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Winchester '73 1 or 100 - how high are the high rollers rolling these days?
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March 26, 2022 - 10:54 pm
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https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/85/16/winchester-one-of-one-hundred-model-1873-rifle

This is a scarce one and there is a good amount of documentation. What it doesn’t have is, “condition, condition, condition” but that didn’t slow RIA down from putting out a high estimate – $500,000 to $800,000.  What are the predictions for a hammer price?  Are the high rollers still rolling that high?

They list five past collections the rifle has been in.  I don’t know if we know the sale price from any of those collections.

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Leroy Merz sold this 1876 1 of 1000 a while back.  I have no idea what the roof is for these.  It’s fun to dream.

https://www.merzantiques.com/model-1876/page/2/

I call myself a collector as it sounds better than hoarder

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March 27, 2022 - 12:38 am
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I think Bob – 1873man – needs to have this one in his collection.

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Their estimating it off the fact that the last 1of100 76 they sold went for something like $650,000.00+ and not so much about condition.

Although the condition is on par with the condition of the other six known 1of100 73s.

I would imagine the seller’s reserve is quite high on this one.

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I’ve been going through the Wilson and Lewis 1 of 1000 books trying to figure out the mislabeled guns. In the Wilson book they have 1 of 100 23358 labeled as 27179 which are different configurations and is the one in the RIA auction and in the Lewis book they have 23358 labeled 23588 which I don’t know what it is.

I don’t think I’m bidding on this one unless I can get a go fund me page started..

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Maybe if the active group here each put 10k to 20k into a go fund me account for Bob – he could get it!

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How about a number of us go together, buy it, and have it in our own collections on a time share, rotation?  Only way I would ever get to “own” one!  Tim

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I think I’ll pass on this one and just buy 50 more guns over the next 50 years or so.

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tim tomlinson said
How about a number of us go together, buy it, and have it in our own collections on a time share, rotation?  Only way I would ever get to “own” one!  Tim  

Given there would be many dozens of us in the rotation, I’d advocate that the older guys are in the front of the rotation line Laugh

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Y’all are making jokes here, but I’ve met a guy that him and two others owned a 1of1000 together. I asked him how that could ever actually work. Never got a straight answer. Only feasible if one guy got to cherish it and the other two merely saw it as an investment.

About like being married and having two girlfriends on the side, never works out in the end.

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Maverick said
Y’all are making jokes here, but I’ve met a guy that him and two others owned a 1of1000 together. I asked him how that could ever actually work. Never got a straight answer. Only feasible if one guy got to cherish it and the other two merely saw it as an investment.

About like being married and having two girlfriends on the side, never works out in the end.

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Maverick  

… I suppose this might be like 20 or 30 guys all sharing the same girlfriend… can’t see that working out….

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Maverick said
Y’all are making jokes here, but I’ve met a guy that him and two others owned a 1of1000 together. I asked him how that could ever actually work. Never got a straight answer. Only feasible if one guy got to cherish it and the other two merely saw it as an investment.

About like being married and having two girlfriends on the side, never works out in the end.

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Maverick  

It is not unheard of for guns to be bought for investment purposes by more than one individual.  I know of a couple guys who do this often.  I don’t know who keeps the gun but they both try to sell it.

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tim tomlinson said
How about a number of us go together, buy it, and have it in our own collections on a time share, rotation?  Only way I would ever get to “own” one!  Tim  

I proposed that to a group of T/C Contender fans a few decades ago. Plan was to purchase a 45-70 barrel and scope and pass it around. We all wanted to shoot one a few times but no one wanted to keep it. I could see an investor group being formed to purchase big-ticket items but it’s not in keeping with my goals…or checkbook!

 

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