Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ringel05, Aug 30, 2018.
That's a beauty!
If it comes with a lifetime supply of Popeye's fried Chicken then get it because there ain't no way you could hit a slow moving rabbit with that rifle....
If funds are tight, then why would you spend money on something that is just there.
If the store has lowered the price this might mean it'd be hard for you to move it on at a similar price in the future, which could cause problems.
Stuff is stuff after all.
Guns are bad..McKay, but antiques are way kewl. Go into that store, ask to see the gun, take your time.....inspect it. Hand the gun back to the clerk and step back and make a phone call, talk softly for 15 seconds or so on the phone..then..listen for 5 seconds. Hang up the phone, take out $1000 and tell the clerk you can buy the gun for $1000. If he says no, thank him and walk out.
Strong possibility and even probability this weapon is a repro. Lots of them available. Price seems just too good.
No it's not a repo, held it and inspected it numerous times when I lived down there, it's an original, it's in very good shape and the bore is clean though somewhat worn as would be expected. The problem for most collectors is it may be the fact that it has Japanese Imperial stamps on it (Late 1800s surplus arms sale to Japan), I find that rather unique. It may be the owner has passed on (it's been on consignment) and they just want to get rid of it or the owner told them to get what they can for it.
Obviously you wouldn't understand and in very good condition they can go for up to $6K, there's not that many left. This is one piece (the type of carbine) I've been wanting to add to my collection for at least a decade
Don't worry, if I buy it we'll only have to eat ashes and wear sackcloth for a couple of months...........
No we won't, tight in this case means holding off another month or two on new tires for my truck, delaying buying a new laptop for the wife. We're not talking living on mac and cheese and Ramen noodles plus feeding the cats garbage for six months besides I also would prefer using cash not credit to purchase it, that's what I mean by tight.
So if they can go for $6,000, who'd sell it for $1,500?
Someone who's had it on the market for a couple of years with no takers besides this one's not in the very good category it's in the average good category. It was listed for $2500, the typical low end price. Besides, they remember me coming in often and drooling over it. Also it's a consignment, elderly lady who's husband has passed on and by now maybe she has also and the shop just want's to get rid of it.
Then you already answered the Op's question.
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