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#6846860 - 08/05/17 09:04 PM Hard to sell guns: Your opinion
Kevin1 Offline
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What are some of the guns that are hard to sell?
I can think of a few:

-Anything in .40 (since FBI went with 9mm)
-Hard to find calibers (like 17HM2)
-Some brands (I’ve heard Kahr drops a lot in value. Not sure why? I have a CM9 I bought new and I absolutely love it)
-Basic Ars (This seems to follow the political climate. Currently the market seems to be saturated)
-Brands that went bankrupt (like the sport division of Colt)

Do you agree with the above list? Can you think of anything else?



Edited by Kevin1 (08/05/17 09:22 PM)

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#6846863 - 08/05/17 09:07 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
DStroud Offline
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I would think the Colt's may be hard to sell now but gain value over time if they no longer are available.

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#6846870 - 08/05/17 09:16 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
jhenderson Offline
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Anything custom or higher end

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#6846874 - 08/05/17 09:18 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
jhenderson Offline
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There's a market for everything just depends on what it is to appeal to the larger crowd. Any true custom rifle will be a hard sell unless you find the person looking for the exact thing. High end 1911's Wilson nighthawk les bear etc have an appeal but not everyone is gonna spend 2k either.

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#6846876 - 08/05/17 09:19 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: DStroud]
Kevin1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
I would think the Colt's may be hard to sell now but gain value over time if they no longer are available.


I'm talking about Colt competition. Not Colt's Manufacturing Company (that makes the M4 and still exists).

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2017/03/robert-farago/colt-competition-goes-business-first-many/

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#6846881 - 08/05/17 09:27 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
TexFlip Offline
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Selling a used HK pistol for anywhere near it's actual price is next to impossible.

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#6846882 - 08/05/17 09:27 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: jhenderson]
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Originally Posted By: jhenderson
Anything custom or higher end


Yup, just like anything else price point is very important. The market for a $1,500 gun is a lot smaller than the market for a $150 gun.

Caliber is important as well. And for me, ARs or anything tactical sells fast.

I've sold a few hunting rifles and the one that took the longest to sell was a 30-06.
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#6846888 - 08/05/17 09:34 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
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Old military rifles that have been Bubba modified. Before he passed away, my next door neighbor gave me a Mosin Nagant carbine that has a synthetic stock, see through mounts, and a cheap Tasco scope. I really appreciated it but that thing is hideous. I took it to a gun show and about got laughed out of the place. I just use it as a loaner hog rifle for when my brother in law comes into town.
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#6846909 - 08/05/17 09:51 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Palehorse]
Kevin1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Palehorse
Old military rifles that have been Bubba modified. Before he passed away, my next door neighbor gave me a Mosin Nagant carbine that has a synthetic stock, see through mounts, and a cheap Tasco scope. I really appreciated it but that thing is hideous. I took it to a gun show and about got laughed out of the place. I just use it as a loaner hog rifle for when my brother in law comes into town.


That is funny....Please post a picture smile

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#6846913 - 08/05/17 09:59 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: TexFlip]
Kevin1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: TexFlip
Selling a used HK pistol for anywhere near it's actual price is next to impossible.


HKs and and some Sigs should be easy to sell. Was it a 9mm? I'm thinking you should be able to get 75% of the new price. For example a mint Sig P226 in 9mm would probably sell for around $675 (vs $900 new). I suppose the same rationale would apply to HK.

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#6846920 - 08/05/17 10:13 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
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Glocks are a lot harder to sell now, the XD and M&P come in too much cheaper
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#6846946 - 08/05/17 10:58 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
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High priced custom AR which translates to garage build with high end components
Custom or heavily modified pistols

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#6846949 - 08/05/17 11:03 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
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Seems like everything is hard to sell right now. Market is saturated and there is no panic.

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#6846967 - 08/05/17 11:18 PM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: BCJ]
Kevin1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: BCJ
Glocks are a lot harder to sell now, the XD and M&P come in too much cheaper

I wasn't expecting this! Who knew... I guess I shouldn't even try to sell my Glock 35 (it's a Glock and it's a .40 cal!)

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#6847005 - 08/06/17 12:26 AM Re: Hard to sell guns: Your opinion [Re: Kevin1]
easttxhoghunter Offline
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Registered: 07/03/17
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Loc: Crosby, Tx
Guess it's just time to hold on to them till the next panic. Hopefully that doesn't come. Been thinking of selling my Ruger M77 Bi-Centenial #57 of 500, 7x57 Mauser. I've had it since 1976 and it is a 98. But then again, maybe not.

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