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SaxonPig
October 21, 2012, 10:15 PM
An H&K M91 just closed on Gunbvroker at over $3300. I paid $375 for mine. Brand new. Of course that was in 1978.

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shotgunjoel
October 21, 2012, 10:20 PM
Well according to the inflation calculator that I just used $375 in 1978 is the same as $1275 today. That's still more than 250% increase in price once inflation is considered. It's still amazing how much people will pay for it to say HK on the side.

BCRider
October 21, 2012, 10:27 PM
Sometimes you'll see two guys with more money than brains get into a bidding war rather than cool off and wait for the next "limo" to come by...... When that happens you can end up with a selling price which is simply not a reflection of the current reality.

From your reactions so far it would appear that this is what happened.

johnnydollar
October 21, 2012, 10:28 PM
An H&K M91 just closed on Gunbvroker at over $3300. I paid $375 for mine. Brand new. Of course that was in 1978.
I'd give you your money back on it.

creeper1956
October 21, 2012, 11:10 PM
An H&K M91 just closed on Gunbvroker at over $3300
Don't look to see what a 'G' series FAL or SIG PE57/AMT goes for these days... it will only hurt your head. :banghead:

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PabloJ
October 22, 2012, 12:22 AM
An H&K M91 just closed on Gunbvroker at over $3300. I paid $375 for mine. Brand new. Of course that was in 1978.
That is shocking I owned the best assult-style weapon made which is Daewoo K2 and those can still be found for 1k or less. Those folks must be thinking they will be members of Heavy Tank battalion 502 if they buy one of them H&Ks! Cognac is good people are crazzzzzzy.

VAPOPO
October 22, 2012, 03:47 AM
Just look at the prices that are being paid for a excelent condition WW2 issue 1911 especially a Singer, US&S, or Colt. Funny thing is the Remington Rand was probably the most servicable pistol but has the lowest collector value.

Dr.Rob
October 22, 2012, 06:20 AM
After seeing an HK 91 in fast and serious action... I don't think I'd spend that kind of money on one.

A lot of stuff on GB goes for inflated value.

Nine Lives
October 22, 2012, 08:23 AM
I love HK but I don't understand why you wouldn't just pay less than $1000 for the PTR91 and call it a day. They're fantastic guns with excellent support and aftermarket. Perhaps it's just because I'm young and don't have $3300 in one go on my hobbies.

SaxonPig
October 22, 2012, 08:27 AM
I prefer the originals. My AR is a Colt, my FAL is by FN and I have an H&K M91. But I was surprised at $3300. I thought a genuine 91 might bring double, even triple the cost of a clone, but not that much more. Of course, this is one auction and doesn't necessarily represent a trend.

wlewisiii
October 22, 2012, 09:11 AM
Wish a couple of someones would bid like crazy that way on the C96 I've got for sale ... ;)

bannockburn
October 22, 2012, 01:20 PM
SaxonPig

I had an H&K 91 about 30 years ago; I think I paid around $600 for it NIB. Never could get use to the ergonomics of the gun and didn't really care all that much for the rear sight design either. Magazines and accessories were few and far between at the time and came at quite a premium price. Sold it for a decent profit a couple of years later. Certainly wouldn't pay that much for one nowadays.

1KPerDay
October 22, 2012, 01:32 PM
I paid $375 for mine. Brand new. Of course that was in 1978.
I'll give you double your money... :D

Trent
October 22, 2012, 02:20 PM
OP: That's a crazy high price.

Two people who were panicked about the election went toe to toe, and only the seller won.

redneck2
October 22, 2012, 07:53 PM
Two people who were panicked about the election went toe to toe, and only the seller won. Sometime in the near future he's gonna figure out the other guy won.

Remember, just a few years ago right before Obama took office AR's were going for about $2,000

HDCamel
October 22, 2012, 08:51 PM
I love HK but I don't understand why you wouldn't just pay less than $1000 for the PTR91 and call it a day. They're fantastic guns with excellent support and aftermarket. Perhaps it's just because I'm young and don't have $3300 in one go on my hobbies.
That's all well and good for a G3 clone, but no one makes an FNC clone.
Looks like I'll need that $3500 after all... ;_;

Ignition Override
October 23, 2012, 01:20 AM
As for military semi-auto 7.62x51 rifles: those GB buyers -if they lived near Atlanta- could have bought an actual FN FAL in the box, manufactured in Herstal Belgium for about $1800 last June.

That was the approx. price I remember seeing at the Gwinnett gun show, and it was in excellent condition, maybe mint.

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