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VALMET December 10, 2017 19:39

Here's a gem...
 
3/62 swing-down G3...

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/723451222

Edgartwib December 11, 2017 14:03

Wow. As I was born and raised in the original Santa Fe namesake I find SF markings neat on rifles. Ive never seen a G3 marked like that! I had a Mauser action '06 with GS Santa Fe markings. I almost picked up a Santa Fe BM-59 a few years back but it was an obvious reweld and was not very clean so I passed.

meltblown December 11, 2017 17:41

Damn. I know nothing about G3s. That's some serious coin for a SA. I'm a lightweight. :cry:

hkshooter December 11, 2017 18:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by meltblown (Post 4512272)
Damn. I know nothing about G3s. That's some serious coin for a SA. I'm a lightweight. :cry:

It takes a guy with a serious mental illness and lots of money to burn to get into that level of collecting.

Abominog December 11, 2017 19:18

Iirc the last one that actually sold went for $25k

meltblown December 11, 2017 19:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4512306)
It takes a guy with a serious mental illness and lots of money to burn to get into that level of collecting.

Even G1s these days. Ouch ouch for not having 4k or so to play with not long ago. Give me 30k and buy a gun or a Tacoma...sigh. :uhoh:

Tacoma

Impala_Guy December 11, 2017 22:36

Is there an amnesty letter on these like the G series? If the lower identifying it as a SF import gets separated or lost is its status lost?

pistolero1911 December 12, 2017 20:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4512306)
It takes a guy with a serious mental illness and lots of money to burn to get into that level of collecting.

Plus no wife to quash the deal.

Capt D December 12, 2017 23:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Edgartwib (Post 4512215)
Wow. As I was born and raised in the original Santa Fe namesake I find SF markings neat on rifles. Ive never seen a G3 marked like that! I had a Mauser action '06 with GS Santa Fe markings. I almost picked up a Santa Fe BM-59 a few years back but it was an obvious reweld and was not very clean so I passed.

I have an Enfield Santa Fe bolt 'jungle carbine' if you're interested...

21HK December 12, 2017 23:58

Here's the video Ian did on the last Golden State 3/62 G3 that I'm aware of that sold. I believe the final price on it was closer to $28K plus the buyers premium.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LL9xsPJQgBo" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Quote:

Originally Posted by Impala_Guy (Post 4512373)
Is there an amnesty letter on these like the G series? If the lower identifying it as a SF import gets separated or lost is its status lost?

Based on what little I know about these while researching early CETME and G3 stuff is they're grandfathered like the G series but unsure of any letter personally. This is out of my range so the likely hood of ever owning one I never researched to see if there was an actual letter out there.
I think there is enough documentation; Ian's video, articles, previous auctions ..etc., that the 3/62 and it's "features" have been around since they were imported 55 years ago.

A loss or misplacement of one of those lowers would be devastating but there is enough information with the receiver markings and serial number range that it could be easily identified as a Santa Fe gun.

VALMET December 13, 2017 07:00

Three batches were imported in 1962...3/62 guns with the swing-down lowers like the one linked, 7/62 and 11/62 dated guns which donít have the SD lowers like the 3/62. The latter batches still bring $10-15k.

CAR December 14, 2017 18:43

Really nice rifle. I would love to have one but there is no way I could afford it.

wanneroo December 14, 2017 18:58

They are nice, but not $37K nice.

01BIRDDOG December 17, 2017 08:31

I have never seen one in person but know about their value.....Unreal and beautiful weapon.

VALMET December 17, 2017 09:17

I handled one this Spring- the one from Julia's April auction and it was very cool. While I know they are for all intents and purposes the same as the HK 91, a 1962 G3 (Julia's had an 11/62 one) with the vented steel forearm and bipod is just slick. IIRC that one brought in the neighborhood of $17k.

wilmermj December 26, 2017 22:07

I was lucky enough to find a 7/62 at a Cabelas of all places. I was dumb and broke and sold it a few years ago. Its a niche market for sure and I used(got used by)a middle man. Mine sold for 21K during Obama years. Pretty sure one of you knows where it is, don't remember if it was someone from here or HKpro but someone had PMed me and told me they saw my rifle in person after the fact.

bkbeard January 01, 2018 21:23

I found a mint Golden State marked HK41 in the shotgun news i got it along with a couple other early import military rifles, Wish i had more cash back then they had some cool stuff.


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