Top 22 Most Expensive Guns Sold on GunBroker – August 2023

M134-Minigun - Top 22 Most Expensive Items Sold on GunBroker - August 2023
M134 Minigun 7.62mm 308 – No Demo Letter Post 86 Dealer Sample – GunBroker.com Item 1000342029

August 2023 Report: 22 Most Expensive Guns Sold on GunBroker.com by Total Dollars | Auction or Fixed-Price

The August 2023 GunBroker.com Most Expensive Guns had plenty of machine guns, which has been a big trend this year. This month, the #22 spot went to a select-fire Pre-86 Dealer Sample Heckler & Koch HK MP5A3 for $17,000. For the last two months, Colt M16A2s were the most expensive guns sold, but this month they were bumped to the #4 slot at $40,076 for a Colt M16A2 Factory 11.5″ Commando 733 / 735. Following a very hot trend lately, two more Colt Python Snake Eyes Sets (67 of 500 and 478 of 500) were sold, this time for $36,026 and $55,580, respectively, clinching the #5 and #2 spots. Check out the very unusual Pearl Mfg UC9 UC 9 Foldable SMG eForm-3 Kawasaki Green NIB in spot #11, you don’t see these every day! At #1 this month was a Pre-Ban French Famas MAS 223 Bullpup Serial Number #55 that went for $58,525 when the gavel dropped. If you want to follow the action in real-time just click “Watch” on any item until it’s Going. Going. Gun.®

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List order is from the lowest to the highest dollar amount.

#22: Heckler & Koch HK MP5A3 9mm 1981 MP5 A3 – Pre-86 Dealer Sample

Per product listing: This Pre-86 Dealer Sample Heckler & Koch (H&K) Germany MP5A3 submachine gun is chambered in 9mm and in overall good condition with substantial amount of external wear from storage, handling, and use but is functionally fine and runs perfectly. This MP5 features an A3 collapsible stock, “SEF” trigger pack, and slim style handguard with “IC” (1982) date code.

GunBroker.com Item 1001059340, Heckler & Koch HK MP5A3 9mm 1981 MP5 A3 – Pre-86 Dealer Sample, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $17,000. Bid Count: 42 total bids were received from 9 bidders in 8 different states.

#21: US Ordnance M60-E6 Full Auto 762 Belt-Fed Machine Gun – No Demo Letter 

Per product listing: This US Ordnance M60E6 7.62mm Belt-Fed Machine Gun was recently upgraded with all new parts by US Ordnance including a Danish military spec barrel and is in new condition! This gun has only been test fired at US Ordnance.  

GunBroker.com Item 1001080420, US Ordnance M60-E6 Full Auto 762 Belt-Fed Machine Gun – No Demo Letter, was sold on 8/19/2023. Final Price: $17051.99. Bid Count: 30 total bids were received from 14 bidders in 12 different states.

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#20: US Ordnance M60-E6 Full Auto 762 Belt-Fed Machine Gun – No Demo Letter – New Condition

Per product listing:  This US Ordnance M60E6 7.62mm Belt-Fed Machine Gun was recently upgraded with all new parts by US Ordnance including a Danish military spec barrel and is in NEW condition! This gun has only been test fired at US Ordnance. The M60 is an iconic military belt-fed of our time. This firearm is part of “Reel Weapons” collection, a major weapons prop house out of Hollywood, CA. All firearms have at some point been used on major feature films and TV productions.

GunBroker.com Item 1001067610, US Ordnance M60-E6 Full Auto 762 Belt-Fed Machine Gun – No Demo Letter – New Condition, was sold on 8/4/2023. Final Price: $17,525. Bid Count: 23 total bids were received from 8 bidders in 8 different states.

