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Would you buy a AK or AR for $3000 ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lionking, Nov 27, 2008.

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  1. lionking

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    just wondering?,would you?There isn't even a hint of real legislation passing yet,he hasn't even been sworn in yet but dealers and distributors have Colt AR up to 2k now,so if they did run a bill through no doubt dealers and distributors would bring up the price another 1k on top of that,but who would buy one for that?,I shake my head at those willing to pay 2k for one now.:scrutiny:

    I won't name the dealer but here is one description for selling as item a dealer has on gunbroker right now.Hey go buy a house right now too!,IT IS SURE TO GO UP IN VALUE

    NOTICE: THE NEW, PERMANENT BAN IS COMING....FAST!

    H.B. HR1022 (Now active bill H.R. 6257), submitted by McCarthy of New York, now has many co-sponsors for the bill and is expected to march right through and become law shortly after the new President takes office. As expected, this ban will be permanent, and MUCH more severe than Clinton's ban ever dreamed of! When this ban inevitably becomes law, these weapons, and many others, will no longer be available...ever! GET 'EM WHILE YOU CAN!
     
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  2. goldie

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    i wouldnt pay the 1500.00 average price of the pre ban colts in the last couple of years,but 3,000? no damn way. i had a chance to get a galil for 2700.00, but i just couldnt do it. i wouldnt line anyones pockets like that.ive got what i need; in 1983, i bought an hk91 new for 600.00,in '85 i paid 450 for an ar180,in 1987 i bought an hbar for 700,a robarm m96 a few years ago for 1000.im spoiled because of this,so these high prices are insane,& sickening,knowing what i bought back then.the most i spent was a springfield armory fal match,1600,in early '94,double the original 899 it was advertised for,& that was my limit,i wont do it again,especially for a common ar or ak.i hope no ban happens, & its all for nothing,but i think something will go down in the next year.......
     
  3. kcmarine

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    Hey, let's make another thread that feeds the paranoia.
     
  4. H2O MAN

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    The concerns are valid.
     
  5. Z71

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    Oh yes, there are bills just waiting to be considered for passage in congress. One I'm aware of is basicaly a renewal of the 1994 assault rifle/hi-cap ban. Whether it gets brought out or not, I have no clue.

    No, I would not pay super inflated prices for an AK or AR.
     
  6. Lt. B

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    Im not sure what all the worry is about. So lets all go out and pay wildly high prices for something they are going to come and get? something we all are going to use in another civil war? I dont think so. I guess its all in where your head is at. I for one am not at all interested in AK's SKS's at any price. I can put meat on table without an AK. I know guys that have thousands of rounds of 762x39 and for what? whatcha gonna do? Take to the streets to overthrow an oppressive goernment? I dont think so. I mean what is ones thinking on this? Why do we all suddenly need one of these to pay the nutty prices for them. Im not buying and If I had one you could get it at those prices. Educate me. what are you thinking out there?
     
  7. Corporal K

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    NOTICE: THE NEW, PERMANENT BAN IS COMING....FAST!

    Folks, this is a lot of hype. The 2nd Amendment is ALWAYS under assault and spending $3,000 on a rifle isn't going to stop that. If you're actually considering paying that much, why in the world did you wait so long to get one?

    IF sweeping gun bans pass, the Democrats will get clobbered in the mid-terms and they know this. Plus, banning certain types of guns or gun-features only appeals to a very small percentage of their left-wing base. Believe me, they know this well. Gun-rights attacks give incredible fuel to the Republican party and it is one area where vast numbers of Americans on all sides unite. Obama won 51% of the popular vote - hardly a landslide and I know several gun owners who voted for him. :mad:

    The 1994 AWB was a farce but it cost the Dems dearly.

    "I don't think there's a Second Amendment right to own a gun, but I think it's a loser political issue." - James Carville 2002
     
  8. wacki

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    ugh... I'm so jealous. Why were they so cheap back then? Inflation, taxes,...?
     
  9. lionking

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    Wacki,yes back *then* a real German made HK whatever model was around $700,so was a Belgian Fal,a IMI Galil was around 8 or $900.A Norinco AK was $300.Thanks to Bush senior those became *permanently* banned.

    But all those listed above,other manufactures found a away to make copies,sometimes of equal quality.I remember the 94 ban real well,and a buying craze happened with that also but back then there was a different political climate,and there was real legislation actively going through DC with a bandwagon of politicians,media and Hollywood using propaganda to push it through.

