B40/.22 fair asking price?

B40/.22 fair asking price?

Joined: July 24th, 2009, 4:33 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 6:27 pm #1

The BAM B40 seems to no more as a new rifle in these United States. So what would be a fair asking price for a used B40/.22 in very good condition (wood and metal are at least 95%)?
Darryl
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Joined: July 27th, 2004, 4:50 am

June 22nd, 2011, 7:28 pm #2

I had one for sale a few months back , and didnt get any interest, I was asking 250 ( if I remember correctly), still have mine and its still for sale. I wish you luck.

Eric in San Diego
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Joined: January 22nd, 2011, 5:09 am

June 22nd, 2011, 7:45 pm #3

The BAM B40 seems to no more as a new rifle in these United States. So what would be a fair asking price for a used B40/.22 in very good condition (wood and metal are at least 95%)?
Darryl
You shoulda grabbed one from AGD....mine is nice.
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Joined: October 2nd, 2009, 10:15 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 9:13 pm #4

The BAM B40 seems to no more as a new rifle in these United States. So what would be a fair asking price for a used B40/.22 in very good condition (wood and metal are at least 95%)?
Darryl
You should put it up for sale at GTA there are several people still looking for them.
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Joined: July 24th, 2009, 4:33 pm

June 22nd, 2011, 9:35 pm #5

I was asking about a fair price because I might be interested in buying one. It's one of those rifles on my list, but it's close behind a Marauder (pistol) and maybe an Mrod in .25. Always good to know the going rate. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. $250.00 seems close to the then new price, iirc.
darryl
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Joined: October 10th, 2003, 5:24 am

June 23rd, 2011, 1:15 am #6

The BAM B40 seems to no more as a new rifle in these United States. So what would be a fair asking price for a used B40/.22 in very good condition (wood and metal are at least 95%)?
Darryl
At least, when I offered someone a fully tuned .177 for less, they said, "Oh, I can get a new [untuned] one for $249!". I passed on a .22 BAM40 tuned by John in PA for around $220, shipped and could kick myself. If tuned, I would expect $225 or so.

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Joined: July 27th, 2004, 4:50 am

June 23rd, 2011, 3:30 am #7

I didnt even get any offers to negotiate on the b-40 or my Mountain Air b-51. Not complaining , I still shoot em just not as much.

Eric in San Diego
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Joined: July 24th, 2009, 4:33 pm

June 23rd, 2011, 12:31 pm #8

"Tuned" rifles by recognized tuners seem to be prized among air-gunners. I've never experienced a such a rifle. I have this general impression that tuning as a goal delivers a slightly less powerful, but more civilized and accurate shooting iron; the end result being an air gun that is more capable of putting lead more precisely on target. If the shooter can make the shot, the rifle can make the shot. Further, I've read that a tune takes the rifle's capabilities somewhere beyond what can be achieved in typical mass production techniques. Is that about right?

So, I am not up on what can be achieved with a tuning a B40 (/.22). I'll search this forum to see what tuning a B40 generally yields. Ought to be interesting. From there it's a value judgement as to whether a tuned B40/.22 is competitive with my first priority; the Marauder pistol. Can a tuned B40 usurp the pistol's place on my priority list?

At least I'm now considering this rifle. But against it is the weight. It has no sights, so it requires a scope. I've moved on to shooting with weight-saving open sights (peeps) so I can (also) enjoy some free-hand shooting challenges. Yes, the P-rod requires a scope too, but it's light weight.

Still, I freely admit that the B40 has it's appeal. Maybe it's because you don't miss something until it's gone. Or you always want what you can't have. I wonder how many have moved on from a B40 to the TX200?

blah-blah-blah, and blah-blah (he just keeps going!) :D
darryl
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Joined: December 19th, 2008, 9:14 pm

June 23rd, 2011, 1:59 pm #9

I have a MM tuned B40 that will never leave my collection. With it I am capable of 3/4" to 1" groups at 55 yards using RWS Super H point pellets.

I don't know if it is the tune or the rifle design but it seems to have no hold sensitivity. It is pellet specific in that you put anything other than rws h-point down the barrel you are going to miss.

As for value I would expect to pay 200-250 for one. It would take far more than that to buy mine however.

Eric
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Joined: July 24th, 2009, 4:33 pm

June 23rd, 2011, 2:17 pm #10

I appreciate your sentiment. If it feels good, keep it. That's understandable. Worth more to keep it than to have it gone.
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