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November 17, 2021 - 3:12 pm
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November 17, 2021 - 5:00 pm
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Yeah I think back when the rifle sold it was discussed on the forum regarding legitimacy.

Sufficed to say “Not all great minds” in the collecting community think alike. 

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Maverick

P.S. I thought there was a private sale of the engraved gold washed 73 that sold for more.

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November 17, 2021 - 5:15 pm
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Oh wow Maverick I didn’t realize or see that back then. What was the final verdict.

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Here you go!

https://winchestercollector.org/forum/winchester-rifles/the-ultimate-winchester-model-1886-serial-number-1/

Once we all got beyond the hype, starting with post #24, we, collectively, begin to look at this one more critically.

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I’ve read the previous thread. I have a different perspective not being a millionnaire and it’s one that makes me sick to my stomach. I cannot believe a gun of so much value has so many questionable aspects to it. Just a little investigative work can bring to light how wrong something can actually be. As you know I’m not an auction house fan & I’m on the side of not original.

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The lord said it best.

Maverick

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The rifle in question has many questionable attributes, as discussed.  But, for a gun of this “value”, it’s not about the final hammer price but rather it’s all about bragging rights.

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