    Times have changed though,the AK and AR are the most common rifles seen at a range,the internet is everywhere now,the mainstream media doesn't have a monopoly on selling *truth* anymore.

    We saw what speculators did on housing,what they did on gas prices,and they all said "it will never come back down to what is was".Two years latter people own a house they paid 300k for that won't sell for 200K,and may never ever sell for 300k again years from now.One month ago people were speculating fuel prices at $5 or $6 a gallon by the end of the year and in one month it drops in half in price.

    Well I speculate that the speculators will be crowing over AR's dropping back to pre panic prices in just a few months.
     
  10. MD_Willington

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    Hell no...
     
  11. atblis

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    I won't buy an AR for $800, why would I buy one for $3000?
     
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    (wacki) would you believe that in the late 80's,hk raised their prices about 45%,& an hk91 was 900.00,up from the original 599.00,a 94 was about the same, & people had a stroke!it was a stupid bargain compared to now.in 1985 an hk 94 was 575.00, in the late 80s, a galil was 799.00,down from the original 1500.00. it actually dropped almost by half.the only guns at the time that were still expensive were the belguim fal's, about 2,000.00.& at that time it was equivilent to about 4500 now.if you use these old prices to compare the new prices of today, it is insane.........
     
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    I saw a field report in one of the sporting magazines a couple of years ago that compared the semi AK to the winchester 94. Bottom line was that the AK really can't do anything that the 94 can't.
    I would never pay that kind of money for a sheet metal gun.

    Broadbill
     
  15. atblis

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    Hmm

    30 round detachable mags: AK check 94 nope
    Semi Auto: AK check 94 nope
    Pointy bullets: AK check 94 nope
    Piss off blissninnys: AK check 94 nope
     
  16. wyocarp

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    No way. BHO is determined to take away our guns but he is going to give everyone who doesn't work, money and a house that can't be taken away.

    And Glocks, when they fire, don't hit the broad side of a barn. :banghead:

    Some of you are crazy. Ak's are pretty decent guns for about anything out to several hundred yards. I haven't always liked them. My son drug me over to look at them for years at gun shows and I didn't like them. Finally after buying a couple and shooting gophers and rabbits with them, I have a lot of respect for a gun that is reliable and does a good job of putting bullets where you want them to go.

    This year won't end without seeing one less elk wondering around because of an ak.
     
  17. ERock45

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    Save you money. Wait for prices to come down. $3000.00 can buy a nice Battle Rifle. Dedicated Sniper system..etc. wait tilyou get the most for your money, timing is everything. Buy wisely, not from emotion.
     
  18. wyocarp

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    Of course the problem that most everyone is feeling is that there won't be a later.
     
  19. Lt. B

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    Would you buy one if they were banned? Would you turn yours in if posession was ileagle??
     
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    That's absurd. Just a few months back, I bought a Saiga .223 for $270. Not a thing wrong with it (once you get used to the trigger), and the factory certificate says that it was test-fired four rounds with a maximum spread of 93 mm -- that's about 3 1/2 MOA.

    Just for the record, I think AR prices are already absurd.
     
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    I don't own any AKs or ARs or anything like that. I have nothing to turn in. ;)
     
  23. taliv

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    i'm at a loss for words.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/illegal


    for the rest of you... it's sort of like asking if you'd pay $18,000 for an MP5. no, i wouldn't pay that for one today, but ten years from now, $3k might seem cheap
     
  24. CU74

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    In a word, NO.......
     
  25. lionking

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    Another slogan in a ad on gunbroker for a Colt 6920."These rifles are selling for over $2000 at gun shows across the country!! The election is over and a new AW Ban is inevitable!! Buy now before the ban!!"

    No thankyou, because a ban is not inevitable,what do you have a crystal ball?Bring back your prices of 6920 to $1300 and then I will buy one.Bring back prices of a Bushmaster to $900 and then I'll buy one.Bring back prices of a AK to close to pre panic levels and then I'll buy one.Until then my money stays with me,it won't go to a inflated scare tactic sale.LOL one seller has a buy now for $2500............

    Im already seeing a drop on bidders to listed 6920.The average starting bid is close to $1800 now lol.Well like I said people sent a message that the media picked up on,hopefully it is heard by DC.

    Some sellers on gunbroker are at least around $1500 for a 6920,more than what they had cost before the election but at least they are giving a shot at selling lower to see how it bids up or not.
     
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