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M1886 on gunbroker - heavy on the hog wash.
September 7, 2021
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The seller put effort into writing this up.  So much fantasy, conjecture, glossing over important alterations… what a mess of a gun.  I was going to say at least it should kill a deer, but given how dirty he says the who knows what defects may be lurking? I suppose if a buyer finds a serious defect in the bore, the seller could fire back – “I didn’t know – it was so dirty!” Gunbroker can be quite the entertainment channel.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/906329682

September 7, 2021
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Steve-

Nice find. All I can say is this rifle has a truckload of character. I suspect the GB spin-doctors will steal that but that’s a risk we take. It could very well be a shooter but @ this price I’ll pass.

 

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Excellent photos, give-away starting price, bargain shipping, & you demean this astute fellow-collector, Steve?  What are a few trivial “discrepancies” considering the opportunity to own a gun with that rare compass?  335 discriminating customers rate him A+!

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TXGunNut said
Steve-

Nice find. All I can say is this rifle has a truckload of character. 

Pales by comparison to the seller’s trainload of BS.

September 7, 2021
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Here’s another one.  First word in the description is, “Rare” (I guess they didn’t make many .33 WCF’s).  But to be fair, how often do you see a Winchester with a Remington buttplate?

Rare – 1910 Winchester Model 1886 .33WCF Lever Action Rifle – Lever Action Rifles at GunBroker.com : 909056351

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steve004 said
  But to be fair, how often do you see a Winchester with a Remington buttplate?

Well, he said it was rare! 

September 7, 2021
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He must figure that the “rare” butt plate adds $1,000 to the selling price.

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clarence said

steve004 said
  But to be fair, how often do you see a Winchester with a Remington buttplate?

Well, he said it was rare!   

I just received an e-mail from gunbroker regarding this rifle:

These deserve more than a once-over

Seriously?  I’d like someone at gunbroker to explain the criteria for or what their definition of, “deserve” is.ConfusedYell

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steve004 said

I just received an e-mail from gunbroker regarding this rifle:

These deserve more than a once-over

Seriously?  I’d like someone at gunbroker to explain the criteria for or what their definition of, “deserve” is.ConfusedYell  

Looks like you’ve been promoted to the sucker-list, Steve!

September 8, 2021
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Well, it IS a takedown. I gave it a little more than a once-over and moved past the butt plate to “where should I start?” I’m thinking Frankenchester but I’ve got socks that need sorting.

 

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steve004 said
The seller put effort into writing this up.  So much fantasy, conjecture, glossing over important alterations… what a mess of a gun.  I was going to say at least it should kill a deer, but given how dirty he says the who knows what defects may be lurking? I suppose if a buyer finds a serious defect in the bore, the seller could fire back – “I didn’t know – it was so dirty!” Gunbroker can be quite the entertainment channel.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/906329682  

Makes me wonder why his pics are date stamped 3/12/2020?  Smile

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limestone304@aol.com said

Makes me wonder why his pics are date stamped 3/12/2020?  Smile  

That caught my eye, too. Maybe he’s starting to wonder if P. T. Barnum was wrong after all?

 

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September 17, 2021
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These are fun to read.  My contributions:

  1. A good example of a bad example.
  2. Could be used as a teaching tool in “Buying a Winchester 101”:
    1. How far away can you stand before you see the obvious problems?  Glasses allowed.
    2. How many problems can you find?  Time-limited.
    3. What are the usable parts worth?
    4. How would you spin this to someone who didn’t know any better?
    5. Take at least five photos that hide the most egregious problems.
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