So you think collectible Sakos are expensive?

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by icebear, Jan 13, 2020 at 6:15 AM.

  1. icebear

    icebear Well-Known Member

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    Auction closed today on Gunbroker for a French FAMAS military-clone semiauto (aka "The Bugle"). Final price a bit under $30,000. I have a couple of what I thought were expensive Valmets, but this is amazing. Somebody has deep pockets.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/850975315


    Makes three grand for a .22 Hornet look like a bargain.
     
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    L61R SCC President Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Holy Cow!:eek:

    Now that is insane! But again, you only need two fanatic collectors to drive up the price.

    To me, it ought to be the opposite. Since I left my career as a Navy officer, I have absolutely no interest in military guns. Fun to shoot perhaps but not for me.

    But then again, it’s good that Sako prices are more “sensible” or at least not way over the top, just yet. Gives us the chance to buy and own great rifles, for now.

    Jim
     
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    I’ve seen Stonecreek write that there is no such thing as a collectible Sako.

    Maybe only poor people collect Sakos.
     
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    I don't think you've seen me write that, or if I have you've taken it out of context. What I've said is that, in the past, there has been no true "collectible" market for Sakos. We've seen this changing over the course of the last few years -- possibly in part due to the existence of this forum which has made a lot of information on Sakos more available and raised their profile with firearms enthusiasts. People who take at least a passing interest in Sakos have become more aware of which models and calibers are either scarcer or for some reason more desirable. As a result we've seen the prices of those items climb, while the price of "common" Sako hunting models and calibers has been largely static.

    Is there a collectible market for Sakos like for Winchesters or Colts? No, and there never will be -- after all, there were no John Waynes or Randolph Scotts making hundreds of movies with Sakos strapped to their saddles or slung on their hips. But there is clear evidence ($3,500+ Hornets and $4,000+ Bees) to indicate that a nascent collector interest in Sakos exists, therefore there must exist at least some Sakos which are "collectible".
     
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