Despite my lack of bargaining game, over the years, I have learned a little about trading. Aftermarket accessories add almost nothing to a gun’s value. Nor do optics. You’re better off removing scopes and selling them separately before you trade the gun. Also, the longer the gun you want has been sitting in a gun rack at the store, the more likely you are to get a good deal on it. And, if you’re like me, and prefer the odd guns, you’ll get better deals, especially if you trade something newer and more popular that the store can sell. For instance, I came out pretty well when I traded my Browning Gold for a 1987 vintage B-80 earlier last fall.