"If" you cashed them in......


September 5, 2003, 08:20 PM
If you cashed in your guns.....what kind of car could you buy? New? Used? or Clunker?....

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September 5, 2003, 08:35 PM
If you cashed in your guns..... IF????? ........ Rather sell my wife first!! (OK honey - that was a joke <whack> ....... ouch!)

But ........ hmmm ......... something 2 yr old!!!:p

Ala Dan
September 5, 2003, 08:42 PM
Greeting's All-

Well, its like this-

The "farm" would be sold before the gun's

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

September 5, 2003, 08:48 PM
Cashed them in?? I don't quite understand this concept.:confused:

And for a car?? Puleeeese! :barf:

September 5, 2003, 08:52 PM
...just saw a guy sell his collection to a local sporting goods store....$125,000.....don't think mine would bring anything near that.

Standing Wolf
September 5, 2003, 09:04 PM
I'd sell the house first.

September 6, 2003, 01:02 AM
The concept is foreign to me.
Might sell one if needed nuther car.
But only a duplicate.


September 6, 2003, 01:14 AM
Hmmm, that's a new one. I've never considered selling guns to get cars but have considered selling cars to get guns.

September 6, 2003, 01:39 AM
I'd walk first. :)

September 6, 2003, 01:57 AM
In US dollars and laws? You tell me. Got a 1903A4 sans original scope, an M-14 semi, a Garand with a NM op rod, a Long Branch No 4 Mk I* Lee-Enfield(tolerable condition), a No 1 Mk II in great condition, a Plainfield M-1 Carbine(mint), a mint Browning Inglis High Power with a .41AE barrel and brass. Most of the bayonets for the No 4. A nearly mint bayonet for the No 1 Lee-Enfield. Two bayonets for the Garand, one like new. A couple mint action covers for Lee-Enfields. A real BAR mag belt. Et Al.
Needless to say I didn't get any of this stuff recently. Some of it is worth the kind of money Stateside collectors will pay. Most is just stuff I've gathered over the years.

Mike Irwin
September 6, 2003, 02:11 AM
Guns are the last thing to go.

Car goes before the guns.

September 6, 2003, 06:51 AM
Selling guns, which I consider to be as much of an investment as a hobby, to finance the purchase of a car, would be a shame.

I used to be into the new shiny car obsession, thank goodnes I outgrew that (at a relatively young age).. I bought my last truck a few years ago, and figure I'll keep it for the next 15 years or so :D

Funny thing about cars, they loose value faster than a fistfull of enron stock. Better to leave your kids a safe full of quality firearms than a shoebox full of pictures of cars ;)


September 6, 2003, 07:36 AM
if it came to hwere i would have to sell my guns for a car. i would be up a creek without a paddle, because i wold only be able to afford an R/C car from radio shack. so i wold have no transpotation and no means for persoanl defense:uhoh:

September 6, 2003, 07:49 AM
I'd probably sell one of my cars first.
Each time I make a car payment on my cadillac sts, i think, I could have bought a Glock with that. Not that I'd need or want 60 glocks over 5 years, (one is fine with me) but I try to think of every purchase in relation to gun and shooting related component purchases, and I get depressed.
I can't possibly see cashing in all the guns and buying a car, I consider the number of guns i have to be considerable, but I realize you rarely get what you paid for them, or what you put into them. I would estimate I'd get anywhere from 15-20thousand for them all, and what would that buy me in terms of a car? Nothing I want.
I'd prefer to wait for the super low financing loans that were around a couple of years ago, anywhere from 0% to 3.9% sounds a lot better to me than cashing in all my toys.
If I cashed them all in, I'd have a car which I could drive to the gun range, and nothing to shoot when I got there.

September 6, 2003, 09:42 AM
Value of quality firearms slowly climb after a average 5 year period. This is adjusted higher and at a shorter time period if the firearm remains unfired.
Value of a vehicle drops approximately 5% the moment you take possesion of it. This depreciation continues at varying rates no matter the usage till the vehicle reaches 20 years of age.
Why trade a growing investment with a lifespan that surpasses you to purchase one with a relatively short lifespan that on the average loses money?

4v50 Gary
September 6, 2003, 08:22 PM
What Majic says. Value of guns are pretty steady. A car once off the showroom floor drops $3k in value. :(

September 6, 2003, 08:56 PM
Probably get a Honda Pirate and send it off to Ibistek.

September 6, 2003, 09:30 PM
Let's see:

Charter arms .22 revolver: About 50 dollars, very old, almost no rifling.
Unknown brand .32 short revolver, maybe 150 dollars.
Mosin-Nagant 1891/30, completely matched serial numbers plus sling: Perhaps 100 dollars
Walther P99, fairly new, only about 2k rounds, about 400 dollars.
Ruger 10/22 scoped, hardly used, let's say 250 dollars.
Anschutz 1903 left-handed with sights and assorted paraphernelia, about 1500 dollars.
Uberti/Navy Arms special edition Deluxe .45/70 SS reciever creedmore sight rolling block: 400 dollars, or thereabouts.
That makes what? 2850 dollars? Perhaps a really old Yugo or somesuch.

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