Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Value Of A Bar


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 philasteen

philasteen

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 1118 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 06:31 AM

How much is a fair price to offer a friend for a BAR? It's a C&R, original 1918 BAR, in very decent shape.

I don't believe it's a 1918A2.

What's a good value for both of us?
  • 0

#2 21 smoker

21 smoker

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Benefactor
  • 1333 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West coast ,FL
  • Interests:collecting nfa, old cars, huntin` n fishin`, reloading ammo

    NRA CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR
    MVPA RESTORATION MEMBER
    MARINE CORP LEAGUE PISTOL TEAM MEMBER

Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:23 AM

Philasteen,...watching BAR prices in the last couple of years is like watching gas prices for the last month!....however,imo a 1918 in reasonable condition..75% or better would bring at least 20k between gentlemen..A2s seem to be immune to any devaluation because of previous refinishing,much like WWII Thompsons...1918s are not seen as often and need more scrutiny and usually more green...hth... wink.gif
  • 0

#3 rjsleeper

rjsleeper

    New Member

  • Regular Group
  • 5 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 09:14 AM

I haven't seen a C & R BAR for under 30K for awhile. Last year at the SAR show I passed on one for 21 and i've been kicking myself ever since.
Group BAR's are going for 16-20 over the last several months.
  • 0

#4 philasteen

philasteen

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 1118 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:11 AM

It's a Colt, if that helps. I saw a Colt for sale on subguns at $35K but that struck me as high.
  • 0

#5 John Jr

John Jr

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Regular Group
  • 1956 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mena, Arkansas, USA
  • Interests:Plenty

Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:21 AM

I would think being a colt, that it would hurt the value. I dont much like the looks of the colt BARs myself. Imagin that!

(also...wrong forum, but we'll let it slide this time! smile.gif )
  • 0

#6 philasteen

philasteen

    Long Time RKI Member

  • Board Donor
  • 1118 posts

Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:26 AM

JohnJr., can you elaborate on that if you were being serious? Colts are a less desirable BAR?
  • 0

#7 Arthur Fliegenheimer

Arthur Fliegenheimer

    Respected Member

  • Regular Group
  • 3471 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 17 August 2005 - 10:50 AM

JJ has Colt envy. He thought he could satisfy it by purchasing an M-16, but all that plastic and resin only made him more frustrated. His doctors told him that he could relieve his pain and suffering by taking any and all opportunities for imprecations against any mention of Colt firearms.

Now as to your Colt 1918 BAR's possible value, considering condition of original parts, wood, and finish, think in the neighborhood of high 20's-low 30's. That would also be the same for a Winchester of comparable condition. Group Industry A1 types seem to be getting over $20K!

  • 0

#8 Johnny.45

Johnny.45

    Long Time Member

  • Regular Group
  • 201 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Arizona, U.S.A.

Posted 17 August 2005 - 01:07 PM

IMHO Colt 1918 BARs fetch the highest price, followed closely by Winchesters and then Marlin-Rockwells.
The price would depend on how good of a friend the seller is, how much he has invested in the gun to date, and how badly he wants or needs the money from the sale of the gun.
We have all read/heard of Class 3 Outfits buying 1918 BARs from Family Collections for well under the advertised internet prices because the family needs/wants the money and don't have a firm grasp of the value of these guns.
The price for a 1918 BAR between good friends would probably be somewhere in the $20K- $28K range.
I hope you work out a satisfactory deal for the Colt 1918 BAR.

Good Luck,

Johnny
  • 0