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  1. bigtfw2000420

    bigtfw2000420 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I have been lookin around with places online for an M1A and what is the price range for a used one and are there any problematic areas with one
     
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    From what I have seen of used ones, they are few and far between. Maybe as the economy gets worse people who own them will have to part with more of them. I have never seen a used one for less than $1K...even the Chinese ones. The SA model I bought 11 years ago for ∼$1300, is on Gallery of Guns for $2005 right now. On Gun Broker and Guns America it is $1800 and up. The other problem is that people who buy these can usually afford a lot of nice add-ons and so factor that into price. You will see some used ones with JAE stocks with asking prices higher than MSRP on new ones. There are not many of theses guns sold (relative to the total market) so that automatically shrinks any used market. Plus, once people buy these rifles they do not want to get rid of them.

    But, this is my own anecdotal evidence and not something from a Gun Bible or from a real expert. I am only reporting what I have seen with my own eyes. Granted, it is not much since I have in the last ten years seen only a dozen or so used M1As at gun shows or at pawn shops. They have all been within a few hundred dollars of what a brand new one, of the same manufacturer and model, would cost.

    So I do not think you will get a huge discount if you are looking for one. If you are trying to sell one, then you are not going to get hosed either.
     
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    At the last Little Rock gunshow, a guy had a stack of them on his table. Blue standard rifles were $1300 cash, stainless standards were$1425 cash. Not sure about the SOCOMs, but he had quite a few of them. National Match was $1900 cqash out the door. They have definitely come down in price the last years.
     
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    bigtfw2000420 XDTalk 100 Member

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    my buddy traded his Dragunov with the factory scope for an M1A he lives in vegas. I dont really know how the gun busniess. Is there but there is one Dragunov at one gun shop about an hour away from me and they want 729 for it.
     
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    I payed $1500 for my used standard 4 years ago. as hard as they are to find these days expect to pay a premium price.
     
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    i paid 1500 for my brand new socom 16 not even 6 months ago.
     
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    I paid $1200 for my STD and will never let it go, heck I want a Scout Squad !
     
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    speaking of scout squads my roommate got his for 1400 sametime i got mine.
     
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    I will get one down the road but money is tight. prolly have to settle for an AK
     
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    I gave $1500 out the door for my M1A National Match, but I also got a LE discount. That money is about right for a loaded model though.

    I got mine through Quantico Tactical in Oceanside, CA, though apparently they have multiple locations. May be worth it to call them.
     
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    dont waste your time or money for a dirt shooter. There are much better choices out there in the AK's price range.
     
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    Galil clones, AR-15 clones, H&K 93 clones and FAL clones.
     
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    funny i got mine from Quantico tactical too didnt know they were bi-coastal lol
     

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