Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:45 PM
Posted 14 December 2004 - 07:48 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 09:12 AM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 09:18 AM
The Bren looks like about $20k based on this ad from Bowers board.
Bren Mk-1, 4 extra barrels, tripod w/T&E, mag chest w/12 mags, complete spare parts set, exc $19,500 (due in soon).
M16A1's Colts should be $12k-$13k depending on condition assuming they are factory original. Could be higher depending on some rarer configurations but not likely.
To buy an entire collection if you are not getting them for at least 10% below retail market I would not do it. It should be more like 15% to 20% below retail would be my target for the seller to have the benefit of one clean transaction.
my $0.02, your mileage may vary.
added found a M2 ad
One transferable M2HB
Ramo side plate gun on FN parts kit
In excellent condition
Fresh rebuild with 0 rounds fired since build
With M2 tripod, T&E, Cradle and linker
Posted 15 December 2004 - 12:29 PM
Wow you are a lot more kind than I am... I start at 50% wholesale and work from there when I buy collections.... Last one I bought had M1 Grarand's to Stevens single shots... You usually end up with stuff you have to just turn around and 10% ain't even close to enuff... Unless you want to be some benefactor to the estate then I would never pay anywhere near 80%.... YMMV
Posted 15 December 2004 - 03:17 PM
I am not in this for the money that is for sure. It was just my thought as where I would go with it as a non-dealer and looking at it from a viewpoint as keepers.
I have never bought a collection of guns and really don't have any intentions to unless something were offered out of the blue and I had complete interest in the items.
I understand and clearly expected some comments along the lines such as yours.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 08:52 PM
Posted 15 December 2004 - 09:07 PM
jmho, i don't like brens so i don't follow them too closely.
Posted 15 December 2004 - 09:26 PM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 04:22 PM
Posted 16 December 2004 - 07:26 PM
actually, call the NFA branch and tell them the situation and ask them who can inquire about the status of these guns.
now my fee is 1 M16 for helping you.
Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:06 PM
Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:07 AM
Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:09 AM
Posted 17 December 2004 - 12:25 AM
Sorry for your misfortune. That sucks and is always an instant squishie (faster than seeing Janet Reno with Hitlery Klinton together nekid -ooh, I just tasted my own vomit). The guns could always become parts kits instead of abandoning to ATF (or they could go to a legit museum).
What kind of tank?
Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:34 AM
i can see the Thompson and Bren being not registered as they were around in the pre-68 days with DEWATs and such. but unpapered M16s is a bit more odd, unless they are conversions....
i have heard of unpapered Armalite AR15 model 01s, but those are old ones. i guess they could have been duffle bag guns from Nam, but you don't hear of factory M16's not papered too often.
Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:04 AM
It is worse than no papers.
Posted 17 December 2004 - 11:44 AM
Good deal, nice to haves documents, one of mine came with the unit history of three years combat on micro film.