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Posted: 6/13/2009 7:33:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 7:40:50 AM EST by MSARDave]
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 7:37:07 AM EST
I've seen the downward trend as well. There are still some hold-outs at ~$4k though. You just want to email them and ask what they are thinking.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 11:41:56 AM EST
Yeah, you can get away with charging "slightly" more for a pre-ban out of the collector's value of it being all Austrian made and true A1s, but only "slightly" more.

With new Steyr AUG A3s being sold for about $2,300 charging anything over $1,000 more for a pre-ban A1 just seems to be silly at this point.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 11:49:51 AM EST
They are probably thinking the pre bans are as rare as ever. They are all Steyr with hammer forged barrels. Even the A3 with Sabre receiver and barrel is still just a clone. 3200 for a NIB pre ban AUG I think I would like one. What site is it on. I suppose it depends if you want one to collect or shoot.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 12:22:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By MSARDave:
I was just over at one of my favorite places to check for good gun buys. Within the last month the prices on pre ban AUG's have really come down. Three listed today:

NIB preban $3200 OBO
used preban AUG $2300
used preban AUG $2200

I sold a NIB preban 8 months ago for $5500 and it went the day I posted it.


Is it just the Steyr AUGs or is it all firearms?

I see nib STG 556 Gen 4 rifles for sale at $1500 and don't sell at that low price. My FFL buddy said many of the MSAR distributors are over loaded with STGs and are discounting them so they will move.

What about the Colt 6920s back down to $1250 and are slow moving at that price. Even the FN Scars are close to 3k now. Soon they will be in the 2s.

Distributors including big CDNN is starting to discount mags and guns now.

The fear and panic buying is gone. That means that the glory days for the "big profit" dealers are about gone.

Most people are broke and will only buy if they find a steal.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 12:27:09 PM EST
Fear and panic hasn't subsided; the cash flow has.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 1:56:12 PM EST
My dealer has used prebans $2700 to $8900 . Stgs $1899 to $2199. He has always had an abundant supply of weapons and the highest prices.
Link Posted: 6/13/2009 2:39:14 PM EST
i said this would happen a few weeks ago and somebody said i was wrong


Link Posted: 6/13/2009 3:43:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/13/2009 3:53:51 PM EST by SilentType]
I think the buying frenzy has peeked now and we're seeing the economy catch-up a bit to folks.

The closer we get to the November 2010 election the safer we become since it is unlikely in an election year that we'll see them push for a new AWB. Even once primary races start-up we'll be better off in 2010.

All depends on how fast they can get Socialist Health Care through. If they clear that off their agenda before the fall than we're in trouble. If we make it until Spring of 2010 we're in the clear until at least after the election.

I fully expect Republicans to take back control of the Senate and make decent gains in the House. That combined with so called "Blue Dog" Democrats should give us enough backing to keep an AWB off the agenda until at least 2013.

If we get to 2010 without an AWB placed on the agenda of a committee I think we'll see that fact combined with the poor economy cause a decline in the number of firearms purchased for the first time in years and years simply because the numbers have been sooo high in 2008 and 2009. The industry will still be selling a ton of firearms, but not in the same record numbers and that decline in demand will cause the prices to drop especially if the industry doesn't see it coming and is still ramping up production all the way until the end of this year.

The only thing that could change that would be a terrorist attack or something like North Korea arming missiles with warheads pointed at the U.S.A., which would cause another buying frenzy.

Link Posted: 6/13/2009 3:54:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By LILGUY:
My dealer has used prebans $2700 to $8900 . Stgs $1899 to $2199. He has always had an abundant supply of weapons and the highest prices.


He must love the way they look in his shop.

Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:41:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 6:44:11 AM EST
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