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Old 09-11-2007, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the next big collectible gun?

What guns should we be on the look out for?

I've been picking up stuff lately that many of us probably wouldn't call "collectable" or truly wanted, but that's what I've been doing as of late.

For example... I just now picked up a mint condition Angel V6

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Not of the one I just purchased, but you get the idea.

This was the first Angel to be released, and prior to the Angel LED actually. This gun just had an on off switch.

Useless Angel trivia: The first Angels produced had breech knobs on the LEFT side of the gun. John Rice is left handed and inadvertently designed the Angel as such.

This gun was released in 1997, making it currently a 10 year old gun!!!

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While all this is cool to me, and I think it means a lot since it was one of the first electronic production guns.

Just like owning a PVI Shocker.

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Now I'm not into these so-called limited edition guns, since everyone is producing one, and in my book, unless it is a REAL special industry changing gun, then I don't really care.



So I'll say the PVI Shocker, and the Angel V6 are todays need to own and collectible guns in today's electro market... I'll even throw the Cyber 9000 in the for the heck of it.. Right?


But what else would fall into this category of today's collectibles?
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would think some of the nicer stock guns that were driven off the market by certain "lawsuits"/"Threats":

1 - E-Mags and X-Mags [British Stuff] with interchangable breaches
2 - Late model Vikings and Excaliber
3 - Merlins
4 - Illusions
5 - KL [had to add that one they are just too nice not to want to collect]
6 - Custom Stuff from now Defunct "Custom Airsmiths" e.g. Crowdbuster, Pneu-assist Phantoms,....etc.

Their collectability might not be that great right now but all are great guns and had a pretty limited life due to industry disputes [I'll leave it at just that...]
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an Illusion!!! I'll start the trend by selling it for more than twice what I bought it for!
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't really see Illusions as being collectible. Maybe the Golden Illusions. I think for the most part, people that own Illusion (me) love to use them and so they aren't too collectible. In the future possibly.

Emags I also don't see as being too collectible, but XMags definitely.

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm gonna have to go along with the early electros, like the LED you posted, PH. Maybe the early shockers with the splash anno's, EMag's definitely, and possibly the early Intimidators.

My theory is that those guns are the ones the generation behind us will get nostalgic over, and therefore will become collectible. Instead of the "remember when we first used a semi" stories, they will be "remember when I picked up my first electro that actually worked."
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Also, on the same lines... The last of the high end Mechs...

Maybe we should make a nice list here. Many of these guns were butchered and converted for electronic frames and drilled for eyes, etc.

A stock high end mechanical gun will just become rare due to the fact that few in the original form will remain.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't really see Illusions as being collectible. Maybe the Golden Illusions. I think for the most part, people that own Illusion (me) love to use them and so they aren't too collectible. In the future possibly.

Emags I also don't see as being too collectible, but XMags definitely.

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What's the next big collectible gun?
That's the question and it is all speculation. Who thought in 1989 that a Line SI Lever Changer would be so hard to find now. No one, but try and buy one now. How about AGD Six Packs? I bought 3 because the field I worked for was unloading them Cheap in 1992. I bought 2 used in good condition for $50 togather and $60 for a new one. Now what do they sell for now?

Also what is collectible is subjective. I like old slab sided full block stock Sniper IIs that is one thing I collect. Collect what you like and let the "market" go where it may.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Maybe AKA, they made about 2400? markers in 5ish years. 04 excals are my newest sickness and I think I am somewhat lucky that the versions are limited at lea$t.

pgi stuff

ptp micro-emags, possibly more ptp stuff

as for 'weird' custom shop editions, Westwoods are just cockers, not industry changing, but 'enhanced' versions, so in the aka instace, highlander, bonebrake, destructive, are mostly aesthetic, but not entirely, however not significantly different either. so that's a tough call. There may be 12 of something, but if it's just milling and color....

Most of what is limited by production level was itself stopped via lawsuit, so attrition of number is a general requirement no?

vectors, but they are already 'old'.

the racegun perhaps, is the halfblock significant?

doc nickel one offs

palmer one offs are tough, because you can get something close new still.

SO to be rare, it has to suck and stop being made, be a milestone, or be sued into limited production, IF it's 'new'. Otherwise the goal is thousands made at a low cost.

tiberious is new, what are the numbers existing already?

the alien, but how many exist now? a couple?

Carters of today will likely be carters of tomorrow. Even if he starts making ducks, I doubt the value over time will drop too significantly, kinda like a harley in the 90s.
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Any gun i've personally owned will be worth quite a bit in years to come
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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FYI, the breech knob being on the left side of the marker makes it right handed, not left. If I am holding the 'gun in my left hand it would be easier to pull the breech knob with my right hand on the right side of the 'gun. It's kind of like the mixup with right and left hand feednecks.
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