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Original Old Hardcase-What is it Worth?


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#1 Grease Gunner

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 04:38 PM

Hello All:

Have an older Original Hardcase A friend Wants me to Sell for him

Need approximate  appraisal of its value.

I think he wants me to gunbroker it.

Thanks for looking

 

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Edited by Grease Gunner, 24 March 2021 - 04:57 PM.

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#2 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 08:20 PM

It's worth quite a lot.  Several of us here are looking for one including me.  If you decide to put it on GB, may as well start at $100 and it will seek it's own high value regardless of what any of us opine here.   With sales tax on GB, it's possible to net more here?  HTH


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#3 Grease Gunner

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:00 PM

Johnsonlmg21....Its worth more than $250 but less than $5,000

Can you help me out and give me a ballpark?


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 06:40 AM

Personally, I would pay $2400 for it, so that right there is a current bottom.  That's a real offer, since appraisal's lack validity.  A lot depends on the market you are soliciting to. Put it at Rock island auction it could bring $3500+ gross, but the seller will only see a fraction of that many months later.  If I had to pick a range on a case in that condition sold on sturm in a timely fashion 2000-2800.  Selling prices are dependent on a whole lot of factors and the final price often has more to do with the sellers choices than the item or eventual buyer  This is a good place to sell, listing it on AK files probably not as good?  The inflexibility of many sellers also leads to lower prices.  Auction houses with sales tax and high fees lead to lower net proceeds IMO.      HTH


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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:36 AM

I would suggest putting for sale here at a fixed price, say $3500-$3600 or so, and then make a donation to the board. 

Just a suggestion. ;)


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 08:06 AM

Just a question based on idle curiosity: Have the leather straps in the cover been replaced at some time?  Relative to the condition of the rest of the interior, the straps and their rivets appear to be near mint.  Maybe it's common that they stay nice because they're tucked up out of the way?


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 08:21 AM

Has anyone determined who made the case?

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:53 AM

Has anyone determined who made the case?
Darryl


Pretty unique with the leather strap to hold the lid open and the hardware looks different compared to most. Not sure I have seen one like this before.

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 10:02 AM

Condition is very important when pricing all variations of hardcases. The reason is simple; these are display items only. No one is going to actually carry around a Colt's in one of these old cases - especially with a loaded drum and magazines!

 

There was a recent auction of a similar hardcase by a forum member. The hammer price was $2500 plus BP plus shipping and handling. I am not sure about sales tax. Attached are some pictures of this very used Police hardcase. 

 

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There was a second hardcase of similar construction in worse condition that had a (bullet?) hole in the lid. The hammer price was $1250 plus BP plus shipping and handling.

 

Is the case featured by Grease Gunner in a little better condition. Yes, but still far from pristine condition. There is an opening offer. Why not ask for members to submit offers by PM and pick a winner. And then kick back some of the proceeds to the Board.  

 

I hope this helps! 


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#10 MrBill

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:42 AM

I will offer 3K for case? I have a swetman and this one looks different? 


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 12:34 PM

We have 3k on the floor.. Do I hear 3.1k? Going once..

 

We are turning into a auction platform.  LOL


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#12 Grease Gunner

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:04 PM

Rules of this board is NOT to do an auction here

Its not fair


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:49 PM

I wouldn't expect it to be an auction.  Wrong place, wrong platform. 


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Posted 25 March 2021 - 07:55 PM

Just a question based on idle curiosity: Have the leather straps in the cover been replaced at some time?  Relative to the condition of the rest of the interior, the straps and their rivets appear to be near mint.  Maybe it's common that they stay nice because they're tucked up out of the way?


Yes, there has been "work" done to the case IMO and it's not a "typical" swetnam case, nor is it in great condition overall, but it is vintage regardless of the mfr which is the only reason it's not $500.  If nothing else, the pictures make for a good discussion. Always a good thing.

 

A higher offer seems plenty fair to me?  I'd grab the 3k.


Edited by johnsonlmg41, 26 March 2021 - 06:52 AM.

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