View Full Version : Armscorp T48 Match, Para
May 15, 2008, 07:45
What kind of reputation does this rifle have and what would the approximate value be?
I have an Imbel being built right now and have been tossing around getting a Para.
May 15, 2008, 07:59
Nice looking Para... Are you planning to sell it... or looking to buy one...
If you are planning to sell.... I would be very interested in buy it from you...
May 15, 2008, 08:02
I am hoping to trade for it. What do you think the value of the rifle itself would be?
May 15, 2008, 08:11
Without the scope.....minimum $1500.
Anybody know how many paras they brought in?
I don't think it was very many.
The scope looks like a 30mm fixed IOR($450ish) and
it looks like 20 20rounders($6ea) and 4 30 rounders(40 ea).
OK- senior members, how close am I?
Brian in MN
May 15, 2008, 08:38
If it says T48 on it it is an American made receiver. They are better than Hesse and worse than everything else that comes to mind. No way I'd drop $1500 into it. Before I bought I'd want to know if they trimmed the nose off the para cover. If the cover has been messed with I'd walk away unless they are below a grand.
May 15, 2008, 10:24
Looks to be to be a bit of a kit gun with DSA brake, and PG, Russian scope, barrel's a tad short methinks, for real PARA. I'll point out that the bayo won't work with that brake. I would say maybe a grand if someone like the setup.
May 15, 2008, 19:38
Barrel looks okay by Mk 1 eyeball - some paras had 17 3/8 " barrels.
The rifle is probably FMAP (Argentine) parts which are quite good generally, the issue is the receiver, as Brian points out. My first build was on a Armscorp receiver, and while it went together well and functioned flawlessly, the mag well was very tight - enough to be very annoying and not really fixeable, although well worn mags fit acceptably.
If you can get a trial period it might well prove to be okay, in which case it might be worth a little more than $1k ( again, that is presuming all else is okay too, including the original para cover nose - it does include th original cover, one would hope). Without a trial period I would be very leery about it. Lotsa mags, though, which is nice although not overwhelming !!
If it were an original preban Armscorp import FMAP para that would be a very different story !!!!!!!!
May 16, 2008, 08:12
Ditto what the guys said.
The quantity of mags doesn't impress me, unless they're alloy mags. They don't add much if anything to the value.
As a collectible, it's not. A shooter may want one like this, so it's worth less than a DSA, so absolute maximum $1200.
I forgot- who made those mag pouches?
Brian in MN
May 16, 2008, 08:53
I believe that those are German G3 pouches made from some sort of vinyl fabric.
Looks like there may be a Holland sight hiding under the silly scope.
May 16, 2008, 20:39
Good eye, Brian :beer:
There's another $150 +/- worth right there( might be one of the clones but still scarce). And while I'm no fan of the 30 rd mags, they do seem to bring a bit of a premium on the market.
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