What are these worth?

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by nastyogre, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    I Have two lower receivers that I bought from a friend in California and I'd like to sell them. What he told me was that they are both pre ban. What I need to know is if that makes them more or less valuable and how could I verify their age? One is a colt sporter match hbar (serial # mh054824), the other is a bushmaster xm15-e2s (serial # L175475. Any help would be much appreciated. :)
     

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  2. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I'll purchase the Colt from you for $50-
     

  3. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    I've no idea what they are worth. Sorry
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ban no longer matters as the ban is over. Even if they were made during the ban, you can build them any way you want. The Colt? $200-$250? The Bushmaster? $100-$175 depending on whether new or used.
     
  5. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    Thanks guys. And no I will not be selling them for $50. :)
     
  6. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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    I believe they are stripped lowers. Maybe I'm wrong but those prices seem high.
     
  7. FCross7

    FCross7 New Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. I would say both are around $100. With places like PSA regularly putting stripped lowers on sale for $49, I wouldn't think you would get much above $100 for them.

    -Fred
     
  8. rugernut

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    I would think about 200
     
  9. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    A fair price for you and the buyer would be around $100.00. Suggested Retail obviously would be higher but there are good deals in the market available. So $75.00 - $100 would be more than a fair price for each.

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  10. will_reed

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    My LGS sells stripped Spike's for $83 but that's plus tax and background. On a FTF deal, I would say the BM is worth $100 and maybe a little more for the Colt.
     
  11. mtmagwhenindout

    mtmagwhenindout New Member

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    The colt is 9 times out of 10 always going to cost more your paying for the name I wouldn't take no less than 125 for it
     
  12. triggernomic

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    I'd say $100 at the most, just because it's a colt. $70 for the bushmaster. Considering I can buy a Stag receiver for $100 new, I'd give $100 for a used colt receiver. I bought my PSA receivers for $75 plus shipping new. There's no telling how much battering a used receiver's taken.
     
  13. triggernomic

    triggernomic New Member

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    I wanted a spike but I can't find them for crap, even on the internet. Where is this out of?
     
  14. ShirtRIPPA

    ShirtRIPPA New Member

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    There are a lot of companies online that sell Spikes stripped lowers. Just go to WWW.spikestactical.com and click on the lowers section. There is also a company called DSG Arms that sells spikes lowers for $85 (I think it was $85, definitely no more than $90) it is their receiver with their basic spider rollmark, but I personally don't care for their other rollmarks anyway.
     
  15. triggernomic

    triggernomic New Member

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    Backordered on every site, including that one. I already bought the PSA receivers, but if I could get ahold of a zombie spike I would be happy.
     
  16. will_reed

    will_reed New Member

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    I ordered mine from Shooter's Depot in Chattanooga, Tn. Should be in next week.
     
  17. Quentin

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    So are you in CA now? I'm pretty sure a regular civilian can't have an AR there with a Colt lower, period. Or a lower that's stamped AR-15. And I think that Bushmaster isn't on the approved list too. Don't know about other ban states, you'd have to find out before selling. (Anyway, that's probably why your friend never used these lowers in CA.)

    If you must sell out of state you'll incur an FFL transfer fee on your end and the buyer will on his end which would be at least $25 each. Let's say you get $80 for the BM, well that's going to push it up pretty high. Maybe you could get $150 for the Colt but then slap on two transfer fees. Face to face sales locally would be the way to go since anyone in the know can find a lower just as good for $80 or less + one transfer.

    Now of course you could stumble across someone who will pay anything (say for the Colt), but the above is just the likely scenario.
     
  18. nastyogre

    nastyogre New Member

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    I'm not in CA, I'm in nevada. That's why he sold them to me. He didn't want to have them in his possession in Cali. I can sell them here with no problem. I'll probably just build them now since I paid $150 apiece for them. Looks like I should have done this research first. Oh well, now I have an excuse to do a bull barrel. :)
     
  19. Quentin

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    Well I've got to say a lot of folks would love building on a Colt stripped lower so you didn't get hurt too bad on that one. If I had stumbled across one I'd also have paid $150. I bet the pony will add $80 to the overall value of a good build so you're ok there.

    The BM dinged you, about twice what it's worth in a free state, with so many good lowers out there. But if that's the worst AR mistake you make, no big deal! And since it doesn't sound like you had to fill out federal paperwork or pay transfer fees, shipping and tax, it's sounding a little better all the time. You hear of $50-80 lowers all the time but by the time you get it rung up another $40 or so is on your card.
     
  20. triggernomic

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    Would a completed rifle with a colt lower fetch more sale $ than one with a PSA? I mean obviously it would, but a significant amount?