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Old December 10, 2017, 19:39   #1
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Here's a gem...

3/62 swing-down G3...

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/723451222
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Old December 11, 2017, 14:03   #2
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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.
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Old December 11, 2017, 17:41   #3
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Damn. I know nothing about G3s. That's some serious coin for a SA. I'm a lightweight.
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Old December 11, 2017, 18:47   #4
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Damn. I know nothing about G3s. That's some serious coin for a SA. I'm a lightweight.
It takes a guy with a serious mental illness and lots of money to burn to get into that level of collecting.
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Old December 11, 2017, 19:18   #5
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Iirc the last one that actually sold went for $25k
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Old December 11, 2017, 19:24   #6
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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.

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Old December 11, 2017, 22:36   #7
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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?
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Old December 12, 2017, 20:15   #8
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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.
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Old December 12, 2017, 23:11   #9
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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...
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Old December 12, 2017, 23:58   #10
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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.



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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.

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Old December 13, 2017, 07:00   #11
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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.
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Old December 14, 2017, 18:43   #12
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Really nice rifle. I would love to have one but there is no way I could afford it.
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They are nice, but not $37K nice.
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I have never seen one in person but know about their value.....Unreal and beautiful weapon.
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Old December 17, 2017, 09:17   #15
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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.
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Old December 26, 2017, 22:07   #16
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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.
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Old January 01, 2018, 21:23   #17
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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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