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    Wow - Maybe I Should Sell My Voere Rifle

    I've been watching an auction over at GunBroker for a Voere rifle, in 22LR, essentially the same model as the one I have. About the only differences are that the one for sale has a deluxe stock, that stock has terrible finish marring/wear and the butt plate is cracked The stock on mine was refinished by me everything else is in at least fine to excellent condition and I have a spare magazine for mine. The metal finish on mine looks better than that of the one at GunBroker from what I can see in the auction photos.

    Normally that refinished stock might detract from the value of a collectible firearm but the collector value with this rifle is not its stock's condition but that it fires from an open bolt.

    Anyway, the reason I am thinking that maybe I should sell mine is because of the price the one on GunBroker is currently selling for, see:

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/783008456

    Yes, that has a starting bid of $899.00 and one bid has already been placed on it. As far as I am concerned, one bid that high would be at least a smidgen beyond what it would take to make me a happy seller should I decide to sell mine. As I type this post, there is still about 2 days & 8 hours left in that auction and, while I doubt it, the high bid could still go up some. If I got that much for mine, let me just say buying it at auction & selling it at another, would be one heck of a profitable endeavor for me. I'll have to think about putting it up for auction on GunBroker; I mean there must be some other gun nut out there with money to burn - so why not on my Voere!
    Last edited by Glenn B; 09-08-2018, 01:13 PM.

    #2
    They can't be imported anymore because they fire from open bolt and the BAF is concerned about them being converted to full-auto. The only open bolt still around is Marlin Model 50, made in the early 30's. They are rare and the magazines are impossible to find
    "If you know how many guns you own,”you don’t have enough guns.”

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      #3
      Don't do it.

      #1. Selling your guns is a sign of weakness
      #2. You'll regret it, and if you can't find another, your SOL.
      #3. If you can find another, it won't be your original. Even if it is a fine rifle, it will be a reminder of your mistake in selling the original, and will lead to you resenting yourself, your family, and your friends.
      #4. The only acceptable reason to sell is for (God forbid) medical expenses for your children. Medical expenses for yourself are not a valid reason, as it is better to die with all of your guns in your possession. If for your children, you can then task them with reacquiring the guns you sold for them as they grow and are able to.

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        #4
        Originally posted by mattyj513 View Post
        Don't do it.

        #1. Selling your guns is a sign of weakness
        #2. You'll regret it, and if you can't find another, your SOL.
        #3. If you can find another, it won't be your original. Even if it is a fine rifle, it will be a reminder of your mistake in selling the original, and will lead to you resenting yourself, your family, and your friends.
        #4. The only acceptable reason to sell is for (God forbid) medical expenses for your children. Medical expenses for yourself are not a valid reason, as it is better to die with all of your guns in your possession. If for your children, you can then task them with reacquiring the guns you sold for them as they grow and are able to.
        If I sell it, I may be able to come close to having enough for a winning bid on my dream gun (nope am not about to say right now which gun is that one) at an upcoming auction. That alone would be justification enough to sell it and leave me with zero seller's remorse. Of course, I may sell it at a price like the one currently on GunBroker and then still not have the high bid on my dream gun but certainly would have enough for at least two other guns I am looking at. Selling this one could be a very good move.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Glenn B View Post

          If I sell it, I may be able to come close to having enough for a winning bid on my dream gun (nope am not about to say right now which gun is that one) at an upcoming auction. That alone would be justification enough to sell it and leave me with zero seller's remorse. Of course, I may sell it at a price like the one currently on GunBroker and then still not have the high bid on my dream gun but certainly would have enough for at least two other guns I am looking at. Selling this one could be a very good move.
          Honestly....

          Keep the rifle and buy the dream gun. Cut a corner somewhere else for a bit until you catch up if you need to.

          Dont do something that you’ll spend the rest of your life kicking yourself in the nads over.

