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|10-03-2010, 04:51 PM||#1 (permalink)|
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Tippmann SMG-68 Value?
It looks like the old SMG-68 might have some value after all of these years. I checked its value at the turn of the century but at that time it was just an old gun and I was offered about $50. But now I see one has gone for as much as $600.
I bought it about 1990 or '91 new. Just before the 68 Specials came out. Mail order from a store I found in Action Pursuit Games. Thatís how we ordered things back in the old dayís kids.
The SMG-68 is all original and in very good condition. Serial #1378. The aluminum magazine is not crushed. I filled the original 7oz siphon tank and loaded paint and it shot like a dream. Unfortunately the o-ring on the tank is about 10 years old and fell apart after removing the tank. I have 30 5 round clips in the army surplus ammo belt pack.
Is this set-up worth some real money? I saw a SMG-60 on eBay go for only $126 recently. If that is all I can get I will let my kids use it as I shoot at them with a splatmaster.
|10-03-2010, 05:00 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Is it a 68 or a 60?
68's are worth a pretty penny.
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|10-03-2010, 05:03 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Yes the 68's are worth a lot more than the 60's. The MCB Blue book prices it at $650-$850, it might be a little less than that with what the economy is now.
But I'm sure with the condition and what you have with yours, you should be able to get the low easy.
PS Please don't let the kids play with it. Get them a 98 for around $50.
PSS also this should not be in the E-bay threads.
|10-04-2010, 08:29 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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It's really only worth $50, but I'll give you $200 if you have one for sale.
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|10-04-2010, 11:23 PM||#8 (permalink)|
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|10-05-2010, 10:44 AM||#9 (permalink)|
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I've seen the SMG-68s sell $200-300 on ebay.
The reason is that 75% of the SMG-68s were converted to 68-Specials by Tippmann. I think it was only $50 at the time to factory convert?
The SMG-68 lacked the novelty of Full/auto (banned most everywhere though), and honestly, by 1990, it was completely outclassed by the 68-special. So, nearly all were converted.
Lots of SMG-60s were converted as well, but vastly more remain unconverted. People may have liked the F/A novelty, or stopped playing, etc. This keeps the value lower, but the issue of getting .62 paint, which has become harder and harder over the years.
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|10-05-2010, 01:54 PM||#10 (permalink)|
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the conversion price was way more than $50. more like $300 IIRC.
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