Bushmaster ACR on Gunbroker – And you thought the MSRP was bad?

Looks like Jesse James, the winner of the first Bushmaster ACR released to a civilian, decided he needs money more than the gun:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=161198693

He looks happy in that picture, but not as happy as I bet he is now.

Oh if only I would have followed his 3 steps to success:

1) Attend AAC Silencer Shoot

2) Place bid on Bushmaster ACR silent auction

3) Win and PROFIT

The current bid on Gunbroker is $15,000!

Pretty sweet profit so far considering Bushmaster’s MSRP is $3061

No telling what the bid will be up to closer to the auction end date of May 30.

I don’t know how much he actually paid for the ACR in the silent auction, but the post on Advanced Armament’s Blog states that $7500 was raised during the auction.  Considering the Bushmaster ACR was not the only product in the silent auction, I think its safe to say that at the current bid, Jesse is already more than doubling his money.  On top of that, the auction doesn’t even include the sweet AimPoint CompM4 and Suppressor that came on his ACR!!!!

According to the details in the auction:

As part of an agreement with a large private collector, I am offering this rifle to the General Public before it is stored in a large walk-in safe forever. This rifle is being offered to the General Public for a ONE TIME ONLY event, once this auction has ended the rifle will be either turned over to the Winning Bidder, or it will go to the private collector. The reserve is set at the private collector’s firm offer. If the reserve is beat, the rifle will go to the winning bidder.

I hate to think what the reserve price is!

Anyone feeling generous?  Email me if you want my FFL info :P

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Jesse James March 17, 2010 at 05:22 am

Hey There,
There comes a time in a gun collectors life when something hanging on a wall turns into something being stored in a safe. I cant tell you how many emails and phone calls ive recieved over the past 2-3 months on this gun. It has been hard just not to shoot it. Those who know me in the gun industry, know that I beat the crap out of the guns that I own. The ACR in question is like a drug to me every time I walk by it, and thus I have decided to let someone else that has the will power to keep it locked up or feel good about shooting it, own it. Im not happy to see it go, but there are other people out there that want it more than im willing to keep it for. There is a big story behind the delivery of this gun, and those who know it, understand why im letting it go. Fate and luck had a lot to do with it, not just putting a number on a piece of paper. Wounded Warrior got plenty from me once again this year, and if you ask me it was well worth the cause. It is important to note that I would not sell the item to any collectors unless the public had a chance to own it first. I hope that Bushmaster will release the ACR’s soon, so everyone will have a chance to own one, but for now it is what it is. Happy bidding to all.

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Marky March 17, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Good on you for offering it up at least, and being upfront about what you are doing. I’d do the same thing if the gun was worth that much to someone else.

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Admin (Mike) March 17, 2010 at 09:24 pm

Hey Jesse,
Sorry I misspelled your name, I just went by what they had on the AAC blog. I’ll change it.

I would be so tempted to keep it and shoot it, but I’d definitely sell it if people were willing to pay that much over MSRP.

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Mike March 18, 2010 at 12:27 am

In my opinion you would be a fool not to sell it. Nobody should pass up an opportunity to make money that easily. Just use some of it to buy a few more rifles you can enjoy lol.

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Admin (Mike) March 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

Ooo yea! Spending the profit on MORE rifles, that’s something I can get behind!!!

I hope you don’t do anything lame such as pay off a debt or bills Jesse. :P I expect a full report back once your multiply your rifle count. :)

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Bill March 17, 2010 at 08:07 am

Once in a lifetime opportunity to make some good $$ off people who have more money than sense.

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Admin (Mike) March 17, 2010 at 09:27 pm

Definitely!

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Nice March 17, 2010 at 07:54 pm

I think you should sell it to somebody at Bushmaster. Those guys think this rifle is made of gold.

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