Winning the Gun Lottery

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  1. Remington1911

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    I think I will start an insurance thread.
     
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    thanks! I’m honestly afraid to tell me homes owners insurance about the amount of guns I have
     
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  3. Remington1911

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    I started the thread, but I had the same worries.
     
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    I have an unfired T-series Hi-Power that was given to me as a gift. Made in 68, never fired after leaving the factory.

    Can't get a better return on your investment than that!!
     
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    lets price it! brb!
     
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    I did some upgrades to mine, quick change cylinder pin and 45lc conversion cylinder. Honestly these are the best most accurate black powder pistols even made. Its more accurate than a lot of my center fire revolvers.
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    Remington 760 Carbine in 280 Rem.

    Bought for $300 when they were worth $1200. I sold it a few years ago for $2000.

    Last one I saw sell on GB was $2500.
     
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    [/QUOTE]
    Perhaps there is some new type of trigger kit or something that can simulate FA rates of fire. Strange design, looks like it was almost designed with drive by's in mind... [/QUOTE]

    The M/11 doesn't need a special trigger pack to go FA. Limp wrist one and you never know what the thing will do.

    [QUOTE="Mark_Mark,]HK P7, the gun that keeps on giving. Remember the insane price of $1200 3 years ago. lol[/QUOTE]

    I hear that. After deal hunting for a couple of years and watching the price skyrocket I bit the bullet and paid $1800 for my NIB PSP. I was crying all the way to the bank. I must say I don't feel so bad about it now even though it's still the most I've ever paid for a gun.
     
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    a fired
    A fired one last sold for $1800
     
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    a 280 Carbine… that’s one heck of a gun! bet it was a hoot to shoot
     
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    that M11 didn’t need sights and the trigger slab was painful. I always shot it from the hip, and did mag dumps, like it was intended! lol
     
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    Never saw any gun I bought as an investment. When I see a gun I like I buy it as long as finances support my wanting it. While I would not say I collect Colt Government Series 70 guns I have a pile of them.
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    A dew Colt Pythons in my mix and a few other 1911 guns including a very clean Remington Rand WWII GI take home. I simply enjoy what I have acumulated over many years. Yes, they have appreciated in value but really not as investments. I have no plans to sell off any of my guns so kids and grandkids can figure things out when I'm gone. :) One hell of a lot of guns for them to divide. :)

    Ron
     
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    are those 1911’s on display your gun room?? Anybody else like to rearrange your display guns depending on your monthly gun mood?
     
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    No, not just out on display. They are all however on the racks they are pictured on but in the safe. The two top shelves in my safe have those wire racks. I really like those racks. Top shelf is semiauto pistols and the lower shelf is revolvers. They were out for a photo op. :)

    Ron
     
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    Marlin 1895 SBL $700 10 years ago.....$2000 now at least.....Colt King Cobra 6 in bright stainless
    $300 in the 90's. $1500 or so now.
     
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    Inflation calculators put the smack down on a lot of these so called "lotto winnings". Even the OP's example from 5yrs ago is almost 240.00 just in inflation.

    Even the Hughes ammendment gun isn't much of a lotto "win" when you factor almost 40yrs.

    Could have made a lot more if you stuck that 1200 on Apple or Microsoft. Course that definately would not have been as fun. :D
     
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    lol! I bought apple in 2009 at $80-ish, FB the 1st day it was publicly available, and I have a ton of Amazon in the family. So, I’m good, lol
     
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    Remember when Facebook, you could buy and sell gun… they had this guy who was a snake gun collector and seller, he was selling Pythons for right at $1,000 so he could buy other rare snakes.
     
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    I remember buying in Sears and hardware stores as well.
     
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    my local HArdware store had SKS for $99 back 30 + years ago
     
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    None of my guns are valuable. They are inexpensive and fun to shoot.
     
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    I hear Ya! I always say, you don’t make money till you sell it
     
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    Hmm. Now you got me thinking, my LGS just posted a 7600 in 35rem today. He didn't post a price but I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's under $600. Is it just the 7600 in general or specifically one in .280?

    There's also a real nice peep sighted Maroin 30-30 for $525. That one caught my eye along with some others. He just bought a collection of guns, judging from the prices he got a pretty good deal and is passing it on....
     
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    Pretty funny really, considering their general reputation as junk guns now. Think I paid $300ish as well, and sold it for about the same a year later, only too glad to be rid of it.
    Wouldn't give a moldy $50 for one now.
     
  25. buck460XVR

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    Very few of the firearms I own are worth less than what I paid for them. Problem is, none of them are anything I want to part with just to make a few dollars on them. I invested in them for the pleasure I get from them and the work they do as tools, not for any monetary return. My heirs will have to do that, if they so please.
     
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