What's this gun worth?


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Bonker
March 27, 2003, 03:37 PM
I have a LARC International M19-A BB Machine gun I was thinking of selling.
Propellant cost is getting too high and I don't want to go to the trouble of having someone convert it to compressed air for me.


If you've never seen one, you've missed out! They hold 3,000 bb's and can shoot them all in about 60 seconds (yes that's 3,000 rounds per minute firing rate!). Looks like a gold laser beam coming out :)
They are great out to about 50 yards and will tear a new one in a piece of wood.

It's in really good condition except for a very small crack where you pour in the bb's (they all do that because it's also where you instal the stock).

I know they were banned a long time ago (in the 80's I think).

Any clue what they are worth?

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blades67
March 27, 2003, 03:42 PM
Nope.

cratz2
March 27, 2003, 03:42 PM
(yes that's 3,000 rounds per socond firing rate!).

Good lordy at 3,000 rounds per second, I sure hope it's liquid- cooled. :p

Is this one of the guns that looks generally like a Tommy gun or more like a space gun?

Ian
March 27, 2003, 03:53 PM
Uh, my internet research says it's only worth about $15. I'm a pretty generous guy, though, so I'll give you $20 for it - just tell me where to send the check... :D

edit - cratz2 - if it's what I think it is, it has to be artificially heated up during extended firing, or else it'll freeze solid. The expansion of the propellent gas is an endothermic process (like when you use a can of canned air, it gets cold to the touch).

Bonker
March 27, 2003, 03:56 PM
Looks more like a space gun.

I just heard they sell for about 150-200 bucks. I think I'll probably just keep it and figure out how to convery it to run on compressed air. They say it's an easy conversion...I hope so 'cause I sure miss shooting it :)



"if it's what I think it is, it has to be artificially heated up during extended firing, or else it'll freeze solid. "

You are correct! It gets VERY cold! The gun doesn't freeze but the propellant can will frost over and lose power after a while. Not an issue once converted to compressed air though.

coonan357
March 27, 2003, 04:02 PM
just convert it to propane !! bb/flamethrower !!! did you see about getiing a co2 bottle for it?

Bonker
March 27, 2003, 05:42 PM
It would take a very large Co2 bottle indeed. But for the same cost of that conversion I could do air which is free. It only needs 60psi to fire at full force.

redneck2
March 27, 2003, 06:08 PM
mebbe air is free

but pulling along that compressor and extension cord along with you could be a "problem"

SkaerE
March 27, 2003, 08:09 PM
but pulling along that compressor and extension cord along with you could be a "problem"

maybe, but depends on what you want to do with it. if you want it as a porch mounted crew served cat chaser then you'd prolly be ok.

although in no way do i condone the shooting of cats with bb guns of course ;)

Combat-wombat
March 27, 2003, 08:29 PM
Any pictures of this gun or any site I could find more info on it?

Bonker
March 28, 2003, 01:33 AM
I can't find a pic anywhere although I do see Larc on the web in Florida.

I'll take a pic of mine tomorrow and post it.

My latest thought is to maybe have a schrader valve installed on an old freon can so i can keep refilling it with air :)

But yeah, I mainly just shoot from my porch...but not at cats...usually :)

S_O_Laban
March 28, 2003, 01:55 AM
Herree kitty kitty.... That's just not nice:D

Bonker
March 28, 2003, 10:13 AM
Ok here's a pic of mine. It also shows the optional shoulder stock.

KMKeller
March 28, 2003, 10:22 AM
Cool! Marvin Martian eat your heart out. Eludium space modulator indeed!

shootist2121
March 28, 2003, 11:45 AM
Just a plan dumb question out of ignorance...These things use to use Freon..Right?...Since freon is bad!..Bad freon!..LOL Why couldn't you just use the new ozone stuff..It's not like it's running in you car compressor, etc.?

Just asking?

:cool: :cool:

keyhole
March 28, 2003, 03:07 PM
I have an Uncle who has one he bought years ago. We hooked it up to a compresser, and had a BUNCH of fun shooting it. You can really go thru a carton of bb's in no time at all. He brought it to town last summer, and my youngest had a kick shooting it in the back yard.
No idea what they sell for though. Maybe you should just keep it, since they are really neat!:p

Bonker
March 28, 2003, 03:32 PM
Yeah I'll probably keep it for now :)


"Since freon is bad!..Bad freon!..LOL Why couldn't you just use the new ozone stuff."

Because the new "freon" (r-134a) is in a different kind of can than r-12 freon. The adapter wouldn't fit. ANd besides, r-134a is still about 5 bucks a can which is way too expensive.

Trisha
March 28, 2003, 03:41 PM
I'll give you a fresh-from-the-oven plate of my best from-scratch cinnamon rolls in trade. . .

:D

Bonker
March 28, 2003, 03:42 PM
Mmm that made me hungry! I'm going to Cini-bon right now to spend some money!!!

Combat-wombat
March 28, 2003, 04:43 PM
I'll give you 25 bucks for it with the stock. What propellant does it take, and how much ammo can it hold?

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