(3) Many used rifles are sold on consignment, and the prices asked for them are not unchangeable once they've gathered dust. Very often, a gun owner will have an inflated idea of what his rifle should bring and will insist on getting that price. The dealer who takes it in will try to talk sense to him, but no, his mind is made up. If you want the gun, the best thing to do is wait. As the weeks and months go by, and it sits there unwanted, the owner will eventually see the error of his ways. That is when you leap up, checkbook in hand.