View Full Version : Sell it or keep as an investment?

02-09-2016, 12:49 PM
I went to a Friends of NRA banquet a couple of weeks ago and won two guns. Guess it was my turn...for a change. :cool: One was a cheap Chiappa .22 revolver that I will sell pretty shortly without ever firing it. That will cover my costs for the evening. The other was a NRA edition Walther PPK/S .22 in nickel. Pretty nice piece although I wish it were in .380. Anyway, I don't think it's anything we're going to use because of the safety and extremely hard DA trigger. Question...sell it or keep it and let it go up in value? I have other small caliber pistols and revolvers that I practice with and carry around the farm.

Mark Hatfield
02-09-2016, 02:23 PM
I can't see the NRA Walther as having any special value monetarily. Sell it to someone who thinks it's special.

02-09-2016, 02:27 PM
Sell them and use the money to buy something awesome from SI.

02-09-2016, 02:45 PM
I think that most logos make value go down, not up. Maybe you can donate it back to them?

02-09-2016, 04:15 PM
Do you need it? Do you want it? If the answer's, "No and no," off to the trading block it goes.

How much is it really going to appreciate in a couple years? Couple hundred on the extremely optimistic high end? There's faster ways to make money.

02-09-2016, 04:31 PM
I only keep guns that I actually want.

R. Lafayette
02-09-2016, 04:49 PM
Guns are only worth what somebody is actually willing to pay for them. Not what the owner thinks they are worth.

I dramatically downsized in the past year. Got rid of all AKs. Got rid of HK-93 (pre-AWB). Kept one AR-15.

Got rid of 4 handguns. Basically kept only a couple of Glock .40s. Should get rid of my PPK/S but it's such a handy pocket gun a couple of times a year.

Greg Nichols
02-09-2016, 04:50 PM
could always keep it for a keister gun... other than that I'd dump it.

02-09-2016, 05:12 PM
I wouldn't keep it because nothing I keep winds up being worth anything in the long run! :headache::yell: I would try to sell it and buy some gun I wanted. I agree it being a 22 knocks it down a notch or two.

SO what would you rather you have instead of it? If there is something, sell it and buy it. If there isn't, keep it until you do have something you want.

02-09-2016, 05:39 PM
I've accumulated several nice things over the years, some of which are pretty valuable now. Guess that's why I asked the question. Plus, I don't have any experience with Walthers. On the other hand, selling both would cover my tickets AND pay for the Trauma Med class I signed up for in April.

02-09-2016, 07:58 PM
could always keep it for a keister gun... other than that I'd dump it.

Isn't dumping a part of keistering?

02-09-2016, 08:19 PM
I weep when I think of trades. NIB-Norinco/Polytec AKs at $250, In cosmo SKSs for $89.95, 1917 '06s for under a hundred, matching number Mausers for $50, War 1911s for under $100. Excellent Garands and M1 Carbines for the price of a decent bottle of wine. Unless your kids next meal depends on the money, oil the damn things and put them away. KEEP BOXES AND ALL LITTER and GIZMOS CONTAINED THEREIN.


02-10-2016, 07:19 AM
Im guessing you dont neeeeed the money--if thats the case, then WHY sell? In the long run Ive regretted not having every gun I ever sold--especially when it seemed like a great idea at the time.

02-10-2016, 09:58 AM
"Old" model 22 rimfire PPK and PP models actually bring a premium over the centerfire versions because they are scarce. But this new production Walther is a zinc alloy copy of a grand old gun...it will not appreciate.

02-10-2016, 10:22 AM
To add; very rarely do commemorative versions of current or non current production firearms appreciate. In fact, once fired, commemorative versions drop further than their non commemorative models due to the fact that collectors wish to purchase them in unfired condition.