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realmswalker
03-05-2009, 10:38 PM
I have a 30 round mini 14 magazine rebuild kit including body, spring, follower and floorplate of unknown brand in good shape and another Ruger brand mini 14 magazine in very good shape that strangely only holds 4 rounds.

What's a fair price for these two items?

jeffyboy
03-05-2009, 11:13 PM
Pictures might help with basing a value on them.

realmswalker
03-06-2009, 10:23 PM
Here are some pictures.

http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/realmswalker1/DSCF0950.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/realmswalker1/DSCF0951.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/realmswalker1/DSCF0952.jpg
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn38/realmswalker1/DSCF0953.jpg

realmswalker
03-07-2009, 6:08 PM
Anyone with a fair price? I don't have a mini 14 nor do I want one so I would like to see these go to a happy home.

j1133s
03-08-2009, 8:18 AM
I've generally priced my used mags at about 1/2 their current new price and have found not much difficulty selling them. But you aren't selling a mag, just parts to fix old mags... so your market is smaller.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=165411
20 rounders are going for $30.

So I'd price it at $15 or a bit lower due to smaller market.

maxicon
03-08-2009, 10:34 AM
Likewise, the Ruger 5 rounders go for about $20 or so new. Dunno why yours only holds 4.

Demand for the 5 rounders isn't usually super strong, but they sell well in California if priced right. $10-15 would seem reasonable, depending on condition.

bohoki
03-08-2009, 11:09 AM
maybe someone assembled the 5 rounder with the floorplate lock upside down

i think $15 for the kit and $10 for the oem mag is fair

i have that same 2 hole magazine with welded rear lock nub but mine looks way worse with 15 years of scratches and rust

formulad97
03-08-2009, 11:25 AM
Trade you 2 paraord 1911 mags for it