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April 14, 2019
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Here is a link to a GB auction for a Model 86 SRC 45-70 that ends a bit later tonight. 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/806581951

The ad states, “This beautiful firearm is part of a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions.”  The seller is Richard Crosier Fine Firearms.  I don’t recall ever dealing with this person so I can’t state anything about the reputation.  But I find it interesting that this same carbine was auctioned in Cowan’s auction of Oct 2014 Lot 779.  

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/winchester-1886-saddle-ring-carbine-154519

The auction description read, in part, “This carbine needs professional cleaning; it has been sitting in a closet for over 75 years.”

Maybe the seller had a reserve, maybe not.  But I certainly would like to better understand how it went from sitting in a closet for 75 years to part of a 40+ year old collection.  I guess the two aren’t mutually exclusive as 75 is indeed part of 40+ but it just seeems fishy to me.  Which is why the pics are very important and I will give Corsier credit as there are 30ish pics vs the 1 picture from Cowan’s.

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April 15, 2019
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Greg-

Did you notice the date of the Cody letter? Less than two months after Cowan auction date.

 

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April 15, 2019
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In all fairness, the description does not say that the carbine has been in the collection for 40 years.  It only says that it is or was in a collection that was 40+ years old.  Maybe the gun was purchased 10 years ago, out of a closet where it had been stored for 75 years.  I think it's a cool carbine, but I think the price it sold for is pretty high, considering the condition of the gun.

April 15, 2019
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The rear sight is a '73 SRC sight.

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April 15, 2019
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I am more impressed by the filled deep gouges on the forend. Hard to blend like that.

April 15, 2019
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spursfan said
Here is a link to a GB auction for a Model 86 SRC 45-70 that ends a bit later tonight. 

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/806581951

The ad states, “This beautiful firearm is part of a large 40+ year old collection of which I will be auctioning off in upcoming future auctions.”  The seller is Richard Crosier Fine Firearms.  I don’t recall ever dealing with this person so I can’t state anything about the reputation.  But I find it interesting that this same carbine was auctioned in Cowan’s auction of Oct 2014 Lot 779.  

https://www.cowanauctions.com/lot/winchester-1886-saddle-ring-carbine-154519

The auction description read, in part, “This carbine needs professional cleaning; it has been sitting in a closet for over 75 years.”

Maybe the seller had a reserve, maybe not.  But I certainly would like to better understand how it went from sitting in a closet for 75 years to part of a 40+ year old collection.  I guess the two aren’t mutually exclusive as 75 is indeed part of 40+ but it just seeems fishy to me.  Which is why the pics are very important and I will give Corsier credit as there are 30ish pics vs the 1 picture from Cowan’s.

Greg  

Richard Crosier is a very knowledgeable firearm dealer who has been there and done that since the 60's. I doubt he woud sell a questionable firearm. Big Larry

April 15, 2019
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PAULD said
I am more impressed by the filled deep gouges on the forend. Hard to blend like that.  

Absolutely!!!   The wood had definitely been worked on since the Cowan auction!!

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April 15, 2019
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All,

For what it's worth, I personally know 2 very good, upstanding, honest ogca members/collectors, that will never deal with Richard Crosier again. I will personally not purchase any thing from him myself, without going into a lot of details. He is not well spoken of on other forums, because of past questionable deals.

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April 16, 2019
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$7000 does seems quite high for the condition it's in. 

Wonder if the new owner is aware of the forend repair. Always good idea to check this site prior to bidding at auction. 

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April 17, 2019
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Kevin Jones said Always good idea to check this site prior to bidding at auction.   

Always good to check this site, regardless; auction, private sale, heirloom, LGS....  members on this forum have a wealth of information that I can't get locally.

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