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Crazy bidding on Gunbroker??
January 5, 2021
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Sure it's a super nice model 94, but seriously??  Am I missing something?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/888141622

January 5, 2021
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Sure it's a super nice model 94, but seriously??  Am I missing something?

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/888141622  

No... it is simply too novices in a bidding war, and one of them is about to pay 5X what that gun us really worth.

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January 5, 2021
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I agree with Bert, but at the same time noticed pre-64 standard carbines have been climbing in value as illustrated in these two examples below:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/886870405

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/887321916

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January 5, 2021
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Unreal...for a modern gun made while I was in HS!  DEA ought to investigate these bidders.

January 5, 2021
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Just another case of someone with more money than they know what to do with or the old adage of a fool and his money..........

 

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January 5, 2021
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Hey, what's the old saying , You can't pay too much for an old Winchester, You just bought it too soon. lolSurprised

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January 5, 2021
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Henry Mero said
Hey, what's the old saying , You can't pay too much for an old Winchester, You just bought it too soon. lolSurprised  

As the dealers would say...

The ripple effect is that other '94 owners learning about this sale will use it as a basis for evaluating the worth of their gun.

January 5, 2021
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It wouldn't surprise me if a shill bidder was involved.

January 5, 2021
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Henry Mero said
Hey, what's the old saying , You can't pay too much for an old Winchester, You just bought it too soon. lolSurprised  

That was  Madis

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January 5, 2021
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Very nice, maybe a little too nice. I have a very similar vintage gun in 95% condition and I’d be thrilled to take half what these guys are bidding for this one. 

 

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January 5, 2021
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Picture 5 looks a bit funky. He doesn't show good pictures of the proof marks.

It looks refinished to me.

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January 5, 2021
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Aussie Chris said
It looks refinished to me.  

Too much to hope for.

January 6, 2021
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I'm shaking my head.  Over $5000 with over five days to go.  The gunbroker world reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.  

January 6, 2021
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Does it matter that some of the screw heads show doctoring?  Or is the gun original, and someone just touched up the screw heads?

January 6, 2021
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My opinion is that it's all original. 

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January 6, 2021
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FromTheWoods said
Does it matter that some of the screw heads show doctoring?  Or is the gun original, and someone just touched up the screw heads?  

It would (does) to me.  There is no reason why an "alleged" brand new gun should have buggered screw slots, yet there they are on that gun.  I also do not like the looks of the bluing (or more accurately, what appears to be polishing marks on parts of the gun).  

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January 6, 2021
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Aussie Chris said
Picture 5 looks a bit funky. He doesn't show good pictures of the proof marks.

It looks refinished to me.  

Pictures 5, 6, and 7 look "funky" to me, and I agree, it looks like a refinished gun to me.

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January 6, 2021
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Respectfully, I must dissent on the refinishing. If the buggered screw is the one to the left of the loading port, I believe it to be lint. But the price...Nutso!!! 

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There are several screws......The upper tang screw has had a screwdriver in it and then smoothed.

And the screw you refer to appears to have seen smoothing in the slot.

Dang, Bob!  You are scaring me!  I wrote the first sentence prior to noticing it was you I was disagreeing with.  Normally, I just learn from you, and am honored.

 

Also, since looking at that tang again and comparing it to the two from the auctions that Al provided, it seems the tang's tail is a tad tapered instead of a crisp edge meeting the stock.  But the photos are not so good.

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FromTheWoods said
There are several screws......The upper tang screw has had a screwdriver in it and then smoothed.

And the screw you refer to appears to have seen smoothing in the slot.

Dang, Bob!  You are scaring me!  I wrote the first sentence prior to noticing it was you I was disagreeing with.  Normally, I just learn from you, and am honored.  

Interestingly, the pictures of the screw slot with the most obvious damage (the upper tang screw) has been removed from the auction listing!  That stated, bit of the barrel band screws show obvious signs of damage when you blow them up.  

Pictures 5, 6, & 7 all show clear polishing (buffing wheel) marks.  Accordingly, I will stand by my belief that this gun is not factory original.

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