Originally Posted by Hank
Before September, when I was selling off a large collection of pre-ban weapons, I kept hearing that I should reduce my prices because, after the sunset of the AWB, the market would be flooded with cheap pre-ban weaponry. So far I've not seen that happen and have had no problem moving guns at my price.
Some people, more knowledgable than myself, have told me that the old pre-bans will forever be the more desirable and not lose value. They also said that now is the time to pick up those being dumped by the panic sellers.
Where is the flood of post AWB pre-ban style firearms?
There will not be a flood because pre-ban rifles will not lose any value.
For the "after-ban" rifles to be legal, they still must have a certain amount of U.S. made parts, (per 1989 ban).
The "pre-ban" rifles are more desirable to certain collectors because they have all of their original parts or because they are Chinese, (still banned), Yugoslavian, (no longer a country), or from another foreign country.