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Old February 25, 2020, 02:06 PM   #26
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Collectables are a fickle trend and hard to forecast. Kinda what makes things collectable. Used to be things that were common and used a lot in everyday life, that made it 40-50 years in mint condition were collectable. Nostalgia has been a big influence for us Baby-Boomers. One only has to look back on Baseball cards, Beanie Babies and Antiques to see what is hot today, might be hard to even give away a tad more down the road of time.

All and all, guns, for the most part are a poor investment. While many appreciate after being bought, most never keep up with inflation or the cost of living. Collecting to satisfy one's personal taste or interest is a whole other thing. As for guns, anything collectable today is already old and you'll probably pay too much for it to appreciate much more within your lifetime. New guns, may be an investment for your future grandchildren.
I think there is one exception to the fickleness of collectables, and that is if a particular item exhibits a high level of quality, skill and originality that is difficult to near impossible to replicate, and/or the item is extremely limited in number. A Renoir will always be desirable. A shotgun engraved by Firmo or Francesca Fricassi will always be highly desirable. A Borchardt C-93 will continue to appreciate. A GE Minigun will always be economically out of reach for most.

Colt Pythons are being manufactured again, so their collectable value is questionable. However, I will say this, I do think Colt did a nice job on its 100 Year Anniversary 1911 Tier III. I would like to add one of those new ponies to my stable.

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