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Posted: 9/18/2004 7:54:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:42:10 AM EST
The most I saw a preban selling for was about $1300 at the show, and that was a Colt.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:49:59 AM EST
I saw several at cabelas for around $1200. I wonder how they will sell them. I am saving my money for Knob Creek next month.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:52:05 AM EST
I saw a Colt 9mm here in Atlanta for $1898.00. The guy must have been smoking crack.....
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:56:47 AM EST
Haven't gone yet. Will post later if there are any ridiculous prices.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:58:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The most I saw a preban selling for was about $1300 at the show, and that was a Colt.



Guy wanted $1500 for a colt in Austin yesterday The SAME gun BRAND NEW a few tables down was $899.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:01:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The most I saw a preban selling for was about $1300 at the show, and that was a Colt.



Guy wanted $1500 for a colt in Austin yesterday The SAME gun BRAND NEW a few tables down was $899.



There was a Colt LEO marked M4 at a dealer table for $895 at the show.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:04:32 AM EST
Little Rock, AR show. post "pre-ban" guns from $1100-1400. Mags were from $8. beaters to $30 for NIW Colt mags. Most of the 30rd mags were around $15. Iv'e got some of the Tapco ones on order so I didn't buy anything.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:04:53 AM EST
$115 Glock 19 mags
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:07:27 AM EST
Check the ee, some folks just don't get it.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:24:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Check the ee, some folks just don't get it.



Actually they do "get it".

Currently demand far exceeds supply on many no-ban items. Unless more legislation is passed, prices for no-ban stuff will level off when the supply catches up with demand. Until it does, these guys can charge a premium.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:40:36 AM EST
yes, but our ban is still in effect
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:54:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By SWS:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Check the ee, some folks just don't get it.



Actually they do "get it".

Currently demand far exceeds supply on many no-ban items. Unless more legislation is passed, prices for no-ban stuff will level off when the supply catches up with demand. Until it does, these guys can charge a premium.



And I can still think of these guys as lowlifes
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:57:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:59:17 AM EST
Unfortunately, most of these guys will likely just be stuck with their over-priced ex-pre-ban wares. I can't say that I necessarily blame them for trying to make a profit on the articles. I mean, you don't really expect the guy to sell a rifle for $800 if he paid $1100 for it, now do you?
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:01:36 AM EST
Add in the local paper for a pre ban colt for $2200
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:04:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Unfortunately, most of these guys will likely just be stuck with their over-priced ex-pre-ban wares. I can't say that I necessarily blame them for trying to make a profit on the articles. I mean, you don't really expect the guy to sell a rifle for $800 if he paid $1100 for it, now do you?




They waited too long to come down a little. Now if they want to sell it they will HAVE to come down alot.

He will HAVE to sell that gun for $800. Or keep it for himself.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:15:41 AM EST
I was at the Valley Forge Gun Show on Sat. and the ban ending had less effect than expected. If you wanted a "No Ban" Colt it was $1100 which is about right for a Colt. The ex-"Prebans" were.... you guessed it around $1100 too. The "Post Ban" stuff was where the deals were at with them being anywhere from $575 to $800. Mostly just got some nice knives, discrete case, and some ammo.

Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:47:12 PM EST
Saturday BEFORE the ban sunset, I went to two gunshops and both dealers told me 'the ban probably won't sunset, you should get these while you can'.

Once again, I don't blame the guys for trying to make a buck

But dont piss on my leg and call it sexy
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:48:43 PM EST
$2500 for some old Colt, $1500 for another Colt, both marked as "Preban" on the cards. I laughed and moved on. Silverado Gunshow, Harford County, MD.

Kharn
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:49:08 PM EST
Saw a Colt Match Target 20 inch HBAR for $759.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:50:23 PM EST
Saw a SP-1 for $1600. But there were a couple former "post-bans" with telestocks and FS for around $800.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:52:14 PM EST
Unfortunately, I arrived at the gunshow just as everybody had packed up. The only assault-weapon-thingy left was a FAL with a thumbhole stock. Didn't see the price, as I left so I wouldn't have to pay admission for nothing.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:52:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 2:53:20 PM EST by 1776]

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Saw a Colt Match Target 20 inch HBAR for $759.




