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Posted: 11/26/2002 8:12:37 AM EDT
I need some serious advice, I can buy an essential arms bre-ban for $850.00 the lower is in 90% the upper well I will change everything. The colt for 1499.00 is a pre-ban lightweight sporter in 90% with the famous block in the lower. Which is the best buy for a shooter not a collector? Thanx in advance Shane
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 11:00:51 AM EDT
Buy the colt, and I'LL buy the essential! Seriously, the essential is a very unique AR variant! Cool color, raised serial number and embelem,... NOT a run-of-the-mill AR! My buddy here at work just picked one up. Wish I would've had the cash...
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 12:56:35 PM EDT
The Colt would be astronomically easier to prove the pre-ban status of. I vote for it.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 2:28:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2002 4:51:12 PM EDT by xanadu]
First - IMHO an Essential lower in 99%+ condition is worth a maximum of $850. [b]If I was considering a just lower receiver[/b] At 90% I'd only pay $725 or less [b] so buy the EA and shoot the crap out of it, for that kind of money you can't go wrong[/b] That being said, go with an EA, PWA or the like. That way you can shoot the crap out of it and feel guilt free, cause if you bought the Colt you'd have to live with the "collectability" issue hanging over your head. I personally don't feel that owning a "Colt" is worth the extra $$ unless you've got the money to blow. X
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 3:51:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By xanadu: First - IMHO an Essential lower in 99%+ condition is worth a maximum of $850. At 90% I'd only pay $725 or less. That being said, go with an EA, PWA or the like. That way you can shoot the crap out of it and feel guilt free, cause if you bought the Colt you'd have to live with the "collectability" issue hanging over your head. I personally don't feel that owning a "Colt" is worth the extra $$ unless you've got the money to blow. X
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In what freaking world is a 99% EA preban rifle only worth $850? Try around $1,000 and a 99% lower stripped going for $600-700 and built going for $750-850! Price new ARs lately? Postbans are going for $800 retail and flying off the shelfs! Where do you come up with $850? I happen to own two EA prebans, one an M4 clone and the other a CAR-15 config. I could easily get $1250 for the CAR-15 as it is a Lauer refinished lower and a Bushy kit and at least $1250 for the M4.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 3:58:24 PM EDT
HiramRanger, it appears that in the first sentence of Xanadu's post that he is talking about a "lower" only. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:16:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4Madness: HiramRanger, it appears that in the first sentence of Xanadu's post that he is talking about a "lower" only. [:D]
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I would like take the opportunitity to say that I was specifically posting my opinions about prices on the "lower" receiver, not the complete rifle. I also want to say that I own 2 EA rifles and think as highly of them as does Mr. Ranger.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:23:41 PM EDT
If its going to be a shooter not a collector go with the cheapest one whatever the make and spend the rest on ammo ammo ammo ammo ammo. I have owned ea bushy colt olympic pwa and eagle they all shoot just fine. Never had a ar yet that a little tweaking didnt fix. Nuff said about this.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:37:31 PM EDT
"I need some serious advice, I can buy an essential arms bre-ban for $850.00 the lower is in 90% the upper well I will change everything." While not worded in the best manner possible, it appears to me he is referring to a complete rifle since he gave condition of both the upper and lower. In my opinion $850 is great for a rifle, terribly high for a lower only in that condition.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 4:54:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HiramRanger: "I need some serious advice, I can buy an essential arms bre-ban for $850.00 the lower is in 90% the upper well I will change everything." While not worded in the best manner possible, it appears to me he is referring to a complete rifle since he gave condition of both the upper and lower. In my opinion $850 is great for a rifle, terribly high for a lower only in that condition.
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I agree, and have re-worded my original post to reflect this.
Link Posted: 11/26/2002 6:26:54 PM EDT
Sorry for the wording , thanx for the advice. I just bought the EA and it is a whole rifle. Now I hope my eagle arms doesnt get jealous!!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/27/2002 2:48:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M4Madness: The Colt would be astronomically easier to prove the pre-ban status of. I vote for it.
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What are you talking about? Aren't ALL essential arms lowers preban? (Thats what happens when your company dies prior to 13 Sept 1994...) I think that makes them a little easier to verify than a colt... Red truck!
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