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Whats the box worth??? #7156817
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This might be a repeated question. I have been lucky enough to purchase a few new rifles in the past. I currently have all the boxes and everything that came with the rifle. The boxes are great but they do take up some space.

So the questions, Whats the box really worth on resale? When i'm looking at a used firearm I do not worry about the box, but do you?

Thanks is advance for your input.


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I do not want the box when I buy used. i kept all of mine until the last move.

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keep all mine, I think it adds to re sale. I like my buyers to enjoy the same feeling I do when I buy a new gun and open the box for the first time.

now when I get a transfer of a new gun the ffl usually opens it, pisses me off.


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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
keep all mine, I think it adds to re sale. I like my buyers to enjoy the same feeling I do when I buy a new gun and open the box for the first time.

now when I get a transfer of a new gun the ffl usually opens it, pisses me off.


They have to verify the serial number on the box to the gun for logging it in.

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All mine go to the burn pile unless it is or will be a collector piece.

Re: Whats the box worth??? [Re: theman6515] #7156877
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I would say it adds $50-100 depending on the rifle if you plan to resell it down the road. I kept my CTR's box just in case. My RRA came in a hard case. All my other rifles were bought used or are so old there's no box.




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Re: Whats the box worth??? [Re: theman6515] #7156882
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I keep all boxes. I tend to believe that folks who keep the boxes are more particular about things and take better care of stuff. If you don't care about boxes, you're probably more likely to be the guy banging your equipment around in the truck/field/etc., which is fine, but I also won't pay you as much when I'm buying something used as I would from a guy whose stuff went from the safe to the range to the cleaning table and then back in the safe.

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Burn pile, my guns are tools. I don't have the box my Crescent wrench came in either. I understand patriot07's thoughts, but I think, what other useless stuff do you have hoarded up in that house. Do you have room to turn around?

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Re: Whats the box worth??? [Re: theman6515] #7156977
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Not all boxes will be worth something, but if there's any out-of-the-way place to stow them it's a good idea.

About 15 years ago I got between a fiscal rock and a financial hard place so I put some stuff up for auction on fleebay. One of the items was a wooden presentation box for a 5-inch S&W Model 27. That box brought me one heck of a lot more cash than I ever dreamed...sometimes I remember the final winning bid as being $370, and sometimes I remember it as being $420 but it was one or the other. Either way, I'm sure glad I hung on to it until I did.

Certain firearms will bring more with the original boxes also. I don't believe I have EVER thrown a box away.




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Re: Whats the box worth??? [Re: theman6515] #7157001
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Well I keep the boxes and receipts and original paperwork, not for resale but for handing down to my heirs which then it adds some value (monetary or sentimental). They are stored out of the way and yes I have room to turn around in the house.

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Originally Posted By: Always ready 2 hunt
Well I keep the boxes and receipts and original paperwork, not for resale but for handing down to my heirs which then it adds some value (monetary or sentimental). They are stored out of the way and yes I have room to turn around in the house.


What he said.

I also purchased several boxes of Winchester 150th Anniversary Ammo because it came in a small, wooden box much like it did 150 years ago. The boxes and ammo inside them will be left behind for the kids.


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Re: Whats the box worth??? [Re: patriot07] #7157193
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
I keep all boxes. I tend to believe that folks who keep the boxes are more particular about things and take better care of stuff. If you don't care about boxes, you're probably more likely to be the guy banging your equipment around in the truck/field/etc., which is fine, but I also won't pay you as much when I'm buying something used as I would from a guy whose stuff went from the safe to the range to the cleaning table and then back in the safe.


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Originally Posted By: patriot07
I keep all boxes. I tend to believe that folks who keep the boxes are more particular about things and take better care of stuff. If you don't care about boxes, you're probably more likely to be the guy banging your equipment around in the truck/field/etc., which is fine, but I also won't pay you as much when I'm buying something used as I would from a guy whose stuff went from the safe to the range to the cleaning table and then back in the safe.


Same here. I keep all boxes and paperwork for everything I buy of significant value...guns, watches, scopes, etc. They either go in the closet or in the attic. Always nice to have the original box if you plan to sell it. I will also say for nice watches having the original box and paperwork can add thousands to the value.

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I throw them in the attic. I do not have all of them but I have most and all my scopes and stuff.

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Not worth chit to me.

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Depends on the gun and the box...current guns the boxes mean nothing...but I'll pay up to $200 for 1970's S&W wood presentation cases in good shape with tools...and original number matching boxes for 40-60 year old S&W revolvers are worth a premium to me.

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Agree on the $50 to $100 when resold with the box but that's with the caveat that the condition is still pretty close to new. I'll save the box for a couple of months, by that point I'm either bored with the gun in which case it will go down the road with the box or its pretty much going to stay in which case it will get used enough that box or no box if its sold it will be in pretty well used condition.

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I prefer to want a the original box when I buy a used firearms especially if its a hard case.


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I keep all my boxes and extraneous stuff and want them when i buy a used firearm. I hate not having them on the few i've bought without it. I'd say worth at least $50 to me if not more on every firearm.

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I donít see how a box could possibly add value on a newer mass produced gun itís cheap cardboard and a sticker. Maybe on a 50s era gun or something I could see it. Unless the box is collectible by itself, Iíd never pay extra for a gun just because it has a box.


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If I kept all the boxes from guns past and present I'd have to add on to the house.........

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