I disagree. Guns are not tractors. They will always be in demand and tractors are a very specialized market. Guns are not. A lot more people can afford to buy guns than tractors.As one of the kids who inherited a large collection, please consider a few things. I needed to sell a majority of my dads stuff to help my mom out with bills and such. I kept everything that was sentimental but there was still a ton of things that were valuable but I just wasn’t interested in. I was 38 when my dad passed so I already had my own growing collection and simply did not have room to take care of that many toys.
Second, you are the expert at what you have. Also you know who else likes this sort of stuff and might be interested in buying.
I simply didn’t have the knowledge about the specific pieces I was left and had a terrible time determining value.
whether old Marlins, Winchester pump 22s or German Lugers or whatever you know far more about what you have than most others would.
Something that really helped me was listening to a few farmer friends talking about an auction they had gone to. The owner had passed and had a nice collection of old tractors. These were the ones that everyone used to talk about and want. Apparently they went for very low prices and a few didn’t even get a bid. One of my buddies said “you know, these young folks just aren’t interested in these old tractors like we were”
i remembered this and sold many M12 and A5s just before the bottom dropped out of that market.
Just something to think about. Something is only valuable if you have a buyer.