June 26, 2013
For you rimfire collectors. Not sure if this is a good deal or not but it looks like a nice one:
Might be the only one that exists in this cond., so value is what an a RF collector “who’s got everything else” will pay for it. Hope JWA gets wind of it if he doesn’t already have the same.
Personally, I’d rather own this one, though I doubt it will sell for very much less: https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/913784201
December 31, 2012
Big Larry said
Good for you Rick. I get a lot of static for not shooting my mint guns. Big Larry
I wouldn’t give anyone static for not shooting a mint gun–I wouldn’t shoot it either. But that’s the reason (along with finances) I’d never buy a mint gun; or at least not now, as I’ve done it a few times in the past, & hated being unable to shoot it without fear of inflicting some accidental injury. Talking mainly about modern guns, not true antiques. Firing itself causes no injury, it’s the handing that goes along with shooting that might lead to an accident.
November 7, 2015
I’ve had guns with 98% finish and guns with maybe 30% or less. I like both but the 30% guns are a lot more fun! OTOH I’ve made some pretty decent money on high condition guns so I guess that’s fun, too. High condition guns also make great eye candy at shows.
November 7, 2015
I’ve had guns with 98% finish and guns with maybe 30% or less. I like both but the 30% guns are a lot more fun!
The 98% guns…like having an Indian Chief that’s “too good” to ride!
Yes, sir! I don’t have to shoot every gun I buy any more, but I still want to. I bought two guns last weekend, one a 70-80 percent ca 1905 rifle and the other a 30% ca 1900 shotgun. I know the shotgun has likely been treasured by at least a couple of generations of pretty serious shooters and is ready to shoot as long as I’m willing and able. The rifle has probably seen a couple dozen hunting trips and has been toted around to gun shows for the past 10-15 years. The rifle is worth four to five times as much as the shotgun but when I walk by the rack where they’re standing I know the shotgun has 100 times the character of the rifle. Other collectors like character but they pay for condition.
High condition guns have 3 problems for me. They have no provenance and because of their cost I might have been able to buy 2 80% guns and they take up valuable space in my safe.
I can live with all that Chuck & see your point of view as I also collect shooter grade but generally prefer high condition.
October 10, 2021
June 5, 2015
I’m not sure if I understand your question, but mod 69 and 69a front and rear sights are in dovetails. There’s no ramp sight to be cut off.
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