February 14th, 2006, 11:31 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
USGI Parts, M14/M1A, Relative value by contractor
I'm new to this whole "shopping for USGI" parts activity. I've heard and read several different company names mentioned all over this forum.
All things being equal when comparing identical used but serviceable USGI parts, are there any which are more valuable than others simply because comany "a" only made 20,000 of them while company "b" manufactured 80,000 of them?
Stocks (I know, very subjective to grain pattern, condition, etc.)
P.S. I am not trying to sell any parts, nor am I searching for actual dollar values, just general trends of which manufacturer's parts "by type" are prized more than others simply because of who made them. (I.E. Brand "A" made better bolts, but brand "B" made better receivers, but brand "c" is rare because only a limited run was done. Or maybe parts with certain markings indicate a more prized find than others with later marks. I do believe that this question is history related. Sorry if some of you disagree.
Last edited by CoachUSMC2818; February 14th, 2006 at 02:21 PM.