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Posted: 1/12/2002 3:29:28 PM EDT
I went to the gunshow at Big Town today and made out like a bandit. I sold my complete, preban, Olympic upper with a 3 position collapsible stock (minus the recoil spring and buffer, I kept them for my parts collection/spares) for 300 cash. I had two people I know and trust evaluate/appraise the upper. Both put its value at 225-250 tops! Wooo-Hooo! To make it even sweeter, I sold it to a dealer, not a newbie! To make things even nicer, I found a guy selling reloaded .223, brass cases, nice and shiny for 85.00(cash tax included!), for TWELVE hundred rounds! I bought his last case, and would have bout more if he had any other! I bargained him down from 90.00 [;)] I shot the .223 to check its quality/reliability. Perfect! Even hit the steel plates as hard as South African surplus. TheRedGoat For a guy that hates gunshows in general, I was proud of myself today.
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 3:31:13 PM EDT
good show old boy
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 3:43:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat: I went to the gunshow at Big Town today and made out like a bandit. I sold my complete, preban, Olympic [b]upper with a 3 position collapsible stock (minus the recoil spring and buffer,[/b] I kept them for my parts collection/spares) for 300 cash.
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Huh?!
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 3:49:23 PM EDT
upper w/ a stock? hmmm..
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 6:41:17 PM EDT
Well done - I take it that was the upper I looked at?
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 7:01:24 PM EDT
It's probably American Eagle brass and will split the case when you shoot it. Who snickered who? he he [stick]
Link Posted: 1/12/2002 8:17:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 6:25:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Well done - I take it that was the upper I looked at?
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Yup, that was the one. You fall under the category of "someone I know and trust." John at K2 was the other trustee. To clarify what I sold for those that were corn-fuzed: Upper was complete (bolt, charging handle etc.) It was sold with a 3 position collapsible stock that did not have the recoil spring or buffer. I had the upper in one hand, and the stock in my other, they were not attached to each other. Mattja, it is a mixed bag of reloaed 5.56. It ain't the prettiest, shiniest 5.56 I have ever seen, but it is working fine so far. Mojo, you got it! Talk about cheap blasting ammo! TheRedGoat
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 8:47:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Originally Posted By 1GUNRUNNER: Well done - I take it that was the upper I looked at?
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Yup, that was the one. You fall under the category of "someone I know and trust." John at K2 was the other trustee. TheRedGoat
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Ah gee [:I] I'm honored.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 10:13:17 AM EDT
I would think a complete upper with bolt and a collapsable stock is a good deal at $300. A dealer is likely to re-sell the upper for $350 and the stock for another $50 or so.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 10:44:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By monkeyman: I would think a complete upper with bolt and a collapsable stock is a good deal at $300. A dealer is likely to re-sell the upper for $350 and the stock for another $50 or so.
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I am glad to see that you believe the dealer should be allowed to make a dollar or two.
Link Posted: 1/13/2002 4:53:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By monkeyman: I would think a complete upper with bolt and a collapsable stock is a good deal at $300. A dealer is likely to re-sell the upper for $350 and the stock for another $50 or so.
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Judging from the evaluation of my upper given by gunrunner and John, a very critical(ouch!), but honest assesment of what I could expect to sell it for, I am certain that 350.00 is tops for what a dealer can re-sell the upper for. And he would be more likely to sell it for parts. TheRedGoat Besides, after selling the upper, I went back to K2 and looked at a custom upper for my Bushie carbine. DPMS 16" bull barrel, free float handguard, gas block with sight rails, flattop upper, flattop gas tube, etc. Assembled and headspaced for 379.00
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