Originally Posted by Wambli
I gotten that lucky a few times. Bought a Peruvian Mauser from a gunstore for $129. I knew nothing about old military rifles back then but it was a pretty gun. A few years later after I dound out what I had I sold it in Gunbroker for $900 IIRC to a dealer tha specializes in such animals. Hopefuly someone that collects miltary Mausers and will appreciate it ended up with a very nice gun.
Nothing is ever worth any more than someone is willing to pay for it.
Nothing worse than buying a gun for a high priice because it's "the" hot collectable at the time only to have it depreciate when the market gets flooded with them later.
Doesn't happen often in the gun trade but it does happen.