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Thread: Have Colt M16A2s broke the $40,000 mark?

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    I’ve done business with the seller in the past. He is a stand up guy and his guns are just as described. Last I knew he had two of these but it’s been a few years since we last spoke. At the time he was still an FFL/SOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hey... View Post
    It will be for sale shortly. Soon as the transfer hits.
    Interesting. I will be following the resale. And yes I agree $39k was a good buy on that one in the current market.

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    Interesting one. 8,000,000 serial.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/904617039


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    CC armory has the remaining bulk of the Keosayian collection and many of them were obviously (re)made for him, a Colt Executive, to have sexy serial numbers. Several have been listed by CC Armory the past few years. Since this one has correct A2 receiver and manufacturer markings my guess is it’s original. Whether having a particular serial number increases it’s value is a matter of speculation, both idle and financial.
    Last edited by secondofangle; 07-04-2021 at 04:27 PM.

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    So much going on here. 1981 original A1 carbine to Charles Erb, Ruben selling on GB and paying their fees (which will be on the order of $1500, Ruben claiming he’s having a “Summer sale” and the price approaching $40k with 12 minutes left. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/903745018

    ETA: well, the "minutes left" thing doesn't work with a damn on GB, it's said something random in the range of 6-14 minutes for going on 40 minutes each time I refresh on my phone.

    But make that $48,051 for an A1 Carbine, NIB And Ruben's fees will be $1700 to gunbroker. Those GB guys lucked out in the competition with Armslist and GA, etc - they have a gold mine now.
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    That’s unbelievable.

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    Strange times indeed.

    Temporary / Fed - Stimulus money?

    Fear of Team Blue and closing doors?

    Hard to prove but maybe both.

    Most of my firearms and related purchase in the last 1-2 years have been via GunBroker. Only game in town, really.
    My name is actually Scott and I really do live in Texas.

    I know, not very creative but it is factual.

    By the way - Facebook is truly evil; resist the urge to participate.

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    You'd see a greater appreciation selling real estate in Piscataquis County, ME than selling M16s. Insane, what's going on. Fiat currency pumping plus a whole lotta anxiety.

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    I talked to Ruben last week and he said he has a bunch of backlog finally coming in stock over this next month.

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    When he had inventory to monitor sales rates, he usually was the first to break a given model say A1 or A2 into new price territory. I wonder if he has turned to GB auctions to serve as a barometer of what the market will bear since he has no inventory for months to keep tabs on movement at a given price point.

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    so given where colt prices are what could you reasonably expect to get for a very nice Oly "stop sign"? and do PAWS receivers bring more? thanks

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    are the PAWS conversions considered more desirable?

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    The general hierarchy is COLT A2, then colt m16/A1 factory MGs (also 614s), then conversions with maybe a small edge from Colt. Conversions are usually $5-7k below A1 Colts which are about $5-7k below A2 Colts, but obviously there is a bunch of variability.

    My guess is this current boom will settle out at A2 $40k, A1 35k, and conversions 28-30k. But those are basically just nominal prices of what I have observed in the past month or so as things have started moving on GB. The recent prices have tended to conform to the hierarchy I listed though.

    Somebody else may know if there is a black sheep among the conversions, or the contrary but I wouldn’t give any particular edge to Oly or PAWS, personally.

    And honestly functionally it matters little, it’s just that the resale value of the guns follows the maker/markings that’s just how it goes.

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    thanks, that's a good run down.

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    Wait noname RR M16 are worth 28k now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaujo View Post
    Wait noname RR M16 are worth 28k now?
    If you sell on GB with a no reserve auction (the proper way), yes. In recent weeks several examples.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/903892464
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    Quote Originally Posted by secondofangle View Post
    If you sell on GB with a no reserve auction (the proper way), yes. In recent weeks several examples.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/903892464
    One bidder with only one feedback on a $27k gun. I’m skeptical until feedback is posted.

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    I still don’t understand why just m16’s have done such a drastic jump in value and other NFA firearms haven’t seen this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepy View Post
    I still don’t understand why just m16’s have done such a drastic jump in value and other NFA firearms haven’t seen this.
    I'm skeptical as well. IMHO, those GB auctions results are suspect.

    However, I will say that Colt M16s haven't really seen huge appreciation over the last 10 years unlike (macs, uzis, m60s, m2, etc).
    Maybe there is something to it...

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