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    Default .. future of collectable mg's ..

    ... at todays' ohio gun collectors show, i spoke with several auction rep's about prices. the very recent morphy's auction included some very high ticket item machineguns. i was told most buyers today are not shooters, but well off persons who are putting money in collectables. years past they chased older corvettes and sport cars,,.. now mg's. many of the machines guns went well past their reserves. the two mp44s went over 43,000 each, and i heard an mg42 hit the nineties. but, i have not checked that yet. also;;.. just a rare 100 round drum for a tommy gun went for 24,000. the workin' stiff is just about aced out,............. t.

    https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/...LOT494846.aspx ....<<<< $92,250.00 ............. yeooow!!
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    Itís been that way for years. I paid $1300 for my mp40, you canít even buy a barrel assembly for that now.


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    So youíre saying Iíve just made about 50k sitting on my ass?

    Nice

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    I passed on an MP43/1 because he wanted $2800. It was just too much, I could buy an mp44 for $2400. Lol. Mg34- $3500. Ridiculously priced.


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    I think you have to throw sales tax on these auctions as well, depending on what state buyer is in. Geeze.

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    I've been thinking about buying a C&R Class 3, probably something WW2 era like a Beretta 38, but I don't like the idea of buying during a panic with silly money chasing an already artificially inflated market. That probably means I will look back in a few years and regret waiting. LOL

    This is one I was considering, but jeez, that's about double what I was expecting:

    https://auctions.morphyauctions.com/...LOT486257.aspx

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    It represents the end of an era, that ended a while ago.

    Joe average enthusiast cannot afford one of these anymore.

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