about 4 months ago i bought a R1A1 from a guy at work who needed some cash. he bought it new, had a muzzle brake installed, had a new "bridge " installed so he could mount a scope( cheap 3x9 simmons) and he had an army can with about 400 rounds of ammo and 2 clips(one new,one used). the gun has never been fired. i know some people like these guns and some don't. doesn't matter to me because i don't plan on keeping it. i gave 500 for the whole package. i am not trying to sell it here, just wondering if some of you gun people think i should be able to at least recoup my 500. was not looking to profit, but was just trying to help a friend. thanks for the input.