#19: Heckler & Koch H&K MP5A3 Full Auto Machine Gun 9mm – Pre May Dealer Sample

Per product listing: Heckler & Koch MP5 A3 9mm Full Auto Machine Gun with a B.G.W. Suppressor and H&K Pulse Beam Laser attached; in excellent shape and has seen very little use. It shipped originally from H&K in November of 1978. This is a Pre-May / Pre-86 Dealer Sample and requires No Demo Letter with a MFG date of 1978. This would be considered a Keeper as it is built before May of 1986. The silencer that comes with this gun is a B.G.W. AP9S. It attaches via the TriLug mount. This gun also has an HK Pulse Beam Model 100 Laser Sight installed. Overall this Machine Gun is in good shape, showing some minor signs of wear and use. Comes with a sling and magazine.

GunBroker.com Item 1001481108, Heckler & Koch H&K MP5A3 Full Auto Machine Gun 9mm – Pre May Dealer Sample, was sold on 7/29/2023. Final Price: $18,499.99. Bid Count: One total bid was received from one bidder in one state.

#18: Smith & Wesson Model 76 SMG Transferable C&R 9mm SubMachine Gun with Parts

Per product listing: Smith and Wesson Model 76 Transferable Curio & Relic Submachine Gun w/ extra parts features: Chambered in 9mm, includes three 36-round mags, 8″ barrels, 3 barrels total and 2 heat shields, side folding stock, sights: shielded front post, rear peep sight. Fires from open bolt. Three position selector, select fire: safe semi auto and full auto. U serial number prefix (U4986). Hard to find S&W M76 spare parts includes additional parts kit, including trigger / selector pack, stock, bolt, grip, and recoil spring. Rifling looks excellent on all 3 barrels. Overall in great shape, with a few normal wear marks and scratches.

GunBroker.com Item 998574721, Smith & Wesson Model 76 SMG Transferable C&R 9mm SubMachine Gun with Parts, was sold on 8/02/2023 as a Buy Now listing with final price of $18,500. 

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 #17: Browning M2 .50BMG Transferable Semi Auto

Per product listing: This Ohio Ordnance Browning M2 Heavy Machine gun is semi auto. Chambered in .50 BMG (12.7X99mm) cartridge, has the muzzle velocity of 2,910 F/S or 890 M/S, an effective range of 1,800 meters (2,000 yards), and maximum firing range of 7,400 meters (8,100 yards). Tripod included.

GunBroker.com Item 994521266, Browning M2 .50BMG Transferable Semi Auto, was sold on 8/04/2023. Final Price: $20,000. Bid Count: one total bid was received from one bidder in one state.

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#16: Winchester 1886 .45-90 Lever-Action 1892 Mfg

Per product listing: Antique Winchester 1886 45/90 lever-action rifle, manufactured in 1892 with Winchester factory letter; all original and in great condition. This rifle was the centerpiece of Richard Crosier’s personal collection. Rick had this one salted away in his safe for decades only taking it out for occasional wipe downs or to show guests. Features include a 26″ octagon barrel with mint bore, 45/90 caliber, crescent steel butt plate, superb condition stock and its original factory finish! Holy grail condition rifle from the personal collection of Rick Crosier!

GunBroker.com Item 999571050, Winchester 1886 .45-90 Lever-Action 1892 Mfg,  was sold on 8/06/2023. Final Price: $20,050. Bid Count: 31 total bids were received from 14 bidders in 13 different states.

#15: Ohio Ordnance Works M2-SLR .50 BMG

Per product listing: This Ohio Ordnance Works M2-SLR Semi only Belt Fed comes with tripod and optics mounts. No links will be included. Manual, Cleaning kit and Oil will be included.
GunBroker.com Item 1003111299, Ohio Ordnance Works M2-SLR .50 BMG, was sold on 8/10/2023. Final Price: $21,000. Bid Count: one total bid was received from one bidders in one state.

