Colt Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
6,466 Posts
Yeah, if we had a dime for every time one of those original assault weapons was used in a crime here in the states we would.....well, we would not have a dime.
aT 57, I have been collecting colts and winchester's since i went to my first gun show in sydney in 1975,thats when the bug hit me. 38 yrs latter the sa's have dryed up some in oz,but they can still be found.one thing out hear is the law makers seem to be hell bent on closing it all down,and like in one of the above post,the majority are in their 50s. price comes into it also,back in the late 80's and early 90's one could and i did import sa's from the states quiet easily, wait for the shotgun news to arive look through the adds call the US seller discuss the gun over the phone ,pay by a bank check and wait 4 weeks to it arrive. i bought many this way and some with up to 40% finish, and never payed any more then $1500, no those same guns are bringing $3500 and up.and the better one's $5000 plus, so in some ways it starts to thin out the boys from the men.I hope that the interrest will prevail for many years to come, but im afraid hear in australia, what will close it down is not the price and age groop, but the law makers and do gooder's
 

· Registered
Joined
·
6,466 Posts
When I was 19 I had my first Corvette, a '69. I had a ZR1 at 21. I have had several more over the years from 58's on, but do not have one now that I have grey hair. I kinda do things in revere it seems......
When I see a corvette go by, the person driving also has grey hair. I think the issue is money and not demand. Years ago, a young person could buy a Colt SAA for a reasonable price. Now, the prices have risen way to much to be affordable and when you have a mortgage, car payments, kids and other commitments, well you know what gets paid first. As a person ages, wages increase and financial commitments decrease, they will have more to spend on items such as a SAA.
I do not think a Colt SAA will ever go out of demand.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top