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    Default To sell G43 with or without ZF4 and mount....that is the question

    I am listing one of my G43s on GB starting Saturday (hope this is not appropriate to mention here!) and have received differing advice as to selling it with or without the scope I've been using on it for a couple of years. Some say separate them as a buyer may not care to have the scope. One said sell with with the scope as a 'tested' unit and that anyone who could afford the rifle could likely afford the scope. Thus my question if you care to comment. I am somewhat conflicted but leaning toward separating. Thanks for your thoughts!
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    A question here is whether an original mount or reproduction mount. Id be tempted to try to sell it with the scope and mount if a reproduction mount and separately if an original mount. Why? Because youll be wanting top dollar for the rifle and mount together if an original mount and together they will be out of range for a lot of people. On the other hand, if a reproduction mount, then I think the reproduction mount will add about as much value to the rifle as selling them separately and will stay affordable to a lot of people. Just my opinion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph Burke View Post
    A question here is whether an original mount or reproduction mount. Id be tempted to try to sell it with the scope and mount if a reproduction mount and separately if an original mount. Why? Because youll be wanting top dollar for the rifle and mount together if an original mount and together they will be out of range for a lot of people. On the other hand, if a reproduction mount, then I think the reproduction mount will add about as much value to the rifle as selling them separately and will stay affordable to a lot of people. Just my opinion.


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    I agree with this. John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bnz41john View Post
    I agree with this. John.
    More support for this suggestion.

    The only reason to sell the original mount with the rifle is if it is matching to the rifle, then the value of the package increases extraordinarily. Depending on where you are selling, you may be able to advertise the rifle and say that as an extra you have an original none matching mount available for 'x' amount.
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    If it's matching to the rifle, there is no way in Hell I would separate them. The package is worth a lot more with matching scope mount. If the mount is not matching, then sell the rifle first then sell the scope/mount package. You could list in the sale that you do have the scope/mount set as an option to buy if a buyer would want it. But, a lot of rifle buyers aren't interested in the scope/mount if they aren't matching and they can get into the rifle at a lot lower price than with the scope/mount set up.

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    Sell them separately and move on....

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    looks like a typical super smooth Chinese mount. the rifle on the other hand looks to be a nice BLM made g43..

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    Thanks for the very helpful input, guys. I had failed to mention that the scope is original, the mount is reproduction. Yes the rifle is a nice BLM. I have taken your advice and listed the scope with mount separately from the rifle. I do have another G43 with an original mount and scope that I have shown here on the forum earlier. I don't anticipate selling that outfit until I'm crawling to my deathbed as it is a bring back with the capture paper. Even though the mount is not serialed to the rifle I would most likely try to sell all as one unit. I've never had the mount off of the rifle and have never even fired the rifle despite having it over 20 years. The BLM I'm selling has been my 'shooter' and it has worked very well with the scope and mount.

    And thanks for the info on the mount (China) as I have seen several different reproduction styles on the web and wondered where they are being made. Here's what this mount looks like close up:
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    The mount is certainly Chinese in origin, but at least this series of reproductions generally fit with no modification.

    You can purchase them for as low as $125-150 so the scope/mount package would be about $500-600 but omeone might pay a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentcq View Post
    The mount is certainly Chinese in origin, but at least this series of reproductions generally fit with no modification.

    You can purchase them for as low as $125-150 so the scope/mount package would be about $500-600 but omeone might pay a little more.
    I think the genuine ZF4s currently go for $600-$700.

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