Author Topic: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle  (Read 1079 times)

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John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« on: May 21, 2020, 03:11:16 AM »
Well the bidding on the John Bivins ends tomorrow Gonna be sad to see it go, but happy it will get shot and used.... Plus the proceeds will help with the purchase of our dream home with a wrap around deck and some acreage to call our own!!!!! Thanks for all the information and help everyone has given me regarding this "ole gun".....

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 03:45:53 AM »
That gun is a bargain at itís current price.
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2020, 04:02:32 AM »
It is a shame for sure. Only us ol hivernans know anything about it,or who J Bivins was. Someone is getting a heckuva deal. Best regards, Dave F 8) 8)

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2020, 02:33:12 PM »
Does that rifle have a liner like a white lighting in the touch hole.  Were proably not around in 1976.  I remember well when Bivins was working on these rifles.  I was just getting into owning a custom built rifle.  Still have my mountain rifle that I bought in 1976.
Not sure what the final bid will be but where its at now is a bargain. 
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 06:09:11 PM »
I remember the goings on with the IRS when those rifles were being built.  Now I am too old to care about buying it.  Oh well!!   ;)

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 11:38:28 PM »
$4625.00
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2020, 11:51:37 PM »
$4625.00
That is about what I thought it should bring.
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 02:50:34 AM »
What Mike said.  I estimated it around $4K somewhere.

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 03:45:18 AM »
Indeed !!  8) 8)

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 05:05:47 PM »
I wonder if a member here bought the rifle...?
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 01:39:34 AM »
I tried, but was the 2nd place bid. I hope somebody here got it.

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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2020, 03:20:03 AM »
About 15 years ago for a client,  I sold the # 2 gun by Jack Haugh, w/ bag, horn etc. on TOW for $6,500.  Not a good investment of those $ for that amount of time...Ron
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Re: John Bivins Bicentennial 50 caliber rifle
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 05:36:29 PM »
 A few years ago I was in a local gunshop here in Lancaster and bought several rifles that had recently come in. I suspect that the Bivins rifle had just been purchased from the dealer shortly before that for a song based on the previous owners original post and conversations I had with the dealer. I always kick myself for not going there a few days earlier. I wouldn't have sold it.