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on gun values..."

charge will be 15 to 20 percent of the
gun's value. If you do turn the guns over
to the dealer for sale on consignment,
keep in mind that if they don't sell and
you want them back, you'll be required
to fill out the necessary paperwork and
undergo a background check just as you
would for a new gun purchase. Be prepared to pay some nominal fee just for
him marketing your guns for you. After
all, that's why he's in the business.
Auctions and estate sales are other
avenues to sell used guns. Unfortunately, after auctioneer's fees, dealer
transaction fees and sales taxes, the
owner is usually left with little more
than half of market price of the firearms. These are, however, other viable
options to provide some supplemental
income, particularly to a widow living
on a fixed income. Some of our "better
halves" have no idea what Pop's collection might be worth.
Donating firearms to various orga-

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nizations for fundraising is another
good way of clearing the closet of a
deceased spouse's guns. Organizations
such as the National Rifle Association,
Ducks Unlimited, National Wild
Turkey Federation and others hold
annual fundraising raffles, and many of
their guns are ones that were donated
by members. The organization raises
money from its sales or raffles of the
guns, and the person donating the
gun is provided a statement of value
that can be used as a tax deduction.
This process nearly always involves the
services of a dealer for the paperwork
and background check for the protection of the giver and the receiving
organization.
As a subscriber to Pennsylvania
Game News since 1960, I've read literally hundreds of stories of Pennsylvania
hunters toting guns that were owned
by fathers, grandfathers and other
relatives. The intent of relating Rick's
story here is to plant that "seed" for
the reader who may have an uncle who
doesn't have a son or daughter to whom
he would pass on his guns. It's OK to
have that conversation now if you find
yourself in a situation such as Rick's.
Even though he did his homework the
honorable way, the end result did not
come out favorable and someone else
is now toting Uncle Bud's .300 Model
99 Savage and his Winchester Model
12 pump into the woods.
Discussions of passage in this world
are sometimes uncomfortable for some
folks, but we all know that death and
taxes are certain, and we can't take our
old guns with us. So go see your own
"Uncle Bud" and work something out.
And tell him I said good hunting!

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