NIB unfired

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DWdude, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    How much does this mean to you if you're buying to collect rather than shoot. For a rarer gun will it justify you spending more 10%, 20%, more? I know for me it is hard to decide because I like to shoot all my pistols but if I really wanted an investment gun I would probably have to have a Safe Queen sponsor I could call in a crisis.
     
  2. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

    567
    Aug 15, 2018
    A pistol is never "Unfired" as they are always proof tested at the factory, usually with at least one over pressure load as well a couple of usual pressure loads.

    And, it's worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
     

  3. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    I will never spend $$$ on a gun I don't shoot.
    Don't understand how anyone could...
     
  4. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    I shoot everything. Collecting safe queens will never happen here.
     
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  5. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    We bought a new 2018 Honda Pilot last summer. It had 80 miles on it when we drove it off the lot. Was it new? or used? The point is, NIB unfired gives a person some ideal of the use the gun has received.
     
  6. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Probably 70% of the 1911s in my safe were NIB buys and half of those still are. Their day to go BANG may or may not come....... I don't always buy them to shoot...... I have enough of them I do.
     
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  7. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
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  8. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    I guess to me if it makes a significant monetary difference for an investment point of view I could restrain myself firing it. But those are pieces that are few and far between. Do you put a premium on this condition when you sell one of yours or do you feel it to be worth the same as 90%+ rated piece?
     
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  9. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    By your title and posts I can rightly assume you have experience buying/selling?
     
  10. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    No safe queens in my collection.

    Will I pay more for a gun that is 100% .....than one that is 90% ...Yes.

    Even though I shoot everything I own...when I buy guns that are no longer in production - I will always buy the one in the best condition I can find ( like model 27 S&W revolvers ). I don't want a gun with a lot of handling marks on it ...so I have always paid up for what I want ...and was happy to shoot it & put my own handling marks on it - but not buy it that way, even for a discount.
     
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    ILNB - In "Like New Box" . . . . . .


    ILNB.JPG
     
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  12. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Actually.... I don't do this whole buying & selling of 1911s thing thinking much about monetary differences and investment points of view. I buy, sell or trade because something strikes me as something I want, not need. If I want something more than the person selling it, I buy...... or if I want something more than the one I can live without I sell or trade.
    It has all become my past time hobby...... or should I say ADDICTION!!
     
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  13. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

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    Dec 24, 2018
    Heres one thats unfired in the box 20190307_155517 (1).jpg 44 Spl
     
  14. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Beautiful! Do you ever get the itch?
     
  15. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Sorry, insanity would have to overcome me before I could pull the trigger on that one. That one cries out for a zip tie.;)
     
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  16. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    I have the addiction also. Its hard to buy from a seller that puts an over emphasis on this, but I guess they really don't want to sell in the first place or I guess I don't want it badly enough.
     
  17. DWdude

    DWdude Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2019
    Too bad you sold it in the first thread several times over or I would have bought it slo-mo filmed the zip-tie cutting and multiple mag dump firings and made you watch your baby suffer!!!!
     
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  18. Just Terry

    Just Terry Well-Known Member

    137
    Dec 24, 2018
    yes,but I figure there arent too many NIB Model 24`s out there
     
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  19. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    All guns were designed to do one thing.
    Send a projectile down it’s pipe.
    If your an investor then go out and find a rare 1911 like a US government 1911 A1 Singer. Buy it and safe store it. I’ll bet it’s even been shot a bit.
    Or go out and buy diamonds, gold, silver or whatever if your investing.
    Guns are meant to be shot in my book.
     
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