Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

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Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

Post by FL_Cowboy » Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:26 pm

Paid $800 for it and now bored of it... looking to invest into a new AR build.

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It's a Imbel receiver built with an Imbel part's kit. Have 8 20rd mags and 1 30rd mag. Also the original handguards. It's simply sitting in my safe and bored with it. Don't even know what to ask for it if I sell it. Also not sure if I should trade it.

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Post by N4KVE » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:02 pm

I have the same Imbel/Imbel. Great gun. $1000 would be right. I wouldn't sell it, but if you get no action here, put it on the FAL Files. FAL's are great guns, & were used in over 90 countries around the world. Many banana republics are still using them today. GARY

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Post by DannyFL » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:59 pm

Just for your reference I was seeing PTR with black/green/wood kits at the last west palm gun show. The asking prices differed between $900-1200

I know yours is not a PTR, but just wanted to let you know...




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Post by N4KVE » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:25 pm

PTR's are HK 91 clones. The Imbel is a FAL. 1 million percent different, except they both shoot 7.62x51. As a comparison go to DSA's website to see what FAL's go for. Or just go to the buy/sell forum on the FAL Files. I own an Imbel, Israeli, & British FAL. I also own a PTR91. GARY

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Post by thorazine » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:12 pm

FL_Cowboy wrote:Paid $800 for it and now bored of it... looking to invest into a new AR build.
Bah!

For that used piece of junk you'd be lucky to get four hundred. [smilie=011.gif]

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Post by DannyFL » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:21 pm

N4KVE wrote:PTR's are HK 91 clones. The Imbel is a FAL. 1 million percent different, except they both shoot 7.62x51.
Correct. I was trying to give a non-AR10, semi auto, battle rifle comparison.





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Re: Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

Post by hurricanecharlie » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:49 am

if you are bored put wood on it!
trade with me for something so i can put wood on it!
have ar
ar parts if that is direction you want to go :ber

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Post by NonConformist » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:49 am

id say $800 though the rail adds value IDK how much so Id shoot for $900
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Re: Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:58 pm

your fal is worth at least $1100.. Imbel gear logo (fn licensed) rec goes for $500-$550.. imbel kit w/original chrome lined barrel goes for $450- $475, then someone to put it together.. Dsa is a good reference but they are not fn licensed.. your fal is as close to the real deal but w/7 u.s. parts to make it legal.. 308 ammo is the only factor that might hurt your sale right now but that's my .02... cbr

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Re: Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

Post by Casual » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:07 pm

cbr954fz1 wrote:your fal is worth at least $1100.. Imbel gear logo (fn licensed) rec goes for $500-$550.. imbel kit w/original chrome lined barrel goes for $450- $475, then someone to put it together.. Dsa is a good reference but they are not fn licensed.. your fal is as close to the real deal but w/7 u.s. parts to make it legal.. 308 ammo is the only factor that might hurt your sale right now but that's my .02... cbr
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Re: Looking to sell my FAL... what's the market like?

Post by TheHobbiest » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:40 pm

I'll trade you a raven for it.
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