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Found at an Antique Show
March 17, 2019
2:36 pm
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Hey guys while touring a gun and antique show this weekend, my wife and I came across an interesting Winchester marketing piece.   The vendor really had no information on it or about it.  All he knew was he wanted $1850 cdn.  Can anyone tell me more about this and what they sell for?  Sorry for just the one picture.  I think you get the idea though.  

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March 17, 2019
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Doug Green said
The vendor really had no information on it or about it.  All he knew was he wanted $1850 cdn.
  

Knew nothing about it, except that it was worth $1850; guess that figure come to him by ESP?

Looks like a dummy artillery round to me, though maybe it was intended to represent a rifle cartridge for display by WRA dealers. 

March 17, 2019
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It's a fake/fantasy item and certainly not worth the $1,850 asking price.  I hope you didn't buy it.  See the article in the winter 2018 Winchester Collector regarding Winchester fakes and fantasy items on page 36 and 37:

http://winchestercollector.org/magazines/201801/38/index.html

Here's what a couple have sold for:

https://www.icollector.com/item.aspx?i=14395417

https://www.icollector.com/item.aspx?i=14395415

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March 17, 2019
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The ingenuity of the fakers never ceases to amaze me.  Do you suppose the dummy shells are themselves authentic, because those auction prices don't seem high enough to leave any profit if they were custom-made as fakes?

March 17, 2019
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An interesting piece for sure.  It did seem familiar and once I reread the article I knew why.  Don’t worry Don, I did not buy it!  Everything the vendor had was way overpriced.  That coupled with the fact he didn’t know anything about it and the $1850 sticker price made it pretty easy to leave it alone.  

 

I am curious like you Clarence about the origination of it though.  It was quite heavey and would have made a neat display piece.  If only that decimal was one digit to the left..... $185 and it would have likely came home.  

 

Doug

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