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TankTop 09-29-2012 04:43 AM

Assault weapons ban and parts values
I know nobody has a crystal ball, but if the assault weapons ban is reinstated which parts would go up in value the most? I live in Colorado and private sales are legal, I'm assuming you would still be able to do private sales. I have been thinking of purchasing stripped lowers as I "think" they could double, triple or even more in value. Does that sound like a sound investment?

Quentin 09-29-2012 05:52 AM

Lower receivers could be harder to get, thus more valuable but maybe 30rd preban magazines would be the thing to stock up on. Really it depends on how such a law is written.

TankTop 09-29-2012 06:10 AM

I was a bit too young to pay attention, but if you had an assault weapon during the last ban could you still go out and shoot it?

sputnik1988 09-29-2012 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by TankTop (Post 958390)
I was a bit too young to pay attention, but if you had an assault weapon during the last ban could you still go out and shoot it?

The AWB was just some political BS that meant you could no longer manufacture an "assault weapon":rolleyes:.

Anything you have previously will be grandfathered in... My suggestion? 2-3 stripped lowers, a few collapsible stocks and a keister-load of hi-cap mags.

willfully armed 09-29-2012 06:51 AM

I have yet to see one of these fear invoking "Assault weapons". From the hype, I'm sure I would tremble uncontrollably just being in its presence.

Mags, lowers, fire control parts.... these might be a fair investment.

Those 30rd brownells magazines that I bought for $2 each might exponentially increase in value overnight.

Ultimate_sig 09-29-2012 07:23 AM

I would think the 100 drum would be profitable considering Aurora and if that ban sets in then more profit

Quentin 09-29-2012 06:48 PM

I'd skip drum mags, for the same money you can get more capacity in standard 30 rounders that actually are reliable and much more managable.

nitestalker 09-29-2012 07:21 PM

You could not mix PreBan and PostBan uppers and lowers. The price on PreBan anything went up. You could still add parts if they were not imported but made in the U.S. As stated it was just PC BS did nothing.:rolleyes:

gunsmoke11 09-29-2012 08:15 PM

Don't count on anything being grandfathered in. In NYC where they've had rifle and shotgun registration since around 1976 at first allowed aw's. In Sept 1994 NY Gov George Pataki (R), while pathetically pandering to the libs, banned aw's that contained certain features, but grandfathered in those previously owned. NYC, which makes it's own rules, forced it's residents to sell, or surrender all their aw's to a gun dealer and have a receipt as proof. There was no such thing as just giving it to a friend, or relative who lived outside the city limits. If none was produced then the individual's license was revoked and all legitimately owned guns were confiscated.

In 1989 when the federal ban went into effect a Chinese 75rd drum loaded up was selling everywhere for $30-$35. The price then jumped to $100-$150 without ammo. A Mitchell Arms Yugo scope mount that was selling for $50 and a $200 Yugo scope jumped up in price in a local gun shop to an $1100 package and the store refused to sell the two separately.

This all goes to show you that when there's a ban and even when there isn't one, you could still be in for a big time shafting and nothing's written in stone. You have to depend on history to teach you how to prepare for such events. Living in a gun friendly location is no guarantee that your rights will be protected.

TankTop 09-29-2012 10:30 PM

In Colorado it is a violation of the State constitution to require people to register their firearms. I think it would be nearly impossible to enforce people turning in their firearms. There is no database other than hand written receipts kept with the dealers. I just don't see it being logistically possible here or many other states.

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