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Unread 08-23-2019, 10:58 AM   #11
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Some significant big bore collectors are, unfortunately, no longer with us and that has contributed to prices going down as of late.

Eventually, I would like to add a Quality 2 lifter and Quality 2 toplever 8 to my collection, but have some other goals for the moment, the current one being to enjoy the ones I have and get a few repaired.
I have read that the market for collectible doubles is currently depressed .
I mostly look at 10 and 8 gauges and it seems they do not sell quickly .
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The market for “run of the mill” and plain shooter doubles is somewhat depressed but Not So for “collectible” (high condition, small bore, and graded) doubles, especially Parker.





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The market for “run of the mill” and plain shooter doubles is somewhat depressed but Not So for “collectible” (high condition, small bore, and graded) doubles, especially Parker.





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That is something I have noticed , the small bores seem to be the most popular . Is that because most people who are big collectors mostly hunt game like quail or pheasant ? It seems like the big gauges dont move any where near as quick as the 20s and 28s .
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That’s only part of the picture. Another part is that as bore size goes down, so do the quantity of guns produced in a particular gauge, thereby contributing to scarcity. Then, on top of that we have condition and grade - all aspects combined, fewer guns = higher demand = higher value and more collectible as a consequence.





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