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CURIOUS???

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by Edwin D, Jul 15, 2011.

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  1. Edwin D

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    HOW does anyone compare an OLD gun 10-25 years old to a NEW gun in price?

    Do these OLD guns somehow INCREASE in value/price to that of a NEW gun???
     
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    The market will tell you. That's all there is to it. Perceived value will affect prices.

    Much of the time the older guns were elevated in status because of refinements which may or may not have cheapened the gun.

    Winchester Model 94 is a perfect example. They made them cheaper and then tried to boost sales with all the various commemorative editions.

    Some collectors like them, but in my opinion the value is not from the quality of the gun.

    I also like the older Browning BT-99's with engraving rather than the new versions.

    Caveat Emptor.

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    "HOW does anyone compare an OLD gun 10-25 years old to a NEW gun in price?"

    - If the old gun is no longer made and is now considered desirable, it could be worth more than a comparable new one to someone. The Remington 870 Competition, for example, was a model that didn't sell well enough for Remington to continue making it for more than five years, with production ending 25 years ago. Today, very nice examples of that $300 gun routinely sell for $800.

    "Do these OLD guns somehow INCREASE in value/price to that of a NEW gun??? "

    - See above.

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    A 1955 Chevy in showroom condition would probably sell for more than a new Impala, how many do you see for sale? It's all about demand, also as the price goes up on the new version it seems to take the used ones with it. The Browning XT is a good example, a good used one will cost you as much as it did new these days probably because the new ones have went up in price.
     
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