Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Elkins45, Sep 6, 2021.
It could be a "better" future.
Could you edit your post to make it "firearm related"? TIA
-And I have access to period clothing from my local museum... .
It would certainly take some research to know what sort of metals you could sell in the past, where you could sell them, and what condition they needed to be in. Would you need dated silver dollars or would simple 5 ounce bars work without arousing suspicion of some kind? Probably need to do the math to know that if you convert today's dollars into silver then into past dollars, then into whatever you want to buy, would the result be profit in today's dollars? I imagine a lot of guns don't increase in price enough to justify all that except some cheap (at the time) surplus guns or full auto guns.
And if you get a bunch of full auto guns in the 1920's, you might want to take a detour to the 1960's when the amnesty was going on and get them registered.
Abilene, TX, 1911
Paper money would have been National Bank Notes; coinage would likely be a mix of US & Mexican coinage, especially the 50 peso coins, about 1 ounce of 16kt gold; the silver 1 pesos as well.
Getting Hitler into art school might prevent the use of millions of firearms all over the globe and, possibly, the creation of an atomic weapon. There. Fixed it for ya. Firearm related.
QUOTE="aarondhgraham, post: 12047219, member: 193201"]I would go back to the Constitutional Convention,,,
Make sure they improved on the wording of the 2nd Amendment.
"SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" is pretty [email protected]$%^&/ clear......its held up pretty up and walking good!
You need to read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behold_the_Man_(novel)
To the original post, there are better investments. The problem is bringing enough usable money or valuables. If I were free to go back to anytime in the 20 th century. I would take some old silver coins and buy the first Superman, DC, Batman, etc. comics. I would also get uncirculated rolls of rare coins, such as 1916-D dimes or the like. 1909 S -VDB pennies, etc. With those now, I could buy any gun I wanted.
(I had that typed but not posted for a few days, now I’m back. TaaDaa! Time travel!)
If I was morally at ease with possibly destroying the “correct timeline” by traveling at all, I suppose I’d be okay with my arrival being conveniently located inside a rather rudimentary bank vault…
Since the “time machine” is actually moving a body through Time-Space, not just Time, it would be of no real consequence to place myself inside the vault at arrival.
Then “procure” as much federally insured proceeds as required to acquire legal firearms for the return jump.
This would be handy for buying what things one desired in person. As over time examples are lost.
A hands on perusal and procurement process, a firearms buying vacation!
Not withstanding that the same Ill-begotten funds could be invested like, @LiveLife said, in known successful funds, netting a much higher gain in the “correct timeline”. Which can also help with other aspects of lifestyle decisions.
But this takes the chance that some firearms may be lost to antiquity, no amount of money can buy them.
Though I may be satiated by the owning of several private shooting ranches scattered about the world, stocked with incredibly expensive bespoke, though maybe not famously known, firearms.
[email protected]$%^&/ clear......its held up pretty up and walking good![/QUOTE]
If that were true, there would be no need for an NRA, GOA, FPC, etc etc.
I'm with Aarond on this one. Go back and help rewrite the 2nd Amendment in such a way that it could not be circumvented, violated, or abused in the current manner.
With clauses amounting to "Quacks like a duck." and "This time we mean it."
(Hope none of us takes COVID back with them)
If I could rewrite the Constitution, I would abolish slavery but we digress from the charge of the OP. The best thing is to check auction catalogs of the time and now for the best gun increasing in value. See if you could afford it then with what you could take back in value.
Coming soon to HBO... .
My one big problem would be where to store them so that I could retrieve them when I got back to now.
Back then some cheaper kits were being given away, like buy two get a cheap kit for free.
Man, you don't even need "a few years" worth of time machine travel for that. The Powerball jackpot was about 400 million just a few days ago - or so I heard.
And had Custer not rubbed so Many people the wrong way,
…Major Reno might have been willing to bring his forces early, to help Custer.
Major Reno was never in a position to bring his forces to support Custer, due mostly to his own ineptitude and being routed back across the Little Bighorn River by the Indian warriors.
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