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Posted: 12/21/2012 8:56:39 PM EDT
Did it just shoot up in value over night? People are asking $1600 now.
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 9:26:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2012 9:27:14 PM EDT by N4KVE]
Originally Posted By dasanii19:
Did it just shoot up in value over night? People are asking $1600 now.
Note "asking". If people say screw this, & don't pay $1600, than no. However, if mindless fools decide that just because some loonytoon went postal on a school, & a gun that sold for $1000 a week ago is now worth $1600 & pays that, then yes, it went up in value. We are our own worst enemy, & it's a shame that fellow enthusiasts would take advantage of a sad situation. GARY

Link Posted: 12/22/2012 3:51:42 AM EDT
Not really.

Being in the market for an AK myself, I hate the price hike, but completely understand people that want to make a quick buck. No shame in it - supply and demand. Basic rule of capitalism, the thing that made this country great. Vote with your wallet, educate others on true value of the item. But at the end of the day
a great deal is a state of mind.

Link Posted: 12/22/2012 3:53:42 AM EDT
Slr101-13 went for $1995.95 yesterday on Buy Now GB.
Link Posted: 12/22/2012 6:03:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2012 12:48:59 PM EDT by birddogz]
Short term, yes the value has gone up. Every local gun shop near me has been picked clean, never seen anything
like the panic buying going on now. Whether the price returns to normal will depend on what the politicians do.
Link Posted: 12/22/2012 8:29:08 AM EDT
I am glad that I placed one on lay-a-way a few days before the shooting with Atlantic Firearms!
Link Posted: 12/22/2012 3:45:03 PM EDT
Looks like it has gone up at least 500 in the past week. I see active bids on GB for over 1500. I got one at the local gunshow last weekend for 1075. There were only two in the entire show. The show was a lot busier than normal.
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 6:41:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2012 6:44:30 PM EDT by dasanii19]
Seems more like they went up $1000
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 6:46:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2012 9:38:01 PM EDT
As said above, everything AK went up (as well as everything "black" or semi-auto really). BUT IMO SLR-101's were under-priced in the first place, at least compared to any other milled AK going currently.
When was the last time anyone can remember seeing a Milled Pre-Ban AK for under a grand? Uh, not in years right... Shit the nearest comparison is the SA-M7 which was already $1600 and not built on a true Bulgarian receiver like a 101.

I was honestly really surprised to see the 101's priced at as grand in the first place. I wish I'd bought more than the one I did buy... I said to myself "self, this is an insane deal and you will probably regret not buying at least 5 of these". I was right, and I wish I'd bought as many as I had money for at the time for $949!

One of my LGS just told me they had one coming in next week for $1159 and that I could put money down to hold it if I wanted to. It hurt doing it knowing that 6 weeks ago I could have nailed another one (or 5) for a couple hundred less /ea, but what are you gonna do? I wasn't gonna piss and moan over a couple hundred more bucks when there's a real good chance there won't be any more of them anywhere near that price, or for any price at all.

Milled Bulgy's are just too nice not to have a few. I've got an SA-93, SLR-95, and the SLR-101S and love them all so much!
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 5:03:38 AM EDT

When was the last time anyone can remember seeing a Milled Pre-Ban AK for under a grand?
Nobody can. Milled Bulgy AK's were never imported until after the 89 import ban, so in this country there is no such thing as a preban milled Bulgy AK. GARY

Link Posted: 12/26/2012 7:16:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By N4KVE:

When was the last time anyone can remember seeing a Milled Pre-Ban AK for under a grand?
Nobody can. Milled Bulgy AK's were never imported until after the 89 import ban, so in this country there is no such thing as a preban milled Bulgy AK. GARY



I took it as he meant "preban" configuration. All the evil bits unlike an unconverted SLR-95, etc.
Link Posted: 12/26/2012 11:07:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2012 11:08:54 PM EDT by BOOM__STICK]
I meant have you ever been able to go buy a milled AK in pre-ban configuration before for this kind of money? No, because to get one like it you would be looking at guns like Poly Tech Legends, Mitchell Yugos, etc... Not going to come close for this kind of money so I say these 101's are one he'll of a buy.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:34:28 AM EDT
In NORMAL times, which is definitely NOT NOW, I would pay about $799.00 for this rifle. It would be a cold day in hell before I EVER pay a thousand dollars for ANY ak-type rifle. I note that sellers were asking exactly that - $999.99 for this rifle before the latest great panic started.

I owned a SLR-101 about ten years back WHEN THEY WERE SELLING FOR $449.99 FROM FAC CORPORATION up in Minnesota. It is a very fine rifle and is well made. No question about that BUT over a thousand dollars? I don't think so.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:23:36 AM EDT
Value is a completely subjective thing. They will only charge what people are willing to pay.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:37:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By poorman:
Value is a completely subjective thing. They will only charge what people are willing to pay.


Absolutely correct and that is, of course, entirely their right to do so.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 2:22:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By centurion:
In NORMAL times, which is definitely NOT NOW, I would pay about $799.00 for this rifle. It would be a cold day in hell before I EVER pay a thousand dollars for ANY ak-type rifle. I note that sellers were asking exactly that - $999.99 for this rifle before the latest great panic started.

I owned a SLR-101 about ten years back WHEN THEY WERE SELLING FOR $449.99 FROM FAC CORPORATION up in Minnesota. It is a very fine rifle and is well made. No question about that BUT over a thousand dollars? I don't think so.


Problem solved,bring me back a crate of Polytech legends,50k of chinese steel core ammo, and tomorrows powerball #

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:24:35 PM EDT
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323223921

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:28:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JVP:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=323223921



Damn,now that has got to be sweet for the seller.
I paid $952 for mine about 6 weeks ago,and no its not for sale,well maybe for 4K
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:42:49 PM EDT
me to... lol I bought 2. Mine are for sale for 4k each to. lol
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:56:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dasanii19:
me to... lol I bought 2. Mine are for sale for 4k each to. lol


You know you would take $3999 right

If i remember i was saying last month that these would easily be $2000 rifles in the future,well the future just arrived and then some.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:46:12 PM EDT
At $3k, I feel I should sell all 3 of my SLRs.
However, w/o knowing whether the ban will happen I think I will just hold on to them.
Hopefully every gun owner are all doing what they can to stop the ban...... so I can sell my rifles and use that money to buy 9 back
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 8:27:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2012 8:35:20 AM EDT by dntama]
I think prices are stabilizing and even dropping a bit from the initial panic. Most of the bidding on GB are now in the 1200 range.

The availability of the new sgl 26 is a cheaper option over the inflated prices of the 101s.
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