Originally Posted by jonotwist
yeah golden eagle...
where the hell is fubarius?
He'd probably steal this gun from under your feat before you respond with an offer. lol
You slack off on the forums for a while and all kinds of things slip by you.
And seriously, where the hell are all these sub $100 Golden Eagles people are talking about? My green one, same as the one in the original post, cost me around $250, in 2004, after TWO YEARS of searching. If there were any $100 examples out there, tell me, so I can buy them and flip them for what they're actually worth. Golden Eagles are a bit of a unicorn, or a white whale. For some collectors it's what they'll spend a lot of time and energy searching for, and eventually more money than most would expect.
The green Golden Eagles are later models, around 92 or so. Earlier ones were grey, and some black ones show up from time to time as well. The big difference between the older and newer ones is how the barrel is held on. Old ones had a spring loaded pin in a front sight, later ones had a big thumb screw which held the barrel more securely.
So yeah, I wouldn't be surprised to see it worth around $250-$300, depending on condition.
And the splatmaster (green plastic pistol), I've been seeing those go for $50-$70 alone.