#14: Staccato XL Taran Tactical John Wick Combat Master Box Limited Edition JW3 – Unit #97 of 250 

Per product listing: The ultimate collector’s dream: the Staccato Combat Master John Wick 3 Limited Edition Box Set. This extraordinary box set is a celebration of precision engineering, iconic design, and the legendary world of John Wick. Only 250 units ever produced. Extras include: Custom Engraved Microtech Continental Combat Troodon, Spartan Defense Branded Cleaning Kit, Spartan Clp, Spartan swag and the two additional Microtech Limited Edition Continental Coins. Box Set Highlights: Dual Consecutive Serialized Combat Master Pistols: each bearing its own unique serial number, underworld gold coins, bloody pencil, blood oath marker, and custom fit collector’s case.

GunBroker.com Item 1001562359, Staccato XL Taran Tactical John Wick Combat Master Box Limited Edition JW3 – Unit #97 of 250, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $25,525. Bid Count: 43 total bids were received from 15 bidders in 10 different states.

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#13: Ohio Ordnance M2-SLR 50 CAL Semi Auto M2 with Tripod and Ammo

Per product listing: This is a used, but not abused, Ohio Ordnance Works M2-SLR 50 caliber, semi automatic belt fed weapon. The gun will come with all the items OOW would ship with when new, as well as-an M123 USGI light weight tripod, pintle and a T&E. Also included are 1,800 rounds of 4:1 linked ball/tracer ammunition. “The gun shoots great and it an absolute blast” – per seller. 

GunBroker.com Item 1005428329, Ohio Ordance M2-SLR 50 CAL Semi Auto M2 with Tripod and Ammo, was sold on 8/29/2023. Final Price: $22,500. Bid Count: One total bid was received from one bidder in one state.

#12: Browning 1919 Machine Gun Full Transferable Full Auto Belt Fed M1919A4 NFA

Per product listing: In great working condition, this Browning M1919A4 fully transferable machine gun is currently configured in 308. Manufactured by DLO Mfg and is in inventory on a form 3. The seller states that it’s been lightly fired but has mainly been stored in their gun safe. This Browning M1919A4 also includes the tripod. 

GunBroker.com Item 1000529155, Browning 1919 Machine Gun Full Transferable Full Auto Belt Fed M1919A4 NFA, was sold on 8/13/2023 as a fixed price listing for $22,950. 

#11: Pearl Mfg UC9 UC 9 Foldable SMG Kawasaki Green 9mm Transferable

Per product listing: New / unfired condition fully-transferable Pearl Manufacturing Co. UC-9 foldable sub machine gun chambered in 9mm and refinished in Kawasaki Green. The original laser sight is installed and included. Originally designed by Utah Conner, this sub machine gun is the original folding covert SMG. This machine gun shows no use and still exhibits factory packing grease. Comes with a custom hard case, spare parts, magazine loader, and two 9mm Uzi magazines.

GunBroker.com Item 1001562359, Pearl Mfg UC9 UC 9 Foldable SMG Kawasaki Green NIB 9mm Transferable, was sold on 8/20/2023. Final Price: $24,525. Bid Count: 28 total bids were received from 16 bidders in 12 different states.

 #10: M16 Transferable Machine Gun BARR Arms Registered Receiver

Per product listing: Used registered Barr Arms M-16 transferable machine gun with a 11.5-inch barrel chambered in 5.56. Nice condition low use registered receiver, transferable on a form 3 in Florida. 

GunBroker.com Item 1003025400, M16 Transferable Machine Gun BARR Arms Registered Receiver, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $25,525. Bid Count: 43 total bids were received from 15 bidders in 10 different states.

