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Confiscated Guns

Confiscated Guns Above Average at South Dakota Government Auction

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -( Meade County, South Dakota will be having a surplus property auction on May 13, 2014.

While the county sheriff initially opposed auctioning off the guns (he preferred to trade them to a dealer), more fiscally responsible heads prevailed.

The firearms are considerately above the average seen in these type of sales, perhaps because these guns were confiscated in rural South Dakota instead of inner city of Chicago.

Or perhaps the guns in the inner city might go through a different “selection” process before making it to a gun sale.  From the Rapid City Journal, we have a list of the guns to be sold.   Most of them can be seen in the picture above.

I have added line feeds to make the list more easily readable.

  • Beretta, U22 99EOS .22 lr R11793;
  • Beretta, 92FS Centurion 9 mm BER362486Z;
  • Browning Abbott,30-06 06094PT717;
  • Cimarron, Pistolpro .45 colt P28843;
  • Cobra FS380, .380 FS054432;
  • Davis Industries D, .32 552253;
  • Davis Industries Derringer D38, .38 spec. D017834;
  • Davis Industries EXGAM TA38, .38 spec. L21348;
  • Glock 23, 0.40 GDZ246;
  • Glock 36, 0.45 DWN152;
  • Glock 27, .40 BGL224US; Glock 27, 0.40 HEY462;
  • High Point C, 9 mm P056589;
  • High Point JDP, .40 X735162;
  • HK USP, .40 S&W 22-2476;
  • Kel-Tec, .380 50496;
  • Kel-Tec P3AT, .380 JJW63;
  • Kimber Royal II, .45 ACP K091974;
  • Kimber Custom CDPII, .45 ACP K108097;
  • Kimber Custom TLEII, .45 ACP K198550;
  • Ruger P95, 9mm 318-60093;
  • Ruger LCP, .380 37179506;
  • Ruger Security Six, 357 mag. 150-05202;
  • Ruger P95DC, 9 mm 131-89788;
  • Ruger Black Hawk, .357 35-25804;
  • Sig-Sauer SP2009, 9 mm SP0057058;
  • Smith & Wesson 686, 357 mag. AUB0233;
  • Smith & Wesson Special Airweight, .38 CAM0488/442-1;
  • Springfield Armory XD40 Subcompact, .40 US200469;
  • Stoeger Condor 20 gauge, 243675-10;
  • Walther PPKLS, 9 mm S137445;
  • Winchester 1300, 20 gauge L2555431

It is worth noting that there was no discussion of the possibility of destroying these valuable assets, essentially offering them as a sacrifice to the gods of political correctness; or perhaps more accurately, as political theater designed to send the message that guns are bad and should be destroyed.

While guns at police auctions typically bring between $100 to $200 each, I predict that these guns will average between $250 and $350.

Auction winners who do not have a concealed carry permit will have to undergo a background check before taking possession of the firearm purchased.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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