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Posted: 6/22/2003 7:38:35 AM EDT
Found an SP1 in about 98% condition at a gun show and the dealer was asking $1250.00 out the door. Is this a good price? Any help would be appreciated. TIA.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 7:58:50 AM EDT
i would say thats a good price and the going rate, i have purchased 2 sp1's in the last few months, one was in 98% and the other 90% and they where around same price....Jason
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:07:43 PM EDT
Okiehunter, depends on whether or not you believe the ban will sunset next year or not. If you believe the ban will continue then that's not a bad price. If you believe the ban will end why would you want an early AR-15 with no forward assist when you can buy a contemporary AR with a better design for considerably less money. A lot of SP1's seem to be changing hands now. Just depends on what you believe.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:22:59 PM EDT
Get yourself a brand new AR, instead paying $450 more than a new Bushmaster will run you for a used rifle with a non-standard push pin...
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 12:51:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/22/2003 12:52:00 PM EDT by Boomholzer]
I consider $1200 to be the going rate for what you describe so....... that is not a great price but it seems to be [b]the[/b] price.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:08:59 AM EDT
Thank You all for all your input. This would not be my only AR. I currently have 4 post bans including a Bushmaster, Armalite, DPMS and J&T kit build on a DPMS lower. Ban or no ban shouldnt there be some collectability for SP1's since they havent been made in almost 20 years? As for the ban I guess buying any preban is a roll of the dice right now. Value could go either way depending on the outcome in 2004. Once again Thanks for your help!
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:08:23 AM EDT
I've been seing them in the 1000-1100 range. I would give $1100 as an offer.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:20:52 AM EDT
I paid $1100 for mine, but it isn't pristine. It has a faint number etched into the left side of the reciever. The dealer told me that the gun originally belonged to a prison and they marked them all like that. He had several of them and I took the best one. The number doesn't jump out at you. I had to point it out to my friends. I wouldn't consider $1200 to be out of line for a really nice one. I got mine primarily for nostalgia. I owned one back in the early 80s and figured I needed one in my collection just because it was the first one I owned.
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