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November 21, 2021 - 4:16 pm
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Another way to look at is might be this.  If you buying a deluxe OB FM CB sporting rifle that is checkered you might get more caught up in the condition aspect.   because there are LOTS of them out there that can be bought and most likely there will always be one that is “stone mint” or “drippy mint” or any other variation of mint ( i dislike all of those “adjectives”) that can be found.  I also dislike estimates of 96%, 97%, or 93% condition.  Somebody has MUCH better calibrated eyes than I do to split those kind of hairs.  All you have to say for the auctioned rifle is that it is THE highest condition example of this configuration!  And then you are done.  Because it will be a LOOOOOONG wait before someone pulls one out of a case and disproves you!  My 2 cents worth.

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Another way to look at is might be this.  If you buying a deluxe OB FM CB sporting rifle that is checkered you might get more caught up in the condition aspect.   because there are LOTS of them out there that can be bought and most likely there will always be one that is “stone mint” or “drippy mint” or any other variation of mint ( i dislike all of those “adjectives”) that can be found.  I also dislike estimates of 96%, 97%, or 93% condition.  Somebody has MUCH better calibrated eyes than I do to split those kind of hairs.  All you have to say for the auctioned rifle is that it is THE highest condition example of this configuration!  And then you are done.  Because it will be a LOOOOOONG wait before someone pulls one out of a case and disproves you!  My 2 cents worth.

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I agree completely.  Let me add that for me, there is some honest character earned through honest use in the condition of this carbine, which has appeal. This carbine surely saw a lot of outdoor adventure.

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I bought the 32-40 carbine with the 16″ magazine. Not high condition but pretty scarce. I also bought this one in the same auction.

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They make an interesting pair, both 32-40.

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Congrats, Dana. Nicely done.

 

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Thanks Mike. I have always liked 94 carbines with features that are a little different. And You can still take them hunting.

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Nice carbine Dana & great price. I don’t think I could hunt with it. It’s too nice, but that’s just me. Stainless barrel is perfect for Maine weather.

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Thanks Rick.  I like to hunt with the old Winchesters when the weather is ok.  That is the only 32-40 carbine with a stainless barrel that I have seen. I know they are not “Rare”, but they are something different.

 

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