Posted 03 April 2004 - 10:13 PM
Posted 04 April 2004 - 08:47 AM
I never have any dealings with dewats. But it seems 11500 plus the seller's fee is more than i would pay. They had a savage 1928a1 sell for 13500 a month ago. I think i would pay a little more and get something that has not been cut with a torch unless there is a great savings. And if you decided to sell the gun it would be a lot easier to sell one that isn't a reweld.
Where are you located at tiger. I'm in south mississippi and am a big lsu tiger fan myself
Posted 04 April 2004 - 09:33 AM
Posted 04 April 2004 - 11:29 AM
It is like buying a frame damaged car. No matter what the degree of dewatting the NFA weapon was submitted to, it will always have the nagging stigma of having been operated on by a gunsmith with no regard for his patient.
Posted 04 April 2004 - 12:05 PM
Posted 04 April 2004 - 02:50 PM
Even then the surface rust will seriously detract from the value. Even without the torch cuts, I would rate this particular gun at less than 50% condition based on what I can see in the photos.
IMHO - this one is a basket case. Maybe the photos don't do the real thing justice.
Posted 05 April 2004 - 07:17 AM
I talked with a class III dealer in MI this weekend at a gunshow. He went out Sat nite and bought a M1A1 de-mill for $800 (and graciously agreed to pay the $200 tax himself)! This gun is registered, surprisingly. I saw the papers. It is on a Form 5. The gun was de-milled by welding a plug inside the barrel, welding the barrel to the frame on the underside of the gun, and milling the bolt face. Sounds like the de-mills that are coming from France now.
Buyer would like to know what he has to register it on - a Form 3 or what? Anyone know?
I guess there are much cheaper alternatives to the $11.5K rewats out there. I certianly would wait.
Also heard the story of the Grand Rapids MI hardware store auction with 10 drums - 100 rounders, numbered, that went for $4.00 each! Anyone heard this one? Sounds to unreal to even be a good story!
Posted 05 April 2004 - 09:07 AM