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Wow... Just, wow.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by SaxonPig, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Member

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    An H&K M91 just closed on Gunbvroker at over $3300. I paid $375 for mine. Brand new. Of course that was in 1978.
     
  2. shotgunjoel

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    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.
     
  3. BCRider

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    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.
     
  4. johnnydollar

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    I'd give you your money back on it.
     
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    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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  6. PabloJ

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    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.
     
  9. Nine Lives

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    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.
     
  10. SaxonPig

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    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.
     
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    Wish a couple of someones would bid like crazy that way on the C96 I've got for sale ... ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    I'll give you double your money... :D
     
  14. Trent

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    OP: That's a crazy high price.

    Two people who were panicked about the election went toe to toe, and only the seller won.
     
  15. redneck2

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    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
     
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    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... ;_;
     
  17. Ignition Override

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    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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