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#1 SavageInsight

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:31 PM

Hey Guys
  Anyone collect M series KWAs?

    If you do, what do you think qualifies or disqualifies something as collector quality?

   Orange tip, painted over or left alone

   Superficial scratches on the slide, painted over or visible?

   Grips, slightly worn, crisp, or slightly worn?

   Lower finish, can you still feel the roughness? (rare point)

   Barrel "rectangle" - how scratched?

   Which model?
     M18, M26, M19, etc.

    Other obvious notes:
     Fully functional, Original Magazine or No?  Etc.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

I don't know but this one is close IMO.  What do you think? Posted Image

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

View Postgcw360, on 19 March 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

I don't know but this one is close IMO.  What do you think? Posted Image

Have you even shot it yet? ;)

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:55 PM

Yes.....yes I have.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

That M19 is in beautiful condition... you don't know how much I'd pay to get the M19 like new... :unsure:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:44 AM

Every gas pistol's slide wears down over time until it has worn down too much beyond reasonable repair (not replacing the entire slide and internals). Since the M series was discontinued a while back, if it is too used, I would not consider a collectors item, as it doesn't even perform very. It's like when a collector car has an engine that is too beat up to be considered desirable.

As for slides and scratches and paint finish, I'd say it depends on the quality of the job done. As for the lower frame, it's more rare to see a lower frame plastic be worn down or damaged. That part isn't really put through the same stress as the slide...nor does it scratch easily.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:16 AM

View Postgreatwatermelon, on 20 March 2012 - 01:44 AM, said:

Every gas pistol's slide wears down over time until it has worn down too much beyond reasonable repair (not replacing the entire slide and internals). Since the M series was discontinued a while back, if it is too used, I would not consider a collectors item, as it doesn't even perform very. It's like when a collector car has an engine that is too beat up to be considered desirable.

As for slides and scratches and paint finish, I'd say it depends on the quality of the job done. As for the lower frame, it's more rare to see a lower frame plastic be worn down or damaged. That part isn't really put through the same stress as the slide...nor does it scratch easily.


  True, they may not be damaged, but I've always noticed the first thing to go is the bite of the rough texture, especially under the barrel from holsters.
   The people at ACQB call me a lot of nicknames like "The Glock Guy." I've seen a lot of them and started to wonder.

   That looks pretty good GCW, without looking at it I mean.

   A lot of almost or brand new M18s seem to be popping up around here lately. I just traded for two O.o

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:14 AM

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:37 PM

I'd say collector quality is as new and untouched as a M series can get. The less worn or used even in a holster, the better or more valuable. I do have to warn that there are quite a bit of counterfeit KSC M series flying around. There were counterfeit ones being sold in one store just down the street from where I used to live in Northern California.

There's a whole thread dedicated to counterfeit M Series. You may want to check that out before purchasing more of them.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:57 AM

i have  a glock 18c all it needs is a new firing pin

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 07:37 PM

Irish how much do you want for it

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 08:28 PM

View Postthat guy with the m4, on 11 August 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

Irish how much do you want for it
psst! No buying, selling, or advertising on the forums!! :blinded:

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:22 PM

sorry did not know <_<

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 05:51 PM

View Postthat guy with the m4, on 14 August 2012 - 05:22 PM, said:

sorry did not know <_<
It's all good! :)

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

i want one so bad. but i allways see the ksc's but its not the same. i want a real kwa lol.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 06:46 PM

View Postoptimuskmg, on 21 August 2012 - 09:45 PM, said:

i want one so bad. but i allways see the ksc's but its not the same. i want a real kwa lol.
KSC M series is manufactured for KSC by KWA... but sshhhhh! don't tell anyone.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 05:36 PM

View Postgcw360, on 23 August 2012 - 06:46 PM, said:

KSC M series is manufactured for KSC by KWA... but sshhhhh! don't tell anyone.

=o..... life... changed....

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 07:04 PM

View Postoptimuskmg, on 26 August 2012 - 05:36 PM, said:


=o..... life... changed....
Funny how that happens....

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:29 PM

lol... allways wanted one.. idk why. they are just the perfect pistol to me..




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