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    On the MP5 side I have two real duplicates on the sear ready side(I also have a full sized zenith sbr). I have a two converted hk94's, one as a N and one as a F(with a f barrel, bcg, stock, etc). I also have two sp5k's that were sbr'd. The first sp5k and the f are burnt bronze with ral8000 colored lowers. The N and the second sp5k are pretty much clone correct.

    Honestly I for me its more about having the guns that look more historically correct which can be nice to shoot vs the ones painted more goofy. On the other side I'd rather have spares for a future awb. Same reason that I don't have multiple uppers for my ar lowers. I just end up building another lower(even for sbr'd uppers).

    In the case of the converted hk94's and even the sp5ks the value overtime should go up which is a nice side effect.
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    I generally have two of each. Dont know why. Prob bc after I owned one at some point I came across a cheaper one ...so I added it to my collection. Think cost averaging or some whacked out mentality. I dunno.

    But two of each it has become. Well except for four 1919s...crap. There goes that theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccosby View Post
    On the MP5 side I have two real duplicates on the sear ready side(I also have a full sized zenith sbr). I have a two converted hk94's, one as a N and one as a F(with a f barrel, bcg, stock, etc). I also have two sp5k's that were sbr'd. The first sp5k and the f are burnt bronze with ral8000 colored lowers. The N and the second sp5k are pretty much clone correct.

    Honestly I for me its more about having the guns that look more historically correct which can be nice to shoot vs the ones painted more goofy. On the other side I'd rather have spares for a future awb. Same reason that I don't have multiple uppers for my ar lowers. I just end up building another lower(even for sbr'd uppers).

    In the case of the converted hk94's and even the sp5ks the value overtime should go up which is a nice side effect.
    I am on the same wavelength and always doing doubles or more and also worry about a future AWB, but more and more, my calculus is going towards a more ominous outcome: a ban where they also do a forced “buy back” or, in honest terms, confiscation. With as radical as our politics are getting and as predictably liberal as the courts are going, it is becoming more of a possibility. If this continues, the 2A will be at risk and with it my multiples strategy. I hope and fight for the best, but am more and more uneasy about the direction things could go.


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    As a collector, I look for condition, desirability, and rarity--- any duplicates of the same model will be consecutives!!!
    Also, I search for variants of the same style (e.g., HK91, MARS CETME, SAR G3, PARS G3S).

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    I have some HK pistols and rifles in duplicates. If I like a particular platform, I will buy another. I personally prefer to have many of the same, so I can get proficient and train weekly on one gun or rifle. As you likely know, some of HKs platforms are no longer supported and parts are hard to find. I hate to say this, but with scarce parts, you can always use one for parts to keep another running. We are lucky, however, to have a superior armorer in James who can take care of many of the older HKs, such as the p9s series and p7 and the legacy rifles
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    SO my constantly looking for sequentially numbered triple examples is a little weird, right?

    But that is the best thing about HK's. They are like the Barbie for gun collectors. Dress it up, dress it down. Several examples of the same firearm, but different colors, different models, etc. And then their a folks like Tony or myself that actually LIKE to have copies of the same firearms whose only difference is the serial numbers. We're just 'weirdo number people'.

    I know PI = 3.14159...
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    I have never bought the same gun. What varies my purchase (especially HKs) is gun size, chambered round, trigger system, color/pattern, and even grip. With those parameters, you'll see your HK collection grow very quickly. All my HKs are shooting guns, and each has a different feel, which is what I appreciate the most. If I bought the same gun, I'd get bored silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhouston8 View Post
    I generally have two of each. Dont know why. Prob bc after I owned one at some point I came across a cheaper one ...so I added it to my collection. Think cost averaging or some whacked out mentality. I dunno.

    But two of each it has become. Well except for four 1919s...crap. There goes that theory.
    I had not mentioned this, but it's definitely factored into my analysis. Many guns start out with a high retail, but come down rapidly in price over a short time or with a "new generation." It's not uncommon for XYZ pistol to be released at a $700 price out-of-the-gate, to be easily found later (new or used) for sub-$500 prices.

    Also, common guns share common holsters, mags, etc. There is a big dollar savings right there. For magazine hoarders, like myself, I really like guns that share magazines.

    And proficiency is another good point. Learn 1 Glock, for instance, and you're proficient with dozens of models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallew View Post
    SO my constantly looking for sequentially numbered triple examples is a little weird, right?

    But that is the best thing about HK's. They are like the Barbie for gun collectors. Dress it up, dress it down. Several examples of the same firearm, but different colors, different models, etc. And then their a folks like Tony or myself that actually LIKE to have copies of the same firearms whose only difference is the serial numbers. We're just 'weirdo number people'.

    I know PI = 3.14159...
    And proud of it!!!

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhouston8 View Post
    I generally have two of each. Dont know why. Prob bc after I owned one at some point I came across a cheaper one ...so I added it to my collection. Think cost averaging or some whacked out mentality. I dunno.

    But two of each it has become. Well except for four 1919s...crap. There goes that theory.
    4 1919s? Geez. Didn't you just sell one too?

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