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The Model 52 that refused to die.
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February 2, 2024 - 4:56 pm
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Amazing to me that anyone would restock such an early Slow-Lock in a very modern target stock, & even retain the brl band, usually discarded in similar re-stocking jobs.  Modern sights, too.  Seller evidently has no idea gun has been restocked, but on GB, not surprising.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/1034084745

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I suspect the seller is in for a long wait, as he expects someone to pay $4,500 for that rifle.  Seller must think an early serial number automatically means $$ BIG BUCKS $$.  The unseen hand of the market may disabuse him of that notion, eventually.

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This is down at Collectors Firearms in Houston?  I used go there way back when – early 80’s.  I recall Mike Clark and Jerry Fountain used to run the place.  Both still alive?

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steve004 said
This is down at Collectors Firearms in Houston?  I used go there way back when – early 80’s.  I recall Mike Clark and Jerry Fountain used to run the place.  

Steve, that’s what I thought when I first read the ad, due to that special combination of ignorance & sky-high prices that characterizes Collectors’ descriptions, but I think Collectors uses a diff GB ID.  However, Collectors doesn’t hold a monopoly on ignorance combined with high prices.  Let’s say you knew absolutely nothing about 52s (even though you’ve been in the gun-trading racket for decades), except that, after looking up the serial on the web, you found out the DOM is 1920.  Knowing that much, does the stock look like anything that would have been available in 1920???  Or the sights?

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Blue Ridge Parson said
I suspect the seller is in for a long wait, as he expects someone to pay $4,500 for that rifle.  Seller must think an early serial number automatically means $$ BIG BUCKS $$.  The unseen hand of the market may disabuse him of that notion, eventually. 

You would think?  Yet I’ve seen various other items listed at similar absurd prices remain unchanged for as long as a yr, waiting for the right fool to come along, I assume.  Unless you are viewing saved searches relisted again & again, you won’t know how long an item has remained unsold.

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steve004 said
This is down at Collectors Firearms in Houston?

You’re right, Steve; Collectors OF COURSE!  Their chutzpah is in a class by itself.

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