In pro-gun states (e.g., Arizona), legislators have assented to their constituents’ desire to see donated or confiscated firearms re-homed, rather than destroyed. Under Montana code 46-5-313 the Treasure State requires police department to sell ballistic assets to federal firearms dealers. The Billings Montana Police Department and Yellowstone County Sheriff’s department are auctioning off a number of guns on Saturday, August 2nd, from 9 a.m. to noon. Here is the link to the Sheriff’s auction site. If you’re not a licensed gun dealer, you’ll need an FFL to bid for you. These pictures give us an idea . . .
of the assets that are being saved by laws such as these. Each picture is one lot of guns. The guns will be auctioned off in lots. Notice the minty looking Springfield 1903 in the center. Original 1903 Springfields in that condition are difficult to find. They are almost never used in crimes.
The lots are of five guns each, with two lots containing six handguns and another containing four handguns. There are eight lots of handguns and six lots of long guns. The lots appear to have been judiciously mixed to include expensive and inexpensive guns. A number of the bolt action rifles appear to be missing bolts.
Here is one of the handgun lots:
There are 75 firearms total, 45 handguns and 30 long guns. About 32 of the guns are good quality, with 43 inexpensive models. 7 of the guns are obviously missing parts, from major (the bolt) to minor (the grips).
It’s great to see good guns – and even bad ones – go to good homes.
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