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Collector gun ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 635 G, Aug 23, 2009.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    This is totally hypothetical. Let's say you had the opportunity to get in your mind what is the equivalent of an original Seitz ( one of the few guns made my Tom Seitz). Would you shoot it or put it aside as a collector gun . Also, if you shot it & used it , how much in value would it decline?

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Doubt the Seitz would be collectable in the foreseeable future. It's a very expensive trap gun made for very few Seitz lovers. Not much circulation beyond that, I bet most trap shooters weren't be interested either, very very limited market.

    An unfired Browning Midas grade 20 ga. or a mint black powder frame SSA are safer (10 times) investments.
     
  3. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Phil The gun was made to shoot ?? If taken care of it would loose no value . I don,t really see people asking were can I buy a Tom Seitz gun ??

    Alot of Seitz style guns new that are alot nicer for less money .
     
  4. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Shoot it.
     
  5. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Phil. Shoot it. I have a fellow I shoot with that has a very hi-grade Kolar. You know the 20 grand kind. Nd he never sets it down. As long as the gun is flawless, ti will hve the saem value.
     
  6. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    If it has never been shot shooting it will decrease the collector value.

    It it has been shot and cared for properly, shooting it some more and caring for it properly will not be a detraction.
     
  7. mike b.

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    Is this thread also called "Fantasy Shotgunning" ? Can I pick Leo to be behind my gun ?
     
  8. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot a gun that is "totally hypothetical" do you have to use "totally hypothetical" shells?
     
  9. paul e. stark

    paul e. stark TS Member

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    It's not a holland & holland trap single! shoot the damn thing!
     
  10. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Phil,

    I've been selling guns for a long time. They are depreciating assets .. kind of like a car only less useful. Any dealer who tells you a trap gun will be worth more later has a better crystal ball than I and is full of crap.

    In recent years collectible guns have not appreciated much. The creme-de-la-creme of guns are the only ones that remain viable. There are millions of old guns and very few, a fraction of one percent, will appreciate in value. Their liquidity is poor at best.

    Invest your money in gold coins, muni-bonds, treasuries, even CD,s will bring you a better rate of return over the long haul.

    On the other hand if the economy collapses I would bet my Kimber .45 Sig 9mm would be worth a lot.

    Bob Schultz
     
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