Good price for Lewis Machine Gun?

Discussion in 'NFA/Class 3 & FFL Discussion' started by RufusTFirefly, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. RufusTFirefly

    RufusTFirefly New Member

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    Got a bead on a locally owned Lewis Gun being sold on consignment. There doesn't seem to be a big market right now for these guns (at least from what I can initially gather from the internet)

    Does anybody know what these guns normally sell for these days?
    It appears to be in very good shape. I do not know what accessories it may come with.

    Thanks for any help...

    Rufus
     
  2. BCMjUnKiE

    BCMjUnKiE New Member

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    They usually run $1500 and up for a complete LMT rifle. What are they asking for it? What is the round count? Any marks, scratches on it.
     

  3. RufusTFirefly

    RufusTFirefly New Member

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    $1500??? We're obviously referring to two different types of Lewis guns. The asking price for the one in question is 19K...
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    BCM- you are thinking of LMT. Rufus is asking about a .303 caliber light machine gun.

    Rufus, depending on maker and condition, that may be a realistic price. There were many made by Vickers, have seen a Japanese Lewis go for $12,500, but a Savage go for $22,000.
     
  5. anm2_man

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    Looks like they are going for about $16 and up. You can get a good feel on MG prices by looking here: Machine Gun Price Guide

    I think this Lewis MG category that is listed, is for ground guns. A friend of mine collects the aircraft versions (all in 30-06) and the the least expensive one he has is $22k.