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Going rate for G-VG Ishapore 2A1

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by C. Stockwell, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. C. Stockwell

    C. Stockwell NES Member

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    How much should a nice condition Ishapore 2A1 in 7.62x51 go for in 2019?
     
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    last one I saw at Cabelas several months ago was $500ish
     
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    There's a guy selling one on gunboards right now for $400 + shipping
     
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    $400 is about it.
     
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    Be sure to post pics (and target pics) when you get one!
     
  6. Eli

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    Clearly it’s worthless. I’ll take it off your hands for you- I’ll even do it free of charge
     
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    Are you looking for a ishapore or just enfields in general. Small shop near me has a few nice enfields. I think they are all under $500?
     
  8. C. Stockwell

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    There's a 2A1 for sale a town over from me and I'm wondering if $550, their consignment price, is fair. Appears to be a little high.
     
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    If I where a collector and it was mint I might consider it , only 500k or so manufactured. Other than that I know nothing of Indian made guns. As for a shooter no way I would pay $500. I might top out at $375 IF I wanted a enfield built in India.
     
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    I'd agree it's a bit high. Two years ago when I was shopping Enfields (UK-made in 303, not Ishapore, but I encountered several of them), $350 or so was the going rate. By comparison, my 1942 Lee-Enfield ran me $420 in July 2017. Add a bit for market increase, and I don't think the Ishapore's at $550. I'd go closer to $425-$450 for a standard one, obviously condition and other factors will move the needle higher or lower from this baseline.
     
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    They used to be much less expensive. I bought the two I own for $200 each. I have seen them at shows in Texas and Arizona for $350 so $400-$450 maybe the asking price now. Good luck on your search. Try some of the smaller shops in New Hampshire if you have the time to travel.
     
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    All the SMLE prices have shot up. Back when I started buying guns, a decent matching SMLE was about $175. Ishys were under a hundred, though only just. I offered a JJCO bitser about three years ago for $300 and it sold quickly enough that I know I could have gotten more, but I'd paid $130 for it and I don't want to be "that guy." I felt 300 was more than fair.

    Like they say, they ain't making any more of these...
     

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