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Posted: 10/28/2009 5:15:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2009 5:20:42 PM EST by IhaveImpact]
This is my first build. I just completed it a few weeks ago. Its only had 58 rounds of Winchester 55grain 5.56mm throught it. No problems. Its well taken care for.

It has:

16" Daniel Defense Upper 1:7 Twist
Stag Arms lower receiver
Stag Arms lower parts kit
Magpul BUIS
Magpul MOE stock (mil spec)
CMMG 5 Position buffer assembly kit

Ive also got 3 magpul pmags (dont laugh, im getting more)

How much do you think my rifle is worth? I bought all the parts brand new online.

I will post pictures upon peoples requests.

Thanks!

-Jack
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:20:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2009 5:24:26 PM EST by IhaveImpact]
Also here.

http://www.pkfirearms.com/select_options/new/1350

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=18_30&products_id=230

http://www.stagarms.com/product_info.php?cPath=18_31&products_id=231

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/CMMG_5-Position_Buffer_Tube_Assembly.html

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Magpul_MOE_Collapsible_Carbine_Stock.html

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Magpul_MBUS_Flip_Up_Adjustable_Rear_Sight.html
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:24:17 PM EST
$25
Send it to me immediately and I will relieve yo of this burden you wish to unload.

I will pay shipping and transfer fees.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:26:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2009 5:35:55 PM EST by IhaveImpact]
Don't be a twat. Be serious. Its for my own personal knowledge.

Who would want to sell their only AR-15? Or any for that matter...
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:38:02 PM EST
Add up total spent. Now that its been fired, Its worth less.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:40:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By 1967Camaro:
Add up total spent. Now that its been fired, Its worth less.


+1. The rifle is worth less than the sum of its parts. High end parts are just a 'gimme' on a deal.

Look at a typical used AR, and adjust slightly up or down on its condition *as a complete rifle.*

It may be to your advantage to bust it up and sell the parts.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:42:03 PM EST
You be lucky to get $800.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:43:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Danner130:
You be lucky to get $800.


That doesnt sound so bad to me.

Thanks for the advice guys.

Anyone elses opinion is of course welcome.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:43:32 PM EST
See, my offer wasn't too far off.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 5:47:33 PM EST
Oh shut up jailer.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:01:38 PM EST
Anyone else? Price estimate?
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:11:11 PM EST
Alright, alright...I'll give you $30
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:12:56 PM EST
Jailer I swear...
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:31:55 PM EST
+1
Originally Posted By Danner130:
You be lucky to get $800.


Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:36:16 PM EST
Thank you Keen
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:59:23 PM EST
An AR is worth probably 800-1200 bucks...what's on it is pretty much "thrown in" for attracting customers. That's just how the used AR market is...plus alot of people don't really enjoy piece-mill construction, and don't trust the reliability of a homebuilt.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 7:03:05 PM EST
Put me in for $35! Seriously, AR's are going for between $600 to around $1200. It looks like you've built one that falls somewhere in between, but at the end of the day, it's worth what someone will pay for it. Put it up on EE with a price you can live with and see what offers you get. You don't have to sell it if you decide not to. Your rifle, your choice.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 7:04:27 PM EST
Thanks for the help guys.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 7:34:09 PM EST
Whats EE?
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 9:21:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2009 9:22:05 PM EST by Quentin]
Check out EE Classifieds toward the top of the page...

I'd say $900 if it looks good, great upper.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 10:53:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Quentin:
Check out EE Classifieds toward the top of the page...

I'd say $900 if it looks good, great upper.


Ya I love it. Great flat top. Lots of room. Got the BUIS snug on there.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 11:57:38 PM EST
It's a buyers market.

You have a frankengun. Not a bad thing at all, but it will subtract value.

I'd say high end $800 as mentioned, low end $700.

The Moe and MBUS are easy to find now and a lot of places are selling them fairly cheap (ie Brownells on both).

5 postion buffer instead of 6 may or may not be that big of an issue.

The fact you put the parst together and it shoots straight and runs great is..........priceless.

If there's another "Ban frenzy" I do not see it getting as bad as last time. That said if there is another one add $100-150 to the above prices.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 12:28:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By balloo93:
It's a buyers market.

You have a frankengun. Not a bad thing at all, but it will subtract value.

I'd say high end $800 as mentioned, low end $700.

The Moe and MBUS are easy to find now and a lot of places are selling them fairly cheap (ie Brownells on both).

5 postion buffer instead of 6 may or may not be that big of an issue.

The fact you put the parst together and it shoots straight and runs great is..........priceless.

