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Old 07-29-2020, 12:55 PM #1
MeowMeowMeow
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pm5 still a good buy?

Questions.

Is it hard to find parts for pm5? Thinking about downgrading since I only play rec and no real need to have the latest and greatest.
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:14 PM #2
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Good buy? I absolutely think so, it's a fully depreciated modern era matrix (fuse bolt >2003) It's one of my top picks for your exact scenario, as long as it gets a good upfront refresh on ALL rings.

Hard to find parts? Not really, esp. considering nearly everything can swap from PM6.

This assuming standard frame. UL frame, and the board with 3-pin ribbon wire that goes in it, are pretty tough to find.

Source: I've sold dozens, including partouts, and keep up with that market.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:39 AM #3
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I recommend PM6/7 w/wo UL frame. They are a lot closer to today's modern guns. Same solenoid as a Dye M2. I have a few of each and one M2. Go figure...
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Old 07-30-2020, 10:48 AM #4
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thanks for the feedback!


What are the prices that I'm expecting to pay for them ? 5-8s?

The pricing swings pretty wildly from high 100s to mid 200s.
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:10 AM #5
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If you're techy, you can pick up a used + broken PM5/6/etc for pretty cheap, replace all of the seals in the bolt kit and both regs (YES BOTH REGS), and as long as the electronics are good it'll be fantastic for the price. If you need eyes, a wiring harness, a noid, or hard parts (to replace e.g. a deeply scratched bolt kit part) it might not be any cheaper and even cost more.

Source: I did this with 4 PM5/6/7s over the last year mostly for fun. They still shoot great.
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Old 07-31-2020, 03:31 PM #6
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Yea. these are very much projects. I have the ability to get my hands on some PM5s and maybe a PM7.

Always wanted a PM8 but they are a lot harder to find that's not overpriced.
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