Posted 23 November 2004 - 09:26 PM
Philasteen - I don't disagree with you. Six years ago, I didn't know the difference b/t a HK push pin registered receiver and a sear gun, a Group Industries vs original BAR, bolt vs receiver UZI, C&R MP40 vs tube MP40, etc., nor a AO vs a WH. I can remember asking questions like "if they're both MP5's, why is one more than the other". However, I talked with a very good and reputable C3 dealer, posted questions on the various boards and bought books to research. In other words I took the time to learn. Now I own about 20 C3 guns and I know what I own, having made informed choices. Whether you're going to buy C3 guns, gems, coins, stocks, antique Persian rugs, classic cars or whatever, unless you can afford to make significant monetary mistakes, you need to take the time to learn. In my opinion, that's just basic 101.
Not looking to start to flame, just my buying for pleasure and investing for income/appreciation philosophy. I buy my guns for pleasure. The two C3 guns I've sold over the past six years I don't miss because I made money on and upgraded in both cases. Some I may sell in the future to upgrade. Most will go to my son (who loves to shoot) when I pass on.
Just my thoughts