Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KodeFore, Oct 26, 2022.
Only worth keeping for the guns that are kept in excellent condition, something like a safe queen.
For guns that get real cosmetic wear, I'd pitch the boxes for those guns. For example, my carry guns get so cosmetically challenged that the resale value is not high enough to worry about keeping the box it came in.
I lost all my boxes when the basement flooded, really not happy about it....but what you going to do.
Started saving them again. They really don't take up much room.
I also save the plastic boxes if applicable.
Yet ebay and GunBroker say otherwise.
Oooh. That's a good point. Save the box for a few decades and sell to folks that bought a nice used gun but don't have a box.
My combat commander was made in 1970 something and I bought it NIB back in 1992. I almost lost the box when I joined the Army but, most joyously, I recovered it and now both are together in my safe. I lost the instruction booklet though. Seems like it had one at one point anyways. I don't always save the box but on some guns, I definitely do.
I made a mistake once and threw out the shopworn box that my 2nd Generation Colt SAA came in. Such a "stagecoach" box, even in shopworn condition, is now worth a couple of hundred dollars. Reproduction boxes are being made that sell for that much.
When I pass them along I want everything to be included .
I traded my brother a Ruger MKI Target 22 LR for a model 58 S&W in 41 Magnum .
He passed the MKI Target to his son ... last Christmas I gave him the original gun box , shipping box , all the paper work , owners manual and original black plastic grips (I replaced them with walnut target grips) ... He was estatic to have all the original stuff and sales receipt with his passed down pistol !!!
Plus they hardly weigh much at all so you won't be burning up gas or even getting close to pushing weight limitations on the method of it being transported.
But if you think that none of this applies for you, well you do you of course.
Said all the guys who tossed their Colt/S&W/Browning/etc boxes that now bring $$$.
While a Palmetto box is common right now and has no perceived collector value, the same was thought of Glocks. To know thats not true go find a used Gen 1 Glock 17 for less than the price of a new one.
Handgun boxes/ cartons yes. Long gun boxes no.
Yeah, I don't know. I can see saving the box from a high-end gun, or maybe a first-generation box if it seems like the brand will last, but some of these sellers are either delusional or dirt poor. The guy hoping to get ten bucks for his Taurus box makes me kind of sad.
You have a point but the PSA boxes are just plain generic cardboard.
Big basement ...
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