November 7, 2015
OK, I’m just about bored enough to read that “Certificate of Authenticity”. Having oral surgery in the morning so I need a good laugh about now.
Whether it’s overpriced is beside the point–how can anyone with a GQ (gunology quotient) above 75 read the bombastic hype this BS artist specializes in without wanting to puke? But as I keep forgetting, many if not most of those buying on GI & GB don’t have a GQ above 75.
February 18, 2011
I bought two Winchesters from this seller during the Covid 19-induced gun show doldrums. We had great communication that answered every question, with additional detailed photos including several with an 1886 LW butt plate removed to confirm the cavity. I’m not sure a gun show dealer would do that.
Both rifles presented much better in-hand than the photos depicted, and while the Certificate of Authenticity may be somewhat overdone, it attests that there are no parts missing, replaced or modified and that the markings are correct for the model and serial number. I can further attest to my two examples as per Pirckle’s books and this forum.
Both transactions were smooth and fast – the rifles were delivered within days of auction close. None of my other gun-related online transactions have even approached this level of service. Actually, most (especially GunBroker) have been far worse.
His prices are not bargains, but compare well with the major auction houses and there’s no “buyer’s premium.” I can’t find the actual quote, but someone observed about the price of a Winchester: “You didn’t pay too much, you just bought it too soon.” Another quote: “Quality remains long after the price is forgotten.”
I’m not questioning their integrity. Just trying to qualify the current configuration. “This one still has a shorter than standard carbine-length barrel (17”), however, it used to have a 15” barrel. This one comes with a letter from the ATF replying to the last owner of this little carbine, saying that they removed the original barrel and returned the rest of the gun to him.”
I’m assuming the current barrel is a cut down 20″ carbine bl to 17″ as there are only two known 94 trappers with a 17″ barrel & not likely 17″ were a common replacements from Winchester. Maybe Bert or someone else can qualify the crown on the gun in question. Still no mention of why the BATF wouldn’t clear this one.
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I will give greater credibility to those on here than customer ratings on Gunbroker.
Is there any GB dealer without an A+ rating?
November 9, 2008
That gun is over priced obvious reasons. The statements about dealers on GB is unfair, as
I have had some very good dealings on there! I bid on a 15″ Marlin 94 carbine that was out of letter range. I placed bid before asking if it was cleared by ATF. Well I won, then asked, (Bad Move) no papers. The seller apologized, and let me off the hook and said he would send it to ATF for clearance and would let me know what happens. Well 6 weeks later, he emailed me with a pic of ATF clearance and offered it to me at the low winning bid I had put in and I got a nice little Marlin 44 trapper at a very reasonable price! I have had other good experiences there, but you must be careful!!! As I might have got burnt on that one.