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Old April 18, 2014, 05:02 PM   #1
Machineguntony
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H&K and Flemming prices going sky high

Yesterday I was bidding on a pair of Flemming HK sears on gunbroker. I had bid up each of the sears to $25,000, and I still was not the high bidder. I went back and saw that someone had hit the buy now price of $27,000 for each of the sears.

And then someone hit the buy now at $35,000 for a Flemming seared MP5SD, which I think is the ugliest and least desirable of the MP5 variants because of the funky hand guard and the integral silencer, with pre 1986 suppressor technology, that requires and additional stamp.

Prices are just going higher and higher. I am really kicking myself for only buying one sear gun last year. Instead of the M16s, I should have bought the MP5s.

I am looking at the machine gun price guide, and the charts show a lull, but never really a sharp decline. I wonder if we are in a bubble. I mean, at some point, if the prices continue, these guns will hit the mid $50,000 mark very soon. I can not imagine these guns going for $50,000, but then again, I spoke to the guys at a LGS who in the 90s scoffed at a idea of a $10,000 MP5 or M16.

Do gunbroker prices fluctuate? Has anyone ever gotten a good deal on machine guns on gunbroker? Or am I doomed to pay even more next time for a Flemming sear? I really wished I had bid harder on that MP5K Flemming sear gun a couple of months ago.

I am thinking of just being happy with what I have and exiting the market for NFA machine guns. The prices are getting absurd.
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Old April 20, 2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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I've never seen gunbroker have any really good deals on MGs as everyone is lurking there looking for them.

If you're looking for steals it'll be word of mouth and often times in bulk. As guys get old and have nobody to leave their NFA toys to, they'll often sell them off to folks they know instead of listing them online.

I came close to dropping $80k on a guy's very impressive collection of M16s, belt-feds, Uzis and such, because he just didn't want to deal with the hassle of selling them off one-by-one. Tragically I couldn't pony up that kind of cash without going into debt, so I didn't pull the trigger.

I'd let it be known far-and-wide that you're willing to pay immediate cash for MGs and you just might find someone in a bind who's willing to accept a 1000% profit on the $400 M16 they got back in the day, instead of the 1500% profit they could make by selling it on the regular market.

If I really needed $$$ and someone offered me $4000 right now, for my MAC10 that I paid $2800 for, I'd still be making a tidy profit.
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