It is a nice AR - no doubt. Lots of features and goodies and extra money went into that thing - but you can get a new one for less than that. I wouldn't spend more than $3000 on ANY AR. Too much other stuff to do with the other $4000.
I'm not sure I'd even spend $3000 on this AR:
I think you really know it isn't worth $6500 and that's why you asked here. But if you gotta have it and you really like it and it makes you smile then go get'er.
I think correction I am sure I could part with a few of 6k. Not that I would want to or that I am offering to sell just thinking out loud.
Heck just wait there will be a lot of them for sale in NY soon
Even with all the goodies included. $7K is still 2-3 times what it's worth.
I had to wait a l-o-n-g time for a 7.5" Noveske barrel for a recent AR Pistol build, but that didn't add thousands of dollars to the price when I sold it.
Id just build it and than build a custom ak and than build 2 others and STILL have money to take the wife out to dinner . . . I woud NEVER spend that kind of lute on an AR! not unless it had 50,000 Rounds of ammo and 250 extra mags!!