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Nice 1894, bid to the moon?
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January 23, 2023 - 9:51 pm
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This is a very nice 1894 in my humble opinion, and I considered bidding. That is until the bidding seemingly went into the stratosphere. Am I wrong in thinking that this auction has gone beyond the value of the rifle? Still educating myself. 

 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/965879937

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I’ve been keeping an eye on this one as well.  It’s in the same configuration as mine, minus the special sights, letter, etc.  Just looking to see what it goes for for comparative reasons.

Don

 

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I can’t understand what is driving this auction so high. A nice Model 94 but all it offers extra is 1/2 octagon barrel?

Am I missing something

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deerhunter said
I’ve been keeping an eye on this one as well.  It’s in the same configuration as mine, minus the special sights, letter, etc.  Just looking to see what it goes for for comparative reasons.

Don

 

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Don, Beautiful 94.

I’ve purchased 2 model 94’s, 26″ rifles from GB in the last month or so and both of them were made in 1907 one a 30 WCF and the other a 32 WS. Both are as nice as the one on Austins Gun auction and the most I paid was $909 before tax and shipping. Austins Guns is very well known and has quality for the most part. It’s like they say ” All it takes is Two people wanting the same 94 and the price is not that much of a factor”. They should have purchased one of your rear sight elevators with the “Pat Feb.5. 1901” stamp. Laugh

.Bidding at $3,225 and climbing!!

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antler1 said
I can’t understand what is driving this auction so high. A nice Model 94 but all it offers extra is 1/2 octagon barrel?

Am I missing something

  

If you look at the Buyer feedback of trigger20x (one of the bidders) you’ll notice that they have bought over 30 grand worth of weapons in the last 30 days and over half were older Winchesters. It will be hard to out bid trigger20x at any price. Bidding against “Deep pockets” is out of my league. 

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So no one has caught on?  Rick surely will.  It’s a .32 Special of course !  Wink

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I too looked through the bid history and the bidders and discovered the same. Still, I don’t understand it. 

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In all seriousness, this seller’s stuff typically gets bid to the moon.  He has a very strong following and it’s been my take that a good part of that following have deep pockets.  I also think his buyer’s recognize how rare it is to find internet sellers who are highly knowledgeable, highly trustworthy and there is no danger of being ripped off.  That’s worth a good bit.  For those that can’t get to shows and hold a rifle in their hand before buying, buying from this seller is a very fine alternative.  There are very few internet sellers I would say these positives about.  And there’s no auction houses (that I know of) that I would make these comments about.

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The only thing I’ve come to understand is, when money is not an issue, value means nothing. I have been noticing this in all markets recently. How about vehicles selling for 10,000 over list price?

Darrin

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$3502. Wow

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Oh the humanity !!!!! Where will it all end?   Big Larry

 

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steve004 said
So no one has caught on?  Rick surely will.  It’s a .32 Special of course !  Wink

  

Steve, it seems a bargain to me considering it’s a 32WS 😊

I agree about the quality of his guns. Only a couple sellers I follow on GB and he’s one of them!

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Matt H. said
$3502. Wow

  

Agreed. I sold a nicer takedown in 32-40 last year for less money. It went to a good home. 

 

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