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Posted: 12/19/2005 12:51:01 PM EDT
Has the world gone mad

Link to closed ebay auction. ebay item # 6586620021

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$177.50 for M1 handguards. Did I miss something?

JR
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 1:01:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 1:02:03 PM EDT by Avalon01]
Nope.

I sold a matched set of upper/lower handguards with stock and make a bit over $575 on it.

Garand prices have skyrocketed lately.

Av.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:29:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Nope.

I sold a matched set of upper/lower handguards with stock and make a bit over $575 on it.

Garand prices have skyrocketed lately.

Av.



Is there THAT much of a market for USGI stuff that matches?

I know you can buy a NEW stock set for around $100. Why so much more? Collector value alone?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:39:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 2:40:16 PM EDT by Avalon01]
I belive there is a market for matching USGI.

A lot of people can not get past the fact the rifle's wood is not the same exact shade. Look at all the people here who cry about the brass marks on the shell deflector on the AR-15 rifle.

I had a hell of a time selling my M1 Garand untill I stained the wood all the same color. then it sold in a few days for the same price I was asking for with the mismatched wood.

People are strange.

Av.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:37:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Avalon01:
A lot of people can not get past the fact the rifle's wood is not the same exact shade. Look at all the people here who cry about the brass marks on the shell deflector on the AR-15 rifle.



I LOVE my brass marks! I even made a thread once challenging people to post theirs.

I got a few responses, but none bested my mighty mark:



I don't mind the mis-matched wood on my M1 that much, although I don't particularly like it either. I might stain it, but probably won't.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:49:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By racecar:
Has the world gone mad

Link to closed ebay auction. ebay item # 6586620021

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6586620021&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

$177.50 for M1 handguards. Did I miss something?

JR




i have purchased from DRBecker before,
he is trustworthy, IMHO

Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:24:25 AM EDT
Brass marks aside, I'm not casting stones at the trustworthiness of the seller. I still cant believe people have a hard enough time finding decent wood that they would pay $177.00.


I just picked up two nice hand guards at a gun show that were $25.00. I felt like it was a little too much but they were minty.

I know what to do with the next set I find.

JR
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