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Old 12-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The normal huge bore of the brass relics made me pass for good. Cost prohibitive for me to have them rebarreled. YMMV
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The normal huge bore of the brass relics made me pass for good. Cost prohibitive for me to have them rebarreled. YMMV
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Modern markers have lost that fun, unique feel. I started out in the early 2000's when decked out 'cockers, Mags, Angels were the norm and you would see them along side Phantoms and Spyders. My first marker was a PMI Piranha, the Spyder clone type, and even that at the time felt cool. This was before mass-produced poly-plastic-whatever markers, inflatable indoor air fields, overpriced junk paint that rolls out the barrel half the time. Still a lot of fun markers today, but I agree it just ain't the same. I am a millennial and wish for simpler times.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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One of the problems is the museums that people make for themselves. The hoarder mentality is what keeps them from circulating.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I wonder if I’m apart of the problem haha. The. Again I usualy only keep a marker for a year or so then it’s on to the next person.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Brass prices are in the toilet, unless it's something rare or extremely high end people just don't want to pay up. Why sell something if you'll be stuck sorting through low-ball offers for the most acceptable insult? I've only been back in the game for 5 years and even in that time prices have gone pretty steadily down. I'll admit I'm part of the problem though, my brass stash grows despite my best efforts. Work to clear it all out and then mindlessly stock back up. I'm bad about pricing too, really bad. I'll pick up a KP if it's around $200 but any more than that and I just can't do it nowadays. $75 shipped is my limit for PGPs unless they're decked out.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I also noticed that a couple years ago some MASSIVE collections got purged which im sure caused those markers to cycle around then settle in a permenant home. I have not seen a drastic and "WOW" collection purge in a while.
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Brass prices are in the toilet, unless it's something rare or extremely high end people just don't want to pay up. Why sell something if you'll be stuck sorting through low-ball offers for the most acceptable insult? I've only been back in the game for 5 years and even in that time prices have gone pretty steadily down. I'll admit I'm part of the problem though, my brass stash grows despite my best efforts. Work to clear it all out and then mindlessly stock back up. I'm bad about pricing too, really bad. I'll pick up a KP if it's around $200 but any more than that and I just can't do it nowadays. $75 shipped is my limit for PGPs unless they're decked out.
Just before you came back in prices went out of control. KP's went for around $300 when I joined up here then doubled in a few years. I imagine a lot of people bought them high and now that prices are back in line don't want to sell them off.

I imagine a lot of the old guns are sitting in storage, People hold onto things when they stop playing, thinking they'll get back into it and never do.

The good news is the sport is drifing back towards pumps and mechanical markers. Magfed is getting more popular so limited paint play is back. The bad news is a lot of the old markers that would be nice to see back on the field seem to be lost to time unless someone digs them back out.
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The bad news is a lot of the old markers that would be nice to see back on the field seem to be lost to time unless someone digs them back out.
I don't think these two are as mutually exclusive as they were a decade ago. For one reason or another, many of us have created small museums of a particular marker we adore. Compulsion motivates some of it, but historical preservation is a top priority to a few; even if the subject matter isn't the most popular or desirable to the majority.

A lot of us have seen clean examples of uncommon markers be parted or unceremoniously modified over the years and have begun to restore/remake symbols from the past for nostalgia, not profit. Keeping these beauties locked up ensures the stories and evolution of the sport aren't going anywhere. Just being good stewards
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