Limited edition guns
I saw an engraved Walther PPK in a store with a gorgeous case, intricate engraving, etc and I was wanting to know what people do with these type of guns.
Do people display them in the house? If so, what do they do to make it safe? Do they remove the barrel or something? Do people actually shoot with these guns?
How are these for investments?
"How are these for investments? "
To me, they're not. The last thing I need is a "John Wayne Special" that he never owned himself. Sometimes they're "Presentation" firearms given as special gifts to VIPs, etc.
Other than an antique that's not safe to shoot, I don't care to own guns I can't put rounds through. These "Limited Editions" rarely become collectors' items. If you want decorations, get fake. Real guns are meant to be used, even if infrequently.
I agree with Oldvet on this one. I generally wouldn't buy such a gun, because if I did I would probably put a box of ammo through it to make sure it works and then lock it in the safe to come out only when I wanted to wipe it down or just look at it.
They were a very bad investment for my uncle. He collected all his life and was planning on selling them off as needed to fund his retirement.
I'd love to buy them from him, but he wants their expected value, not what a gun is worth to me. Apparently most other folks feel the same way. So sadly, they sit in his safe all pretty and un-touched.
Great points. I was just curious since they are very attractive in appearance with "fancy" presentation boxes. The take home message is that these are just tools and need to be treated as such.
Only items with some historical significance would fetch any real value as an investment.
a gun you can't shoot is like a football bat...it just don't make no sense!
I buy guns to shoot, not look at, imagine what a commemorative Glock would look like:rofl:
I'll look right past the commemorative, special edition, limited edition, etc. to admire a ratty example of the real thing that may have defended a homestead, protected a lawman, spent time in the deer woods or the duck blind, or competed on a firing line. A "created collectible" gun (or Beanie Baby or anything else for that matter) is a product marketed to extract funds from the uninformed masses and makes a poor and frequently tasteless investment.
What people do with them...
Lock their doors, turn down the lights, and cuddle.
I have one but it's good looking, not valuable so I shoot it. It was shot before I bought it. Colt (it's a Colt) puts out scads of Limited Editions. So I say if it's not all ugly - and a lot are with all the scrolling and weird stamps - then shoot it if you get a good deal.
* Pix of Mine is 1 of 1000 polished stainless steel Colt 1911 Governments, put out to inaugurate Colt's use of stainless steel in their pistols in 1985. It's name was Colt Silver Star 45. (Sorry about double posting the photos, just getting used to new interface)
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