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Old 05-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Keep or sell? AR uppers.

I've got two uppers in. Both are factory colts, both has KAC ras rails, and both are in 95%+ condition.

The first is a a2 colt 727 14.5 socom HB upper. it appears to be a factory upper (shows no signs of the pins being removed) It's marked C MB on the upper, L6 I 2 on the FSB, and C MP 5.56 nato 1/7 on the barrel. I have not removed the KAC rails to view the date code. Has a C FA colt BCG.

The other is a factory colt 9mm upper, It's a 10.3 or 10.5, not to sure about that.The upper is a A1 style, has C A marked on the upper, c99 (r1) 2 marked on the FSB and C MP CB marked on the barrel on the top with 9mm on the side. The bolt is ramped and comes with 2 off brand mags and a colt drop in mag adaptor.

Any clue what these would go for? I'm thinking about pricing the 727 upper for $1500 and the 9mm setup for $1300
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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I've got two uppers in. Both are factory colts, both has KAC ras rails, and both are in 95%+ condition.

The first is a a2 colt 727 14.5 socom HB upper. it appears to be a factory upper (shows no signs of the pins being removed) It's marked C MB on the upper, L6 I 2 on the FSB, and C MP 5.56 nato 1/7 on the barrel. I have not removed the KAC rails to view the date code. Has a C FA colt BCG.

The other is a factory colt 9mm upper, It's a 10.3 or 10.5, not to sure about that.The upper is a A1 style, has C A marked on the upper, c99 (r1) 2 marked on the FSB and C MP CB marked on the barrel on the top with 9mm on the side. The bolt is ramped and comes with 2 off brand mags and a colt drop in mag adaptor.

Any clue what these would go for? I'm thinking about pricing the 727 upper for $1500 and the 9mm setup for $1300
You really think they will go for that much?

I did some googling around about the 727 and I saw some old ads for the same upper (I think) for half of that price.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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The 727 is like new and has the heavy socom barrel. Socom barrels, IF you can find one is $700+ stripped. Never mind that this is a complete early m4 socom upper with factory colt bolt and a new set of ras rails.

I may be a bit high on the 9mm upper but this is a drop in setup with new RAS rails. When factory 6920 uppers are going near $1000 I feel I can get it.
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You probably know more about it than I do to be honest.

But I couldn't get near that for my complete new 6920 upper. Two months ago I could; I would have been lucky to get 700-800 for it today. I sold the complete rifle yesterday for $1325
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=339170259

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Last complete one I had I got 950 for it about a week ago.

I'll list them later, best to start high and come down. If it was a 14.5 flat top I'd keep it in a second. Not to crazy about the heavy barrel or the a2 upper. It'd be great for somebody who wants to build a correct early m4 retro clone.
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I confess myself a bit surprised. Hell, I should hit up every walmart I can to buy another and then sell the upper. I'd get a complete colt lower for like $250
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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Right now stripping a colt is the way to go. Biddings not over and he's already made about $200 more than you did by just taking the upper off the listing it as 2 auctions.

He could have made more if he would have sold that rogers stock seperatly.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=339375610

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Right now stripping a colt is the way to go. Biddings not over and he's already made about $200 more than you did by just taking the upper off the listing it as 2 auctions.

He could have made more if he would have sold that rogers stock seperatly.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=339375610
I listed my upper like 10 times on gunbroker and had zero bids. My opening bid was like 850, BIN $1100.

I refuse to do a no-reserve auction starting at $0.01; that carries far too much risk. Probably could have broken it up for more. My priority was to get rid of it before prices dropped to normal.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:31 PM   #9
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I think the prices already are at normal levels. I spotted several venders with $850 ar's at the last show and they wern't flyin off the shelf. I'm having no problem finding stuff at a good price.
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Yeah, they're definitely coming back down and getting easier to find. But if they were normal, I wouldn't have gotten better than full price for mine. The thing sells for $1099 at Walmart, which is $1175 after tax. Under normal conditions, you wouldn't get that full price for it anyway on any board or on armslist. And I made $150 on more than that on mine.

People will continue to pay a premium on them for a few more weeks I think.
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I was at Academy today buying cleats and noticed Colt LE 6920's on the shelf for 1299.99. No 9mm ammo though
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I was at Academy today buying cleats and noticed Colt LE 6920's on the shelf for 1299.99. No 9mm ammo though
Still above msrp, but at least they had them.
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