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So, I'm Wondering...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by LJ-MosinFreak-Buck, Jul 13, 2012.

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  1. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

    LJ-MosinFreak-Buck Member

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    I'm sure most of you know that I recently picked up a Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 recently at a steal, the caveat being there's a cleaning rod stuck in the barrel (well, two, a beater-rod and the actual cleaning rod).

    Going to be sending it off to Smith & Wesson here pretty soon, sometime after August when I have a check that isn't going towards anything driving related (in the process of getting my license back, lol).

    They are either going to remove the rods for free if the barrel isn't damaged, with me paying the shipping both ways, or they are going to replace the barrel for $130.

    What I am wondering is whether or not I should keep it, or put it up for trade (possibly with some cash as well) for an AK patterned rifle (preferably a 74 variant).

    Would this be a pretty good deal? Anyone on here interested?
     
  2. jim243

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    Shame on you.

    Ask when you get it back from S&W.

    Sounds like your dad did a good job of teaching you horse trading.

    Jim
     
  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Shame indeed, it's a mistake I won't do again.

    Actually, most of what I learned has been of my own teachings, my grandfather taught me most of what I know, though, and he taught me how to see value in things. And while I see value in this little AR .22, it's nowhere near the value I'd see in a semi-auto in a larger caliber.
     
  4. jim243

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    New ones here go for about $450.00. If S&W will replace the barrel, I would say $275 to $300 would be a fair price to ask for it.

    It would be a start towards your semi-auto, but less than half of what you will need. You could look at the Hi-Point or Kel-tec carbines, but those would be in pistol calibers they would be in your price range.

    If it was me, I would just keep it and have fun with the gun. You can never have too many 22LR nowadays with the ammo prices being what they are.

    Jim
     
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    I'd trade or sell it towards an unconverted Saiga. Save up to convert later. $300 gets you nearly there, and shooting it in the sporter config isn't a crime.
     
  6. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    I may keep it, like I said, I'm not 100% sure on trading it. And I'm not interested in PCC's at this time. As far as an unconverted Saiga, I wouldn't have the time to convert it, and don't know anyone in the area that would. The LGS is extremely old fashioned and doesn't like to deal with auto-loaders.


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