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Offline Dave T

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Good Grief!
« on: January 12, 2022, 11:53:05 AM »
Just ran across this on GB:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/921246458

I have a Pre-War Model, 4-3/4" 45 Colt with a black powder frame and the better bluing than this one.  Makes me wonder if I should be shooting it at all, let alone with that dirty old, corrosive black stuff. LOL

What on earth has gotten into people that they would ask this kind of price for these admittedly fine firearms.  Push comes to shoving, they are still just guns, and contemporary ones at that.  What is this crazy world coming to?

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 01:31:27 PM »
Yikes!  No bids (of course).  This is the seller's only current listing.  Perhaps he thinks that relisting it later for half that price will make people think it is a bargain???   :o

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 02:57:28 PM »
I guess  " one can ask "  the Moon , it's what it sells for that drives the market...
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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 05:41:17 PM »
There was a period of time early in my career at USFA that we stopped doing business with Turnbull. After a short period of time, all was well again but in the mean time, frames and hammers were sent to Classic Guns in Beecher, IL for color case.  Classic used slightly different ingrediants in their process and the frames came back with alot of straw colors, reds, blues, etc.  I could be wrong but this looks like a Classic gun to me and nothing like Turnbull puts out.  There aren’t many Classic guns out there perhaps a few months worth.

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 06:04:19 PM »
All I kept wondering is for the price being asked where are the photos of the other three guns?  I mean for two pair that MIGHT be a reasonable price.

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2022, 06:57:49 PM »
Granted, this is an extreme asking price and no one is likely to pay it, but look at how many other USFAs are being offered for $3K and $4K.  Finding one for under $2K is a rarity anymore.  No one likes these guns anymore than I do but, as I said in the title of this thread, good grief!  Guess I better be satisfied with the ones I have.  Sure doesn't look like I'll be buying any more.

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 07:57:38 AM »

PLUS ONE for Dave T and Pettifogger.

And oh by the way.  It's not "New" any more.  It's "Previously Sold at Retail" which makes it "Used."  Oh, and the seller is absolutely INSANE!!

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 11:49:16 AM »
There was a period of time early in my career at USFA that we stopped doing business with Turnbull. After a short period of time, all was well again but in the mean time, frames and hammers were sent to Classic Guns in Beecher, IL for color case.  Classic used slightly different ingrediants in their process and the frames came back with alot of straw colors, reds, blues, etc.  I could be wrong but this looks like a Classic gun to me and nothing like Turnbull puts out.  There aren’t many Classic guns out there perhaps a few months worth.

Victors bought the stuff from Classic Guns. I've been getting them to do some CCH and it's more of blues and straw colors from what I've gotten so far. Doesn't have the pink colors that the Classic Guns had. Of course it could be just those pieces I've had done since it all varies but I'm really liking the work of Victors.
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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 12:11:45 PM »
I'd make him an offer of $837.43 and be done with it. :P
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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 01:00:23 PM »
That’s a steal! [But I didn’t say who was doing the stealin.]
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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 02:27:54 PM »
A lot of money for a fancied up Uberti

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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2022, 06:14:19 PM »
That listing just shows there are some really good recreational narcotics out there..........
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Re: Good Grief!
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 05:38:39 PM »
To me this is stupid money, but if any of you are interested I have a Turnbull finished BP frame, that I will let go for the same price ;D
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