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What are EM gun games going for?


By schudel5

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    What are EM gun games going for now? I don't see any price guides on these but what I do see for sale all over the map from $600 projects to $4000+ for restored ones. I know some are more desirable than others but I always thought these games were fairly tight on price. Are good condition working (non-restored) EM gun games in the $1k range?

    #2 2 years ago

    most go for less than a grand. they are big, heavy, and not as many people collect them, anything over a grand is fantasy. unless its mint, or one of the rare hot titles, 800 should get you a game if you are patient

    #3 2 years ago

    I'm finding the prices on nice condition, WORKING gun games to be going up the last few years. If you want one that looks good and plays good, and is not a dust-covered project, I'd be prepared to pay up to $1200. The $800 game is not gonna be as pretty, or its gonna have mechanical issues. Titles are important too. A working, clean Midway Haunted House, with working sound track, could easily bring $2000 right now from a collector.

    #4 2 years ago

    Lots of risks with a project gun game since some parts are near impossible to track down it's a must to make sure its complete.

    #5 2 years ago

    very important to make sure it has all its sound cards/ components . Although , there are some where an 8 track was an optional item at point of sale, the CC funland i used to own didnt have a soundtrack but it wasnt part of gameplay and offered as an option

    #6 2 years ago

    the restored gun games went at Morphy auction in Las Vegas Jan 27&28 for $1000-6000 + 20-28% BP.

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    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from JimDinTN:

    the restored gun games went at Morphy auction in Las Vegas Jan 27&28 for $1000-6000 + 20-28% BP.

    Can you provide a link to those auction results?

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    #8 2 years ago

    So what are some of the most desirable gun games out there? Any list?

    #9 2 years ago

    Space Glider, actually has a rule set.

    #10 2 years ago

    Purchased three gun games as a package, working projects, for 1800.00 a few years ago. Have been watching the market, prices have crept up a little since that time.

    #11 2 years ago

    I am going to look at a Rodeo shooting gallery by Chicago coin any clue what the value is on this game?

    #12 2 years ago

    If an individual is paying $600 for a EM project gun game missing parts they are already in trouble. There are very few titles that command more than $2k fully restored, down to all components and repaint. Stay away from high end auctions, as they are not guarantees of functionality or maintenance.

    Consider these points.

    If you have a specific title in mind, find three examples, as you may need the spare parts to make a single game. I learned this from experience.

    #13 2 years ago
    Quoted from pacman11:

    I am going to look at a Rodeo shooting gallery by Chicago coin any clue what the value is on this game?

    What kind of shape is it in? Remember these machines are very heavy. I had a Big Top twin shooting gallery that weighed a ton especially being a 2-player.
    Good Luck

    #14 2 years ago

    These games are all over the place lately. I currently own three and have had a few others in the past.

    Like others are saying, completeness means everything as many of the specific parts (backglass, moulded scenery, etc.) are unobtanium.

    In the past two years, I have paid $300 for a non working Williams gun game and $750 for a fully working Chicago Coin game.

    I think a complete, non-working project should range between $400-$600 while a working example 100% playing (not full cosmetic resto) would be between $750-$1000. Obviously some titles like Midway Haunted House garner more, but this is the range I see.

    #15 2 years ago

    I had a CDI Twin Riffle and I now regret selling it. Although I know it went to a great place and buyer. Now have a Midway Haunted House that I'm gradually putting together piece by piece. EM's in general are out there but not as plentiful as even 5 years ago at a decent price. Paid $600 for my broken down Haunted House needing major work. However I like them that way.

    #16 2 years ago

    Here is a link to the Morphy auction listed above. Some of these arcade games went for insane prices IMHO.

    http://auctions.morphyauctions.com/catalog.aspx?auctionid=313

    #17 2 years ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    What kind of shape is it in? Remember these machines are very heavy. I had a Big Top twin shooting gallery that weighed a ton especially being a 2-player.
    Good Luck

    Yeah I don't know only saw a picture of it. I am on the fence about it.. Looks to be in decent shape

    #18 2 years ago
    Quoted from gearheaddropping:

    These games are all over the place lately. I currently own three and have had a few others in the past.
    Like others are saying, completeness means everything as many of the specific parts (backglass, moulded scenery, etc.) are unobtanium.
    In the past two years, I have paid $300 for a non working Williams gun game and $750 for a fully working Chicago Coin game.
    I think a complete, non-working project should range between $400-$600 while a working example 100% playing (not full cosmetic resto) would be between $750-$1000. Obviously some titles like Midway Haunted House garner more, but this is the range I see.

    Are the rifle games from the 50's in the same market price range or are the EM rifle games everyone is referencing for pricing "newer" ones from the 60's/70's? I have a '56 William crossfire up and running now.

