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Does a very low serial number increase a modern guns value at all?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by AnthonyNorfleet, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. AnthonyNorfleet

    AnthonyNorfleet Oregon Active Member

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    I recently purchased a LNIB Sig Sauer p227 in 45acp. That has a serial number in the single digits and it came in a a cardboard box rather than the typical blue plastic case. Does this increase said guns value at all?
    Does having a low serial number on any modern mass produced firearms change its value?
     
  2. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Not to me it wouldn't...can't speak for the collector's market.
     
  3. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Maybe in 60 years...........But as playboy said I'm also not in the collecting game.
     
  4. Stomper

    Stomper Ungovernable! Become Ungovernable! Gold Supporter

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    What PBP said. It will also depend on rarity, desirability, and condition of said firearm. Also, keep in mind that not all manufacturers use contiguous serial numbers.

    Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. ;)
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well is it a single digit or more? Single would be 1-9....

    But as the others have said at present makes no difference.

    I did have a gun with a serial number of 4. I think only a couple dozen were built before the maker died.
     
  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Free Idaho! Opinionated Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I would say it increases the coolness factor and if it turns out that the firearm in question has legitimate collector value then it very well could increase what you would get for it.

    If you had a Colt Navy with a Serial number 00006 that is significant, If you had a Aero Precision AR lower with the serial number 00006 it would just be interesting.
     
  7. AnthonyNorfleet

    AnthonyNorfleet Oregon Active Member

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    The serial number is a single digit. It is 00000X.
     
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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sometimes is depends on if the manufacturer made any model changes.
    Like a S&W revolver 686, then the 686-1, 686-2 etc.
    The original model 686 being the most valuable and/or desirable.
    Some guns were not that great when they first came out and the later improved models were better built.
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    On a gun currently being made? No.

    Unless that serial number range is synonymous with a certain build quality. Or better parts.
    But this could be true of any serial number range. On that model gun. . Not necessarily an low number.
     
  10. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I always wait for one produced after the recall before buying a new model gun.
     
  11. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    Low serial (better be VERY LOW) and "UNFIRED" will command a premium in 10+ years. I know a person (close friend) who traded an early 2 tone Sig 226 (low serial #) for a beautiful Colt Python be adding $400 to sweeten the deal. He paid $600 for the Sig a month prior and the python was amazing! Less than 2 years and IMHO the deal of the century!!