          Just my two cents. Take it or leave it.
          NRA Lifetime Member / NRA RSO & Certified Pistol Instructor
          NYSRPA Member / Freeport R&R Member
          Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network Member

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            #6
            I have to become attached to a gun, in some way, shape or form before I'd have seller's remorse. This one isn't one of those guns. What I would kick myself in the nut-sack for is if the value went down markedly because some restrictions were lifted or for any other reason. I may have to give an auction a shot with this one. It may sell and then again may not, it took awhile for that other one to get a bid.

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              #7
              I just keep replying to watch my Avatar.

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                #8
                Buy low, sell high.

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                  #9
                  Well, it's up for sale at GB. I am keeping my fingers crossed but not getting my hopes up too high. While the one that was listed there recently sold for $899 and mine has a lower starting bid and has two magazines - I figure there are only so many folks who will spend that much on one of these. Who knows though, I may get lucky.
                  Last edited by Glenn B; 09-12-2018, 01:54 PM.

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                    #10
                    Your voere was the first gun to pop up when i opened my gunbroker.. very nice cond surprised its still there.

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                      #11
                      I just saw your listing on GunBroker, nice rifle good luck with he sale.

                      I never understood the whole never sell a gun thing. I have sold a fair amount of firearms over the years. No regrets, and glad i thinned the herd when I did.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SlowTime View Post
                        I just saw your listing on GunBroker, nice rifle good luck with he sale.

                        I never understood the whole never sell a gun thing. I have sold a fair amount of firearms over the years. No regrets, and glad i thinned the herd when I did.
                        I have sold a fair share of my guns over the years, replaced them with others and right now my collection is the biggest it has ever been. Any regrets for me? I certainly regret selling some of them - some because I miss them and probably will never be able to replace them and others only in as much as I wish I would have waited to sell them allowing them to have appreciated in value more before selling them.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by SlowTime View Post
                          I just saw your listing on GunBroker, nice rifle good luck with he sale.

                          I never understood the whole never sell a gun thing. I have sold a fair amount of firearms over the years. No regrets, and glad i thinned the herd when I did.
                          I am glad you did as well.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Trublu View Post
                            Your voere was the first gun to pop up when i opened my gunbroker.. very nice cond surprised its still there.
                            I am not surprised that it has not sold yet, I figure it may take quite the while to sell. I am surprised it as the first thing to pop up on the page but I paid some extra fee to have it featured in its category and on their homepage.

                            Just saw another Voere semi-auto in 22LR up for bids. It comes with 5 magazines! Two of them are the 10 round size, another is an original Voere 15 round capacity and the other two are for a completely different rifle and he description says they must be modified to fit the Voere but does not say if the modification has been done already. The seller is claiming it has been a safe queen and is new - old stock. I have my doubts as to that claim if only because I have seen lots of images of this rifle and have never before seen that finish on the stock. To me it appears the stock has been refinished. It started off as a penny sale and got its first bid two days ago. It has a bid right now just over $405. Just the three original Voere magazines are worth between around $350 - $400. The seller also has a 'buy it now' price of $1,099. That auction is open for another 11 days, I am curious to see for how much it sells. I am guessing it will go for a lot more over the course of the next 11 days. If it is still around the current price within the last hour of the auction or so, then I am may bid on it; somehow though, I doubt it will be near the current bid. Of course, if I bid, I'd have to have him send the 20 and 15 round mags to my son in AR.
                            Last edited by Glenn B; 09-25-2018, 11:42 AM.

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                              #15
                              The Voere got bids today and the high bidder has contacted me saying he is sending payment on Monday, which is okay by me. Got just under 375% more than I paid for it & an extra mag I bought later - or a 275% profit (of course, I suck at math and am hoping I figure that out correctly) over and above what I paid for it & the mag minus whatever I have to pay GunBroker - which is minimal. That deserves a triple:

                              My son is not going to like this news, he wanted the Voere! He has to settle for the Savage 93BTVSS I just sent him and the ammo, scope and accessories I bought him for it. (Christmas in October!)

                              Last edited by Glenn B; 10-10-2018, 03:31 PM.

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