7.62x51 Malaysian L2A2

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by GeorgeBush, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. GeorgeBush

    GeorgeBush Member Supporting Member

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    At least, I believe that's what this is. Three cans of it, 300 rounds a piece.

    Looks to be out of stock right now everywhere I looked, no idea how to value it.

    The cans are supposed to be vacuum sealed. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. AH64

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    Outdoor limited had it for $104 for 300.

    berdan primed, pain to reload
     
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  3. GeorgeBush

    GeorgeBush Member Supporting Member

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    Was that recently? If I list this stuff I dont want to Covid anyone on the price.
     
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    I’m not sure. That’s just the current price and says out of stock.
     
  5. Oneofsix

    Oneofsix somewhere between apathy & raging anger Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Pre-covid prices for surplus 7.62x51 were generally in the .50-.55 cents per round, depending on the country of origin.
    @MacEntyre
    @cubrock
    These guys^ might verify or dispute that, I would defer to them as I don't have any Malaysian nor did I buy any in the past.

    Open a can, that would verify whether or not they are still sealed and have no corrosion. I believe in these days, sealed or not won't affect the price.

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  6. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Vendor

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    The most expensive I've ever seen 7.62x51 was Lake City Match at $1 per round. Everything else was about half that, as OneofSix said.

    But I am not as plugged in as @cubrock... he sees more, he knows more, I'm jus' better lookin', but not by much.
     
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  7. cubrock

    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    50 cents a round is what I am getting for foreign surplus right now. There hasn’t been much upward price pressure on 7.62 NATO at this point.
     
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    JT Geriatrically Mortified 8-Track Buffoon Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    That may be, but it sure is in short supply.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Things may have changed since I last checked. I have seen it in stock at the shows. Some ammo dealers are up to $16 a box for Federal Lake City M80, but it isn't selling nearly as quickly as 5.56. I know as late as last week, I had a hard time getting $10 a box for foreign surplus.
     
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    cubrock Swell guy Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yep, looking online, the national market definitely reflects more demand than we are seeing locally. Shout out to @JT.
     
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    DrScaryGuy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    So you're saying I should upgrade my at the computer desk gun to an M1A and save my 5.56 for a rainy day?
    the world really is going mad.
     
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  12. JT

    JT Geriatrically Mortified 8-Track Buffoon Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    SGAmmo is pretty well stocked (only by comparison, of course). "CoVid markup" seems to be roughly 50% on a per round basis. It's a real dilemma; as Clay said, it's bad today, but it may be worse tomorrow. I can't quite (yet) convince myself to pull the trigger on an order. :(

    [Note: I'd rather order from Outdoor Limited or at least a more local dealer, but ...]
     
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  13. GeorgeBush

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    so 50 cents or did it change this week?
     
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    That's pretty much the going rate I've been seeing lately...
     
  15. LeeMajors

    LeeMajors Newly Empowered Bionic Man Staff Member Charter Member Life Member

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    Pre stupid stuff I sold south African for .35 iirc. I know it was $50 for a 140rd battle pack