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#1 Bruce V 21/28

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:26 PM

Any of you guys see the Colt 21 on Guns America for $40,000?
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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:45 PM

99.9% original finish? Only if the original finish was never completely applied in the first place. Even judging by his one lousy photo, it is easy to see the wear on the receiver. Maybe he starts at $40K so when the buyer sees the gun in person, he can negotiate from that figure to eventually wind up at $18K?
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#3 gijive

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 12:51 PM

You beat me to the punch, Arthur. :-)

The wood looks like it has been refinished also. The rear grip, based on the shape, looks like a WWII variety "M" marked Strombeck-Becker grip. I have refinished many of them and they have a distinctive curve at the rear.


No way is that a $40,000.00 gun.
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 01:02 PM

He wants to sell that one, to buy two more! laugh.gif
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#5 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 01:48 PM


If it actually was 99.9% it would be worth $50K! If this is how Freedom Arms describes the condition of this item, what does that say about how they conduct any other facet of their business?

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 02:15 PM

If it was 99.9% it MIGHT be worth 20K IF Capone owned it. Probably more like a 18K gun if the right buyer came along. If it was a Savage, it might be worth the 40K.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 02:43 PM

They didn`t leave the Colt factory in 99.9% condition...in 1921!!!
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#8 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 04:09 PM

John J,
Even if it were the first Savage to appear on the cover of National Geographic it would still be worth only $7K. Just ask Mike.

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Right! It wasn't until 1928 when they converted a batch of Colts into Navy Models that they became 100%.

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#9 John Jr

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 04:34 PM

We are sure glad you are not in comedy, you would be broke.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 04:56 PM

Appears as if Freedom Arms uses the same pricing paradigm as Armament Services and Checkpoint Charlies.

Edited by SecondAmend, 23 April 2004 - 04:57 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:06 PM


Most comedians are broke (as are most musicians, artists, actors, sculptors, etc.)! But hey, we all choose. I too chuckle at these "larger than life" prices. And the other can-o-worms: NOS. It's either new, or it's not. Period. Right?
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:46 PM

cool.gif Lets all e-mail the guy and say we are interested, then have a bidding war. Once it gets to about $70K we can all decline saying our local sheriff won't sign off on the Form 4. biggrin.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif
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#13 John Jr

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:47 PM

That WAS funny Jim. Good idea.

LOL!

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 08:55 PM

Methinks he believes us to be fools! blink.gif
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Posted 23 April 2004 - 09:09 PM

It isn't so much the $40,000 price tag that turns me off as much as the additional 3% for using a credit card. Now that's just asking too darn much!
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