What kind of a market is there for high end rifles and shotguns?

//What kind of a market is there for high end rifles and shotguns?

What kind of a market is there for high end rifles and shotguns?

Question by Zachary C: What kind of a market is there for high end rifles and shotguns?
What kind of market is there for rifles in the $ 10,000 – $ 50,000 range, Shotguns in the $ 10,000 – $ 50,000, and 1911’s in the $ 12,000 – $ 30,000 range? Is the market for these high end products crowded?

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Answer by Chris H
Not much. Like the market for super expensive watches. That’s why wealthy companies are making things in the $ 1-2k range.

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By | 2012-12-04T13:30:41+00:00 December 4th, 2012|Arizona Marketing|4 Comments

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  1. zeph88 December 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I found a 12 gauge for 395,000 dollars.

    You’ll find the market crowded between 1500$ to 5000$ , but after 5000, most people simply can’t afford something that expensive. The market rapidly thins beyond 5000$ towards 25,000$ . Up beyond 25,000$ , you’ll find some really expensive shotguns, a couple rifles, and a whole lot of Class3 weapons.

  2. H December 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Not right now Zachary. This is a ‘buyer’s market,’ not a ‘seller’s market.’ If the economy gets better things could change but there is only a limited interest in high end rifles, shotguns & 1911s. Sure, if you’re filthy rich and want to brag about your gun collection. But are you even going to want to take a $ 50,000 double rifle or a $ 30,000 1911 to the range much less the field??? I didn’t even like to carry my old Colt Python (Royal Blue) in the rain and I only paid $ 460 for that one way back when.

    H

  3. Bill December 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Absolutely!
    There is definitely a market for “high end” firearms, whether they’re rifles and shotguns, antiques, or registered machineguns. For example, currently, almost any registered and transferrable belt-fed machinegun will set back the buyer a minimum of $ 10,000, and a nice all original, transferrable WWII German MG42 will set back the buyer close to $ 40,000. (And yes, these things DO sell, and with a predictable regularity.) The same thing with firearms other than machineguns. Take a peek at any auction from James Julia, JC Devine, or Bonhams and Butterfields and you’ll see that there are plenty of gun collectors with deep pockets. You’ll see individual firearms routinely sell for in excess of $ 100,000 at these auction houses.

  4. corey h December 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    There is always a market at the high end. Used to know Fred Wells, an old time custom gun maker in Arizona who died about 2 years ago. His rifles started at about $ 15k and went up to over $ 100k. He was so busy that the waiting list for a gun from him was over 5 years.

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