What are new USGI M-1 Carbine mags worth?


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M1key
February 5, 2012, 12:22 AM
I just bought a Saginaw M-1 carbine from a fella at our local flea market that came with a couple dozen new-in-the-wrap 15rd USGI magazines. I plan on keeping a few of the mags and selling the rest. I did some searching on the net but came up with a rather wide range of prices.

What are these worth realistically?

Thx

M

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1KPerDay
February 5, 2012, 01:17 AM
They're worth what someone will pay. I paid $15 per for a couple a year ago....

On the CMP forums or similar you might get double that or more. Never know until you try. :)

M1key
February 5, 2012, 01:38 AM
Thanks. That's my line, BTW. :D

Looks like $15 for used, good and $25 for new, out of the wrap. In the wrap...maybe $30?

M

xx7grant7x
February 5, 2012, 01:45 AM
There may be more value to certain manufacturer stamps too, especially rust free and in the wrap. Something to consider anyway

rondog
February 5, 2012, 01:51 AM
I think you need to keep 'em all. The more you have the merrier. Load 'em all up and you can shoot all day. Can't ever have too many magazines, especially M1 Carbine mags.

But maybe I'm biased.....

madcratebuilder
February 5, 2012, 05:51 AM
In the wrap mags sell for $15 at the local shows if you by two or more. $20 as a single. Used mags can be as little as $10.

ball3006
February 5, 2012, 09:07 AM
15-20 bucks around here for US GI mags. There are alot of Korean mags on the market now that are in the 10-12 buck range. I have a few and they shoot just fine.....chris3

bigfatdave
February 5, 2012, 09:37 AM
there are a lot of foreign-made magazines in packaging that looks a lot like us .mil issue, also


$00 for anything ProMag
$15 for good condition used GI or perfect condition import/aftermarket
$20 ... maybe $25 for perfect condition GI
More for a particular manufacturer's stamp to a collector

Steel Horse Rider
February 5, 2012, 09:48 AM
They are worth more than any of the aftermarket mags!!!! I have never had a feed problem with my two carbines with the original military mags but I have had problems with the aftermarket variety. If you don't need the money for something immediately you may as well keep them for a while as they will appreciate in value faster than money these days.

Husker_Fan
February 5, 2012, 10:00 AM
I looked into them at one point, and they don't hold as much of a premium as I first thought. There are literally millions of them and a lot are NIW. As shooters, GI used to be the only way to go, but the mags made in Korea seem to be pretty reliable as well.

Orlando
February 5, 2012, 10:20 AM
CMP was selling NIW for $12 each

bigfatdave
February 5, 2012, 10:22 AM
CMP was selling NIW for $12 each when?
last time I was there and they had M1Carbine mags it was $15 ea for very used cosmoline-caked magazines.

They work great, of course, I cleaned them out of what was on the counter, at least.

M1key
February 5, 2012, 10:42 AM
A couple of CMP forums I visited, the new 15 rounders seemed to be selling quite readily for $25 each. I will be running a table at a show in the next 2 weeks. We'll see what folks will be willing to pay.

Thanks for responses.

M

Orlando
February 5, 2012, 10:56 AM
Sorry, I could be wrong they may have been $15. The ones I received were NIW, maybe it was luck of the draw? I cant remember now

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