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Antique Gun Auction
« on: May 14, 2009, 05:20:04 PM »
Some of you may be interested in looking at this catalog of the up-coming auction at Little John's:

Lot 558 - Full stock Hawken rifle
Lot 845 - John Armstrong rifle
Lot 1240 - rifle attributed to Jacob Kuntz

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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 07:02:58 PM »
There are a lot of nice horns, fowlers and muskets listed also.  Now, I just need to break into Ft. Knox.

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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 06:10:41 PM »
Wow, there is some really nice guns listed. Your right Eric, now I just have to figure out how to get one of those with out the wife knowing............... :o

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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 11:59:03 PM »
After all...
What's a second motgage for anyway?  ;D

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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 04:19:22 AM »
I can't imagine owning one of these guns and actually parting with it. I belive I would have buried with me! I can't imagine the pain in letting it go.  :'(

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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 05:06:13 AM »
You're not going to believe or understand this, but there are people who use these beautiful creations as an investment - a way to increase their wealth.  Or a way to acquire another that is even more valuable, so they can increase their wealth even further...und so weider!
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Re: Antique Gun Auction
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 02:51:41 AM »
Hmm, some of those cost about what my college tuition is... I wonder how important college actually is.  I love that Armstrong rifle.

Lot 567 has me confused.  I'm pretty sure it's a fake.  The tomahawk head is identical to the "English pattern" hawk that Davis makes.  I'm holding it in my hand and the details and measurements are exact.  Or... was this just a standard pattern that lots of hawks followed, and the Davis casting is an exact copy?

Thanks for posting the site, fun to look at at least!

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