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Winchester 1886 rifle in .50 Express with $55k to $72k pre-auction estimate
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June 1, 2023 - 8:23 pm
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Horribly refinished…

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June 1, 2023 - 10:16 pm
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Perhaps you’re not factoring in the, “retired Navy Seal” (from the collection of) aspect.

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Long way to go, short time to get there. Quite honestly I’m surprised it made it to $9750. I like the wood!

 

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Looks like everything is new except for the receiver. 

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June 2, 2023 - 12:39 pm
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steve004 said
Perhaps you’re not factoring in the, “retired Navy Seal” (from the collection of) aspect. 

That gets old fast.  Even worse is selling a collection for an impoverished widow.  Why should any of that matter?

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Work sheet from Cody says 45-90?  Also has the wrong serial number?

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Chuck said
Work sheet from Cody says 45-90?  Also has the wrong serial number?  

I never even made it to the point of scrutinizing the Cody worksheet.  Waste of too much precious time.

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Sorry but I’m waving the BS flag on this one. 

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Nope no way. the proof stamps are wrong and the bluing is grotesque.

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Yet, factoring in buyer’s premium and sales tax, someone is already willing to fork over $12,000 for it.  I suppose the very high auction estimate is a ploy to bring in a low-knowledge buyer who will think that if he can get it for somewhere between $10,000 and $20,000 – he is getting a super deal.

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That is a disaster! I contacted them and told them it is misrepresented and isn’t worth half the price that is bid on it. We will see if they pull it. No one deserves to get screwed like that…

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It would be worth more, had it not been Refinished????Bill

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Yes. The barrel has been replaced with a .50 cal. barrel. I suspect the wood is new as well. It has value only as a shooter at this point. 

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June 6, 2023 - 1:12 pm
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From my experience working at an auction house (James Julia, Inc. until its closing), a lot which doesn’t meet the minimum bid estimate does no usually sell unless item is announced as an ‘absolute’ sale.  Even though the final bid is posted as a selling price, the bidder is contacted to be informed that the item has not met a reserve price.

Hopefully, no buyer will need to part with any coin to cover the cost of this mess of gross misrepresentation.

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