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Old 07-14-2016, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rainmaker value...

Asked in proper thread but no replies so figured I'd ask here before I pull the trigger.

Eagleworks barrel, newer style shroud, single trigger. No idea of working condition but looks to be in good physical condition.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unknown condition, $50 or so...


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And in known good condition, still only around $80
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I was excited to see a rainmaker for sale locally but I was worried I'd be buying a headache as the guy said he hasn't used it in years. He was originally asking $150. After a while he said he'd take $75. I thought that was pretty close to a realistic value but I wasn't sure. Now I'm thinking I may let it go. Thanks.
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I was excited to see a rainmaker for sale locally but I was worried I'd be buying a headache as the guy said he hasn't used it in years.
umm, "hasn't used it in years" isn't really a factor with rainmakers. They can be a headache when new.

Unless you buy it around here as an operating marker, I would plan on it being a project of some sort. They are fun as projects and can be rendered fairly reliable and particularly noisy.
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Is anyone still doing the Marty mods to them, anyways? Rainmakers seem to beat the piss out of themselves.
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When BE sold off its entire inventory at $75 10 years ago, the value has never really gone up since then. The market was really flooded.

It was actually designed by AirPower, then sold to BE. They rushed it to market when its distribution deal for the Angel fell apart. The valve train is the main headache- It soft metal and seems to just eat itself. After a few games, there is a nice grey "paste".
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Is anyone still doing the Marty mods to them, anyways? Rainmakers seem to beat the piss out of themselves.
They do have a lot of friction/impact points, along with a mix of steel on aluminum. Once you straighten them out with the various mods, a lot of that goes away and the LPR pressure can come down to a reasonable 80 psi or so. A rainmaker that only has a mod of a new LPR would be suspect of being highly worn internally, whereas a stock rainmaker would just stop cycling and get left in the garage.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input guys. I'm gonna let it go unless he decides to let it go ultra cheap. I remember the last Rainmaker I had launched the bolt & bolt cover at my face when the bolt link broke. Ha.
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Old 07-14-2016, 08:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Question: assuming it's not already in some state of disrepair, what would it take to make it useable shooting 500-1000 rounds every couple of months?
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