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    Quote Originally Posted by SFC Rick View Post
    All replies are excellent posts on opinions and your reasoning behind them. I purchased a fine looking full engraved revolver for $2500 on Uberti's shop and over a year later it came in. I would never sell it but thought if I had too, $2500 wouldn't be enough due to the total money spent PLUS the time it took to wait for it. I know there is a limited market for it but surely it should be valued for a little more. I occasionally browse various gun sites and have never seen another one for sale. Hence I was curious about your opinions on the matter.
    You better have one rare highly sought after piece if you follow this logic. Think about all the anticipation you miss out on when buying something in stock. Instant gratification. Not me. You're probably too young to remember Sears catalogs for Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crsides View Post
    You better have one rare highly sought after piece if you follow this logic. Think about all the anticipation you miss out on when buying something in stock. Instant gratification. Not me. You're probably too young to remember Sears catalogs for Christmas.
    Or the S & H green stamp catalog!
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    Well after being very ill for close to 12 years now...no amount of money can u put on a year of your life...it is priceless
    God Bless,John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    Things used to be different. This S&W Registered Magnum was ordered on October 13, 1936. The gun was made to order then sent, in the white, to Rudolph Kornbrath who fully engraved it and inlayed three gold initials. Once finished Kornbrath sent it back to S&W for final polishing and finishing then sent to the new owner in California who received his new magnum on November 19, 1936... THIRTY-SEVEN days after the original order was placed!

    That is gorgeous...thank you for sharing it ..i love engraved guns that are done well... God Bless,John

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    "Does buying an object incur additional value because someone else paid that time out so you could buy that object with no time invested?"

    That's a great question. Personally, I'd always rather make/build/grow something rather than buy it. We don't really buy many things today that require a wait. Maybe a house.

    You don't say what you are waiting for. I guess that it is something that is not really required for your day-to-day living. I am currently waiting for a new holster (13 weeks and counting). I have about decided that I don't really need it. It was still okay a couple weeks ago, but now I don't know. It will be nice when I get it, but I could have learned how to do it myself by now.

    20 years ago I built a small boat. It took over six months, but I was doing, not waiting. It was worth every minute of measuring, cutting, and sanding.

    Of course an object incurs additional value from the time (and knowledge and skill) required to produce it. When I buy an object of art, I do think about the time and talent required to create it. It takes about eight hours to build a car in a modern factory, but how long, in how many minds, has it taken to evolve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    Estimate your possible lifetime
    You're gonna have to wait and see how accurate your estimate was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    How is it I had custom work done on a number of guns in the 1970`s and I doubt I waited more than six weeks!
    More custom gunsmiths back then. They spent their time... on your wait. Many of the good ones have left us. Seems that excellent gunsmithing is a "dying" trade.
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    I fell and badly broke my hip last may. I got a replacement. I still need a walker anything over a short distance. I still haven't drove. My biggest enjoyment was riding the trails several days a week in our RZR. I haven't fired it up. I haven't went shooting. I always lived to ride motorcycles, fly and trail ride. Better days are coming. (I hope) Do what turns you on while your able. At 78 I am not going to order a custom gun and wait years to get it. Now if money was no object---maybe.
    Well, I have been spending my time on the computer. Helps pass the time. My fortune in guns don`t see daylight out of the safe. Sucks! I am lucky though that I have a much younger wife that takes good care of me and the place. I was a single man the majority of my life and would be in deep bandini had I stayed single.
    Back in the 1970`s I was lucky to have a good mentor that was a huge collector. He rented a room from me as his home and family was a 100 miles. He guns featured in the rags etc. He knew good smiths, writers etc. That did give me a leg up and I did have a half dozen or so customized, didn't have to wait and the cost wasn't a fraction of now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralmerril View Post
    I fell and badly broke my hip last may. I got a replacement. I still need a walker anything over a short distance. I still haven't drove. My biggest enjoyment was riding the trails several days a week in our RZR. I haven't fired it up. I haven't went shooting. I always lived to ride motorcycles, fly and trail ride. Better days are coming. (I hope) Do what turns you on while your able. At 78 I am not going to order a custom gun and wait years to get it. Now if money was no object---maybe.
    Well, I have been spending my time on the computer. Helps pass the time. My fortune in guns don`t see daylight out of the safe. Sucks! I am lucky though that I have a much younger wife that takes good care of me and the place. I was a single man the majority of my life and would be in deep bandini had I stayed single.
    Back in the 1970`s I was lucky to have a good mentor that was a huge collector. He rented a room from me as his home and family was a 100 miles. He guns featured in the rags etc. He knew good smiths, writers etc. That did give me a leg up and I did have a half dozen or so customized, didn't have to wait and the cost wasn't a fraction of now.
    Good friend had two knees replaced and has a weight problem because it hurts too much to walk. He has a wonderful collection of NFA guns and a military collection to boot. Lots to enjoy just like a lot of us collectors so you would think at 83 he would be careful. No he gets head strong and won't face up to getting old. He has taken hard falls and I have had to help him up many time with a suggestion that he should use a cane. Nope he wouldn't listen and as he walked out to walk his little dogs he tripped and laid there for two hours because he just won't listen.

    Told him that if he won't use a cane then he better have a cell phone in his pocket for help, call one of us friends and we will be happy to set him up right again. Told me he wouldn't call me because I might take advantage of him while he was on the ground. Set my new labrador loose on him since my puppy is a constant companion.Gus would be happy to see him on the ground.

    My point is you guys worked to get your collections and enjoy them so take care of yourselves. What's a year worth? Many folks would love to have another good year.


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