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#1 yohuang

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:14 AM

https://poulinantiqu...se-gun-?ipp=100

It is fully transferable, not a tube gun. The barrel was replaced, but that is not a big deal. No visible damage on receiver. High estimate at $9500, even with 15% premium counted, it looks being cheap.

Is there any trap that I didn't see?
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#2 shadycon

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 07:48 AM

It still depends on how the bidding goes. Could be a ploy just to get bidders interested. ;)


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:03 AM

Looks to me that most of the NFA items are all under estimated for price.


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 09:29 AM

Right, the figure is only an estimation.


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 10:36 AM

They have no clue what to estimate guns at anymore. The market is so screwed up anymore.....the pair of M3s at Julia went for $37k and $39k....Id say its a solid $27k-$31k Gun

The idiot who wrote up the listing for the Media M3A1 is probably the same one who did the listing for the M3. Gotta love when people get paid good money to do a half ass job.

Edited by Got Uzi, 27 November 2020 - 10:39 AM.

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 01:48 PM

I'll add that registered Guide M3s are scarce, in my experience. Having seen many registered examples of Guide guns over the years, by far, the majority are M3a1s.

With all due respect (not sarc), the aftermarket grease guns were made by the Medea Corp. not "Media"......FWIW


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 02:00 PM

My apologies for the typo. My phone decided to help me in my spelling and changed it.
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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:49 PM

I'll add that registered Guide M3s are scarce, in my experience. Having seen many registered examples of Guide guns over the years, by far, the majority are M3a1s.

With all due respect (not sarc), the aftermarket grease guns were made by the Medea Corp. not "Media"......FWIW

So you are saying that with WW II production of the M3 at slightly over 600,000 guns made and only 82,281 M3A1's made that you believe that transferable M3's are harder to come by than the M3A1's? How can that be?


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:09 PM

I'll add that registered Guide M3s are scarce, in my experience. Having seen many registered examples of Guide guns over the years, by far, the majority are M3a1s.

With all due respect (not sarc), the aftermarket grease guns were made by the Medea Corp. not "Media"......FWIW

So you are saying that with WW II production of the M3 at slightly over 600,000 guns made and only 82,281 M3A1's made that you believe that transferable M3's are harder to come by than the M3A1's? How can that be?

I thought all M3 grease guns were manufactured by General Motors.  M3A1 GG's were originally GM built but we also have the ithaca contracted weapons.  For M3A1, which is more unique.......GM or Ithaca regarding registered form 4 weapons?


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#10 Got Uzi

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 06:14 PM

Any GI GG is not common to see anymore. Just because a pile of them were made doesnt mean many made it into the registry.

Transferable M3s seem to be more common than M3A1s be it GL or ITG....in the pre sample realm its the exact opposite-youll see more M3A1s compared to M3s.

There were far less ITG guns made so Id say they are the harder of the M3A1s to see as transferables but in regards to pre sample guns its a 50-50 split.
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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:41 PM

I'd concur with Got Uzi for the most part.  I can't recall the last time I saw a pre-may M3 for sale, but most of the M3A1's I've seen are pre-may though lately a few transferables have shown up on the market evening the split. 

Imagine if the estimates were buy it now prices!!!

They are just fodder for dreamers to suck them in hoping to get one for 9500.  I can say with 100% certainty that will never happen, and bidding will be fast and furious til the herd thins at 20K and it gets serious.


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