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Posted: 3/29/2002 4:57:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:06:36 PM EDT
Most likely not, unless you plan to sell one... but you never know... a whole lotta strange stuff sells on eBay... give it a try!
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:11:32 PM EDT
It'd be a wise thing to keep all the original boxes incase you want to sell any firearms.The original boxes increase the value in many cases. CAPITALIST
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:38:38 PM EDT
Keep them, I'm attempting to sell a couple prebans and I have no idea where their boxes are. I'm going to have to swing by a couple gun shops tomorrow and see if they have any boxes for sale.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:42:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 5:45:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: If they have been fired, why keep them? I would not pay one more dime for a box if I was buying. If you need to ship them sometime down the road, get a cheap Doskosil case - that's what Bushmaster uses anyway.
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How can you ship those without package material around it? How do you secure it closed? Plus isn't it an invitation to anyone wanting to steal the gun.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:09:28 PM EDT
The original box for the firearm can increase the resale value. I'd guess $50 or more, much more in some cases. I, too, have most of the original boxes and I kept them for that reason. I even have most of the scope boxes. Anybody have a value estimate for having the original container for the gun when selling?
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:15:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:15:41 PM EDT
I burn them to erase the evidence.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 6:16:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 9:23:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 7:
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: If they have been fired, why keep them? I would not pay one more dime for a box if I was buying. If you need to ship them sometime down the road, get a cheap Doskosil case - that's what Bushmaster uses anyway.
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How can you ship those without package material around it? How do you secure it closed? Plus isn't it an invitation to anyone wanting to steal the gun.
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I ship all my rifles in a cheap Doskocil case, but the case is inside the cardboard box the case came in and the lot is wrapped in butcher paper. For all they know I could be shipping a guitar.
Link Posted: 3/29/2002 9:34:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/29/2002 10:00:37 PM EDT by waltere]
What BusMaster007 said. Just browse through the Blue Book of Gun Values and read what the intro says throughly... original boxes ARE a keeper, should you ever decide to sell. For example, the 4 digit Ruger Super Blackhawk that belonged to my father, that I passed on to my son, is presently worth/valued at $300.00 MORE! just because the original box had been kept from when that particular revolver left the Ruger factory. You just never know... otherwise, you're going to be one of those who'll end up sitting around in 5-10 or 30 years muttering to whom ever will listen... "Gosh, if I only knew then what I know now about that damn box it came in.". You'll be [>(] and I for one, don't want to hear it [;D] W
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 4:47:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: I ship all my rifles in a cheap Doskocil case, but the case is inside the cardboard box the case came in and the lot is wrapped in butcher paper. For all they know I could be shipping a guitar.
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Where can you purchase these with the boxes? Walmart?
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 4:53:42 AM EDT
I trash mine.
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 5:31:35 AM EDT
I think its a good idea to keep the boxes. About three years ago (my pre-gun safe days), my home was broken into and I lost 9 guns valued at > $5500, among other things. My insurance company had me give them a list of everything that I lost. My policy is for full replacement cost. In order to get full replacement cost I had to prove ownership on all of the guns. To do this I had to show an owners manual, picture, proof of purchase, etc. Just providing serial numbers wasn't enough (besides all of my serial numbers were on the computer that was stolen, and the backup copy was in the briefcase that was stolen.) Fortunately, I had the boxes for all the guns that were stolen except one. The information on the end of the box was my proof of ownership for many of the items that I lost.
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 12:00:09 PM EDT
I would guess some of you fine folks save used rubber bands and twine also?? [:D]
Link Posted: 3/30/2002 12:03:53 PM EDT
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