BM59 purchase advice
Posted 18 August 2016 - 07:58 AM
.I have been going through posts here to gain some insight on these. ..posts have been very helpful. I now have a better idea what to look for..my question is. ..If it is a sa built with a Beretta forging....ie not welded. ..what would be a decent price for it. ...has 6 maybe 8 mags...or if it is welded would that affect value. ...Thanks for any input. ..
Posted 18 August 2016 - 08:40 AM
Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:30 PM
saw it today....it didn't have Beretta on heel...Springfield Armory with the T in a circle....above that 7.62 mm BM59... has a Beretta barrel, stamped PB 1984 7 62 mm 03-097-A-1 ........winter trigger...looked like a GI bolt....12-15 mags....he asking $3500....
I am guessing that receiver with the t in a circle is a SA forging....
Edited by sfal, 20 August 2016 - 05:14 PM.
Posted 20 August 2016 - 09:22 PM
All Springfield Inc BM59 Receivers are unfinished Beretta Forgings - some had been marked on the Heel & some not - depends where they were in production when Beretta shut down the BM59 plant. None were far enough along to be considered F/A by ATF - although you can see machining for the selector lever cut out on the front of the receiver.
As to the price - I'd think about $2500 in VG condition, without the box & papers, with 1 Mag.
VG used Mags were going for about $50 each - so that's $600-700 there.
Does it have the Springfield Box & Manual? Add 5-10 percent if it does.
A Bayonet? Add $200
Sling, Long Range Grenade Sight, Cleaning Kit, M3A1 Take-down Tool? All would add bit if present.
Looks like a nice rifle
Down side (to me) unmarked OpRod, and sounds like an unmarked Bolt - nothing wrong with them - I just like seeing 'BM59' stamped on everything.
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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:49 AM
TopN....Thanks for the help.....BP on some small parts...bolt hold open....piece up by sight....didn't take it apart.... I also was hoping the bolt was a 59.....didn't ask about a box but if there was on iam sure it would have been in it....and I forgot to check to see if a cleaning was in it.....
Thanks again Al