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Shooting collectibles #16047692 05/02/21
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Was shooting pistols with my dad and sister yesterday. Collectibles got brought up at some point. Dad said heck with collecting guns and not shooting them. He said shoot your guns and collect $100 bills. What say you?

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Re: Shooting collectibles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16047846 05/02/21
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Originally Posted by ridgerunner_ky
Was shooting pistols with my dad and sister yesterday. Collectibles got brought up at some point. Dad said heck with collecting guns and not shooting them. He said shoot your guns and collect $100 bills. What say you?


I don't buy collectibles.
I buy guns to shoot them.
Yes, I have a few interesting and unusual pieces, but nothing of a quality that I'm afraid to shoot them because it may cause them to loose value. To me there's no "value" in that.


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i figure I pretty much ruin the collector value of all my knives and firearms that might "qualify". But what the hey, I bought them to enjoy. Here is a thought. I can take my wife, kids and grandkids out for a fancy dinner that lasts a couple hours, or buy expensive libation or tobacco, which also is a consumable, or I can enjoy a firearm for an indeterminate length of time, and if purchased at a value, can usually let it follow someone else home, many times at a profit.

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I'd agree.

Some guns are truly collectable and carry a big value. Some guns are built to be works of art although they are functional firearms.


For me, guns are made to shoot and hunt with.




A lot of guns that were somewhat collectable and brought good money may not be a worthwhile investment in the near future. I just don't see the younger generations caring about say a pre64 winny or something. It'll be interesting to see what happens with markets such as that. Hard to say what the market will do. I never thought I'd see bricks of primers bring 10x retail but here we are. Lol.

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I have a lot of collectable rifles that I've never shot and probably never will shoot. Some were inherited, some were gifts from friends and family, and some were purchased. I like rifles, so if I see one that I want, I usually buy it and whether I ever shoot it or not, it represents an itch that has been scratched.

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Originally Posted by ridgerunner_ky
Was shooting pistols with my dad and sister yesterday. Collectibles got brought up at some point. Dad said heck with collecting guns and not shooting them. He said shoot your guns and collect $100 bills. What say you?

I say the same



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I would consider something like an original unfired engraved Colt revolver as a collectible and wouldn't fire it. Anything else is to be enjoyed.


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Depends on what you call collectable. Lots seem to be obsessed with acquiring every variation of pretty plain and common stuff. That’s a “collection” of non-collectables to me. Even some pretty nice ones like the Browning Miroku repros, may have some collector value if sufficiently virgin, but they’re just nice guns to me. If one falls into my hands, it’s getting dirty.

I know a somewhat well-to-do guy who fancies those Winchester 94 commemoratives from the 60’s on. They leave me cold. Different strokes.


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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Depends on what you call collectable. Lots seem to be obsessed with acquiring every variation of pretty plain and common stuff. That’s a “collection” of non-collectables to me. Even some pretty nice ones like the Browning Miroku repros, may have some collector value if sufficiently virgin, but they’re just nice guns to me. If one falls into my hands, it’s getting dirty.

I know a somewhat well-to-do guy who fancies those Winchester 94 commemoratives from the 60’s on. They leave me cold. Different strokes.

I could give two fugks about a Winchester commemorative model 94



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It’s good for one’s soul to have a couple special guns, whether or not the owner chooses to shoot them really doesn’t matter.


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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Depends on what you call collectable. Lots seem to be obsessed with acquiring every variation of pretty plain and common stuff. That’s a “collection” of non-collectables to me. Even some pretty nice ones like the Browning Miroku repros, may have some collector value if sufficiently virgin, but they’re just nice guns to me. If one falls into my hands, it’s getting dirty.

I know a somewhat well-to-do guy who fancies those Winchester 94 commemoratives from the 60’s on. They leave me cold. Different strokes.


Mea Culpa,

I probably have a rather plebian definition of what is a "collectable". I do know that should I ever decide to sell off my collection of firearms and edged weapons, it will definitely be of financial assistance in my dotage.

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Originally Posted by geedubya
i figure I pretty much ruin the collector value of all my knives and firearms that might "qualify". But what the hey,
I bought them to enjoy. Here is a thought. I can take my wife, kids and grandkids out for a fancy dinner that lasts a couple hours, or buy expensive libation or tobacco, which also is a consumable, or I can enjoy a firearm for an indeterminate length of time...

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Re: Shooting collectibles [Re: ridgerunner_ky] #16048357 05/02/21
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Not shooting is like having a trophy wife and not -----

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Originally Posted by NYNY
Not shooting is like having a trophy wife and not -----


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I don’t have anything I don’t shoot except a 1873 Winchester.

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I've got an old Smith and Wesson model 38-2. It's a blued airweight bodyguard in 38 Special. I hope to wear every single bit of blue off of it before I pass it on to my son. He'll get the other guns too, but there will be very little doubt which one I carried/used the most. It may mean more to him or it may not. Collectible means beans to me.


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I have a firearm accumulation not a collection - I won’t keep it if I don’t shoot it…..doesn’t matter how unique or rare (if it was that rare or unique I probably wouldn’t buy it). I use a Winchester 1873 made in 1889 for lever action silhouette in .32-20 and an original Marlin 1895 deluxe in .40-65 also. I take care of my guns but they are all or have been shot. No offense to those that do collect as I have lots of friends that do that too…..I just prefer to use them.

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At one time I had guns too valuable to me to shoot
Well I grew up
If I can't shoot it I don't want it

I walked into a local gun shop last Thursday the owner showed me 3 Colt 1911s I believe from the 60s never fired never racked new on boxes
One was a 9mm

They were beautiful and I complimented the owner
But to me useless
I prefer mine including my Colt 9mm that I have shot quite a bit
Much more fun than polishing and protecting

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Originally Posted by NYNY
Not shooting is like having a trophy wife and not -----

I had a master rifle maker tell me that once about one of his beautiful rifles that I said I would be scared to take his rifle out in the woods

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