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Old 09-28-2016, 5:23 PM
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Default I don't see any negatives to collecting guns

They hold value virtually indefinitely. (Value actually goes up)
No matter what the economic situation, there will always be a market for firearms.
They save lives.
They can be used as bottle openers, paper weight, cuddle buddies, ......
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Old 09-28-2016, 5:25 PM
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One negative...my wallet.
Second negative...like chips you can't just have one.
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Old 09-28-2016, 5:32 PM
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You have to feed them ($), dress them up ($) and clean them (time).
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Old 09-28-2016, 5:33 PM
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Well you do need to safeguard them, Gun safe(s), house security system at a minimum.

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Old 09-28-2016, 5:43 PM
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The real struggle is dividing your time up between all of them well enough that your skills do not diminish over time.
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You have to feed them ($), dress them up ($) and clean them (time).
Haha, spot on!
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Old 09-28-2016, 5:51 PM
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Are we talking modern mass produced? or historic?

I agree with the latter....regarding the former, your average glock won't beat inflation.
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There are no negatives till registration turns into confiscation and you either have to sell them cheap real fast out of state to get some money out of them or you just hide them in your safe where no one will ever see them
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They hold value virtually indefinitely. (Value actually goes up)
No matter what the economic situation, there will always be a market for firearms.
They save lives.
They can be used as bottle openers, paper weight, cuddle buddies, ......
Overall this is true but the safety and upkeep of large collections is hard. Moving large colections is difficult as well. Some guns can actually lose value. Ask people that overpay in panics.

Or people that collected certain military surplus firearms before the collapse of the Iron Curtain.
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There are no negatives till registration turns into confiscation and you either have to sell them cheap real fast out of state to get some money out of them or you just hide them in your safe where no one will ever see them
This.
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I don't see any negatives to collecting guns
Huh! Look at my credit card bills.
It becomes an addiction
The collection is never complete.
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You're right OP if you keep your collection for a long time, chances are you will sell it for more then what you got it for. Good example is the WASR AK, check out any recent threads, at least one person on each page with a comment "wow I remember when these were $400". Arsenal announced that they are having a temporary stop on sells for the SLR107 which was a $1000 rifle, check out how much they are selling for on GB. If Glock makes that announcement, you'll see people asking $2000 for there G19 or even trade for a WC/LB/NH 1911 lol that might be pushing it but I've seen similar stuff in the marketplace.

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There are no negatives till registration turns into confiscation and you either have to sell them cheap real fast out of state to get some money out of them or you just hide them in your safe where no one will ever see them
If that ever happens then we got more to worry about then taking a financial loss. More of a reason not to sell.

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Me neither. They're pricey, though.

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I once had alot of guns Multiple rifles, shotguns, and pistols. And i was never truly good with any one of them. Since then i have made a rule of no more than 3 semi auto rifles. 1 primary 5.56 rifle, 1 backup 5.56 rifle, and 1 oddball AR10 that still mimics the manual of arms and controls as the smaller rifles. I also only own one pistol now. I own no shotguns, as they dont do anything i can't do with a rifle. Most would scoff that i dont have a vast "collection" that would fill up a dining room table, but i frankly enjoy having less now. I have owned many different platforms and i am at the point where i now know what i like and what i do not like. Im not knocking anyone else, but for me personally, buying guns for the sake of buying guns is a waste of money. What i prefer to buy now is support gear, such as holsters, carriers, belts, magazines, packs, hydration bladders, medical equipment, ammo, etc that support the guns and my own self. That being said, the one gun to break the 3 rifle rule that i would like to obtain next year is a TRG-42 in .300 Win Mag next year to satisfy long range shooting, as well as having a decent rig to take to a Rifles Only course. Its different enough from my AR's that i dont think it would be much of an issue, and it would have a purpose and fullfill a capability that the AR's dont fill. At one time i had a TRG-42 chambered in .338 Lapua, however i regret not purchasing it in .300 Win Mag. It was still a brilliantly good bolt gun
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One negative is your investment can be ruined from a bad law from Excremento after you have made it.
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One negative is your investment can be ruined from a bad law from Excremento after you have made it.
^^This!

I stopped buying firearms as an investment for this reason.
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The biggest detraction to collecting is having your collection called a "cache", "hoard" or "arsenal" in a press release after it's seized.
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Old 09-29-2016, 12:10 PM
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Only negative I can think of is periodic maintenance on multiple firearms.
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....... Excremento.......
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^^This!

I stopped buying firearms as an investment for this reason.
A firearm's value is retained in itself though. It's functionality make's it valuable regardless of laws.

Some people buy designer bags as an investment but the value for those are subject to demand. It does the same thing as a swapmeet bag. Just saying.
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............ your average glock won't beat inflation.

I was thinking the same thing. What's a Gen 2/3/4 Glock going to be worth in 10-20 years.

What's an all steal 1911 going to be worth, at the very least as worth as much as future versions of similar quality.
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and don't forget for a bought a half hour a day you have to walk them in the stroller
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The biggest detraction to collecting is having your collection called a "cache", "hoard" or "arsenal" in a press release after it's seized.
And God forbid you have more then one box of ammo 😀
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I was wanting a Garand, but they're pricey. There's a TurkMauser for sale here in the collector exchange with ammo. I'm looking at it because I can aford it.

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Personally I think guns generally are a poor investment. But they also won't lose too much value over time, unlike cars or electronics.

Once you collect enough guns, you start to realize how much space they take up. I have a storage room where I store over 200 cases that came with my guns. You can't throw them out and they take up a lot of dead space.
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For perspective, nothing depreciates as fast as race cars and race car parts.
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Holding value reliably isn't the end-all of investments. Firearms are not space-efficient for what they're worth. Nor are they particularly liquid, or universally desirable (they will be when SHTF, but all notion of "investment" is sorta meaningless with a collapsed economy).

If all I wanted to do was store value over time, I'd be keeping fine jewelry. Wearable, concealable, compact, and has intrinsic value (an utterly ruined necklace is still good gold and gemstones, an utterly ruined gun is scrap metal).
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I would say that it's safer than collecting and buying stock
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They hold value virtually indefinitely. (Value actually goes up)
You haven't tried to sell a gun that you bought in 2008 have you?

Their value absolutely does not go up unless they are off-roster.
Registered AWs are literally worthless in California because they can not be transferred. Outside of California, nearly all guns are worth less than they are here.
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