I got wind of some antique guns going up on auction last night.
...I only heard about it Yesterday afternoon in a sorta oh ! by the way conversation.
Presale viewing was Thursday night
so I was at a disadvantage at the get go..but went anyway.
Mosty, 22's, a few Hunting Guns, (not anything to knock your socks off ) and this 73
which really peak my interest.
Well I sat there , while they ran the hammer on Furnature , brick a brack, etc. and finally the GUNS...
Course they pittled with the early 20th. century 22's and such...while I waited for the 73 and waited and waited.
Finally , Lot # 4403 .... It was early an 1880's in 44/40 the flyer said , 30'' Oct. barrel, I though it in pretty good condition
but I did not get to handle it though.... ( I'm a little questionable about the 30" barrel too
it was longer then 24" though ! )
opening bid was $ 500 ...I was in at $600 out bid at $700, then another bid @ $800, I jumped in again at $900..
It quickly went to $1000 , 1100 , and I tried $1200 my limit ( as my wifes nails dug deeper into my arms flesh ! )
It finally went for $1750 .... sorry for small pic. it's from my Cell phone
My wife informed me "smiling" on the way home " well ! we still have the money ! " "WE"
she said !
I hate auctions !