oh, don't mind me. my max bid is entered. If I'm outbid, I'm outbid.
I actually expect to be outbid too. I wish I would win and who knows, maybe I will.
I think I'll miss it in the end by a sniper though. Just a feeling.
Warty is right.....supply and demand. Remember someone posting the ads from many years ago on some wonderful weapons we all would want now at just a fraction of nowdays price and before some of them were banned?
I just paid $1000 for mine but I think of it as an investment and owning a part of history. I may have a few brain cells missing but I have no regrets. I feel it can only go up in value.
Like Dr. Smeller, I saw these going in the $600 range, give or take, when I discovered this hobby two years ago. I got lucky (no pun intended) and got one with a few belts and the OOW 308 conversion for a decent price. When I deducted the value of the extras, I paid maybe $450 tops for a clean, brass loader. That was a fluke of timing though and $600 was the going price. In two years they have doubled at least. That's about a 36% annual rate of return so far. Mine is closer to 48%
I bet there are a few stashes of these just waiting to hit the market. Like it was stated above, there are more guns/kits that loaders, but there are more loaders than there are members here who have them. Illya isn't the only one sitting on some of these, methinks.
I'll show you how obsessed I am about loaders...
Illya, I remember that picture from ebay and bid on one of the loaders.
Please email me if you still have any of those as I need one of the variations you had!
Here's a pic that's a little old. I've added a few since.
Original boxes for all but the last one.
I've made out good on some, and paid dearly for others!
By the way, anybody have interesting models or variations? I'm interested.
If it says Colt on it and is not an Argentine loader, I'm very interested.
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