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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/7/2005 2:17:18 AM EDT
Just curious as to the consensus on what's a fair price to get for a frankengun.

I have a fairly high mileage Colt A2 Hbar upper with Colt BCG on a POS cast lower w/A2 stock.
The upper is in no ban configuration and still shoots pretty damned good.

I'm thinking he could build a cheap M1S 20" A2 rifle for about $500 new, being this is a much higher quality barrel/bolt/etc but well used ..... $450ish?

Too low, too high? I'm going to finance a 9mm upper out of this sale, want to be fair but not get hosed either.

I hate selling a gun
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:22:26 AM EDT
I would think $450-ish would be snapped up in a heart beat in EE. A better price there may be more like $550 - $600, but probably not a whole lot more.

If you're think of getting a new shooter introduced to black rifle disease then there's nothing better than a bargain priced rifle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:25:52 AM EDT
A working AR should sell for no less than $600. A Colt upper and BCG on top of a "POS" lower should STILL sell for $7-800. Being that it's a 20" HBAR (I don't like 20" HBARs), I would sell at this price. If it was in a more desireable configuration (16" A3), it would go for more.

At $450, I'd buy it just to resell for a profit. If you're just trying to get a friend into ARs to be a shooting buddy, go ahead. You can't put a price on friendship or the cameraderie of a shooting buddy. BUT, if this is to be sold and never to be seen or heard from again, raise your price accordingly.

Just my 2 cents...
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:40:35 AM EDT
For a well-used frankengun with a CAST lower, I think $450 would be a good price for a co-worker.

I wouldn't value a cast complete lower at much more than $100 - and a used Colt upper I'd maybe give $350 or $400 max.

So I think $500 is a decent price because of the Colt upper, and $450 is a good price.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:40:43 AM EDT

The only reason I say that is because of the Colt upper and BCG.

Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:47:41 AM EDT
stick with the 450. Take the higher road.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 8:52:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By steve-oh:
stick with the 450. Take the higher road.

I think this is what I'm going with. He's a good guy, trying to get him into a suppressor too. I'm more trying to pass on BRD than anything else. I really think a 20" A2 is a great rig to get started with. I of course will ask to be first in line for buyback if he decides later he doesnt want it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 9:05:50 AM EDT
I guess it all comes down to, Do you like your coworker? Heck, I wouldn't sell that rig to anybody in my office for less than $600. If they're good people, then go with $450. MJD
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