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What are new USGI M-1 Carbine mags worth?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by M1key, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. M1key

    M1key Member

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    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
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    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. :)
     
  3. M1key

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    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
     
  4. xx7grant7x

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    There may be more value to certain manufacturer stamps too, especially rust free and in the wrap. Something to consider anyway
     
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    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.....
     
  6. madcratebuilder

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
  9. Steel Horse Rider

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. Orlando

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    CMP was selling NIW for $12 each
     
  12. bigfatdave

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    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.
     
  13. M1key

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    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
     
  14. Orlando

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    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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