If its not NEW IN THE BOX but 90%+ thats about what its worth. Maybe 100 or 150 more if its NIB
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:57:11 PM EST
I saw an Oly "marked preban" for 1350 and a worn out fugly SWG "marked preban" frankengun for 1200 or 1250 I forget. Lots of overpriced pistol and AR mags but some new LEO marked mags for 15.
Best deal I saw was a SA Garand in very nice shape for 595. I told the guy it was the most fairly priced gun I'd seen. The only reason he still had it so late Sunday afternoon was he had just taken it on trade and he wanted to get rid of it.
I only bought a couple AR small parts, I really just went to see what was up.
I saw the LEO Gov carbine RikWriters talking about. Raised my eyebrows too.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:03:20 PM EST
I think that it will be a while before "pre ban" anything starts to show up in any meaningful numbers. I suspect that if GWB wins re election, and people aren't as apprehensive about another ban being passed, that more mags and such will become more plentiful.
So long as I can build an AR for $600 or less, I am not paying $700 + for one.
However, I am of the opinion that ammo is a higher priority than firearms. Ammo is the achillese(sp?) heel for gun owners. Stack it deep folks.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 3:05:05 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:39:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I saw an Oly "marked preban" for 1350 and a worn out fugly SWG "marked preban" frankengun for 1200 or 1250 I forget.



I hope you laughed in their face. I put together a NICE M4gery complete with RRA Tactical Carry handle for around $800 for everything.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:44:41 PM EST
I quit buying from or going to gun shows. Can get everything at better prices from local shops of the net
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:48:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By superdav:
$115 Glock 19 mags



... It's gonna be so fun watching those damned magazine dealers fold like cheap lawn chairs
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:53:07 PM EST

In time free enterprize and the free market will take care of high prices.

As dealers begin to compete for more market share, they will begin to drop prices.

I wouldn't be buying anything new right now. I will wait until things stableize a bit and come down after the rush to get stuff is over.

Of course if we get a new round of serious gun ban talk, it could keep things higher.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:08:56 PM EST
Laughlin, Nevada at a casino, their first-ever gun show.

SP1 - $1300. Which was over the going rate around here prior to the sunset.

Of course, if you went to the pawn shop across the river, there was a guy without about five AR15 prebans. Why does he have so many? Because of the $2,500 asking price, I'll wager . . .

Other stuff were "LEO-marked" Glock mags at $24 and full-caps unmarked at $55. No thanks to either.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:15:09 PM EST
Gunshop today had an LE6920 for $1600.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:19:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:

Originally Posted By superdav:
$115 Glock 19 mags



... It's gonna be so fun watching those damned magazine dealers fold like cheap lawn chairs



That asshole in the wheel chair at the Crossroads show...

I'd like nothing more than to see a going-out-of-business sign on his table.

Mike

...well, maybe a FN-FNC for $700.00...
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 7:24:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The most I saw a preban selling for was about $1300 at the show, and that was a Colt.



Local gunshop is selling NEW "LEO only" marked Colt carbines for $1500.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:00:58 PM EST
Beta C mag for $1000, that was the highlite of the Grand Rapids show.
Plenty of stuff that would make your eyes roll the but the Beta had me speechless
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:37:20 PM EST
Two SP 1s
One 1500 & 1 2500
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:42:29 PM EST
Im hoping to get to another show soon and see what I can find.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 8:50:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 8:58:51 PM EST by Fireguy3]
Got Bushmaster 20 inch heavy barrel in AR-15A2 configuration with flashider and Baynet lug for $850 at local gunshop brand new!!! It was "Law enforcement/Government use only" until one week ago! It sat at that shop for 4years without a buyer since he could only have sold it to LE but since the ban ended i went down the next morning and picked it up at the LE price it came at 4 years ago! The gunshop owner was glad someone finally removed it from his shelf and was able to legally do it now!

So now not only do i have a full Pre ban military A2 configuration rifle but it has the novelty of having LE/GO stamped on the side!

I could have bought it when he got it 4 years ago being an elected peace officer but i promised other shooters i would not buy anything they couldn't while the ban was in effect and i keep my word!

P.S the guy even threw in a Brand new in wrap Colt 30 rounder and the bayonet and scabbard free! (It is after all a Army Navy store!)
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:04:58 AM EST
SP-1 , $1550 and a Colt "pre-ban" 20" without the lug for $1600
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