am
Mr Ron wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:38 am
A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth.
I'd look at a website like gunbroker.com and search out gunsmithing tools to get an idea of what other people think the tools are worth before I'd take them to a gun show. I realize some of the listings have an unrealistic price but one can go from there to price where one is comfortable with the chance to sell. Here's the listings I found there: https://www.gunbroker.com/Tools-Hardwar ... unsmithing
I put some of the tools into the search and it comes up with nothing.

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Re: gunsmithing tools

Post by LVRR2095 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:32 am

Steve,
It would help if we knew what sort of tools you have. Are they things like chambering reamers and rifling broaches or just pin punches and screw drivers. Checking a catalogue like Brownell’s will give you an idea of some current values of new tools.

Keith

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