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  1. Yeah we already knew that, but i was watching to see if it went for STUPID money like some of the others we have seen. I think that the value kind of banks on the fact that most people have no idea what it is or that it even exists. Like mine, my father bought the lower rec. in about 1966 thinking it was a 44 JLMG. It wasn't till i got involved with it and meeting you that i really had a clue Now i love it and it does cause a stir most times i take it out. Ryche
  2. sold last night for $5640.00. guess that gives us a clue as to current value The only others i know about were made by a guy who has been mentioned before when selling "clones" of DROR and JLMG41s merged together. Ryche
  3. I have gotten lucky once at an auction. I was going for a dual drum carrier for my MG-34. The other bidder dropped out at $75 so i won about a $200-$300 item. Otherwise i stay away from auctions like you guys i can't afford to get caught up in a bidding war. But hey if ya got the money ....go for it. Maybe it was the last part he needed to finish his project????? Ryche
  4. Joe Scott Has really good repos. I have had one of his on my Para carbine for years. Ryche
  5. I have to agree with both Brian and Art. I found in the last year when having to sell some of my Luger collection. For as iconic a weapon as it is the market is very soft right now. Lots were interested but i had to bring my price down in order to sell. The auction did fairly well when i had to sell a couple MG's but they are in a top end collector market that is also showing some dipping in price in the last few years. So yes it is a crap shoot but you can always hope to come out on the winning end. Probably wouldn't be as much fun if it wasn't Ryche
  6. How much did it finish at??? Cant see the auction on GB any more. Ryche
  7. I would love to have one of the carbines, just because i have seen only one years ago. At the time i was to young and unknowledgeable and $3000 was alot of money. Brian: I have only heard of or seen a Mexican crest through you, but i wouldn't mind one of those either Thanks for the heads up info, there are still alot of guys out there that believe the Guard story. Ryche
  8. Although the pics seem to be gone, I looked at this rifle and it is a very solid piece. The barrel is immaculate nice and bright with very good rifling. The stock is in very good shape minor dings and such as is to be expected. Over all it appears to be in fine shape. Ryche.
  9. Other than a couple of the mag housing rivets coming out{will be replaced soon} mine works beautifully. I shoot it on a somewhat regular basis. Also after appearing on the Forgotten Weapons episode it now gets a bit of attention when i take it out They updated the post on GB with" the weapon has been tried and functions with dummy rounds but should be checked by a gunsmith before attempting live fire" buyer beware... Ryche
  10. I am not sure who the seller is but i bet i know who built it......... Not your guy Brian. Ryche
  11. NPC stands for Netherlands purchasing committee roughly. As Ed said the book is a really good investment. I have read mine cover to cover a couple times and refer to it often. Ryche
  12. I would be happy to compare it to mine which i believe has been un altered. Ryche
  13. Hey I am in Prescott as well. We should meet at the PV gun show in April. Talk JSAR for a bit. Ryche
  14. Did you lift the bolt handle up before pulling to the rear? Alot of people familiar with the Garrand forget this step and try to pull straight back without lifting the handle. If the case is stuck it coud also be something in the chamber is sticking the case tight. Try lifting the bolt handle and while pulling to the rear smartly smacking the butt of the rifle on some card board or a mat on the floor to avoid damaging the butt. If the case is just stuck this will usually get it to release. It also helps to shoot some CLP or other bore cleaner down the barrel to help loosen the stuck case. Ryche
  15. I'm with you Dash.... I'm not even sure where to start. Horrified but interested kinda like a train wreck...just can't look away Boss where did you find this???? Ryche