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Posted: 6/5/2008 9:13:37 AM EST
I have a complete 45 acp upper. I hardly ever shoot it. It just sits in the safe. Should I sell it or keep it. I've been wanting a .17hmr for a while and if I sold the upper I could use that money to buy the 17. The problem I have is not knowing what it is worth. I could buy another lower and have a complete new gun, but I don't really want to do that. Give me some feedback. Oh, and I have 2 16rd Uzi mags also.

Thanks, Ken
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:58:24 PM EST
OLY?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:26:07 PM EST
You casually mention 2 16 round mags. They probably represent about 30% of the value of the whole package.

But not to me. I have a Cav Arms MKII which takes M3 mags.

It shouldn't be too difficult to sell your package. Lots of people want a .45 AR.

It is great fun!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:09:51 PM EST
Yeah, having two mags with it should really help it sell. The Oly 16 round magazines are nearly impossible to find, and pricey if you do.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:29:44 AM EST
Oly sells uppers new for $600+. Upper is worth $550-$600 depending on condition and accessories. I would not sell it with the mags as few buyers are willing to shell out the going rate for the 16 round Uzi mags. I would sell the mags separately as there may someone with a .45 upper already that just wants the mags.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:38:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By TANGOCHASER:
Oly sells uppers new for $600+. Upper is worth $550-$600 depending on condition and accessories. I would not sell it with the mags as few buyers are willing to shell out the going rate for the 16 round Uzi mags. I would sell the mags separately as there may someone with a .45 upper already that just wants the mags.


New Oly .45 upper with one 10 rd modified Uzi mag about $542 from MidwayUSA with C&R discount. The Uzi mags have pretty well dried up, but certainly have a value, esp. in the 16 round size. The complete upper itself, without the mags, and used, should be less, depending on condition.

Have heard that Oly is working on new magazines - have no idea if this is correct.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:53:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 5:54:18 AM EST by MMcfpd]

Originally Posted By edlmann:
Have heard that Oly is working on new magazines - have no idea if this is correct.


They are working on a polymer mag, through a third party I believe. But when I recently inquired they told me, basically, don't hold your breath.

There are almost always one or two 16 round Uzi mags on Gunbroker, usually in the $100-200 range. Those are virgins, unmodified for the .45 AR application, but I'd imagine the modified ones might run in the same price range.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:17:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 7:18:40 AM EST by flyfshrfan]
I believe it is a Oly upper but not sure. How do I tell. THe only markings other than 45acp on the barrel is a P M marking on the right side of the carry handle under the rear sight. It is a a1 style. I have been told that Oly were going to have new mags out in 4 to 5 months.Here is a pic that I have of it. http://www.flyfishsouth.com/upload/Ken/45acpupper.JPG
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:50:36 AM EST
In 9mm conversions, Oly's uppers are easy to spot by the cross pin holding the ejector. It appears your .45acp upper has the cross pin also so I believe it's an Oly.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 10:19:55 AM EST

edlmann:
New Oly .45 upper with one 10 rd modified Uzi mag about $542 from MidwayUSA with C&R discount. The Uzi mags have pretty well dried up, but certainly have a value, esp. in the 16 round size. The complete upper itself, without the mags, and used, should be less, depending on condition.

Have heard that Oly is working on new magazines - have no idea if this is correct.


Midway is back ordered till late July and when they do get uppers in, I doubt very much they will have mags with them as Oly ran out some time ago.

Oly's new mags are supposed to be patterned after their Simuntion mags but I wouldn't expect to see them this year.
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