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Posted: 11/17/2001 6:12:16 AM EST
Last night I took my pre ban Oly CAR-15 Commando to the range. I bought it about two years ago and this is my first test drive. Call me crazy, but the range had a Colt 1911 SS Commander from the Colt Custom Shop for sale at $800.00 that I was willing to make an even trade for. My Oly is in about 95% condition (collapsable stock, long flash hider) which I paid $1100.00 for. In addition, I have added an ACOG Reflex II (an additional $350.00) to boot.

The dealer took a look at my rifle with his ever so critical eye and told me that he'd make the trade, but I'd have to kick in an extra 100 bucks! All of a sudden I came to my senses and told him NO THANKS!

What's the deal with gun stores giving you 20 cents on the dollar for a trade?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:14:06 AM EST
Buy low, sell high. Thats how it works.

Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:43:44 AM EST
Hey, I got an idea. I will give you 800 bucks so you can buy that Colt, PLUS 100, just so you can buy ammo. I wouldnt mind a 900 dollar pre-ban... heh
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:56:34 AM EST
Marksman--I was wondering who would make that offer! Now who is going to offer a 1911!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:18:49 AM EST
well what do you expect? All I have is a Beretta 92FS and a Ruger 10/22. I am gun-deprived!!!

See, my point is, now that you have the money for that 1911, you could go back to the store and buy it!!!

Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:25:20 AM EST

You want a 1911 for your pre-ban Oly?

E-mail me as I have a couple of 1911's (Colt Commander and Kimber) I could swap out with you.


Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:32:53 AM EST
The guy probably figured if you are nuts enough to straight up trade the rifle w/ the reflex sight, you probably don't know the value of the rifle. So why not ask for another $100 from you? Thank goodness you came to your senses. Where you seriously considering the trade?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:48:18 AM EST
Some people are just ASSHOLE'S!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:49:30 AM EST
Beside's why get rid of your pre-ban 800.00 buck's? that's dumb
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:07:45 AM EST
For what its worth, I had a pair of pre-ban Olympic AR's for sale two weeks ago for $900 each, and didn't even get a single inquiry. Ended up just selling off the lowers seperately.

I will tell you guys, you can get a much better deal buying complete pre-ban guns, then to buy the lowers seperately.

Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:28:28 PM EST
AFARR - Appreciate the offer, but as I said, I came to my senses!

slt223 - I was getting frustrated trying to get the Reflex sighted in. My frustration got the best of me and that Colt was looking pretty good!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:29:43 PM EST
New in the box Colt Enhanced Officer's Model for trade on the Oly.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:37:14 PM EST
All I ever hear on here is Oly Ar-15s are no good, Now everyone is trying to get this one. What's up.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:40:58 PM EST
"oly" meaning?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:47:08 PM EST

"oly" meaning?

olympic arms
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 4:25:15 PM EST
That's like the dealer who told me the other day that pre-ban Colt Sporters are only worth about $500-600..... uh, yeah.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:23:34 PM EST
I wouldnt of made that deal either, not even with the extra 100 dollars. I cant imagine he wanted to make money off of you.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:49:23 PM EST
Hey man, I know the feeling. I got raped on trading my Glock 30 for my new BM AR15. Oh well, glad I wasn't at all disappointed in the AR.

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