What's it worth? Ballpark figure... Bren Ten

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    What's it worth? Ballpark figure... Bren Ten

    I have a co-worker that told me a while back that he has a Bren Ten (don't know model) he bought new and it has never been fired! He never received a magazine for it due to the several screw-ups of the company and then them going broke, so he just put it away. I'm thinking of trying to talk him out of it, he has other guns for defense and could use the money as he is retired and working night shift where I am. I've seen a few of these on gunbroker starting around $2500 and up but they're not selling either. So what is their true worth? I know the old adage that it's worth what someone is willing to pay but, where would you start?
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    Sonny Crockett and the BrenTen - YouTube

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    What caliber is it? .45 or 10mm? The Bren Ten definitely has a cult following but as you said it was sabotaged by morons running the company and contracting with a vendor for mags that didn't have the ability to make functional ones (fine choice there...) and went under in like 3 years. The Bren Ten is more or less a copy of a CZ, I don't know what it is worth but I do know it is a LOT. I've heard of the magazines alone going for like $200. That is on the list of historically significant from pop culture guns I plan to acquire, the Walther PPK (an old one not a new one) being another.

    My semi informed guess is that he can get several thousand for the Bren Ten, but I wouldn't sell it personally.

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    No idea, but would love to see a pic. if you ever get it. For me though, sans magazine and probably a very slim chance at ever getting one, that would dampen my enthusiasm. It's a shame MagPull couldn't get the line back up.

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    First of all the company went out of business in the mid 1980's, parts are next to non existent and the magazines were hard to come by even while the gun was in production and i believe to find a magazine now would be next to impossible. I have seen several new in the box with magazine for sale for around $2K. but were never sold. Without a magazine it might be worth something to a collector but to me without a a magazine it would be worthless.
    There was a web site Bren-Ten.com and a forum at one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckusaret View Post
    First of all the company went out of business in the mid 1980's, parts are next to non existent and the magazines were hard to come by even while the gun was in production and i believe to find a magazine now would be next to impossible. I have seen several new in the box with magazine for sale for around $2K. but were never sold. Without a magazine it might be worth something to a collector but to me without a a magazine it would be worthless.
    There was a web site Bren-Ten.com and a forum at one time.
    This falls into the same category as something like a Walther WA2000 or an HK PSG-1. Wealthy collectors only.

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    Bren tens are a classic which still has a following. I think you'd find it is pretty valuable, even without magazine. It is not a practical gun, biut for someone who wants one, like me, it is really cool.

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    Fund a FFL and sell it on Gunbroker....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Not a plugged nickel to me.

    ^YEP^^^^^^^^

    Just a paperweight really.

    Save your money and buy some ammo and a really nice pistol that YOU have been wanting, not something somebody else wants to sell you.
    Sad he is in a predicament but , like was mentioned, have him take it to a few gun shops to see what they would offer him or try to sell it on GB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    ^YEP^^^^^^^^

    Just a paperweight really.

    Save your money and buy some ammo and a really nice pistol that YOU have been wanting, not something somebody else wants to sell you.
    Sad he is in a predicament but , like was mentioned, have him take it to a few gun shops to see what they would offer him or try to sell it on GB.
    It definitely isn't a practical shooter, but it does have value to a wealthy collector that understands the history of it.
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    Does KEN on wild west alaska carry a BREN 10?

    I'd carry some sort of 10mm if i lived up there.

    His gun looks like a CZ or BHP to me.

    At least he carries cocked and locked.
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    Any update here. Let us know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit1978 View Post
    Bren tens are a classic which still has a following. I think you'd find it is pretty valuable, even without magazine. It is not a practical gun, biut for someone who wants one, like me, it is really cool.
    I'm gonna off topic here a pinch. Was in a G store last year. They had a remake of a semi auto MG34 in box w/spare barrel and 800R of 8mm. All yours for $4000. Bipod of course. I got to pick it up. Heavy sucker and UBER COOL. Discount Guns HW99 Lynnwood..north of Seattle WA.
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    You could probably make some $$$ by parting it out.

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    Sorry for the delay, I'm still waiting for him to bring it in so I can take photos. We only see each other a couple times a week. I'll see him tomorrow and remind him.
    He keeps waffling about whether to sell it though. BTW, he says it's a 2 digit serial number.
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