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#5652506 - 03/15/15 06:52 PM To Thread or not To Thread
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That is the question.

I have a CZ 452 Trainer with the long 24" barrel. I love the gun, the iron sights rock and it shoots great. I bought and am waiting for a Silencerco Sparrow suppressor and would like to use it on the CZ 452 and put a scope on it.

I know they don't make the gun anymore so I am thinking, will cutting and threading the barrel devalue the gun? Also, if I hang on to it for a couple of years will it be worth more because it is discontinued? I was thinking about just buying a threaded cheap Savage or Ruger .22, but I was handling them today and I was not very impressed.

What do y'all think?
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#5652560 - 03/15/15 07:20 PM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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You ever plan to sell it?
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#5652567 - 03/15/15 07:22 PM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I'm sure it will devalue it a little bit, but unless you 100% plan to sell it in the future, thread it and shoot it the way you want. I'll aways choose setting up a gun the way I want over resale value.
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#5652571 - 03/15/15 07:24 PM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
You ever plan to sell it?


Only reasoning behind selling it down the road is it might be worth some money since it is discontinued. I do not know how accurate that thought process is though.
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#5652587 - 03/15/15 07:32 PM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Gotta go with what Tff caribou said.

If it will truely maintain a high resale value then threading it cant hurt the value much. Heck, ya gotta pay to have that done!
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#5653316 - 03/16/15 10:10 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Yeah, good point. I was thinking about buying an already threaded CZ 455 but its cheaper to just thread the one I have.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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#5653367 - 03/16/15 10:46 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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Wouldn't threading help the value?
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#5653374 - 03/16/15 10:50 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Wouldn't threading help the value?


I guess it depends on if it ever becomes a "collectors item"
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#5653468 - 03/16/15 11:49 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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#5654732 - 03/17/15 08:53 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
Wouldn't threading help the value?


This. A ruger 10/22 take off barrel can be had for 30 bucks all day on ebay, same barrel threaded will get 3 times as much. Unless its a collector item threading adds value.
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#5655867 - 03/17/15 09:43 PM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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I would always prefer a threaded barrel.

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#5656125 - 03/18/15 06:27 AM Re: To Thread or not To Thread [Re: Gone to Texas]
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If it becomes a collectors item, the threaded barrel will cut the value in half.

If it doesn't become a collectors item the threaded barrel will increase the value to someone who wants a threaded barrel.

If I had a crystal ball and knew what guns were to become a collectors item I would plan my gun purchases and sales much differently. Since I don't have a crystal ball, I set my guns up the way I want to for what I use them for and don't worry about a future I can't control.
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