Do high end custom guns truly appreciate?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Yoemen66, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 8, 2018
    It's obvious to me why you don't sell any of them. You don't have enough!:D
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  2. Trashyshoots

    Trashyshoots Active Member

    Apr 3, 2020

  3. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    yeah, it was kinda hard to tell her I’d had that forever...:: lol
  4. Genes 1911

    Genes 1911 Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2019
    TR....... You are my hero!
  5. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Don't think too highly - those safes and their contents have cost me more'n a coupla baubles for m'lady's arm/fingers! :)
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  6. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2020
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  7. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Well-Known Member

    May 5, 2020
    Guns are tools, not investments.

    If you want an fantastic experience slinging lead, buy a high end 1911.

    If you want to grow your money, buy the S&P500.
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  8. glacier10x

    glacier10x New Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    The semi customs from the big 5 will not appreciate because they are not rare or all that limited. Every year all the smiths at these 5 shops churn out new guns and design new models to entice us to add just one more to the safe. There is no scarcity factor creating appreciation unlike say pre '64 Winchesters or original Colt Pythons. Hence the reason you see ballpark $4000 msrp semi-customs selling for $3000 (or less) in new or like new condition in the classifieds. If you miss one, another just like (or very close to it) is being built and will come up for sale soon maybe with a slight tweak like DLC coating so it will be even more enticing. Its a never ending cycle to get 1911 addicts to take one more "hit".

    The full on customs from Yost, Burton etc. will hold their value better due to their reputation and the inherent limited production of a one man shop.
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  9. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    Neither colt pythons nor pre 64 winchesters are scarce. There are probably more of each out there then the big 5 will ever build semi customs.

    Perceived scarcity maybe. But there is nothing truly rare about either.
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  10. glacier10x

    glacier10x New Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    I see your point. Perhaps I should have stated there is a fixed quantity that can never increase and in fact decreases a little over time as guns are shot out, or lost in boating accidents.

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