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Buy more Colts.

Over the years the age-old subject always comes up with someone asking the question: Who are we going to sell our old collectible Colts to. They say that times are changing and the younger folks won't be interested in the old Colts that we have. I have always responded the same way, good collectible guns increase in value over time faster than just about any other commodity. And yes, they easily beat the stock market. The key to this is buying good collectible guns. Colts and Winchesters have always led the pack in this field. For those who doubt this just look at the gun market. The leading auction house in selling guns is Rock Island Auction and they just topped one billion in sales from their inception. Now add up all the auctions specializing in gun sales along with the online selling platforms like Gunbroker and Gunsinternational. There are more buyers today than ever before. Guns sell faster than ever and bring higher prices. I tried to buy several guns at auction over the last several days and while I was successful on a few I fell short on more than I won. The market is strong.

Just my opinion,

Cam
 

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Buy more Colts...good collectible guns increase in value over time faster than just about any other commodity. And yes, they easily beat the stock market. The key to this is buying good collectible guns. Colts and Winchesters have always led the pack in this field.

Just my opinion,

Cam
Sh-h-h-h-h...don't let those Registered Magnum and Triple Lock folks hear you say that...not to mention that Schofield crowd. 😮
 

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My experience is that selling to realize a reasonable profit, even on pretty good stuff, is that it is challenging, Everyone wants a bargain. I have to take my profit mostly in pleasure so far. I have gotten several "fair" prices but they probably only transformed Old Dollars to New dollars at a little better than rate of inflation break even. Y'all are probably better at it than I am!
 

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My experience is that selling to realize a reasonable profit, even on pretty good stuff, is that it is challenging, Everyone wants a bargain. I have to take my profit mostly in pleasure so far. I have gotten several "fair" prices but they probably only transformed Old Dollars to New dollars at a little better than rate of inflation break even. Y'all are probably better at it than I am!
55 years of collecting helps.
 

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Buy more Colts.

Over the years the age-old subject always comes up with someone asking the question: Who are we going to sell our old collectible Colts to. They say that times are changing and the younger folks won't be interested in the old Colts that we have. I have always responded the same way, good collectible guns increase in value over time faster than just about any other commodity. And yes, they easily beat the stock market. The key to this is buying good collectible guns. Colts and Winchesters have always led the pack in this field. For those who doubt this just look at the gun market. The leading auction house in selling guns is Rock Island Auction and they just topped one billion in sales from their inception. Now add up all the auctions specializing in gun sales along with the online selling platforms like Gunbroker and Gunsinternational. There are more buyers today than ever before. Guns sell faster than ever and bring higher prices. I tried to buy several guns at auction over the last several days and while I was successful on a few I fell short on more than I won. The market is strong.

Just my opinion,

Cam
Well, after seeing the news this week, I can say that guns definitely hold value better than cryptocurrency! :D
 

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Cam , your collection speaks for itself . Not to mention - you are only 3 of 10000+ to have your own title . Real money pretty much invests in stocks and real estate , but to me S&B is just LONG term casino shit . My port folio is a 98% hold in your hand - wrap your hand around history thing. I’m not in it to flip , or sell . I’m in it for what makes me happy , and more so , my sons inheritance. Felt for ten years plus that I’d rather have black and blue steel - than green paper . Them stock mailings ( I have maybe 10 shares of PPL) are NEVER worth anything until the day you cash in . I’m no heavy hitter , my house cost 130, but I get 24/7 PLEASURE from my biggest passion ! To each their own ... MAKE MINE COLT !

Post Script - Cam , YOU are a heavy hitter - advice like yours ... reinforces my perspective ,
and like you , I have a better half who stands by my side ,so again today Cheers , mr & Mrs C
 

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The other investment that seems to be a stock market replacement is car collecting. Of course, it has to be the right type of vehicle and having vision to know what will appreciate is critical. I have collected my two AND I happily drive them irrespective of what they are now worth. However, I wish I could have known to tell my Dad to have bought a ‘71 Hemi ’Cuda convertible (only 12 made) which the owner didn’t sell for $4.8MM last year… 😳
PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE DOESN'T SELL FOR $4.8 MILLION

Increases in values track stock market drops since the ‘80s…
 

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Several years back there was a piece in the Wall Street Journal about money going into high end collectible guns. The investors weren't collectors, but liked the return on high grade guns.

Gun collecting is just one small segment of people collecting things they like rather than the vast majority that invest in the stock market so really there is no comparison between the two, but that in no way discounts really fine guns as an investment. I never went into gun collecting as an investment, but over the years realized that the really fine guns became an investment on their own.
 

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Bought this one in 2011. Wish I would have bought more.


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The other investment that seems to be a stock market replacement is car collecting. Of course, it has to be the right type of vehicle and having vision to know what will appreciate is critical. I have collected my two AND I happily drive them irrespective of what they are now worth. However, I wish I could have known to tell my Dad to have bought a ‘71 Hemi ’Cuda convertible (only 12 made) which the owner didn’t sell for $4.8MM last year… 😳
PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA CONVERTIBLE DOESN'T SELL FOR $4.8 MILLION

Increases in values track stock market drops since the ‘80s…
 

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Several years back there was a piece in the Wall Street Journal about money going into high end collectible guns. The investors weren't collectors, but liked the return on high grade guns.

Gun collecting is just one small segment of people collecting things they like rather than the vast majority that invest in the stock market so really there is no comparison between the two, but that in no way discounts really fine guns as an investment. I never went into gun collecting as an investment, but over the years realized that the really fine guns became an investment on their own.
If you purchase guns for the sole purpose of selling them later (at a slightly higher price), then I could see how that could be an investment. But most people (myself included) buy guns because they like them. There's a sentimental attachment to the guns I buy, which would make selling them very close to impossible.

People's tastes change, too. I knew people who collected Norman Rockwell plates, claiming "they were an investment". Monitarily speaking, they'd be lucky to get pennies on the dollar for them now.
 

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Buy more Colts.

Over the years the age-old subject always comes up with someone asking the question: Who are we going to sell our old collectible Colts to. They say that times are changing and the younger folks won't be interested in the old Colts that we have. I have always responded the same way, good collectible guns increase in value over time faster than just about any other commodity. And yes, they easily beat the stock market. The key to this is buying good collectible guns. Colts and Winchesters have always led the pack in this field. For those who doubt this just look at the gun market. The leading auction house in selling guns is Rock Island Auction and they just topped one billion in sales from their inception. Now add up all the auctions specializing in gun sales along with the online selling platforms like Gunbroker and Gunsinternational. There are more buyers today than ever before. Guns sell faster than ever and bring higher prices. I tried to buy several guns at auction over the last several days and while I was successful on a few I fell short on more than I won. The market is strong.

Just my opinion,

Cam
Hi srry to jump on here I'm looking at buying a colt ,I've just joined here and am not sure what I'm doing lol..I have a picture of the gun and am wanting someone to look at it and maybe tell me something about it..and what I should look at paying for it ..thankyou
 

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Hi srry to jump on here I'm looking at buying a colt ,I've just joined here and am not sure what I'm doing lol..I have a picture of the gun and am wanting someone to look at it and maybe tell me something about it..and what I should look at paying for it ..thankyou
Probably need to start another thread and post better pictures including any markings.
 

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An Italian repro worth 2 to 3 hundred US.

I buy as an investment but i buy both high and low end guns. Both have a strong market and both steadily increase in value as long as they are original. Junk will always be junk. I have been hearing the old mantra for 30 years now that no one will want these guns in short order but still they sell for more and more each year just like stated in the original post.
 
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