Price Guides last updated: June 2013
The State of the Market - Wow!!! Prices are soaring. In the first half of 2013, some prices have increased 30%-50%. As a rising tide raises all ships, almost all NFA weapons have seen an increase in price. If you’ve been living under a rock for 6 months, try finding that $7k UZI. It’s now most likely $12k. The under $20k M16 is almost extinct while MP5s are all in the 20s, with more desirable swing-down receivers up to and over $30k. AR15 conversions now live over $15k. Even the relatively unloved West Hurley Thompsons are over $15k.
The tragedy in Newtown, CT at Sandy Hook Elementary initiated a new round of 2nd Amendment political attacks by the Obama Administration. From the Rahm Emanuel playbook,
"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
The administration’s attack on law abiding gun owners set off a chain reaction among the normally complacent American citizen. Seeing the potential for bans on semi-automatic rifles demonized by the assault rifle label, they began buying everything AR15 related. Similarly for magazines with more than 10 round capacity. Prices doubled when the supply was exhausted and manufacturer’s backlogs approached 6 months. The frenzy then attacked the remainder of the contemporary gun and ammunition market to the point that limited supply became the norm. Maybe the dust has settled somewhat as supply slowly returns, but lurking in the background is the next attack by those needing control of the American population. This is a prime driver of the gun and ammunition market and in the 1st quarter of 2013 it attacked the NFA world. Slowly at first, we began to see NFA things bid on online auctions that never caught a bid before. Now you can check out Gunbroker.com on any day and see Class 3 items with bids over $20k. Government induced hysteria added to a supply constricted market produced predictable results (at least in hindsight).
So why are there still far fewer Class 3 items being sold or traded than the good old days? As prices explode, doesn’t that bring out the sellers? Maybe it’s timing and we’ll begin to see more activity or maybe it’s the fear of holding and/or investing the money?
The State of US - Let’s count up all the good stuff that’s gone on so far this year.
Fast and Furious continues to kill people
And that’s only a list of domestic successes. Who knows what the Departments of Foreign Policy and Appeasement are hoisting on the rest of the world.
Can these people really be this incompetent or are they on a well defined path of complete annihilation of what was known as America? I’m thinking the former, but worried about the latter. What do you think?
News organizations would be all over this stuff, right? No, their deep probing analysis is concentrating on where Edward Snowden is at this very moment. Deeply troubling to them that he is free and requesting asylum in Somewhereastan. Useful fools and suck-ups.
Continuing JPFO Rant - JPFO used to be a no-nonsense civil rights organization with special emphasis on the rights of self defense. Unique for a Jewish organization. Then Mr. Zellman passed away and they may have lost their compass. Last October, one of their correspondents penned an article about government sponsored genocides that included this paragraph:
“I've seen many other programs about the Nazi Holocaust -- or Shoah (the "Catastrophe") as it's also been called -- and so have you. Along with the Turkish slaughter of the Armenians, the Chinese "Massacre of the Landlords", Stalin's deadly crimes, (I would also include what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki), and the insanity of the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Nazi Holocaust, the principal horror of the 20th century, was the crowning achievement of untrammeled statism in an age which, not by any means coincidentally, saw the rise of the gigantic super-government.”
Include what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki among the genocides of the 20th Century? We know what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Nuclear bombs were dropped on Japanese cites causing widespread destruction and massive casualties causing the previously reticent Japanese to surrender. Subsequently, the planned invasion of Japan was canceled, saving millions of Japanese and Allied lives. The casualties numbered in the hundreds of thousands. JPFO was way out-of-line to equate those acts of war with the 100s of millions liquidated by their own governments. You be the judge as I still haven’t seen any retraction from JPFO.
Machine Gun Price Guide - The definite source of machine gun price information on the Internet. The MGP contains price information for over 100 transferable automatic weapons. Navigate to the Price Guides to find a particular category and select a thumbnail for a full screen display of an easily understandable chart of average prices and trends in a high/low window over many years of history.
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