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Ridiculous gun prices.
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Seeing a lot of firearms, going for ridiculous amounts on several sites. One guy had a Henry big boy 41 mag, listed for 3,400. LMFBO. Was not GB. I know some prices are the, I told my wife I would sell it prices, But some are also pipe dreams. I search every day for 256 win mags, 218 bee's,257 Roberts, Marlin 38-55 and of course 41 magnums. These are the calibers I have and collect. Just started to look for a Marlin JM 45 colt in Cowboy. I better buy before they cost more than another house!!! What prices on firearms are you all noticing??? I won't even mention ammo prices. Thank god I reload.
The Monson Mass. Dan Wesson 15-2 and FN49 come to mind. Back in '96 I bought a 15-2 VH with two barrels for $230, shipped. That one was new in box, so to speak. It still had the factory preservative in it that had stiffened up causing slow hammer fall. You can't buy a decent barrel and shroud for that price now.
The first FN49 I had was an Egyptian contract mud rifle that cost me $250 at a gun show. My second is a Venezuelan contract that appeared unissued. That one cost me a bit more at $380. Battle worn Egyptian rifles are commanding an exponentially higher price that that.
To me all of the gun prices are nuts! Well not all, because some of my stash just hasn't appreciated much.😖
But I am not the right guy to voice his opinion because I remember paying less than a hundred bucks for a new Winchester 94 and the ammo was about $5 a box. I bought an Ithaca SKB shotgun for $160 because the Rem 1100's were $70 more at the time. Back then, $70 was a lot of money! Bob
I'll never have a 70's Colt Python in Royal Blue finish
I passed on an FN49 Egyptian a few years ago for $600. Been kicking myself every since.
I was in local gun store not long ago and I saw a Rossi lever action .22 it really looked just a little better than a Red Ryder BB gun. 399.00
"Independence Now, Independence Forever."
I think it depends on what you’re after. If it’s walnut furniture and highly polished, finely blued steel in classic platforms…. yeah, you’re going to pay a premium now. However, if you’re open to newer, more utilitarian stuff from non-traditional brands, there are deals to be had.
Yup.......I probably won't get.....another......one. 😉
The 8" one, that I bought about 1980, got sent to Metal-Life long ago for a "stainless-like" finish.
After doing some action work.......years on....I bought a new blued 6" barrel for it, but have yet to fit it.
Python......a hard to beat double-action. 😎
Have you guys seen the price of a Remington 870 Marine. Geez Louise.
The 'ol five shot Saturday Night Specials are the most shocking to me. And they are selling at rediculously high prices. I have my Grand Dads H&R .38 and it is a $600.00 plus gun. His pristine Army Special is worth about the same. Go figure.
The prices that I am shocked by most are the Mosin Nagant rifles and M95 revolvers. Seems like the rifles and revolvers sold for $100 or less for over 20 years. Now they are about 5 times as much. Also Remington Nylon 66's have increased significantly.
I've gambled my custom XP-100's are going to appreciate in value. 🤔
Firearm works of Art. Just Gorgeous. 👍
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
If I think they are overpriced,I have no problem letting the owner keep them.
Marlin Camp45's and Camp9's have gone way up also. (I have a very nice Camp 9.)
M38 and M44's as well.
Winchester 1897 (take down)
K98 (was a 1915 Gewehr 98, Nazi Arsenal reconfigured to a K98 in 43')
A couple "Flaming Bomb," Riot pumps.
A beautiful 1952 Win 94 w/gorgeous furniture.
Etc. Very wide ranging eclectic collection.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
It seems as though everything has really went up in price and then when you add shipping, taxes and a ffl transfer you are in for quite a bit
But remember that they get $15-$20 per hour flipping burgers nowdays..... and expect a tip too.
I hadn't realized Egyptian FN 49 rifles were valuable. I bought mine in July 1989 for $125 delivered (shipping then was $6 long gun, $3 handgun). I just looked and they are approaching M1 Garand prices. Mine was pretty beat-up when I got it and I shot a lot of old, corrosive, dime- a-round 8 m/m ammo. They are prone to break firing pins so I have several of those and I bought a brand new surplus barrel which I never put on. It is a rugged old war-horse.
In the late '80s 'Shotgun News' was full of old military surplus rifles, handguns and ammo. They were cheap and everybody figured they would stay cheap. I bought 4 of the 1937 Brazilian S&W .45s in 1988 and about 1990 a dealer told me they would never return the money because the country was flooded with thousands of them.
My father has 2 of them, NIB from his gun store. He loved them, so he kept them when he sold the business. One goes to me and the other goes to my son. Trust me when I say, I can really wait to get that gun. I would rather have my father.
On another note, My Winchester model 88 collection, never really increased in price, like other firearms. I think in part was there were so many made. The only two that ever really increased significantly was , the 284 and the 358, which is up around four grand. My transition model, is almost unattainable. If you find one, you have a great investment. I bought mine when nobody was really collecting them. Oak
Anybody remember Roses Dept Store? I vividly recall racing for the Sunday paper sale ads to see what guns Roses had each week. Enfield Jungle Carbines & SMLE’s, the whole Norinco batch (SKS, MAK-90, etc.), Mosin-Nagants……pretty much the full array of surplus rifles.
At the time, I remember all of the above went from between $59 to $89 at our local store. I begged and pleaded, but my parents just acted like I was a crazy, murderous lunatic by being interested in guns like that. By the time I turned 18, the good times were over and guns at Roses was just a memory. I hold a grudge against my folks to this day about it. 😩
Buyers set the price on anything for sale.
Too high, walk away.
I see the difference every weekend at a different gun show i attend. The guys coming in an saying the same thing. I paid 75.00 for my enfield or springfield. Now some of them are bring 800 an up. These young kids with money have no idea what the surplus market was in the hay day. when every an i mean every store had a barrel of rifles for about 10.00. Pistols might be 15.00. But you look at the quality of the name brand firearms coming out of the factory now. Those older ones even used an well loved are so much better. They feel like love in your hand. No grit in the action, no lumps in the finish. Unless you shop top of the line to me the older stuff is still the best price for the money. The work manship is there.
In 1971 I passed up a chance to buy an iron frame Henry rifle for $400.
The pawn shop I worked in used to RENT rifles for deer season. The basement had hundreds of 1903s, 1917s, various Mausers, and a smattering of Remchesters. The Rems and 1903s were mostly scoped and went first, but most of them eventually got rented. I remember one nicely restocked and sporterized 6.5 Swede that was in that group. It hardly ever got rented because of the "odd" caliber. Just as I was about to make an offer to my boss for it, somebody rented it for his wife, who fell in love with it. You know the rest.
That all ended with the coming of background checks, of course.