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Posted: 7/24/2003 8:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2003 8:11:26 PM EDT by M-Forgery]
On a road trip today and stopped at a surplus store I had never been in before. Looked around a while then asked if he had any used M16 mags.

Lo and behold he said he had three and placed them on the counter.

1-99% OK
1-95% Adventureline
1-80% Adventureline

No dents, dings, and feed lips in perfect condition.

After checking the mags out I asked how much. I was blown away when he said $5.00 each!!! Whooo Hooo, I wipped out that cash faster than a gunslinger on a good day. I truly expected him to say $30 bucks each.

After the purchase, I asked if he ever has more to call me. He said great and that he would not buy them if he did not think he could sell those "USED" mags for $5 bucks each.

I just may have found my mag gold mine.

Link Posted: 7/25/2003 4:20:27 PM EDT
That's awsome! Now STFU before anyone else finds out about it!
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 6:12:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 10:02:38 PM EDT
Note to self: Try surplus stores.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 7:12:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2003 7:13:15 AM EDT by Yojimbo]
Geez, a local surplus I checked out had some crappy 45% mags with rusty springs for $29.95![BD] When I commented about the price the guy behind the counter looks at me like I'm ignorant ans says,"Yes, they're expensive because they're pre-ban mags!". I just looked at him and left almost laughing to myself...
Link Posted: 7/30/2003 7:22:40 PM EDT
Ya know, last year I received a hokey email from a guy that he had mags for sale cash only via mail. He went ahead and sent them to me before I'd send cash in the mail. Anyhow they turned out to be a box of NEW preban black follower Center mags. Cost for 20 mags was $108 with shipping, needless to say I had no problem forking over cash after that. I wish those deals were going on more often! :)
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 12:01:09 AM EDT
OK, which side of NC? I'm not going to steal your gold mine.Just looking new surplus stores.
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 3:25:12 PM EDT
I only bought one from my local surplus, $30 for a 5%-10% Okay Ind. I was young and stupid then....
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 3:30:53 PM EDT
Good deal, always check out the surplus stores when traveling.
Link Posted: 8/1/2003 10:22:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Glock19: OK, which side of NC? I'm not going to steal your gold mine.Just looking new surplus stores.
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Glock19, Central NC. On the way to the coast for vacation I picked up 10 more at another surplus store for $12.00 each, varied condition, I hand picked from about 50 mags, most are about 80-90 percent. A decent deal again. Just have to look. Got home today to find my can of PermaSlik G at the door!
Link Posted: 8/2/2003 8:32:57 PM EDT
A local surplus store I rarely go into used to have a shitload of 80%-90% used mags. About 5 months ago I bought 20 of them for $13 a piece. If I remember correctly, the majority of them were Centers with a few Adventure Lines and Okays in the mix. Only one had a green follower, but the feed lips, springs, floor plates and tabs were all perfect.
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 8:01:35 PM EDT
M-Forgery, There's one in Havelock that usually has Beretta M9/M92 mags for around $20ea.
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 9:25:50 PM EDT
Hey, don't bogart all the cool gun parts places in the state! Share the wealth!!!!!! -REAPER2502
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 5:12:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By REAPER2502: Hey, don't bogart all the cool gun parts places in the state! Share the wealth!!!!!! -REAPER2502
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Don't bogart that mag my friend, pass your source on to me.......LOL!
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 6:13:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M-Forgery: On the way to the coast for vacation I picked up 10 more at another surplus store for $12.00 each, varied condition, I hand picked from about 50 mags, most are about 80-90 percent.
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Bet I know where that is! [:D]
Link Posted: 8/7/2003 9:15:03 PM EDT
Are we talking about Havelock? [;)] -REAPER2502
Link Posted: 8/8/2003 2:10:19 AM EDT
Hit the pawn shops, surplus stores and the SMALL gunshops. I once picked up 4 mint M14 mags for $15 each, just last year.
Link Posted: 8/8/2003 6:11:20 AM EDT
Local surplus store has them from time to time for $15,not as nice as $5 but hey,still a deal as far as I`m concerned.They didnt have them out for display either,when in doubt,ASK! Bossman
Link Posted: 8/8/2003 5:49:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 73wcf4440:
Originally Posted By M-Forgery: On the way to the coast for vacation I picked up 10 more at another surplus store for $12.00 each, varied condition, I hand picked from about 50 mags, most are about 80-90 percent.
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Bet I know where that is! [:D]
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Old Sarges.......from time to time they have a bunch of mags to sort thru.
Link Posted: 8/20/2003 10:46:04 PM EDT
Just today i picked up two Okay mags from a surplus store for 12 bucks each. I wasn't even looking for mags. Killer deal on your mags though....too bad he didn't have more!
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