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hq357 03-05-2013 07:29 PM

Guns as an investment?
Instead of investing in gold or silver would it be a better idea to invest in firearms and ammo? Silver and gold are just metal assets that can not be used there just there to look shiny and worth money. But firearms like lets say a colt ar15 brand new never shot kept in a safe can be used if needed but also would it be worth money lets say in 15 years? And im talking about modern firearms not relics from the 1800s or ww2 era so tell me what you all think whats your opinion?

Shannon1976 03-05-2013 08:20 PM

I think so and me and my husband have been doing just that for awhile now. It has been working for us but I am sure this type of investment isn't for everyone.

rhyno13 03-05-2013 08:34 PM

If your going to invest in guns, you need to buy investment quality guns. A cheap gun is still a cheap gun.

Shannon1976 03-05-2013 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by rhyno13 (Post 1164845)
If your going to invest in guns, you need to buy investment quality guns. A cheap gun is still a cheap gun.

Absolutely!! I love going to auctions for just that reason. I have had some good luck at the auctions

HockaLouis 03-05-2013 09:03 PM

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An AR takes up alot more room and weighs alot more than a one ounce gold coin, even a high-relief collectors American Eagle...

jpattersonnh 03-05-2013 09:04 PM

There maybe a better place then the C&R section. What you are missing is Rifles from WWII have a historic significance that makes them worth more then a modern rifle made by the same company. Mauser makes a Modern K98k. It will never be worth as much as a WWII K98k. Collectors drive the market. Why would anyone buy a Colt AR15 that is 15 years old when they can buy a new one? If you were talking Vietnam era, that would change things.

thdrduck 03-06-2013 12:56 PM

I like gold and silver because they are world wide currency. On the other hand, I have yet to buy a gun that is worth less now then what I paid for it. Both markets can change fast as we have just seen. Today it's a sellers market as far as guns go.

PanBaccha 03-06-2013 12:59 PM

Gold, Silver, Guns & Ammo (plus food & water) are what interests me when investing in one's survival down the road (and beyond).

string1946 03-06-2013 01:27 PM

Then the Goverment
And a lot depends on what the Goverment does 10, 20, 30 years down the road. Who knows if you will even be able to sell your guns years from now. The so called "universal" background check will just be another step in that direction. All that being said, I still plan to keep buying guns and putting them in the vault and see what happens.

DrumJunkie 03-06-2013 01:52 PM

Good guns will hold or rise in value over time. But many times it's a you have to watch things and time sales at just the right time. I use dot buy a lot of hunting shotguns when there was no hunting going no and was not going to be for a while. A little before turkey season I could unload them and make a few bucks. Older guns with historic value might be a better investment but that market is really customer driven so it's hard to tell when/if you can get a good return on them.
It's not the most stable way to invest and the gains are usually not all that great. But you can make some money if you shop right. I lean more to things liek gold and silver though. Silver is still cheap enough that you can get a decent amount and sit on it and it will make more than you have in it in fairly short order. I lurk eBay and the like for what is listed as junk silver coins and OZ bullion. The collector value isn't there but you are getting decent weight They also in case of bad times will still work as currency. Old nickels are kind of cool too. Pre 64 coins are made of nickel and are worth their weight even if they are trashed. Ones minted form 1942 to 1945 (Wartime Silver Alloy) have a little silver but I don't think it's more than like 15%. I can't remember to tell the truth the actual percentage.

AS got gold...The stuff is worth it's weight ion gold! Nuff said there.

The big plus to the coins over things like guns is you wont get your coins used against you in a worst case scenario.

A little food for thought...All the pins on the bottom of computer processors have gold pins. I like to try and reclaim them when I'm trashing an old machine. :)

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