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October 19, 2021 - 10:15 pm
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For you rimfire collectors. Not sure if this is a good deal or not but it looks like a nice one:

https://simpsonltd.com/winchester-model-69a-bolt-action-22-c37292/

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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

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RickC said
I found this gem recently. Unfired 62A with hang tag attached. 1958 last year of production.
  

It’s a gem, but now what?  Nothing you can DO with it but lock it up out of sight.  That’s why I wouldn’t want that NIB 69 or any other in that cond. 

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clarence said

It’s a gem, but now what?  Nothing you can DO with it but lock it up out of sight.  That’s why I wouldn’t want that NIB 69 or any other in that cond.   

I’m fine with having a gun that I don’t want to shoot Clarence. I’ll preserve this one with no regrets.

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RickC said

I’m fine with having a gun that I don’t want to shoot Clarence. I’ll preserve this one with no regrets.  

Good for you Rick. I get a lot of static for not shooting my mint guns.  Big Larry

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It wasn’t planned but when it became available I couldn’t say no & I wanted to park beside my mint 9422m 1972 & have a S/L/LR to show with the magnum. I’ll take the static also Big Larry ?

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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. 

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I agree Clarence, the very reason I wouldn’t shoot it. Just by chance it gets damaged, dented, marked ?

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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. 

 

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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!

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clarence said

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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. 

 

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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.

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Chuck said
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.

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There is no correct way to collect.  Collect what you like.

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  Collect what you like.  

If you can afford it.

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clarence said

If you can afford it.  

Collect the best you can afford and hopefully you can trade up in the future.  “you can’t always get what you want but if you try real hard you might get what you need.”

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question, i have a 69a chromie with grooved receiver and sweptback bolt handle, however it only has a rear sight base (mount)…slight dove tail fore and aft.

 

Did Winchester make 69a with this feature….it does not look as if the ramp sight was cutoff.   thank you.

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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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Chuck said

you can’t always get what you want but if you try real hard you might get what you need

that would be a good song

 

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