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What are your guns with the most increase in value?

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  1. wgp

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    I bought a Colt Diamondback .22 6" newffor about $200. When I see them now at shows they are usually asking around $2,000.
    Bought an SKB 200E for $600 at an auction, last one I saw was $1,200.
    Several others have increased in value, but these are the best examples I have. Of course, to get the money I'd have to sell, and I don't want to.
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    My Remington 33 was $3-$4 new, now worth a easy $100 that's a good percentage lol.
     
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  3. Howland937

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    Percentage wise, probably my first gun...Savage model 24 .22/410. I don't own any high end stuff. Always amused when I see current prices on 3 screw Single Six convertible 22's and 1100 LT 20s
     
  4. tommy.duncan

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    1944 Winchester Garand $500
    1944 M1 Carbine $300
    1918 No1 Mk3* Enfield $200
    1954 Tula SKS $200

    A lot of right place at the right time.
     
  5. huntsman

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    My Browning BSS has increased from what I paid but no plans to sell.
     
  6. Middletown

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    I have a Ruger 44Mag Carbine with Manlicker stock in really good shape. Paid $365 for it in the early 90's. Not sure what it is actually worth but I am confident it is worth more.
     
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  7. earlthegoat2

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    My Marlin 336 Texan 35 Rem doubled in value the day I bought it for $375.

    Smith Model 17-2 ANIB bought for $500.
     
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  8. jeff-10

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    I bought a used S&W 29-3 6.5" around 20 years ago. Mint condition. I paid $350 probably worth 2-3 times that now.

    I also bought a S&W 1076 FBI trade in around 20 years ago for $375. Has to be worth at least twice that now.
     
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  9. tark

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    my unfired 68 T series Hi Power was given to me. :what:Does it count ? :D
     
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  10. George P

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    My HK P7s have at least doubled, maybe close to tripled what I got them for.
     
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  11. theotherwaldo

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    My many milsurps.
    Most would sell at six to ten times what I paid for them - if I were interested in selling... .
     
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  12. bangswitch

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    I don't know about increasing in value, but I know a revolver (S&W M19) I bought 5 years ago cost me three times as much as the one very similar to it (S&W M66) that I bought 40 years ago, and both are the same general age. I don't own but one firearm I'd consider a collectible, and what I value it has as much to do with sentimental value as it does pure collector value (wartime manufacture Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless).
    I bought 3 old SxS shotguns about 10 years ago, they weren't expensive when new ($175-$325), but paid a lot more than that for them, with all the wear and tear they've had since new.
    What I buy are quality firearms, I can only imagine the value will appreciate over time.
     
  13. Dfwkid

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    I paid 85.00 for a M-N M44 Polish carbine years ago and got 200.00 for it from Cabela's. I had it only 2-3 years when I sold it. Not a bad ROI. No telling what my other M-Ns maybe worth.
     
  14. 1KPerDay

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    I have one of those... what are they going for these days?
     
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    I think I paid $900 for my full auto M-11/9 and suppressor. not including the stamps.
     
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  16. Howland937

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    I bought mine about 15 years ago with both cylinders in really good shape for $200. I've seen them at shows in the $500-$550 range in ok shape, and $750 if it's really nice with box.
     
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  17. Telekinesis

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    Just gotta rub it in, don’t ya? :rofl:

    I still regret not picking up a M-11/9 for $2,000 a few years ago. Now they’re probably somewhere around $6,000-8,000.

    Of the guns I did actually buy, the P7M8 has probably appreciated the most. Just looking at HK Pro and the prices that these things are going for is staggering. It’s a moot point though, as the P7M8 is one of my grail guns, it’s not going anywhere.
     
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  18. MI2600

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    It is hard to judge whether my guns have appreciated significantly or just kept up with inflation. Also, I have to admit I made some less than wise purchases over the years which haven't gone anywhere in terms of price. I try to factor that in when assessing the total value of all my guns.

    If anyone has a sincere craving for a .37 caliber Hickenlooper, bolt action lever rifle, please let me know.
     
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  19. jmr40

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    My Marlin 336 in 35 Rem set up in guide gun configuration. I have one of only 500 made in 2005. I paid
    $500. They bring a fair amount more than that now. The one on the right next to my Marlin 94 in 44 mag.

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  20. 12Bravo20

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    Same here with my Chinese SKS. I picked up a really nice Marlin Model 99M1 a few years ago for $60 AND it had the original rear sight with it. The sight alone is worth at least double what I paid for the whole thing.
     
  21. EIB0879

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    Probably my Sako L691 300 Wby but I don't see many for sale so it's hard to know what it is worth. My wife paid $750 for mine when they retailed for $1,095. My BIL was an FFL at the time.
     
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    I have a commemorative Arkansas State Police S&W 586 6" bbl that I inherited from my father. I have seen similiar comemeratives listed with asking prices from $ 1,100 to 1,900. I have no interest in selling this or my Sako.
     
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  23. Ohen Cepel

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    $50 for a Chinese SKS I sold for $450.
     
  24. mljdeckard

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    I have my grandfather's Inland M-1 Carbine. He paid $15 when he joined the NRA in the 1950s. I see them selling for $900-1000 now.
     
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    This past winter I paid $700 for a mint condition freedom arms m83 with a 10" bbl in 454 casull... I could likely get double.

    6 years ago I got a pristine marlin 39 made in 1957 for $200 and a couple hundred rounds of 22lr- not sure the current value but wouldn't sell for under $1000 if I were interested in selling.

    I got a winchester 250 lever action in 22lr for 100 rds of reloaded 45 acp. It's a redheaded stepchild of an unlovable rifle but I bet some covid panic dude would give a few hundred $$.

    I got an absolutely stunning martini cadet rebarreled with a Remington matchmaster barrel and custom stock for $500 a few years back, $1500 wouldn't buy it from my safe- no idea what it's worth , it makes one ragged hole at 25 yards pretty much regardless of ammo.

    I bought an old Mossberg 410 bolt action shotgun with a full choke for $50 years back, it's priceless because it's just so darn effective- but it's likely not worth much more than I paid.
     
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