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Cold Pizza
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Buying Guns in Bulk

(Let me preface this by saying I have NO intention to do this. Just posing the question.)

This is a spinoff of a thread on MT. Say I had $50k I wanted to put into an alternative investment: firearms.

You would want a common gun (Glock 19 was suggested) probably NIB. What kind of discount could you get on 100 G19's? In what states is it legal to buy a pallet of pistols all at once?

As stated above, I'm not a terrorist, jaded boyfriend, or fan of Batman. I wasn't bullied as a child and I don't even know what a bath salt is. I AM a Libertarian though, so I guess you have that.


ArkBengal
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Might get some attention from some federal agency - that's if anyone would sell you that. Prolly would have to be established as a dealer to get that many, at least in single buy.
Just guessing tho


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Crawdaddy
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Thanks for asking on the OB. I wanted to do so but thought I'd start with the money board

Lets say I do buy 5 G19s with the current high cap mags and keep them new in a box. 10, 20, 30 years from now I would think 3K investment would return pretty good. Not looking to get rich, but to just turn over some money one day. G19s have been around $500 for a very long time. In 1995 I paid just over $500 for new G22. About what they are going for now. With normal inflation, possible gun restrictions, and just plain ole demand, I would think this is a good idea.
As I mentioned in the other thread, 100oz of Silver would be my other option.
Trying to decide which way I should go. May do half and half
This post was edited on 7/28 at 11:41 am


MoreOrLes
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Go with the silver IMO


I watched AR lowers go up to 500 before the Clinton ban. i have several friends who are stuck with them. Obama and the Dems are great for gun sales. As soon as they run their mouths guns sales go up.


Crawdaddy
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Possible purchases that could only go up with a high demand. Some you can buy several, some you can only buy 2 with 3k. Eiher way all an investment.

AR
AK
Ruger 10/22 price is low on how great these are
Glock G19 My best choice
M1 Garand
M14
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Boats n Hose
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I would invest it in used guns, more collectors type shit, slowly. Used guns in good shape will hold their value if you find good deals, and eventually should increase. IMO


MoreOrLes
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more collectors type shit, slowly



I would agree with this but thats not what the OP stated his idea of gun purchases would be.

FWIW I really want to add an M1 Garrand to my collection.


Boats n Hose
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Right, I just think that would be smarter than a bulk purchase.


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wickowick
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Used guns, depending on your interest, possibly rifles (winchesters) or something more along my liking, shotguns. $50k could get you a couple of nice sxs shotguns. Names Iike Parker, Fox from America. Purdey, Boss, Holland and Holland among others from England. Lindner from Germany...

You have to know what you are doing condition, grade, rarity, pedigree...


Zukitiger
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I have thought about buying a container of AKs. Right now the investment should be in high capacity magazines.


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Nascar Fan
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If you was able to do it you would have some federal agency watching your every move. Not worth it IMO.


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snake23
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Why would you want all the same gun? Wouldn't that be like investing all your money in one stock?


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Nodust
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Obama and the Dems are great for gun sales. As soon as they run their mouths guns sales go up.
So wait for a republican to be elected and then stock up


Crawdaddy
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buying used is great idea. I like to do so when I can. You then own a gun that no one knows about. But New in Box, if you can keep it sealed, would be nice.
All the same model? Not all that bad of an idea as for guns.
Try and buy a used G19 3rd generation now. Good luck finding one and being the guy quick enough to jump on it.


Tigah in the ATL
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G19s have been around $500 for a very long time. In 1995 I paid just over $500 for new G22. About what they are going for now. With normal inflation, possible gun restrictions, and just plain ole demand, I would think this is a good idea.
If this is the case, then you would have lost money. Your investment needs to appreciate faster than inflation. In this case, $3000 of hundred dollar bills would bring the same return.


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Slickback
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What happens when they ban the type of gun you purchase, ban person to person sales, drastically increase ammo prices to unreasonable levels, find a safety problem with your model, or improve the gun by a substantial margin. Too many possible factors IMO. Go with silver.


wickowick
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If you have to go the investment route on guns, hand made, high quality, with pedigrees is going to win out over mass produced, easily replicated guns...


4X4DEMON
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Buying guns as an investment isn't a bad idea. If your plan is to slowly offload them to supplement your future income, diversity would work better. However, buying guns with the intention of selling them to make a profit classifies you as a dealer and without the proper paperwork you could get in real trouble.


Crawdaddy
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Yes it would

But 10 20 years down the road, I can sell my collection whenever I feel.

and yes 500 then and 500 now not a good return. Break even at best. But my thought is that eventually that 500 has to go up. Maybe not though if it is made by the thousands at a time. Old M1s and such that are no longer made may be a good idea.

Got a feling though I will just add to my silver collection.


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Choirboy
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I want a simple old Winchester model 42. Anybody got one they want to sale?


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