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07-29-2012, 8:10 AM
Would you pay extra for a weapon that had a cool serial number. ie 666 , 69 , 1776 , your birthday etc? And if so how much ? Extra 100 200?
I have an item that has 666 as the serial number and someone wants it for that reason.. He wants me to tell him how much more I want over what it's worth ...

07-29-2012, 11:09 AM
Sell it to him for whatever you can get out of him. He obviously wants that number bad so gouge him... :43: Seriously, its only a #...

The only serial number I would pay more for would be a custom one I had made OR serial #1 on a collector’s piece.

07-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Yes, I would. Cant give you a price, but I like the idea.

07-29-2012, 11:27 AM
I like the idea too which is why I bought it in the first place .. My son is very against me selling it....

07-29-2012, 11:33 AM
I haven't done it for a weapon, but for others like phone#, yes :)

07-29-2012, 11:45 AM
The only way to find out how much more he's willing to pay, is to haggle with him. No one is going to be able to guess how much more he's willing to pay.

07-29-2012, 11:57 AM
I have a custom 500 with my birthday as the serial number. Didn't cost extra, still cost a lot.

07-29-2012, 2:17 PM
Yes I would pay extra for a special serial #. My mosin's serial is "888" but I didn't pay extra for it. Also almost got a AR lower with my birthday, just a little off =[

As for how much you should charge for it. How much is the firearm in question worth normally?

07-29-2012, 2:29 PM
I'd pay $10-$25 IF, I had to have it.

07-29-2012, 2:50 PM
The numbers don't mean anything to me, I've bought 6 packs of AR lowers and couldn't even tell you if they have sequential numbers.

One gun that I own is serial number 0004.

07-29-2012, 3:04 PM

07-29-2012, 5:25 PM
I think it's cool. I wouldn't want 666, but I have one 000300 that I think is kinda cool. Doubt it's worth more, but it's my baby, so it makes it even more special.

It would be really cool if a manufacturer was willing to presell certain serial numbers of a new model.

07-29-2012, 5:49 PM
The AR lowers I bought from JD Machine have my initials and birthdate on one lower and my son's one the other lower.

Cost at the time was like $20 more for each.

07-29-2012, 5:51 PM
My gun has never had a serial number.. I wonder if its lonely?

Did he suggest 1-200 more?

07-29-2012, 6:30 PM
I belive the NM serial numberd milspecs retain the resale value a little better than the regular N numbers. And no it dosent mean national match! They just have better frame/slide fittment. At least i would be willing to pay 50-100 morefor a NM milspec springfield 1911

Wicked Pete
07-29-2012, 7:47 PM
I have a piece with a 666. I call her Jezebel.

07-29-2012, 8:23 PM
The only serial number I would pay a premium would be #1. Traditionally lower serial number carry a premium in older guns. Specific numbers such as 666 would be up to the seller/buyer. I would think $100 should be fair

07-29-2012, 10:48 PM
Wow, a lot more people saying they would than I thought. I wouldn't pay ANY extra for a "cool" serial number. The only exception is a collectors piece with a REALLY early serial number... and that'll almost never in my case happen because all my guns are shooters.

EDIT: for how much extra to add on, unless you know of how much he values that serial number, all you can do is throw out a number. This is a case where it might be most profitable for you to ask how much more he was thinking and then doubling it and letting him talk you down to the middle of the two or something similar. If he says like an extra $20 or $25, I would probably just be firm by doubling that to $40/$50 as the "extra". Just a quick thought. If he wants the serial number bad enough, an extra $30 above anything he mentions shouldn't scare him off.

far from tactical
07-30-2012, 12:47 AM
If I can the chance right there and now maybe.... But I don't think I would Any number is ok with me

07-30-2012, 4:33 AM
When i worked at a gun store we got a shipment of lowers in and one had 666 as the last 3 of the serial number. we gave it to some guy who wanted a cool serial number didnt charge him extra though

07-30-2012, 5:06 AM
I have an AMT backup with the serial a__666

I guess its not as cool cause there are numbers inbetween,

07-30-2012, 6:03 AM
It is just a number. I like cool serial numbers, but I am not going to spend a ton of money on it.

Name an outlandish price and then haggle with him. You never know what it might be worth to others.

Hopefully we don't see you on the news after the guy does something stupid and you could have stopped it all because no law abiding citizen would want the serial number 666. :rolleyes:

07-30-2012, 6:56 AM
This..... Lawl

07-30-2012, 7:01 AM
I might be willing to pay a little more for a Walther PPK with the serial number 007.

07-30-2012, 7:23 AM
I would want serial number 357228549967

Why you ask? Because it's totally random and doesn't mean crap.

Numbers don't mean anything and if someone wants to pay extra let em.

If I wanted a custom number on an AR, I'll just build an 80% and number it myself.

07-30-2012, 8:25 AM
I paid a extra $100 for a "new" production gun preorder with the serial number matching my birth year.

Some companies will have the first 100 / 1000 /10,000 as special orders for customers that desire something like that on new models, mine was for a new model of a 1911 from Springfield

The Virus
07-30-2012, 10:48 AM

07-30-2012, 12:01 PM
Would you pay extra for a weapon that had a cool serial number. ie 666 , 69 , 1776 , your birthday etc? And if so how much ? Extra 100 200?
I have an item that has 666 as the serial number and someone wants it for that reason.. He wants me to tell him how much more I want over what it's worth ...

extra hundred sounds Kosher :)

it's not worth anything to me, but if he has to have it, get some extra cash.

Mr. Beretta
07-30-2012, 1:37 PM
I have a one of a kind handgun with the SN # 666....

It shoots like the devil! :D