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Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

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Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby hakentt » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:34 pm

Just want to be informed on pricing of semi mg42/m53 now in 2017. It looks like the only retailer WLA has two in stock for $5200 plus shipping. Rest are used ones sold all over different forums and auctions with different pricing.
It looks like 'hack job' S.A M53 is going for about $3000 and quality build german ww2 S.A MG42 is going for $6000 and the rest fall in between. Are my findings right?

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby blackreichswehr » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:49 am

what do you mean by "hack job" ?

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby hakentt » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:58 pm

blackreichswehr wrote:what do you mean by "hack job" ?


Welded up receiver where weld beads are still visible, welded up rails

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby hakentt » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:34 pm

This forum is dead :?

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby Sw1ngK1ng » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:58 pm

What do you think a quality home built mg53 with a nice finish would go for with no extras?

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby hakentt » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:33 pm

Sw1ngK1ng wrote:What do you think a quality home built mg53 with a nice finish would go for with no extras?


$800

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby jbaum » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:03 am

hakentt wrote:
Sw1ngK1ng wrote:What do you think a quality home built mg53 with a nice finish would go for with no extras?


$800


Well, that's the hakentt that we all remember.

$3,000 would be closer to reality.
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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby Sw1ngK1ng » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:30 pm

jbaum wrote:$3,000 would be closer to reality.


Still wish that number was higher too lol. They take so much time to build.

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby jbaum » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:03 pm

I don't do the semi 42s, so it may well be worth more. Gunbroker would be a good place to watch to see what the latest selling prices are. For a full auto, it's around $40,000.
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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby Sw1ngK1ng » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:35 pm

jbaum wrote:I don't do the semi 42s, so it may well be worth more. Gunbroker would be a good place to watch to see what the latest selling prices are. For a full auto, it's around $40,000.


I see a lot of guns sell for far higher than their real value on there so if I ever do sell that will probably be where. One day I hope to have a full auto but they may be completely banned by time that day comes.

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Re: Pricing of semi MG/M53 now in 2017?

Postby hakentt » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:57 pm

jbaum wrote:I don't do the semi 42s, so it may well be worth more.


Full auto MG42 is not fun, I see few guys on the gun range always get frustrated, it never runs smooth, it will rip 10 rounds then stop, then do 20 then stop, then do 5 then stop, by the end of the day they wasted 1000 rounds and were dirty as mechanics clearing all the fail to cycle, fail to eject, fail to fire problems. This all may be do to inconsistent Romanian surplus ammo. They were changing all the parts back and forth and still same problem. And it is not the only FA MG that I have see with same problem.

Semi auto MG42 is more fun, at least mine never stops with newer production FMJ ammo, I assume it is more reliable because there is more time between each round, harmonics smooth out.


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