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#1 Sig

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 06:18 AM

Looking for a report post auction.
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Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:26 AM

TD has told the chat group that he is going to be on the phone during the auction trying to buy a gun. He has promised a full post game report.

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Posted 06 March 2004 - 08:31 AM

Can't wait!
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 04:13 PM

Well anyone know the results of the auction?
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 04:58 PM

I got all 3 of the Colt 1921As. I got NAC5 cheap. I am not sure exactly, but I think I paid just $8,000 + fee for it. I also got the pimp gun, and the other one. I think in the $16 to $18 range. Not sure exactly because I did not realize I was winning them because the woman bidding for me said "Ok, that one went for" instead of "You got that one for" So I thought someone else got them, and I got more agressive on each gun. In the end, I got them all. Funny. And then she had to hangup to bid for someone else, so I could not rehash with her what I paid exactly, but I remember it being pretty reasonable.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 06:31 PM

Seriously, wow if you are not joking with us, you are my hero!

I'm new to the class 3 world and would like to buy a Virginia State Police Thompson at some point. Both my Dad and father in law were VASP troopers.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 06:36 PM

Not joking about the above.

The pimp gun is from the West Virginia police. Is that close enough? biggrin.gif (now I am kidding).
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:01 PM

Only in West Virginia...........
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:04 PM

do you mind my asking what s.n 1513, lot number 4-3-007 went for? It was the VASP M1921-A
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:09 PM

Oh, that is the one you are talking about. I am not exactly sure because I did not realize I was the one who bought it at first. It was hard to tell over the phone. I think I paid in the $15,000 to $18,000 range plus the 15% auction fee. So almost $20,000. Seems to have a patch of rust on it. They call it "plum brown." Where I come from, we call it "rust."
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:20 PM

From what I heard, the prices were more realistic this time around.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 07:33 PM

So maybe lots of people did not try to bid because they assumed they would be stupidly overpriced. It was my first auction. I was afraid I would scratch my nose at the wrong time and buy some heap of a gun by accident.

A serial number 1 Winchester went for $96,000.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 08:41 PM

NAC in the 8 range!!?? I knew I should have bid on it. That's one I need for the collection.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 09:10 PM

On subguns someone says it is worth the same as a West Hurley. Is that true?

Here it is:

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Edited by rsilvers, 07 March 2004 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 09:42 PM

That was me. There are some sellers attempting to get $12.5K for WH 1928's when the market is probably just under $!0k. Since you were the high bidder at the Devine auction for the NAC at $9,500, (with Commission), this only seems to reinforce the premise.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 10:07 PM

And I just thought I got it cheap because of luck.
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Posted 07 March 2004 - 11:00 PM

Mr. Silvers

Please pardon this question, but are you sure, absolutely certain that you got those guns? There seems to have been a bit of confusion during the auction.

None of my business really, just curious.

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Posted 07 March 2004 - 11:01 PM

When the winner's of the auction aren't sure what they paid for the item I know I'm out of my league. Glad to hear though the market is less than what people are paying for them.
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Posted 08 March 2004 - 12:07 AM



I did not bid in person. The phone bidder did it for me, and therefore I am not certain of the result. She said I got those guns but I guess I won't be certain until they call me to get the money. She hung up right after before I could recap. It went SO fast but still I would say 5 to 10 minutes for the Thompsons.

I am pretty sure he gave about 5 seconds and there were no more bids. It seemed like he waited long enough to give everyone a chance. In any case, I told my phone bidder to go much higher. I would have gone over $20 on most of them.

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Posted 08 March 2004 - 12:12 AM

PhilOhio -- the auction went very fast. I got the feeling that if I hesitated even 2 seconds I would miss a gun -- so I did not. I told my bidder a very high limit, and she was yelling it out in $1000 increments. There was certainly no time to ask her questions about what was happening because if she took her focus of screeming out bids she would not have time to get the bid in. It sounded like the NYC stock trading floor from my end of the phone. There is no reason to suspect fraud.

Edited by rsilvers, 08 March 2004 - 12:13 AM.

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