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I am considering selling my Dakota Tactical MP5N clone. Joe built it last August, with the ambidextrous trigger pack, and it's had 100 rounds fired through it. I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts regarding a fair asking price for it in today's market. Sorry for the poor photos. Thanks!

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HKParts lists D54P-N for $2,895. Personally, the fact that it is used becomes outweighed by the fact that I can have it now. I think the biggest problem is the wait-time. I know when I have money in hand for firearm related purchases, I tend to let it burn a hole in my pocket. In my opinion, I think $2,900 is fair. Between Joe's labor and HKParts kit, its $3,000... but like I said, to me time is money, so if I can buy it now and not wait, thats a big plus!
 

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Agreed with above. I wouldn't let mine go for less than $3000, and I am sure there are buyers at that price who will pay the premium for immediate delivery.
 

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If the D54P-N was a stock items (i.e. Adam had then on the shelf and could ship out to your FFL the next day) then as a first pass pricing would go 80% to 85% since your's is nearly new but used. This would give you a price range of $2450 more or less. However, since at this time it appears they are back ordered and take a little bit of waiting (which one has to do for all good things), sounds like the above posters have made a good case for selling at near new retail. One option might be to price it at $2890 ($5 off retail for grins) plus shipping and insurance.
 

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Thanks for the well considered responses, guys. Joe did a beautiful job with it, but I am considering selling it to fund another NFA purchase.
 

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I didn't realize the wait times were so long. I ordered mine while deployed to Afghanistan last year, and Joe shipped it in time for me to pick it up while home on leave in August (about five or six weeks later).
 

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I didn't realize the wait times were so long. I ordered mine while deployed to Afghanistan last year, and Joe shipped it in time for me to pick it up while home on leave in August (about five or six weeks later).
While is might be a wild idea of mine .... Another option is talk to Joe and see if there is someone on his build list that needs a fast turn around (i.e. another GI) and while you might not make the last nickel, could spread the good luck around.

I have no connection to Joe, other than he does great work on friends guns (I already had a set of HK 9mms) and he is really trying hard to do a custom gun on semi custom gun cycle. In the old days, the typical high end master HK smith delivery time was measure in years, the world has gotten better even if you are waiting on a nice clone ;-).
 

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That's great information - neither Adam nor Joe mentioned getting it to me any earlier because I was deployed, but the turnaround time was very short. I'm not worried about getting the absolute most out of the weapon, just want to use it to partially fund an upcoming NFA purchase. Thanks for the advice - I'll touch base with Joe and see if he's interested in it.
 
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