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#9: Pre-Ban FN CAL -FN Competition Model C Rifle- #1 of 20 Ever Imported – Serial #FN470 – Rare FN Rifle

Per product listing: FN Competition Model C Rifle AKA CAL, chambered in .223! The CAL is the Holy Grail and Hardest to Find Pre-Ban Military Semi-Auto FN Rifle ever made, with this being the lowest serial number ever imported: #FN470! This CAL is 1 of only 20 ever imported and sold to the states! Brought in by Philip K. Brown, Owner of Katsenes Cie Importers and Exporters also known as London Guns in 1980! April 10, 1980 Mr. Brown sent the BATF a form 6 requesting permission to import 20 FN-CAL Competition Model C 223 calibers! The import permit for the requested 20 rifles were approved by the BATF on May 07, 1980 and assigned the permit number 80-04525! This offering is complete with one original magazine and original scope mount!

GunBroker.com Item 1001562359,Pre-Ban FN CAL -FN Competition Model C Rifle- # 1 of 20 Ever Imported – Rare FN Rifle, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $25,525. Bid Count: 43 total bids were received from 15 bidders in 10 different states.

#8 Colt Boa #324 of 1200 – In Box with Papers – Holy Grail of Snake Gun Collecting

Per product listing: The Holy Grail of Snake Gun collecting, the Boa! The Boa was a small run with a total of only 1200 pieces produced in 1985. This is #324 of 1200. This BOA is wearing the original Royal Blue finish, outfitted with a 6″ vent rib barrel and original checkered target grips! The overall condition is excellent. Purchased in 1985 and has been with the same family since then. The original box is included, although it has some wear and tear. Also includes the correct end label, all paperwork and Colt Factory letter. 

GunBroker.com Item 1004475764, Colt Boa #324 of 1200 – In Box with Papers – Holy Grail of Snake Gun Collecting, was sold on 8/19/2023 via Buy Now with a final price of $28,000. 

#7: Norinco AK47 Select Fire Machine Gun – Transferable

Per product listing: This Norinco AK47 Select Fire Machine Gun is the fixed stock version, ships with two 30-round metal magazines. The seller states that the Form 4 transfering into their Inventory, listed the Manufacturer as Norinco. Seller does not have knowledge as to “who” converted this firearm, but it entered the USA as a semi automatic firearms and it was later converted to “select fire” and classified as a machine gun, sometime before May 19, 1986. Seller states “in very nice condition for its age and pedigree.” 

GunBroker.com Item 1003439142, Norinco AK47 Select Fire Machine Gun – Transferable, was sold on 8/24/2023. Final Price: $28,812.87. Bid Count: 25 total bids were received from 16 bidders in 12 different states.

#6: Colt Boa #680 of 1200, 1985 – In Box & Lettered- Holy Grail of Snake Gun collecting

Per product listing: The Holy Grail of Snake gun collecting, the Boa! The BOA was a small run done for Lew Horton with a total of only 1200 pieces produced in the late 1985 with this one being #680! This BOA is wearing the original Royal Blue finish, outfitted with a 6″ vent rib barrel and original checkered target grips! The overall condition is Collector Grade, these BOA models never hit the open market. It will ship in its original box with correct end label, all paperwork and Colt Factory Archive letter.

GunBroker.com Item 1001363481, Colt Boa #680 of 1200, 1985 -In Box & Lettered- Holy Grail of Snake gun collecting, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $30,015. Bid Count: 38 total bids were received from 17 bidders in 16 different states.

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#5: Colt Python Snake Eyes Set #67 of 500 .357 Magnum Revolvers, 1989

Per product listing: With only 500 pairs made, the Snake Eyes Pythons would each be desirable in its own right, one having a Royal Blue finish, one Ultimate Bright Stainless, and each with a 2-1/2 inch barrel. The rarity of the pair is enhanced by their unique markings, being the only Pythons to not actually feature the word “Python” anywhere in their markings, and being the only Python model with its serial marked on the butt of the frame rather than the crane and crane cut. The set comes with a very attractive backlit display case, featuring dice, playing cards, and poker chips, each Colt branded. This set, number 67, comes with boxes, display case, and even the shipping carton for the display case. This is a must-have for the serious Colt collector, especially if your focus is on Pythons.

