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JayJay Senior MemberPosts: 3,809 Senior Member
I mentioned in another thread that a buddy of mine has been helping a lady with an estate sale of sorts. To respect the privacy of all involved, I won’t go into great detail. But I will say, this was a massive deal. An unbelievable amount of stuff.... 😮

My buddy stumbled upon the deal. Basically, the lady is selling off her husbands MASSIVE collection. She had a couple of guys coming in and lowballing her, trying to take advantage of her. Enter my buddy. About 6 months ago he first started going over there and was pointing out stuff and giving her info on it. She could tell he knew his stuff.  He started going over there regularly, helping her separate and inventory everything and come up with fair prices. He also helped her sell some of the guns. He was able to get her $15,000 for two shotguns alone.. needless to say, he earned her trust. And he was able to put together a HUGE package of reloading stuff at a fantastic price as compensation for all the work he put in..

I had invested money into early on to help facilitate the deal. In exchange, I got first pick and great prices..

So, I got 2 Dillon Square Deal Bs for $275 each, fully set up. One is brand new, never used. The other lightly used but dirty. 45acp and 38spcl respectively. They also came with low primer alarms and extra parts. 

Also picked up 15,000 primers at $10/1000, 8 pounds of IMR4198, 4000 45 cal gas checks, 1,000 158gr JSP 357mag bullets and 1000 230gr round nose 45acp bullets.

It’s nice to have good friends...


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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    Wow good for you!!!  She got a fair deal and you good a good score win-win!!!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,809 Senior Member
    The deal is still ongoing, but nearing the end. I’m still working on trying to get a bunch of lead. And my buddy has class 3 paperwork pending approval for... let’s just say more guns than you can count with both hands... 😬
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,550 Senior Member
    Impressive haul!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,809 Senior Member
    edited July 4 #5
    I can’t get over how mind boggling this mans collection was... 

    He was a doctor and collected this stuff on a doctors salary for 40 years... It was amazing!!!

    We opened one box last night that had never been opened. Just ordered, shipped and he put it on a shelf, where it sat for decades. It was 3,000 pieces of brand new 30-06 brass... And shelves full of 1000 piece boxes of all kinds of brand new brass. 45acp, 38, 357, 38 super, 41 mag, 223.. you name it. It was there... just mind boggling.. 🤪
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,748 Senior Member
    Better take a rest after pushing that big of a wheel barrel.....
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    edited July 4 #7
    Jay said:
    I can’t get over how mind boggling this mans collection was... 

    He was a doctor and collected this stuff on a doctors salary for 40 years... It was amazing!!!

    We opened one box last night that had never been opened. Just ordered, shipped and he put it on a shelf, where it sat for decades. It was 3,000 pieces of brand new 30-06 brass... And shelves full of 1000 piece boxes of all kinds of brand new brass. 45acp, 38, 357, 38 super, 41 mag, 223.. you name it. It was there... just mind boggling.. 🤪
    It’s a little sad actually.  I just went through something similar.  A friend of the family passed away, no wife or kids.  His brother had to come down from a ways away to sort out the house and was in a panic when he saw guns etc.  I made an inventory for them with 3 prices per gun. Gave him wholesale, move it fast retail and full value.  I then worked with them to dispose of everything legally and haul out scores of associated “stuff”.  Walked out buying a fair amount myself and placing quite a bit as your friend did.  The family was really grateful they did not get ripped off and so was I.  

    But it was a grim reminder of what gonna happen to my stuff someday.  I can tell you, I decided I’m selling or gifting to the people I love everything I own before I go because I’m not leaving my wife in the position this family was in.  
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,809 Senior Member
    I agree with you 100%. Except I’m just willing all my stuff to my son. He’s capable of dealing with it as he sees fit...

    Like i said, since it’s an ongoing thing and this is the inter webs, I don’t want to go into full details. But it’s been a hard process for them. 

    The basics of it is, the man and his wife were both doctors. He’s still alive, but going through end of life illnesses. Still, he has not wanted to part with his stuff easily. Part of the reason it’s been a 6 month process. Letting him decide at his own pace, to the extent he can. Some days, he seems to have a little spirit and doesn’t want to part with stuff. Some days he can’t even move... really tough thing to see.. His wife has stepped up more and more making decisions, which is where my friend came in. And he did basically the same thing. Here’s a sell it quick price, here’s a fair price but not in a hurry to sell. She’s recently gone more to the sell it now prices.

    When all is said and done, it’ll probably be 1/4 mil or more sold...
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    Amazing how it works out.  My son and daughter are shooters.  But no one has the passion for guns and associated stuff I have.  I think my son will get there some day but I also won’t leave everything lock stock and barrel to him.  He will get some great stuff, hell he already has, and my daughter will do too.  But a lot of guns will be sold and become liquid assets for my wife to use after I’m gone since she is 7 years younger than me.  Anyway it’s all being decided now so there are no questions when the time comes.  I really learned that lesson...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,204 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
      I made an inventory for them with 3 prices per gun. Gave him wholesale, move it fast retail and full value.  

    That would be handy to have BEFORE we all go forth. 

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,287 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    GunNut said:
      I made an inventory for them with 3 prices per gun. Gave him wholesale, move it fast retail and full value.  

    That would be handy to have BEFORE we all go forth. 

    My experience is that most leave their family with a tons of questions and everything turns to crap.  My FILs estate was a bit of a CF even though he had years to get it straightened out, and my good friend’s family basically came apart at the seams all about money and possessions...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • JayJay Senior Member Posts: 3,809 Senior Member
    edited July 5 #12
    My son is a gun nut. At least as much as me.. He’s young and learning, of course... Almost 21. And on a Ramen budget. He gets better at listening and learning the older he gets. He can load his own ammo, build an AR and mount and zero his own optics. And he can annoy me with pointless mag dumps, mostly missing the target, in between the times he pays attention and shoots pretty darn good... He’s not quite there yet... but if I ride out tomorrow, I trust him with my stuff.... and that’s a cool thing... 

    And if he gets my stuff and screws it up, I’ll haunt his a*s for the rest of his life.. 🤣
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,931 Senior Member

    GunNut said:
    But it was a grim reminder of what gonna happen to my stuff someday.  I can tell you, I decided I’m selling or gifting to the people I love everything I own before I go because I’m not leaving my wife in the position this family was in.  
    This is my problem, i have gifted some things, but have no one to leave the rest to, I have already sold off quite a few guns, re loading gear, knives etc. I have a few custom rifles, some NIB, and pistols. For custom guns, as most of you know unless it a big name you can never get what you think its worth

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,664 Senior Member
    Jay, good on you for helping. and man oh man some great stuff
    My/our will is set.  Everything but guns is 50/50.  Daughter gets those that were her grandfathers. The rest, they draw straws for who picks first, with all guns laid out on a couple tables.   
    That is what we did with my late FIL's collection and since Mom passed, it is the only thing done fairly.  
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,784 Senior Member
    Well done. My father has done an excellent job of thinning his herd. 
    "Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see." Mark Twain
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