FUTURE COLLECTIBLES?


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1BLINDREF
February 5, 2007, 03:36 PM
Which guns that are being produced today do you think will be future collectibles or go up considerably in value. I'm referring to regular production guns - not limited runs or customs. Examples would be Colt Python, S&W 41, Colt Gold Cup, Sig 210, etc.

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onecruiser
February 5, 2007, 03:39 PM
the line of browning automatic .22 rifles.

ATAShooter
February 5, 2007, 03:42 PM
Any of the military style rifles if Hillary or the dems get in...

Rembrandt
February 5, 2007, 09:53 PM
Any gun made from steel with good looking wood and a deep blued finish.....(nearly a thing of the past with all the plastic and bead blasted dull finishes out there.)

CWL
February 5, 2007, 10:26 PM
Do not purchase any modern firearms with the remotest of intentions that they will go up in value.

That having been said, I like my (small) collection of HK P7 pistols. But I'm not sure if these can still be considered production guns.

DogBonz
February 5, 2007, 10:34 PM
Also, the Colt Gov't 380. Their price has doubled in the last few years, and they are great little guns.

Ohen Cepel
February 5, 2007, 10:55 PM
If I knew I would buy them:D

That being said, I think a good thought process is to buy ones that people have/had when they were young and will want again when they are older. An example might be a Ruger Mark I (or a Mark II since the I's and II's are both gone now). That being said though, most people want them in mint condition so it's just a gamble to buy such things and sit on them.

It's all speculation. Usually better to buy what you like and enjoy it.

tank mechanic
February 5, 2007, 10:56 PM
I think that some of the "survival pack" series types of guns might slightly increase in value in the long run. Like the snubby s&W 500 bear protection box or the mossberg shotgun in a tube set. I think they will provide a certain nostalgia for people in the future.

browningguy
February 5, 2007, 11:05 PM
As in all collectibles, the ones that go up the most are usually the ones that were expensive to start with (for what they are). So for instance the Colt Mustang .380's were not all that expensive for a gun, but were expensive for a small semi-auto. HK P7's, Sig 210's, X5's all in the same league.

tinygnat219
February 6, 2007, 12:06 AM
Colt revolvers as they aren't made anymore, and Colt looks to be about out of business every year.

Older Smith and Wesson models, as they just don't make 'em with that kind of care anymore.

Older Ruger handguns, specifically the revolvers.

Some first year Glocks, maybe the Horton Specials.

Gordon
February 6, 2007, 12:10 AM
I just sold a 6" Colt Diamondback .22magnum I had bought in 1981 for $350 - alot of money in those days for a .22! It had the box but I had fired it a few hundred times in 25 years although it was neverholstered and it was 99%+.
I got $2200 on an online auction and it was paid in full last friday!:D

Ala Dan
February 6, 2007, 12:43 AM
West German SIG Classic P-series pistols;) :D

XavierBreath
February 6, 2007, 01:01 AM
First, remember that condition is king in gun collecting. Here's my speculations:

Colt revolvers: No longer made, a rare snake when they were. All are escalating, but especially the Pythons and Diamondbacks.

Blued and pinned S&W revolvers: these are also no longer made, and even the modern reproductions are far beneath the older gun's quality. The nickel brethern are collectible too.

Both of these are already collected, and are thus not the sleepers you are asking for though........

In the sleeper category, I believe these will prove fruitful:

Ruger MKII auto pistols: These are great fun, accurate, reliable, and represent a nostalgic time for many people. They are the Ruger auto pistol zenith, and no longer made. Expect these to escalate just like the K-22 Outdoorsman did. Condition will be everything. High Standard auto pistols will be a close second.

Glocks: People collect weird stuff, and Glocks do have a following. I expect the first generation Glocks to become collectible. They are significant guns, and they remain shootable.

Sistema Colt 1911s: The supply has dried up, it's a genuine GI 1911, long ignored just as the M1911A1 was when it was plentiful.

S&W Victory Models: I expect these to reach M1911A1 prices, especially the US Property marked ones.

All imported C&R handguns: I expect there to finally be restrictions on importing handguns that effectively kill the C&R trade. Expect Walther P1s, Makarovs, Tokarevs, and a host of other interesting, good quality military surplus weapons to skyrocket.

Majic
February 6, 2007, 01:54 AM
Which guns that are being produced today do you think will be future collectibles
With the phrase "being produced today" being the number one point I guess you will have to dust off the old crystal ball. :D

XavierBreath
February 6, 2007, 01:58 AM
With the phrase "being produced today" being the number one point I guess you will have to dust off the old crystal ball. Point well taken! :scrutiny:

Colt 1911s, any of them, but especially the Gunsite Colts.

rudolf
February 6, 2007, 10:22 AM
Mateba revolvers.
SIG 210.
Bren 10.
Colt 2000.
Neosted shotgun.
Most .50 BMG Rifles.

mpmarty
February 6, 2007, 04:49 PM
Saiga shotguns and 308s
Arsenal AK74s

jlbraun
February 6, 2007, 05:10 PM
@Ala Dan

Agreed on P-series pistols. I think it's cool to own a gun marked as made in a country that no longer exists.

zinj
February 6, 2007, 05:30 PM
I'd definately say the Saiga shotguns. They are pretty much the only game in town for a box magazine fed riot gun, and are "begging" to get hit by import restrictions at some point in the future. Think of what happened with the SPAS-12.

I would also add the imported .308 caliber battle rifles. Look at all of the posts here about people who's dream gun is a FAL/G3, and how they will get one someday when the have enough money. Again, these guns are ripe for importation restrictions, "Foreign assault rifles are being imported in pieces and reassembled in the US! We have to close this loophole!"

The M1A also kind of fits into this group, being a dream gun that people keep putting off to get because it is so expensive. If another ban came around these .308 military style rifles are going to be much less common than an AR-15 or AK clone, and people will pay a premium for them.

Acutally, all of the US's military rifles will be very collectable, in fact most already are. The one thing keeping the prices down is the CMP. When they run out American rifle prices will jump quite a bit.

Some foreign surplus rifles will also become more desireable as supplies dry up. The most obvious will be the K-31, as it is a unique design and very accurate. I would also dare say that some of the Mausers will also gain value, as they are somewhat iconic, especially in dangerous game literature because of the controlled round feed.

The surplus semi-autos are also a good bet for increasing their value, although the time to get the is probably past. An exception is the SKS. When supplies run dry or import restrictions take effect there is a good chance SKS's could double in value. Mind you we are talking a $200 gun, but there are numerous examples of "plinkers" which shot up in value when the supply dried up, for example the M1 Carbine.

I didn't exactly follow the "Currently Produced" guideline, but all of these rifles have a steady supply, "new" guns are still flowing into the market. This is in contrast to the current collectors pieces which have a fixed amount in public circulation, in which case someone has to sell one for you to buy one.

As to what is currently being commercially manufactured that will become a collector's item? I'd say there are two potential collectors pieces. The first is liked by nearly all of the shooters who use that particular type of firearm. An example of this is the Colt SAA. The other type is a gun that never appealed to the majority but there is a significant minority that love it, making a cult gun. .44 special revolvers suitable for carry, like the S&W 624 are an instance of this phenomenon.

Lastly, as has been said before, any gun that is banned is going to rise exponentially in price.

Hemicuda
February 6, 2007, 11:09 PM
My guess (I have to go with RECENT production, because Winchester is gone) would be:

the factory custom model 70 Classics... I grabbed up a 7MM STW in the Model 70 Classic with the "David Miller" stock... to shoot, of course, but also because I'm specualting on it being collectible...

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