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Posted: 3/18/2002 1:03:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 1:17:32 PM EDT by raf]
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:01:21 PM EDT
Raf, I priced one of these for my cousin Saturday. The dealer quoted a price of, I believe, $837+tax for the full-length model and $887+tax for the carbine. How do these prices compare to other dealers? Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 2:29:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 3:09:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2002 3:10:43 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
The carbine was roughly $850.00 dealer cost about 3 months ago - plus shipping.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 5:09:33 PM EDT
Dealer cost (not incl S&H):

Rifle (STG-58A) = $795

Carbine (STG-58C) = $845

You got a SUPER deal. Most charge $25 or so for shipping and another $25+ for the paperwork.

I believe that retail is almost $1000 now.

Bought a carbine myself, and I couldn't be happier.

Couse, the guy shooting beside me was a bit miffed after the first round through the abbreviated barrel with muzzle brake dusted him off!
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 7:26:25 PM EDT
raf,

I would like to make some alternate suggestions to your Random Thoughts:

1.) Dont just 'get by' with a USGI sling. Get a good Tactical Sling. They keep your weapon at ready, and take the weight out of your hands. You can even use them like a conventional sling.

2.) The AR 3-mag pouches are just a little too tall. M-14 mag pouches are truely perfect, and common, work with ALICE clips, and are cheap. They also have the grenade side pouches. The Canadians also make an outstanding pouch.
Link Posted: 3/18/2002 7:30:53 PM EDT
M4, I'd be tempted to buy two for the prices quoted, one for now and one to stash away. They're selling like hotcakes around here @ $900 for full length. Carbines are hard to find.

I agree 100% with the comments regarding the Belgian hooded rear sight, but personally I really like the look and feel of the krinkle finished steel handguards. Heat hasn't been a problem for me. GREAT idea on the mag pouches! Wish I'd thought to try that before buying some SA ones that don't have alice clips.
Link Posted: 3/19/2002 10:14:06 AM EDT
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