If there's another "Ban frenzy" I do not see it getting as bad as last time. That said if there is another one add $100-150 to the above prices.


Thanks for the advice. Trust me. When it shot those first 58 rounds smooth as could be. I was pleased!
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 12:54:39 AM EST
Not much..Tell you what, I will sent you a box and packing material and you send me that thing to get it out of your way... Deal?
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 8:05:30 AM EST
Originally Posted By IhaveImpact:
This is my first build. I just completed it a few weeks ago. Its only had 58 rounds of Winchester 55grain 5.56mm throught it. No problems. Its well taken care for.

It has:

16" Daniel Defense Upper 1:7 Twist
Stag Arms lower receiver
Stag Arms lower parts kit
Magpul BUIS
Magpul MOE stock (mil spec)
CMMG 5 Position buffer assembly kit

Ive also got 3 magpul pmags (dont laugh, im getting more)

How much do you think my rifle is worth? I bought all the parts brand new online.

I will post pictures upon peoples requests.

Thanks!

-Jack


Jack,
It's built and not by a gunsmith and it's used. This lowers the price of the gun. I saw one sold with a A2 and a CAR stock, also included a medium price 3x9 scope and 2 mags for $ 550.00. I would value yours at $575.00. Used AR's are a crapshoot, to many sold with bad barrels from abuse and other problems. I can get stock carbine kits and mil-spec lower for less than $650.00. Options on guns are like options on autos there alot more when you buy them and not worth much when you sell. That's IMHO.

Mike

PS. But try to sell it for about $750.00, there is one born every day.


Link Posted: 10/29/2009 8:49:57 AM EST
I just sold an unfired M&P-15T for $950 shipped.

so that's a TIER 1 gun and not some homebrew with mediocre parts
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 1:07:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By low96hb:
Not much..Tell you what, I will sent you a box and packing material and you send me that thing to get it out of your way... Deal?


See, at least I offered you $30.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 4:36:42 PM EST
Thanks for the help guys.
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 12:23:10 AM EST
If I decide to sell I will aim for 750-800
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 5:02:54 AM EST
Could tell us how much you have in parts for this rifle? Very curious!
Thanks
Link Posted: 10/30/2009 6:00:56 AM EST
Last year when the prices were high, I built 8 AR15s. Three were for me, one for a friend and the rest were supposed to be for other friends. They backed out after I ordered the lowers & kits. We did a "group buy” on the lowers to save on shipping. Long story short, because we used my credit card, I ended up getting stuck with three new, home built, unfired ARs. I had between $600 & $650 in them (each). I did a few gun shows. I sold one for $1050, one for $1000 and the last one for $925. Different weekends, different towns for all three. I did have plenty of people look at them and get scared off by the "off brand, unknown” lower. They were all Essential Arms lowers. I have built my personal ones on these lowers and like many others, have had zero issues with them. The problem is the average gun show buyer is not an AR15.com viewer and is uninformed. (Which actually turned out to be a good thing for me)

Bottom line…. brand new gun vs. one that has one round fired. It’s a used gun period. The way the market is going..Who knows? Wait three more years and see who gets elected. You’ve already shot it so keep shooting it and enjoy. Chances are you won’t want to sell it anyway..that is until you find something else you can’t live without. I’m presently trying to sell my AR pistol and an AR in 7.62 x 39 to finance an M1A. Gun collecting is addicting for sure!!!
Link Posted: 10/31/2009 12:18:06 AM EST
M1A =] good choice.

I think I put 800-900 into it.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 2:57:02 AM EST
Thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 6:20:03 AM EST
AR prices shot up but now there coming back into reality. Lowers were $150 and up. Now there back where they started from or around $100. I always go to GB to check out what something is selling for.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:32:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By RedPepper2:
AR prices shot up but now there coming back into reality. Lowers were $150 and up. Now there back where they started from or around $100. I always go to GB to check out what something is selling for.


I do the same thing on GB. It's a good barometer to see prices that guns are actually being sold for, but you have to wade through the "crack smoking" prices that some guys are asking.

AR prices have been all over the map over the last year, and only those that are uninformed are going to pay a premium. If people in your area are like some of those where I live, they don't know much at all about ARs and you could probably get a decent price for it if you decided to sell. AR15.com has been the best thing I've ever gotten into, and at the same time the worst, financially speaking.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 9:12:56 PM EST
You might try to sell it for a price, but you could unload iit for perhaps $500-$600 pretty quick. I've built rifles with much pricier parts than that and I know if I tried to sell for what I put in I'll lose at least $750 to $1,000 depending on who I sold it to. Not worth it at all, just keep it.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 3:46:42 AM EST
Probably around $700.
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