Bushmaster ACR Now Available To The Public

Seems like overnight, The Bushmaster ACR is now available to the public.

A search of gunbroker results in 3 auctions where.  All of which are currently under $3000.

I even watched one end earlier today for $2800 (HERE)

The big question on my mind is, now that the Bushmaster ACR seems to be readily available… what is going to happen with Jesse James’ rifle?

He is the guy that won the first ACR in a silent auction (Details Here) then proceeded to put it up on gunbroker with a starting bid of $8500… only to have it bid up to its current price of $16000.  There are 2 days and 21 hours left in his 14 day auction, and the reserve still isn’t met.

Oh what a difference 2 weeks can make.  All I can say is that I hope he had some sort contract with that wealthy private collector, because otherwise he really shit the bed on this one.   I guess if worse comes to worse he can always just keep the rifle and his unfortunate lesson in economics.

I think Jesse follows the blog, because he commented on the last post.  Hopefully he can chime in and let us know what the deal is.

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Linoge March 27, 2010 at 08:30 pm

If GunBroker works anything like EBay, he can drop the reserve price (and/or remove it completely), and run with the highest bid. If he wants to.

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Admin (Mike) March 27, 2010 at 08:47 pm

Yea but ending it at the current highest bid doesn’t mean that guy is going to pay him for it. Worse case scenario he gives the guy negative feedback and vise versa. That’s why I’m hoping he as an actual physical contract with the private collector, otherwise he’s screwed.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky March 28, 2010 at 12:37 am

Why are all the good guns banned in commiefornia?

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Admin (Mike) March 28, 2010 at 01:26 pm

As is it would definitely be banned. With some modifications though i’m sure you could make it legal. I.E. Bullet button, fixed stock (or extended barrel) etc..

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Jesse March 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Regardless of whether or not there is in fact other ACRs out there and available to the public the appeal of this particular rifle to collectors is the fact that it is the first ever released to the public. Nothing will change that… ever; so I suspect the collectors status of that particular rifle will always be there. The price had little to do with being the only one to own an ACR.

That said I look forward to the day 8 years from now when there are enough ACRs made and the economies of scale work in my favor that I can buy one for much less than the $3000 MSRP.

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Admin (Mike) March 28, 2010 at 01:34 pm

I suppose you’re right about the collectors appeal. If I was going to spend $16000 on a gun like that i’d definitely shoot it. Hopefully the bids you have on gunbroker are from collectors and not shooters, or the original offer you had from that private collector still stands.

The best thing is that if you can sell yours for $16000+, you can now just turn around and buy one with a different serial for $3000 on gunbroker.

Hope it works out for you. Thanks for commenting!

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Jesse April 1, 2010 at 06:46 am

Sorry I’m a different Jesse. The Jesse you’re looking for is in another Castle.

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Admin (Mike) April 1, 2010 at 10:48 am

Oh sorry, I didn’t realize the email address was different from the previous ACR article I wrote which he commented on.

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