I just picked it up last week from a guy walking around a show. Never even seen one in the four digits, let alone 3 digits. Condition is only reduced from perfect due to a couple mags being fired (maybe).
No carbon at all on the bolt stem, no carbon in the carrier, bolt face showed tiny amount of primer sealant, cleaned up to mint look. No copper or fouling of any kind in the bbl, patch came out clean. No carbon on gas tube in upper. Few light mars on the flash suppressor from handling or possible bayo mounting. Properly oiled it looks new-no-box.
Upper is marked "FK" so it is Bushmaster too. Seller claimed he had had it for 3 years
rarely fired (obvious). He didn't have the box or papers.
It is factory original throughout, Finishes match (even in slight roughness), correct handguards, upper, bbl marks, buttstock, even dark purplish hue in the right light.
(EDIT: update, called factory, it is verified leaving 8-10-94 as complete rifle, woo-hoo!)
Came with the Bushmaster factory 30rd mag (NEW) and factory sling.
Obviously there are only a small number of 3-digit BM lowers (899ish). This one is
(3)in original Configuration in
(4)excellent condition with an
(5)unusually low serial number.
Is there a premium for any of these factors and what elements effect it's value more?
Scared to think of what it might fetch if I could ever put it down.
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