Greenwich and Stamford are both conducting weapon surrender days, but Greenwich police offer only a hearty handshake of congratulations while Stamford’s paying fifty bucks. Heck, I’ve got an inoperable black powder muzzleloader (no worries about a high capacity magazine here!) and a couple of shotguns rusted to junk from years banging around in duck blinds. Turn those in for cash and I’ll be able to afford a nice AK-47. Competition – gotta love it.
A word to anyone contemplating giving up an old gun: would you please ask someone knowledgable on the subject to look at it before you take it to headquarters? I recently struck up a conversation with a nice young cop at a Southport gunsmith’s and he told me it broke his heart to see some old, incredibly valuable guns brought in by widows of gun collectors. He had to consign them for melting and it struck him, and me, as a shame. So get an opinion on value first – you could be losing out on thousands of dollars and you’d be making a big tough police officer cry – you don’t want to do that, do you?