Ishapore 2A1 Enfield for 349.00!?!


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jagdpanzer347
July 10, 2006, 07:34 PM
Stopped in at a local gun shop on the way to the range today. I was doing my usual perusal of the milsurp rifle rack when I saw it. At first I was very excited. Then I saw the price tag. I was so shocked I didn't really even check it out. Although, my initial impression was very positive.

Have these rifles gone up that much in price? I have been wanting one for a while and never see them at the gun shows I frequent. Have any of my fellow board members seen any for sale lately? I may be able to work out a better price, but it would still be expensive. I was hoping to find one in the 200.00 to 250.00 range.

-jagd

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rbernie
July 10, 2006, 07:53 PM
They still go for $200-$250 on the auction sites.

Sistema1927
July 10, 2006, 09:07 PM
Whoa!

If I remember correctly, I gave $110 for the 2A1 that I converted to a "Scout" rifle.

kjeff50cal
July 10, 2006, 09:13 PM
My 2A1 (1968 vintage) "Station Rifle" cost me $130, six months a go. It had and has issues i need to correct but is accurate with the issue sights on it. I may put a scout mount on it.

jonnyc
July 10, 2006, 09:53 PM
In the past 6 months I've gotten a good one for $175 and a very good one for $225, both on auction sites. I saw a very good one at a show for about $250. Over $300 is too high. Keep looking.

mrmeval
July 10, 2006, 10:11 PM
295 here
http://www.gunsamerica.com/search.cgi?lowprice=0&highprice=99999999&age=0&uid=&words=2A1&category=2020&state=All

229 buy it now
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=52046386

215
http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=7478727&aa=%20%20Ishapore%20308,%20enfield%20Ishapore,Indian%20RFI%20308%20enfield

50caliber123
July 10, 2006, 11:01 PM
My 2A1 cost me $200, came in jungle carbine configuration, and shoots nicely at 100 yards. I'm very happy with it and would have paid more.

OldSchooler
July 11, 2006, 01:41 AM
I had some interest in an elder bolt-action .30WCF Savage recently at an auction site. Nice condition, nice gun. Average price goes for 200-225 in nice condition on most auction sites.

The rifle didnt get any action and didnt sell. Of course the seller had a "reserve price" on the gun which amounts to him saying:

"Bid if you want to , but I wont accept it til you reach my preset price - which you wont know til you cross it." Which isnt an auction at all, but a no negotiation sale.

When I asked him if he would consider an after auction sale, he said, "Sure the gun is 300$!! Buy it at that or it sits in my shop."
Is sits. Dust gathers.

Such logic iis based on teh "Greater Fool" principle, ie, there will always be a greater fool to come along an buy it. People can charge whatever they want - but you dont have to pay it!

Diomed
July 11, 2006, 06:35 PM
More than $200 is too much unless it's an exceptionally good example.

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