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Attn. Collectors: Stunning Winchester 1895 made in 1898 No FFL 35WCF – Antique Guns at GunBroker.com : 899577202  

A rebored .30-40 I would speculate.  But the bidding?  I sure can’t explain that.

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A Frankenchester with a mixture of old and new with terrible buffing and reblue along with a rebore mixed in.  I can’t explain the bidding either.

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A Frankenchester with a mixture of old and new with terrible buffing and reblue along with a rebore mixed in.  I can’t explain the bidding either.

Don  

Don’t forget the restocking.  The bidding?  Expensive trashiness appeals to many. 

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deerhunter said
A Frankenchester with a mixture of old and new with terrible buffing and reblue along with a rebore mixed in.  I can’t explain the bidding either.

Don  

Sometimes crazy gunbroker auction bidding like this can be explained by shill bidders – often more than one involved.  I can’t say that seems to be the case here.  The top bidder is, “Bayside Emporium” and is an FFL dealer.  Seems to be a re-seller as has plenty of feedback as a seller and has been on gunbroker for a good while.  I guess he’s a speculator buying it for resale Confused

Remember, the seller states this is a, “stunning rifle but the pictures don’t do it no justice.” He also assures the intrepid bidders, “You will be very pleased with this gun.”  

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He also assures the intrepid bidders, “You will be very pleased with this gun.”    

Of course!  Wasn’t it the “talk of the hunt club”?  All connoisseurs of fine guns!

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I guess I better list my restored 95 in .30-06. It was the talk of the town last time I had it out. It certainly looks better than this one except it doesn’t have the fancy work on the magazine and lever. 

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It’s 5 hrs  from closing and heading to 5K. Nifty…..Confused

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 It certainly looks better than this one except it doesn’t have the fancy work on the magazine and lever.   

Pimp work, you mean.  Bet the buyer wears one of those equally garish gold Rolex watches the size of a small alarm clock.

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If someone decided to pay $1000… maybe up to $1500 for that rifle, I wouldn’t consider that crazy.  I WOULD NOT pay $1000 for it.

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I personally wouldn’t want it any any price.  It’s in a reloader only cartridge so not even a practical shooter.  No room for Frankenchesters in my collection either.  But that’s just me…

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If someone decided to pay $1000… maybe up to $1500 for that rifle, I wouldn’t consider that crazy.  I WOULD NOT pay $1000 for it.  

I wouldn’t pay $1 for it if I was legally prevented from selling it or giving it away.  What would I want with an eyesore too ugly to look at in a caliber I had no interest in shooting? 

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Don and Clarence –

I don’t disagree with your sentiments about the rifle.  It really is quite an eyesore. Let me pose this question, assuming the scenario Clarence suggested – that if he couldn’t sell or give it away, he wouldn’t pay $1 for it – how much would someone have to pay you to own this rifle?

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i’d take it in a heartbeat.  Is it ugly……yes…….does it hold any collector value…..no…….BUT it is still a winchester.  And why someone wouldn’t want it for free doesn’t compute in my brain……but hey different strokes for different folks……

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I would take it for free and then sell it for whatever I could get out of it. Then put the money toward a real Winchester–probably another nice original 1894.

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Manuel said
  And why someone wouldn’t want it for free doesn’t compute in my brain……

Because if you’re not planning to SHOOT it, or do something useful with it, why let it take up safe-space?  Unless you’re simply a gun-miser.  Here’s an amendment to what I said previously:  if I were invited on a hunt of some kind in which my gun was sure to get trashed, this one would be the ideal gun to take; that’s if someone provided me with cartridges. 

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Looks like Bayside Emporium is the big winner….or loser. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Only $5025 + taxes and shipping. What a bargain!Kiss Or not….

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Looks like Bayside Emporium is the big winner….or loser. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Only $5025 + taxes and shipping. What a bargain!Kiss Or not….  

Speculator buying to flip it?

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I would take it for free and then sell it for whatever I could get out of it. Then put the money toward a real Winchester–probably another nice original 1894.  

The scenario was that you could not sell it or give it away.  Would you accept it for free?  

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the old saying…..something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay.  And at this moment that ugly, frankenchester, how do you even put that up for auction, re-bored, non factory checkering winchester is/was worth 5k.   I know….what a blasphemous thing to say…….  

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