I’ve almost got my wife convinced that air guns are a good investment

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    JungleShooter
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    Flintsack:

    The day you buy a new air gun it is worth at least 25% less than you paid for it.

    mike

     

    Yeah, Mike,

    there was a time I believed that, too. 🤔

     

    Every day I was on 4 (four) used-airguns sites, waiting for that Veteran, that Cricket II, that Wildcat, that EDgun, that Evanix — with such a price drop.

    I scanned prices and waited patienty for one whole year…. 

     

    Never happened  😟  — and I ended up having to buy Chinese

     

    And Artemis did come to Peru.

    And Corona a little later (Corona meaning Crown in Spanish) came too, mind you not from Sweden but from China…..

    ➔ Now here in Peru we have a nationwide curfew (doctor and supermarket are OK).

    24 hours stay inside. Roadblocks.

    For TWO WEEKS straight…..

     

    Matthias

     

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    Flintsack
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    Just as a reminder. The post was actually about the fact that air guns can be a good investment. Had nothing to do with whether they were toys or not.

    to be completely candid, my wife has absolutely known for 15+ years that air guns are a great investment. 

    You can’t buy them new and expect to get your money back. I almost always buy used, and I try to find good deals. I consider air guns to be free. They never really cost me a dime to own them.

    mike 

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    DualMagMike
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    Not even close to being universally true unless you are buying crap to begin with or are looking to get rid of a brand new airgun right away. I collect classics and virtually all of them are worth way more then their original sale price and most if not all are worth more than I paid for them.

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    sturba
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    If it’s got the look and has an interesting, documented story, I for one will pay 5 to 20 times the builder’s cost. With the gun never to be seen again except by the occasional disinterested family member… I covet 

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    ba49
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       I have found that vintage air pistols have been a very good investment for me. But this only works if you can rebuild them yourself. I think most people with average skills can learn to reseal the average vintage air pistol with little practice. Ebay can be a goldmine for buying airguns needing a little help for little money. Old Daisy 7×7 series are a good example. I have bought many 717 and 747s for less than $75 that weren't even damaged. I bought an attic find mint in the box 747 with all the paperwork that was advertised as not holding air and needs rebuilt for $75. shipped from Armslist. When I received it and tried it there was nothing wrong with it and resold it for $175. I have got at least 4 Daisys with the same description. All have worked fine. Most people don't realise that they must have the bolt cocked before working the side lever or the air just leaks out. Point being they can be a great investment for a small investment in money if you do your homework. Vintage air pistols are hot right now in my opinion. Daisys, Crosman Mark 1or2, 600s, and S&W 78 or 79 are all bringing in good money as more older people seem to be buying the guns they remember from their youth.

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    Rawroots
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    As far as my wife goes, SHUT the slider your letting too much cold air in. And one more irritation, she's a better shot than myself.

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    Flintsack
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    Real life example:

    The rifles in the picture below, are 5 rifles I own, that like to go for a walk with.  The top two I bought new. The very top one is a Steyr semi-auto.  It is the only rifle of the bunch that I would lose money on if I sold it.  It is the BEST varmint rifle I own.  If I sold all 5 of these rifles I would come out way ahead overall, and I will have enjoyed them for many years…

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