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Old February 8th, 2017, 03:43 PM
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Old February 8th, 2017, 03:46 PM
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Old February 8th, 2017, 07:30 PM
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If there is a cooler revolver out there, I don't know what it is.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 08:46 PM
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It was a different time when you'd wear a suit to shoot somebody before noon.

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Old February 9th, 2017, 04:14 AM
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Someone must have wiped a bit of Oswald's guts off that Colt.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by dchapman
My dad bought a brand new Explorer. While the styling may be somewhat similar, the cars are night-and-day different.
I drove a new Explorer once from San Diego to Tucson and back. After the trip, I looked up the numbers: The external footprint of an Explorer is equal to that of a Tahoe. The internal room - that of an RX330. It is arguably the most useless vehicle out there - although were I a cop, I could appreciate the effective door thickness being close to a foot.

In this respect, LR4 is great. And I remember thinking how fucking ugly the LR3 was when it was originally introduced - things do change.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 08:58 AM
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If there is a cooler revolver out there, I don't know what it is.

My vote for the coolest wheelgun is the Agent with factory hammer shroud and Tyler T-Grip leeched on:




Of course this Agent doesn't have the history of Jack Ruby's Cobra, which counts for a lot.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:47 AM
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This is my ultimate revolver:


I have John to thank for that.


Make mine a blued 5", please. 44SPL, of course.

It might actually be a good time to buy, now that I've checked:
http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/pr...eatured&page=1

Somehow my 6" pre-war M&P is now worth $1,200 but the Triple Locks are the same price at just under $1500. That's crazy if you ask me. How is a revolver that was made in huge quantities approaching the price of the only 15,000 or so .44 HEs? The Triple Lock has to start going up soon...
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Old February 9th, 2017, 11:46 AM
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I think you're right about the Triple Lock values. Rock Island has one up for auction soon and its guided at $950 to $1400:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/5220#detail

Also a great deal are the several different 1917 models they have for auction in mixed lots with other guns. This 1917 and Victory are guided at $900 to $1400:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/2648#detail

Of course you never know what that lot will sell for, but if we assume it sells for $1400, that could be a smoking deal on a 1917 if you kept it and sold the Victory. If you dig the Victory and want to keep it, of course that's great too.

This 1911 & 1917 pairing is guided at $1500 to $2250:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/2602#detail

The 1911 there looks really nice. I'm not into GI 1911s, so I don't know what it's worth. But I get the feeling you could sell the 1911 and get the 1917 for really really cheap. Or, you could keep both and do the GI Joe Tag Team. They're both really nice and both have the sweet lanyard loops.

There are a few other 1917s in mixed lots at RIA, so take a look if you're interested.

Just for the record, nobody bid on this Black Widow Luger:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/6287#detail

I already bid two grand it. We'll see what happens.
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Old February 9th, 2017, 10:57 PM
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You're not kidding.

These lot pairings are awesome.
The beater 1917/1911 combo is priced in a pretty low range.
https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/2613#detail

Maybe my pricing is off, but I can't remember any correct US issue 1911 (not A1) selling for less than $1500 regardless of condition. They might be just about throwing it in for free or vice versa with the 1917.

And how about this sweet foursome?
https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/5219#detail

There's a lot of S&W goodness there. I'm tempted to have a whack at it.

I'm trying to understand the rules here. So if you bid and win, in addition to the gavel price you pay a premium of 17.5% to RIA?
And if the auction doesn't make provisions for shipping you have to pick up the guns or get RIA to ship them to you after the fact?
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Old February 10th, 2017, 09:33 AM
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I'm new to the auction house thing, so you know about as much as I do. I figure so long as the guns are legal in California (and they are because they're C&R), I'm going to bid on them and if I win I will work out the details later.

I haven't purchased from RIA, but they must have some kind of provision for shipping because allow online bidding. A good chunk or possibly even the majority of their winning bidders must be out of state.

These mixed lots, while new to me, seem like a great way to score guns for cheaper than if they were being sold individually. Generally speaking the guns will sell for less than they would if they were being sold individually. RIA must know this, but I figure there are so many guns involved that they do the mixed-lot thing for time and logistics. Auction houses like Julia Auctions deal in guns that are much more valuable and so they can take the time to sell guns individually.

I like both of the lots that you posted. The 1917 in the second lot seems really nice. The other guns in that second lot aren't exactly beaters either. The third gun jumped out at me because I'm not used to seeing an M&P on an N-frame and with a shrouded ejector. That gun looks very .38/44ish to me, but I don't know enough about Smiths to know exactly what that gun is.

I hope you bid on some of these RIA auctions. Even if you don't win, it's fun to bid.
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Old February 14th, 2017, 09:21 AM
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Old February 15th, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Old February 15th, 2017, 01:28 PM
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Another one:

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Old February 16th, 2017, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Rupp
If there is a cooler revolver out there, I don't know what it is.

Mike, any love on this Cobra?:

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/C-High...p?lid=34207052
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Old February 20th, 2017, 02:35 PM
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I forgot to bid on the S&W revolvers. Unfortunately they don't update the auction listings with the gavel prices.

John, did you win?
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Old February 20th, 2017, 03:26 PM
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The hammer prices are up now.

That 1917 & 1911 Tag Team went for $2300:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/2602#detail

I didn't win that Black Widow. It went for a stupendous $2850:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/6287#detail

I did win one auction though. This one:

https://www.rockislandauction.com/de...28/4420#detail

The lower rifle is an Anschutz 1807 repeater. That's one of my dream rifles and I really wanted it. Once I get this 1807, I'll sell off two of my other Anschutz rifles with the beater 1813 in this lot.
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Old February 20th, 2017, 06:48 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by johnlee
The hammer prices are up now.

Man, those pistol lots weren't really the fire sales the projected prices indicated. The price per pistol is still good, but it wasn't a blow out.

Congrats on your Anschutz. What will you get for the beater?
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Old March 10th, 2017, 10:39 AM
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This may get some rotten tomatoes, but lately I've been feeling the love for the 87-91 Gen IV Bronco.


I'm liking this truck for hunting in Mexico. I know it's a piece of shit, but it's still kind of just right. Reasonable size for two guys with guns and luggage and two dog boxes in the back (especially if the back seat is out and the two boxes sit on top of a gun drawer). Everything stays tidy and cool inside. Tailgate and swing out spare are excellent. Truck has respectable off-road ability and can cruise at speed on the highway. Modern enough to be comfortable. They made a lot of them in white. They're inexpensive. But best of all, the stealth factor is way up. This would be a low profile truck on the other side of the border.

Does anyone have any experience with these? I like the Gen IV for it's looks and EFI. Straight axle would be nice like the early trucks but it's really not essential for what we do. 305 V8 or the 351?

You gotta admit, this truck would be a natural heading down the 5 towards Tijuana...