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What are your guns with the most increase in value?

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  1. earlthegoat2

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    What is the exact model on that 336? I have never heard of a special run SS 35 Rem guide gun format. I have a 336D 35 Rem in ported guide gun format. 1001 made for Davidson’s distribution in 2000 maybe.
     
  2. rust collector
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    I haven't won on every gun, but occasionally an importer would blow out 2-fers and pay shipping. I believe I paid $89 for two Russian model 44s shipped, and sold the uglier one for that amount. I still have and enjoy my "free" gun, which was in surprisingly good condition. I also long ago bought a Remington model 37 position rifle for $350 with a nice Unertl 1 1/4" scope. Sold the scope awhile back for $500 and made someone's day.
     
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  3. John Joseph

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    I sold of my Pythons long ago, being as I bought them for work, not as an investment.
    The old pre-64 Winchesters I bought in college as an investment, I traded for a high dollar Beretta Trap gun.
    I'd rather be a shooter than a collector.
    I really don't have any firearm that I'd consider an investment these days, even though all old guns have seemed to go up in value because I'm in CA and we can't buy new good stuff anymore.
     
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  4. gunlaw

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    Probably my M1 garand mkii mod 0. Paid $800. Not sure what the value is but more than $800. Also my Smith 1076 with 11 mags.
     
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  5. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    A slightly different take on this topic.
    Guns inherited at the time, worth a lot..............Now, priceless!
    Will not sell any!
     
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  6. ApacheCoTodd

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    My DCM Garand.
    A perfect Raritan Arsenal Springfield. Bought from DCM for $94.30.

    Outpaces everything else I own since selling a righteous 16" .44-40 Winchester Trapper. Bought it for $150 or less and sold it for premium Trapper money last year.

    Todd.
     
  7. FROGO207

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    I have a few pre 74 Winchester 30-30's and a 32 SPL. Paid no more than $125 each. Three SS Ruger Ranch Rifles paid around $275 each. Half a dozen Savage 24's in different configurations paid around $100 each and one was a yard sale special for $20. And who would have thought that the handful of SS Ruger MK II's I got used in the $175 range to use as competition guns would be worth $450 or more locally now. I have more but those are the standouts.
     
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  8. Pivot Dr

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    A couple ‘71 vintage Sakos, ‘53 vintage Model 70, a few Brownings, CETME, and a couple Colts, Anaconda 45 Colt and Trooper Mk III. Probably a few more like 42 Winchester, etc.
     
  9. Trey Veston

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    Nothing I've bought has gone up in value since the only firearms I have over 20 years old are all rifles gifted to me by my dad. Those are crazy expensive now and I won't sell them. The most expensive one has a replacement value of around $17,000. Another one has a stock made by a famous gunsmith valued at around $5k. My first hunting rifle, a Winchester Model 70 XTR Featherweight in .257 Roberts made in 1984 or so has likely gone way up in value.

    I have a bunch of M&Ps and Glocks that will never appreciate. My first AR was bought in `99 and was a neutered Bushmaster without the threaded barrel or bayonet lug. I think I paid $900 for it. Lucky if I got half that for it now.
     
  10. Pete D.

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    An Inland M1 Carbine that i paid $200 for. It is worth three to four times that now.
    An FN FiveSeven pistol that i bought for $700 some years ago. I understand that the price is up over a grand nowadays.
    An Anchutz Biathlon .22 with a Forther straight pull bolt that i bought 18 years ago for about $2k. Nowadays they are double that (without sights)
     
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  11. Coyote3855

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    Marlin 1893 in .38-55, paid $25 in 1962. Chinese SKS, paid $79.95 in 1978. Russian SKS, paid $350 with 1200 rounds of ammunition. Russian Commercial Makarov, paid $99.00 in 1979. Ruger three screw Blackhawk, bought new in 1965 for $89.95.
     
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  12. daniel craig

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    None. All my guns are either cheap POS or too new to have appreciated in value.
     
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  13. skeeterfogger

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    The ones that no one needs to know about, which is all of them.
     
  14. TonyAngel

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    As of late, all of my guns have increased in value. I took my latest build to the range and a gun offered me $1000 for it. That's twice what I have in it.
     
  15. 1KPerDay

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    I don't get posts like this. If you don't want to participate, you're free to not participate. Why post/participate just to say you're not going to participate? Me not get.
     
  16. P5 Guy

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    Balance the value of your firearms to the inflation rate, I'll bet not many even keep up with the CPI.
     
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  17. Gladius

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    Colt Python, bought late-90's (ish) for $850.
    M1 Garand, purchased through CMP for $500.
    M1 Carbine (Made by Underwood) for $350.
    I'm not mentioning most of my S&W revolver collection, nor any of the guns I inherited or won (Yes, I won a Norinco SKS back in the days when Chinese SKS's were dirt cheap. Not bad for a free gun!).
     
  18. fireboat

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    I have an unfired 1980's Dan Wesson model 15 that I got awhile back that has appreciated some.

    If I were to sell it on GB I might make a few hundred after fees, so I am debating whether to just enjoy it and shoot it. Or keep it tucked away and buy another one?

    Oh what the heck, I know the answer. I should get another one!
     
  19. slicksleeve

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    I paid $350 for a Smith and Wesson 657-2 6” in 1999, used in perfect condition, at a gun store. It’s my favorite, not going anywhere. It has dings in the grips now from hunting every season since then, but would probably bring much more.
    Also, I think prices are regional. I lived in Chambers County, Al from 2007-2015. I bought several nice P&R’d Smith and Wesson’s in great condition from a well known pawn shop in the area, and never paid more than $400 plus tax. Even then they seemed to be a good bit higher in other places according to what I would read on here.
     
  20. Trey Veston

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    I think we all know the answer to that one... ;)
     
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  21. BCR#1

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    HK MP5K PDW bought in 1993 From FJ Vollmer for $2500. Sold in 2016 for $28,500 I now own my home free and clear and I retired that year too.

    Bill
     
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    all of mine decrease
     
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  23. Meeks36

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    I take excellent care of all my firearms. Never really thought of the value. All the big $ guns I have are for my kids. The rest are just for hunting range use. I'm also collecting silver dollars for my kids. What they decided to do with them is up to them. It's my job to make sure they are taken care of.
     
  24. HB

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    List price for a python was $125 in 1956. Today, that is roughly $1200.

    Imagine what $125 in stock would have done.

    Buy them because you like them, not as an investment. I’ve found finding a buyer can be a challenge as well.

    A5s, model 12s, and the various winchester rifles arent nearly as spendy as they were 10 years ago either. Add in a recession and the collectible market gets rough.
     
  25. Speedo66

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    This. It depends how long ago you bought it. A cheap SKS purchased 40 years ago may not have increased as much as you think, taking inflation into consideration.
     
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