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Investment guns.....what do you suggest?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by hogship, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    If you were into investing some money into guns that you think would be profitable in the near future, what would you buy?

    For me, It would be revolvers of all makes.....Smith, Colt, Ruger that were made prior to around 1990......especially pre-lock Smiths, and lesser desirable Colts, like Troopers.

    Another, I feel is going to go up fast is Ruger MKII 22 pistols.

    Oh yeah..........Real Marlin rifles made by the real Marlin company!


  2. Tippyman


    Sep 12, 2010
    Class 3 weapons?

    Machine guns seem to do nothing but go up in price. Every time I've looked, I can't see how they aren't a smart investment. (Unless laws change of course...)

  3. RWBlue


    Jan 24, 2004
    I think they are a great investment, but a high risk investment.

    For less money I would suggest investing in suppressors, SBR, SBS. One of these days someone is going to pass a law saying that no more SU, SBR, SBS can be produced for normal people.
  4. denn1911


    Oct 14, 2010
    New England
    Machine guns continue to rise in price. If you have the money, they seem to be the way to go.
  5. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    We talked about this at work the other day. I'd very much like to invest in firearms also. Especially full autos. Not only will they grow in value as the years go on, they never loose value as the paper investments go up and down with the world economy.

    So in good times they are a good investment and in bad times (SHTF) they are much handier than gold or silver as far as putting food on the table and self defense.

    I saw an M16 for sale here in Vegas for $15k. They also had a bunch of M11's for about $4000.

    As for regular guy prices... I'd buy a few Paratrooper SKS's, Polytech type 56 AK47's, Norinco M14-S's since they are no longer made and no longer imported both of which always forces the price of them up.

    I wish I had a case of $50 SKS. Remember those days? SKS's are now hard to find less than $300.

    Back in the 80's those Norell full auto trigger packs for the Ruger 10/22 were dirt cheap. Now the Norell trigger pack will cost you about $10,000. (for just a trigger assembly!!!)
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012
  6. id1otbox


    Oct 14, 2011
    Fort Collins CO
    I agree with all that's been said above.

    I think any gun is a pretty good investment. They hold onto their value pretty well if you take care of them. If the economy ever drops into a real recession(we are still high and dry compared to how far we could fall) a gun would be just about the most useful possession you could have.
  7. Yes it would but not as an investment.
    Just my opinion but in times of economic collapse what would you expect to get for a gun? Some useless paper money? No.
    Some silver or gold? Perhaps.
    If you were starving to death would you trade one of those investments for a meal? I would bet you would.
    Guns usually do not make you a profit until they become hard to find because they are no longer made or some such situation.
    They like any other item are only worth what someone is willing to pay.
    When the economy has collapsed you can barter possesions for something else you may need.
    At that time a gun would be better as protection for you over an investment.
    Investments are only good while people are willing to buy something you have and the payment they give you is worth something.
    Just a thought.
  8. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
    Machine guns.

    You buy the weapon, shoot it all you want, sell it later for a profit.

    You get paid to enjoy it!!

  9. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

    Oct 11, 2004
    Avondale, AZ.
    Right now I'd look into getting some of the Walther P1's that are on the market. You can pick them up(with your C&R) for around $350 a gun, shipped. Once the market dries up they'll easily start going for $500-$600. Heck, look at what has happened to the Nagant revolvers. They were $49 bucks forever and now they're $110, that would have been a great investment right there, you could have more then doubled your money.
  10. RWBlue


    Jan 24, 2004
    There are more guns in this country than what you would imagine. If we ever have an all out civil war they will come out of the closets and forgotten back rooms.... The problem will not be getting a gun, but getting ammo.
  11. 1gewehr


    Mar 22, 2006
    Mid TN
    Anything good quality and mostly steel. Remember that stupid legislation can make a firearms investment worth a whole lot less or more overnight. That is what makes machine guns a risky investment. An amnesty could make a $12,000 M16 into a $1000 M16 overnight.

    Buy it because you like it and will enjoy it and I don't think you can go wrong. Except maybe with polymer frames.
  12. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    :rofl::rofl: Don't forget Jennings
  13. plouffedaddy


    Apr 1, 2011
    ^^This. AKs and SKSs seem to keep going up and up over the years as well.....
  14. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000
  15. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    All the cheap military/police surplus that's available at the distributors for relatively cheap prices. Once they dry up, the prices go up.

    M44's used to be under $69, now they are $200.
    Russian Captures used to be ~$200 now they are ~$350 on up.
    Sig P6's used to be $289, now they are pushing $400.

    I think the P38/P1s available now will go up in price as the supply dries up.
  16. :wow: $1095.00 for an SKS. Ain't no way I'd pay that. Anyone who would has more money than sense. :wow:
  17. txgunguy


    Dec 14, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    Call me crazy, but any ak style weapon. Anything from a parts kit made overseas could easily be banned from importation.

    If you can find any aks with milled receivers.

    AR parts I think are a strong investment.

    Pretty much any brand name firearm in good shape.
  18. I'M Glockamolie

    I'M Glockamolie

    Jun 23, 2006
    Anything that is likely to be banned if BHO is reelected. I have all of the purpose guns I need. The next ones I'm buying this year are ones I think will most likely end up on the no-fly list. I'm thinking a Mini Draco pistol, a Serbu shorty 870, that sort of thing. That and imported evil looking things like Benellis.