Lets not forget that without people collecting them, many of these rifles would have disappeared altogether, and part of the history of Airguns would have been lost forever.
The level of interest when someone brings an old rifle up to the Club never fails to surprise me, people with 1k+ rigs wait happily to shoot a 50 year old rifle, and enjoy doing so.
Collecting, while not to everyone's taste, has an important place in maintaining interest in the Sport, and linking back to what many people consider happier times.
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