Gentlemen- I am very sorry but I have reached a decision that is pending with one of our fellow board members. I do not wish to announce his User Name until the trade is finalized and both parties are happy with the decision. He has been e-mailed as to my decision and I am waiting for return. So trade is currently PENDING.
The rifle he is wanting to trade is as equal of value with the Para 63 as I was offered. Both his and my rifle would could get between $2200-$2400 on today's soft market. However finding buyers is another thing. People don't have that kind of money laying around but rather preban prices have increased faster than people's income levels. Pre-bans used to be affordable but are fast becoming something for rich people.
Anyway I chose to trade with someone who had something that was of EQUAL value with my Para FAL. The reason was because of the BAN SUNSET- both parties don't lose to much in value with the trade. However even if the ban does sunset, I don't see DSArms selling FAL folder 63's for under a grand but I do see Bushmaster selling M4A3's for under a grand but today both are worth the same.
The person I chose pending for this trade didn't offer me the most expensive AR15 out of the 47 or so offers I recieved. In fact I had about a dozen or so offer me guns that were valued far greater than my Para 63 ever would be. The one offer I chose didn't have a whole bunch of bell's and whistles on his AR15. He didn't try to sweeten the deal with rail systems, scopes, mags, and lights as others did with their $3500+ valued AR15's. This board member simply offered me an AR15 that was EQUAL in value. I would not have taken someone's AR valued greater than the para as it would not be fair. Though some of you made some wild offers that I could not match in value.
So I chose the offer that was equal- both rifles would realistically go for around $2200-$2300 on today's market. A fair and even trade.
So trade is now PENDING. Update soon to follow- but most likely final.