    #19 2 years ago
    Quoted from cjs001:

    Are the rifle games from the 50's in the same market price range or are the EM rifle games everyone is referencing for pricing "newer" ones from the 60's/70's? I have a '56 William crossfire up and running now.

    I think ones from the 50's command more. I know more common games like Arctic Gun, etc. seem to be in the $500-$600 range. I sold a full playing, 8 track included, Midway Wild Kingdom for around $700 around three years ago but it is a more desirable title.

    I was hoping to see a nice restored Midway Sea Raider in those auction results. I have been debating doing a full restoration on it but just can't justify it.

    #20 2 years ago
    Quoted from gearheaddropping:

    I think ones from the 50's command more. I know more common games like Arctic Gun, etc. seem to be in the $500-$600 range. I sold a full playing, 8 track included, Midway Wild Kingdom for around $700 around three years ago but it is a more desirable title.
    I was hoping to see a nice restored Midway Sea Raider in those auction results. I have been debating doing a full restoration on it but just can't justify it.

    That's good to know, for some reason I thought the later ones commanded more for some reason. Kinda how the 50's era shuffle alleys seem to hold less value then the ones from the 60/70's, at least what I've seen in my market. More inclined to order a new backglass for it now. Saved mine from a storage unit, just posted pic in "Show us your M & EM Gun & Submarine Games!"

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    #21 2 years ago
    Quoted from gearheaddropping:

    I think ones from the 50's command more. I know more common games like Arctic Gun, etc. seem to be in the $500-$600 range. I sold a full playing, 8 track included, Midway Wild Kingdom for around $700 around three years ago but it is a more desirable title.
    I was hoping to see a nice restored Midway Sea Raider in those auction results. I have been debating doing a full restoration on it but just can't justify it.

    Here's a question for you, what do you think a fair price for a United's Bonus Gun is? non working, backglass appears to be in good condition, body artwork is okay, can see wood in several places where paint has flaked off, coin door has been replaced so missing artwork there, a crack in the body above coin door all the way up that panel, gun stock has damage, can see tape around the butt and around stock where it attaches to metal arm.

    1 year later
    #22 1 year ago

    Gun Game collectors need to stick together.
    I picked another one up today!
    Working great. Needs some TLC
    1955 United Deluxe Bonus Gun

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    #23 1 year ago

    I love that in the Marketing they state...
    " Hill Billy Atmosphere"

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    #24 1 year ago

    Love the graphics they used for these ads. Here's one I found for our game.

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    #25 7 months ago

    Got a call about a Sharp Shooter today. Never owned a rifle game. Sounds like a pain to move and parts are hard to find. Hmmmmm

    #26 6 months ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    Got a call about a Sharp Shooter today. Never owned a rifle game. Sounds like a pain to move and parts are hard to find. Hmmmmm

    I prefer the older Midway ones, they're smaller and lighter than the later ones.
    Some parts are hard to find, but some are pretty universal. Flippers.com has a ton of NOS stuff but it's a crap shoot depending on what you need.
    That being said, if you have a complete working game, it will likely function forever!

    #27 6 months ago
    Quoted from atariaction:

    Got a call about a Sharp Shooter today. Never owned a rifle game. Sounds like a pain to move and parts are hard to find. Hmmmmm

    Yes, parts are hard to find. I've restored one of these type of games(https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/midway-deluxe-shooting-gallery-restore) and I'm working on another(https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/midway-rife-gallery-restore-previous-rat-mansion-). Only part that is unobtanium is the gun and gun assembly. As long as it has those, any other parts can be found or parts from similar games can be modified to work. The marquee on this one is notorious for being in bad shape.They are a bit of a pain to move only because of the height, but not any worse than a pin.

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    #28 6 months ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    I prefer the older Midway ones, they're smaller and lighter than the later ones.
    Some parts are hard to find, but some are pretty universal. Flippers.com has a ton of NOS stuff but it's a crap shoot depending on what you need.
    That being said, if you have a complete working game, it will likely function forever!

    Quoted from edward472:

    Yes, parts are hard to find. I've restored one of these type of games(https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/midway-deluxe-shooting-gallery-restore) and I'm working on another(https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/midway-rife-gallery-restore-previous-rat-mansion-). Only part that is unobtanium is the gun and gun assembly. As long as it has those, any other parts can be found or parts from similar games can be modified to work. The marquee on this one is notorious for being in bad shape.They are a bit of a pain to move only because of the height, but not any worse than a pin.

    Thanks so much guys for the input! Good info there! I decided to pass on the machine to a friend. He picked it up that very night. I don't have space really and am pretty much just a pinball guy. Sold the dart board, pool table, foosball and ping pong table to make room for just pinball

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