Government Auction

Government auction - - - - what might this thing be worth? I know what I'd like to have one.
http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId 73830

Flash
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Maybe $700 on a good day.
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Giving an accurate estimate of the machines value without checking it out is impossible since there are to many variables that affect the its value. The machine weights around 2500 pounds, place a bid for its scrap value. If the machine is poor condition you can allways scrap it out and break even. If the machine has to be shipped to you consider the cost before bidding.
Good Luck.
Best regards Tom.
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flash wrote:

It is a 1J turret mill, most likely R-8 spindle, 1 HP, no power feed, doesn't look like a chrome ways machine but the pictures are too small to tell. Looks WELL used, so assume the leadscrews and ways have significant wear. If the spindle bearings are shot, that could cost $350 to 700, depending on where you get them.
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That's a military mill, that means that they used it lightly with high probability.
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ROFLMFAO..
Uh Iggy.. I sure as shit hope you were joking... When I was in the service we beat the crap out of everything... If the machine wasn't lugging down and the chips flyin off dark blue to red hot and smoking you weren't working it hard enough...
For the O.P. 70's BP's in EXCELENT shape can be had in the $2500 range, several years ago I purchased a totaly rebuilt '64 J head with X axis power feed for $2000,.. and yeah I baby my BP...
The down side of buying amachine like that is that it IS a project in itself... you ARE going to have to replace parts...
I wouldn't bid on it.. If I did I'd bid 100 bucks and when I lost I'd be happy...
--.- Dave

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How often did you use your mill? Was 8 hours every day?

Not necessarily.

Dave, you could be right and I could be wrong... I admit it... Just 3-4 months ago, I bought a mill of slightly older vintage (round ram)... The gentleman (Rec.Crafts.Metalworking member) who bought it says that it does not need any rebuild... It came from a factory.
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Iggy,
Factories are much better than the Govt.
In a factory you have guys who care and plan on using the same machine for 10 years and a boss who worries about how much things cost.
In the Armed Services you have asswipes like me who just want the job done faster so they can go hit the EM club and swig beer. The CPO or LTJG in charge could care less, he's gonna rotate out in 6 months, all he want's is the work done so HE looks good. Everybodies excuse is "That's how it was when I got here"...
That machine looks like it's been "rode hard and put away wet"...
--.- Dave (403-029 what's YOUR service number)
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Dave August wrote:

If you mean military ID number, mine was my Social Security number. My primary MOS was 26T20, and no secondary MOS.
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MOS 6657 SSN for the ID.
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Ahh, yung uns...
Back in the"old days" ya got another number you'll remember for the rest of your life...
--.- Dave
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My dad had one that started with RA (regular army) and a bunch of numbers, iirc.
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Dave August wrote:

6838367 service number when I joined, later changes to SSN
Howard
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6112XXX USMCR, SIR! :)
Got that one free from Uncle Sam in 1965. Came with an all-expense-paid vacation too.
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Dave August wrote:

Back then, they were obeying the law by not using your SSID number to identify you. I filed charges in 2001, against the Marion County, Florida unemployment office. They required you to not only use your SSID to register, but to sign in with your full name and ID number on a clip board, where everyone could see and copy the information. Every time you went in to check the latest listings, you had to sign that damn clip board.
Their online system was useless for tech jobs. I answered all the questions, then it assigned me a classification number. Every time a job met that number, I was told that I wasn't qualified to apply for it. After a very brief investigation, the entire system was scrapped, and replaced, but by that time I was too sick to leave the house for weeks at a time, let alone go fill out applications.
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wrote:

'Depends on which military. Shipboard lathes, especially the ones on submarines, once had a reputation for being lightly used and good ones to buy in the surplus market. OTOH, if you get an ex-Seabees lathe, it might have been run 20 hours/day until it fell apart.
The best ex-military lathes are like the SB 10L that I have. Designed for shipboard use, it has a heavier-than-standard base, both AC and DC motors, and, in the case of mine, it was sold surplus to my ex-Seabee uncle, still packed in Cosmoline, never having been used, in 1948. d8-)
BTW, that's the lathe that was packed in Cosmoline, not my uncle. He was packed in gin. And he was heavily used.
-- Ed Huntress
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