Ghillie was selling ten Flemming sears (#'s 1-10). These are S&H sears. My guess is, if these sell, the market will be flat for at least a year.I wonder if these are the same sears Ghilliebear was trying to sell for someone a while back. As I remember he was also trying to sell them all together but I think the price was much higher then.
I think that's why he is giving buyers about three months, so he can compile a list of interested buyers (with no deposits taken). Hard part is, if you are ready to buy now, do you pay a bit more from someone else, or wait the three months to see what happens? Just waiting this out may keep sear prices down if people hold off buying.I just dont understand the all or nothing part?Why would someone think there are 50 ready people at any one time?
I'd say you're off by about $1,000 on the MP5 conversions - HK94s can be found readily for $3,000ish, and about 3 months ago I had one converted by Urbach for $900, and that included converting a burst pack to work with my Fleming sear which I think was $150 of the $900.$12,500 is a 'good' price but probably not a 'great' price! If Todd is looking for 50 people, I would think the price should be closer to $12,000 so enough people get interested.
Let's see, you can purchase a MP5 and registered sear combo for close to $17,000-$17,500. Strum has them for this price almost everyday.
For those poeple who have built up a HK94 correctly to a MP5, the total invested is close to $4500-$5000. I realize you can probably do it for less, maybe closer to $4000, but to do it right I feel it is closer to $5000 for a good MP5 build. The balance for the sear is close to $12,500.
Well, actually, I didn't read where he said "$4,000-5,000". I only saw the last sentence about it being $5,000. So I said that I disagreed, but then the numbers I was thinking of are right about the same as what he wrote. So I actually do agree with the "probably can do it closer to $4,000". But you are entirely correct - if you want an A3 stock, and a burst pack, you won't get the whole thing done for $4,000. None of those options were mentioned in the original post, so I was thinking more of a basic MP5 without those accessories.aviator dave you commented on the build price of a mp5 -- so will i-- i do not think he is off on his estimate to build a mp5 off a current 94 -- i'd say you are low.
as lv-hk said -- depends on how you want it built -- want the 94 rear site or an mp5 rear site?; factory fa carrier or welded carrier?; a3 or a2 stock?; the cost of that burst pack you had converted? and the list can go on........
point is that there are many ways to build an mp5 and the final price varies widely depending on the quality of the build and what one is willing to accept in the end as a MP5.
hey, just my further $0.02 for those that care -- arguments about what somethig "should" cost are irritating to me because of the variables involved in a build that determine the final cost. just because you thought the urbach build was "right" doesnt't mean that i do. folks on these boards that don't know as much as you and i do are influenced by what you say and you are not providing a complete evaluation of all the variables; hence, a biased perspective.
As far as builds go, I saw alot of 'ecno' MP5's for sale at the SAR show last week, real hack jobs but a machine gun no less. No flappers, cut barrels and no lugs, beat up finish,....."probably can do it closer to $4,000".