GunBroker.com Item 1000729619, Colt Python Snake Eyes Set 67 of 500 .357 Magnum Revolvers, 1989, was sold on 8/20 /2023. Final Price: $36,026. Bid Count: 45 total bids were received from 15 bidders in 10 different states.

#4: Colt M16A2 Factory 11.5″ Commando 733 / 735 5.56mm – Fully-Transferable, Unfired Condition

Per product listing: For auction is a new-in-box / unfired condition fully-transferable and extremely rare colt m16a2 model 733 / 735 factory 11.5commando machine gun chambered in 5.56mm / .223 Cal. This is an earlier M16A2 Commando variant which features a “C MP C” marked 11.5″ Commando barrel, Colt “C” marked front sight block, Colt “C H” marked upper receiver with fixed carry handle, tear-drop forward assist, A2 pistol grip, A2 muzzle device, and 2-position buffer tube with original vinyl-acetate coated aluminum butt-stock. Selector markings are SAFE – SEMI – BURST“. The bolt carrier is original with the Colt “C” roll-marked on the left side. The bolt face and gas key are both immaculate with no signs of carbon fouling. One 30-round aluminum factory Colt 5.56mm magazine and the original box are included with this machine gun.

GunBroker.com Item 998810546, Colt M16A2 Factory 11.5″ Commando 733 / 735 5.56mm – Fully-Transferable, Unfired Condition, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $40,076. Bid Count: 23 total bids were received from 13 bidders in 11 different states.

#3 Most Expensive Items Sold: M134 Minigun 7.62mm 308 – No Demo Letter Post 86 Dealer Sample

Per product listing: very good condition Post-86 dealer sample M134 “Minigun” machine gun chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO / .308 Win. manufactured by F&A Firearms of Madisonville, TX. This machine gun was recently test-fired by the manufacturer using a 100-round belt of 7.62mm blanks. No links, mounts, or accessories are included with this machine gun. This machine gun is used condition and will show wear from storage, handling, and use. 

GunBroker.com Item 1000342029, M134 Minigun 7.62mm 308 – No Demo Letter Post 86 Dealer Sample, was sold on August 6, 2023. Final Price: $55,025. Bid Count: 29 total bids were received from 11bidders in 9 different states.

#2: Colt Python Snake Eyes Set #478 of 500 – Museum Grade Set

Per product listing: This holy grail Colt Python Snake Eyes Set chambered in .357 magnum – a complete set in great condition! There were only 500 sets ever produced – this is set #478. Manufactured in 1989, these incredible Pythons sport the 2.5″ vent rib barrel and 6-shot fluted cylinders! Wearing the gorgeous Royal Blue and BSTS finish, other signature features include the legendary “SNAKE EYES” roll mark on the left side of the barrel and the Ivory-like grips featuring the detailed scrimshaw Snake Eyes dice on the left side and scrimshaw flush poker hand on the right side! The overall condition is 100% NOS, ships with all original boxes, paperwork, and presentation case.

GunBroker.com Item 1000490041, Colt Python Snake Eyes Set #478 of 500 – Museum Grade Set, was sold on Aug 6, 2023. Final Price: $55,580. Bid Count: 45 total bids were received from 14 bidders in 12 different states.

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#1: Pre-Ban French Famas MAS 223 Bullpup Serial Number #55 – Ultra Rare

Per product listing: French Famas MAS 223, chambered in .223! The Famas Mas is often referred to as the Holy Grail of Pre-Ban Military, with very few making way to the states!! This French Built Famas Mas 223 is serial number 55 and remains in excellent collector condition and ships with the original manuals, cleaning kit, magazine pouch with 4-magazines and original sling! 

GunBroker.com Item 1001474742, Pre-Ban French Famas MAS 223 Bullpup Serial Number #55 – Ultra Rare, was sold on 8/13/2023. Final Price: $58,525. Bid Count: 147 total bids were received from 21 bidders in 14 different states.

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