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Seems to me

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by joken, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A long gun that has been finished in Cerakote increases in value a bit while hand guns may well be worth less. What do you guy's think? Ken
     
  2. .45's and .38's

    .45's and .38's Happy Valley OR Well-Known Member

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    I think handguns & rifles are worth more cerakoated
     
  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Value is only in the eye of the beholder and what people are willing to pay. I'm not saying a weapon that has been coated is worth less, but it might not be worth any more to most buyers as well.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Are you talking about new firearms that were coated at the factory, or, a used gun that was Cerakoted?
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The premise would depend completely on what the firearm is.

    A AR-15 you put together from misc parts could very well be worth a little more with a Cerakote finish.

    A 1925 Winchester Saddle Ring Carbine in 30-30 could have its $1200.00 value cut to $400.00 or even more.

    A Colt Python with a Cerakote finish would be worth less then one with its original finish

    A Beretta 92 might be worth a little more with a nice Cerakote finish.

    It all depends on what your talking about.
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Plus with all the different colors,who knows if the buyer would want the same color you liked.
     
  7. joken

    joken Corvallis Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I should have been more specific. I'm speaking of guns with no collector value prior to coating.
     
  8. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't pay any more for a weapon that's been coated. CeraKote and Duracoat can be too personalized, like stippling or engraving.
     
  9. nick1980

    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    I would never pay more. For me personally it decreases value
     
  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Ken= Japanese for sword

    Jo
    a firearm is a tool but humans are artists as well as artificers' and so there is always a desire to personalize an object, even stone axes are personalized. Many feel that a durable coating de-personalizes a firearm and so shun it; as one who has fought corrosion for decades before cerracoat arrived and settled on enamel paint to preserve the functionality of my tools I would pay extra for the coating having learned that tools only have value when used to accomplish a task. The more durable the tool, the higher it's value (which brings us back to stone axes.,, and my ex-wife) :)
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I put a spoiler on my Pinto.. I easily doubled its value since it took a couple a fancy chrome nuts to bolt it on there. probably worth at least fiddy cent now