How to price older AR15 uppers realistically.

Discussion in 'Appraisals - What's this worth?' started by LesBaer45, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. LesBaer45

    LesBaer45 Certified C.O.G. Charter Member

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    I thought I'd just pull some numbers out of my ass...ociates "Mack" hat but figured everyone could use a laugh. Trying to move these out of the safe and obtain other things I might actually use once in a while.

    All have Bolt, Carrier, Charging Handle. 2 are obvious "ban" era (soon to be back in Vogue?). Some "safe rub" marks relatively minor. The Bushy shorty probably has the worst on the end of the barrel.

    All were assembled by their respective manufacturer. I only cleaned and oiled them up a bit once in a while.

    1. Delton 1/9 BCH never fired. Lightweight. YHM gas block.
    2. Delton 1/9 BCH never fired. Dissy. HEAVY barrel. YHM gas block. YHM muzzle device. Could be used as a beating tool if you run out of ammo.
    3. Rock River Arms no info on barrel assume 1/9 BCH A2 upper. HBAR. Maybe 100 rds during a shoot, clean, shoot, clean break in. Very accurate, old school RRA before they went 'big'.
    4. Bushy. (pre-Rem) BCH 1/9 A2 upper. HBAR Somewhere around 500 rds maybe a little more, maybe a little less.

    Yes I know everything is dirt cheap these days except when it isn't. I would just like to move these without giving them away. The RRA is probably the best of the lot, it is a shooter. Yes I know I might be better off breaking them up for parts, but honestly would just rather let them go as a complete unit to avoid the hassle.

    Thanks for your valuable input. Except for you with the smirk. And you over in the back making faces.

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  2. JDubskiNC

    JDubskiNC New Member

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    IMHO:

    DTI's maybe $265 & 350 complete. Considering "DTI light" complete rifles were going for $369-389 last year.

    RRA is kind of a dog without a threaded barrel & carry handle - $350-370 to the right person. Probably be worth more in a restricted state?

    Bushy, is kind of the same deal, not quite the same quality as the RRA though.
     
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    LesBaer45 Certified C.O.G. Charter Member

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    You have something against carry handles? It's like, classic man, totally retro. You young whippersnappers and your flattops with plastic pop up sights front and rear. Why, back in my day a man carried steel, a child carried plastic I'mma tell'ya.


    However you may have a point.:cool:
     
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    Short Fuse Well-Known Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with the previous post on the top two but would put a lower value on the bottom 2 because of the non threaded barrels maybe 300 each.
     
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    You'd be surprised what carry handle uppers go for these days... Might look into parting those two out. If you do let me know. I'd be interested in the RRA upper sans barrel assembly...
     
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    meh...A2 and flattop uppers.....pfffftttttt....young un`s....I`m still using A1`s, lol
     
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    I learned on a m16a1 in basic. I still prefer them but they are getting hard to find.
     
  8. LesBaer45

    LesBaer45 Certified C.O.G. Charter Member

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    Thanks for all the opinions. Sometimes you need a little kick in the pants (and it hurts) to realize what you already knew.
     
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