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What is the premium on consecutive serial number on gun

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by myrockfight, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. myrockfight

    myrockfight Member

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    I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me what kind of premium there is over the market value of two guns that are sold together when they are consecutively numbered.

    The rifles in question are FN FALs.
     
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    It seems like if your FFL orders them through the manufacturer directly there should be little if any premium.
     
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    nil to most
    little to some
     
  4. myrockfight

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    Every once in a while you see it. I wouldn't think it would be that big of a deal. I saw two Garands that had the same serial number from different factories. I thought that was kind of neat.

    I would think the kind of gun would have a lot to do with it. But what do I know :D
     
  5. RoadkingLarry

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    Pretty much depends on the gun. a couple of Keltecs? a novelty maybe but a couple of vintage Colt SSAs you might have something of interest to collecters.
     
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    I sold 2 consecutive numbered Kimber Custom (series 1) 25th anniversary guns to a guy for about $300.00 above what market value on the guns would be new price.
     
  7. Technosavant

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    Usually, not much at all. It really only commands a premium if a husband/wife or father/son (or mother/daughter) or other group wants them for some reason, and usually they'll be wanting a special edition gun.

    My local shop has four consecutively numbered Kel-Tec P3ATs (numbers ending in 4, 5, 6, and 7). They aren't priced as any special deal. It isn't terribly unusual to have consecutive numbers, depending on how they were grabbed off the shelf for shipment to the FFL.
     
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    I used to keep a list of serial numbers with me of guns I owned when I went to gun shows in the hope of finding consecutively numbered editions. It got to be a real pain and I have come to the conclusion that it does not usually increase the value of the guns and they can limit your personal abiltiy to sell them as the set may cost more than the sum of its parts. It also limits your available buyers if you sell.
     
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    "NICE PAIR" has new meaning...

    I've always had a secret desire for a consecutive numbered pair of about anything. Just this week it dawned on me I've got two Model 1920 Fiala .22rf pistols that are numbered 167 and 169. On a scarce old timer like these, even that close is GREAT news to me.

    These things were turned out of the factory up in New Haven, CT more than 80 years ago, and not that many were made over a very short period of time by at least FOUR different owners, each branding them differently. These are BOTH marked Fiala.

    Cased set I bought out of CA and the other was in a NY shop. Bought two years and a continent apart with NO thought in mind about serial numbers...

    Unfortunately, one is part of a beautiful, matching numbers, cased, 3-barrel set, obviously pampered since new, and the other is a beat up, mistreated old guy. But I'm still happy to have 'em.

    Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle
     
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    You never know

    I bought two Briley's from the same shop in Houston, 4 months apart. Both were used pistols, made in the late 1990's. You guessed it, they have consecutive numbers. A check with Briley indicated they weren't made together for any special reason but my family is very happy about it. The chances of finding those together is the neat part and then being able to get both of them.
     
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    I have 2 consecutive DPMS lowers and 3 consecutive RRA lowers. I picked em out thinking it would be cool to have a pistol, carbine and rifle all consecutive.

    That wore off now I have too many lowers waiting to be built into functioning guns. Come to think of it I only have one complete AR!!
     
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    Broomhandle, I thought about telling you I had #168, but decided that would be too cruel...:)
     
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    Hi Ambi. And you actually think I might believe you? I'm from the old school - Seeing Is Believing! Been around this old ball of mud too long to react any differently. However, there may be a day I'll run into old 168. ;)

    Best regards ~ ~ ~ 45Broomhandle
     
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    Non at all unless you are nuts enought to pay way more what the gun will sell for
     
  16. Nate C.

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    It was exactly $10 per unit just a couple of weeks ago for Ruger Vaqueros.
     
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