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    Which Gun Would You Trade? & Need Some Advice

    I am dealing with two issues that just came up. A local guy I know wants an Isaphore or FR8 for some reason to put his suppressor on.
    In short he is going to Bubba whatever he gets. The 1st issue to me is I have both firearms, so which one would a person let go on a trade??

    The 2nd issue is he has a preban Colt AR15 he bought new he wants to trade. he would trade the Colt for one of the guns and some
    help on putting two AR receivers together. Now I am no expert, but the AR would be worth much more than either gun of mine
    he wants and labor does not cost me anything or even much time. I don't like taking people, but he hit me up this morning and wants
    one of those guns of mine bad.

    BTW I look at his Colt several years ago so know it is OK. He does not shoot it, just sits in a safe.

    Any Advice???
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    Don't let Bubba mess up another surplus rifle. Tell him t get a Ruger or Mossberg with a threaded barrel, because he can get replacement parts and upgrades.


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    I know, I suggested that at first, but he does not want to do that. Said too much money (LOL). It bothers me he would Bubba a gun, but it is my chance to get that pre-ban Colt
    I have wanted for several years. Trade wise I think it would be a heck of a deal for me.
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    What about finding a Bubba'd rifle for cheap and buy it, then trade it to him?


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    It would be a good idea, but he gets something in mind he wants to do it right now and he is hot to trot to make a trade. If I screw around I will likely loose out on a chance to get that preban Colt.
    As far as I know his Colt is worth much more than a Isaphore or FR8.
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    Let the FR8 go. He can just get an adapter made to thread on the suppressor and thus not Bubba the gun.


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    IMHO the whole "pre-ban" thing is a thing of the past, except for certain states, but especially when it comes to ARs. I honestly wouldn't trade either. They don't make Ishapores or FR-8s anymore, but building retro ARs is all too easy nowadays.
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    What is a Colt Sporter made back then worth today? One owner, safe queen.
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    Are we talking SP1 here? If so about 1200-1500 dollars. Around this area anyway. Trade either one you wouldn't miss. For me having owned both it would be the FR8. I just didn't like shooting that little shoulder slapper. If he bubba's it oh well!!! As you probably guessed I'm of the school of if he owns it and wants to bubba it, have at it. Just like saying you shouldn't hot rod a steel 32 coupe. Yeah right!!!!!!!!
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    ^^^^ YUP.


    id give him the FR8 & just not care or want to know what he did with it after.... get the gun you want & let him bubba his up.
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