Firearms as an investment

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  1. MousePad

    MousePad New Member

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    I tried searching for a thread like this but couldn't find one.

    I know some of you have weapons for protection of your belongings and what not but do you also consider owning them also as a form of investment?

    whether its antique ones or brand new top of the line. I personally believe they are all a form of investment AND security. even ammunition is an investment. Plus, we have all seen a jump in prices as well with them. Especially the ar-15.

    I am considering taking a few bucks out of what I would use to purchase more silver and pickup another firearm in the near future.

    So, does anyone else consider/collects/ have firearms as a form of investment as well?
     
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    Silverthorn Well-Known Member

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    Sorry mate but gun talk is verboten I think.
     
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    Copper, lead and brass are good investments in the right format ;P
     
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    if that is the case, can someone please delete this thread, I do not know how to do that myself.. I read the FAQ and did not find anything regarding the topic plus I saw people talk about them in other threads about irrelevant topics so I thought it was okay.
    I did not mean to break any rules here I just figured I would start a topic about another form of investment. I apologize for any inconvenience.
     
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    Silverthorn Well-Known Member

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    I could be wrong. Pm the admin they'll know.
     
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    I will findout.. Thank you for letting me know regardless, I appreciate that.
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I think since GP moved to the US it's not much of an issue
    I could be wrong
     
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    either way I did not mean to break the rules.. but IF this thread is allowed, would this be a good topic of interest? if not it can be deleted anyways.
     
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    yeah firearms are a good investment, for $150 you can turn that into $30 000 pretty quickly with a bit of initiative. hahahaha.
     
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    I could be wrong so feel free to correct me but I think 'gun' talk is okay but must be factual and in-line with the rules and regulations of those viewing the comments.

    A lot of people viewing the comments reside in Australia.

    For example in Australia a lawfull reason for a firearm is 'sports target shooting' or 'hunting/pest eradication'. There is no lawful reasons to hold a firearm for 'self-defence' in Australia and even suggesting it is frowned on by law enforcement / the executive branch.

    Just something to keep in mind.
     
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    I would certainly look at certain firearms as investments.
     
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    unless your a police officer ?

    http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/...amid-bikie-fears/story-fnihsrf2-1226751586332
     
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    Yes I had cat A, B and H before I moved o/s.
    Didn't get near back what I paid for my firearms when I sold but that is the way it goes. I actually didn't do too bad because a mate of mine bought some of mine. I had to shoot a lot, I can't remember how much but I think it was a dozen shoots plus over the year. I normally used to go every second week or so, I shot different disciplines to so it is a pain in the ass if your heart isn't in it.

    NZ has much better gun laws than Australia imo.

    As for cops taking guns home, I've seen them down when I was a member at my pistol club. We had to patch several holes in the roof from some of their shooting, how that happened I still have no idea, the roofs were high. They must have been pulling like mo fo's. The safest thing to do if you are ever shot at by them is to stand still. Yes there are some cops who are crack shots, I know 3 or 4 who can rival if not out shoot me and half of them barely shoot. They are all ex army though which probably explains it.

    Old shooting proverb:

    "My biggest fear is that something happens to me and my wife sells my guns for what I told her I paid for them." It is not a cheap hobby, yes you can reload but when you get to a certain point it gets a bit nuts with cost and effort.
     
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    lmfao all the Australians "ohh mate I think that kind of talk is illegal"
    Hey at least it isn't England where we get asked if we have a loicense for that thought.
     
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    Firearms, ammunition, plate carriers, plates and even things like pocket knives and anything related to self defense can be considered investments. Look at the current situation in America, everything selling out real fast. Cost has gone up.
     
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    I have bought quite a few guns in the last 10 years, maybe 10 or 12, and also boosted my knife collection alot.
    I didnt buy them so much for investment, besides investment into personal defense and hunting, but doesnt mean I wouldnt sell one or a few if I needed to.
    My wife and I like to shoot and we live in the woods so it goes well together.

    Nowadays I'm not shooting much besides the 22 LR.
    Ammo is too hard to find and its gotten very expensive.

    I have around 35 ammo cans packed full and I'm glad I stacked all that before the current shortage and price increases.
    It would be hard to do now.

    The knives I've bought are all fixed blade woods/ hunting style knives.

    All that can be a good investment if bought at the right time for sure.
     
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    There is a such a large disconnect between USA and AUS in regards to firearms. Specifically in reference to OP, in Australia it is illegal to defend yourself or others with a firearm and illegal to even own a firearm for that purpose. The reason we have swayed so much to one side and the US hasn't is mostly because Australia has never had a bill of rights giving us no recourse to appeal lawmakers doing what they want.

    That said, investment is a legal reason for owning a firearm in Australia. The cost/bureaucracy of importing firearms into Aus makes it unfeasible really, unless you can pick up foreign items locally for cheap at an auction (imported pre 90s for cheap). Last time I was at the local gun shop, I was surprised to see a price tag on a ww2 aussie issue Lithgow rifle higher than a brand new Lithgow long arm (and i believe they made rifles for ww1 too?). So you probably could invest, I don't think they will lose value anyway. (they will at least keep up with inflation, as any asset should)
     
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    I don't know about firearms being a good investment ( unless they are made from gold or silver )

    But I recon this bullet will give you good bang for your buck, especially if you can purchase it for estimated price!

    From Edlins current auction 225

    Lot 748 100 oz .999 silver bullet shaped ingot est $2750
     

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