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Old 01-26-2020, 10:02 PM
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Anyone else catch this madness on Gunbroker earlier this evening?

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Old 01-26-2020, 10:10 PM
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I would have bid more than eight grand but I left my wallet in my Rolls Royce at the country club and my chauffeur had the rest of the night off I love my Hi Powers but to spend that kind of money on a T series boggles my mind.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:10 PM
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Wow. Thats crazy money...I have a C series so i usually take a peek but i missed that one.

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Old 01-26-2020, 10:13 PM
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Damn. That thing is beautiful.

8K??? Smokes my 40 year old NIB nickel Python.

For those who ask ...."Since my XXXX isn't being made anymore, what's it worth???"

Answer?? Whatever a buyer will pay for it.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:34 PM
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No, I did not catch that. And I would not have believed it. I'd seen a couple that sold for $3K, and I thought that was nuts....
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:53 PM
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Would love to have one but it’s out of my price range as are these matching out of this world 1911’ s

https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2016...te-iron-1911s/
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:59 AM
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Beautiful condition T series. But, 8K?!? Oh my!
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:28 PM
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Is there any basis for this price??
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Old 01-27-2020, 04:49 PM
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A couple of other Hi Powers from the same collection currently being auctioned

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/854283293

and

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/854049633

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Old 01-27-2020, 05:57 PM
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I can’t imagine a legitimate basis for the sales price of that first one... perhaps someone regrets missing paying too much for a Python?

I like the price of the ‘50s pistol a lot better.
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:55 PM
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$8k? Maybe they have a helicopter too... I used to shoot trap and skeet with a guy who owned an airport, gunrange, exotic car and boat "toy stores" AND a helicopter who donated a Perazzi every year to our club.

It's not hard to imagine that kind of disposable income.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:34 PM
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That seller is becoming quite the talk on most collectors forums. All of his auctions get bid up to crazy amounts for no logical reason, which has led to many conspiracy theories.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:47 PM
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That seller is becoming quite the talk on most collectors forums. All of his auctions get bid up to crazy amounts for no logical reason, which has led to many conspiracy theories.



A TOP 100 seller?! PSHAW, you say!
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:33 PM
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Is there any basis for this price??
Just two guys in a bidding war. No one else went higher than $2,300.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/852428949/BidHistory
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:03 PM
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I've got a T in similar condition, except for the manual. I'd say no, it isn't worth it.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:54 PM
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That seller is becoming quite the talk on most collectors forums. All of his auctions get bid up to crazy amounts for no logical reason, which has led to many conspiracy theories.
Your comment reminds me a little of the brothers who used to run full page ads in Shotgun News years ago listing rare collectible 1911's and such. I heard they were busted for making fake collector's guns. Forgeries.
One of them was active on one of the other auction sites for years afterwards. I reported him to management over a supposed Colt Commander that he had listed for sale. The fakery was blatantly obvious even in small online photos. The frame was very obviously a casting with lots of mold marks visible. Their earlier stuff was much better fakery. I guess he just got sloppy or didn't care any more. When I reported him the management seemed more interested in making me look stupid than dealing with an obvious forger. That was the end of my participation on that auction site.
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Old 01-29-2020, 01:58 PM
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You know, I was just thinking my T-series gun must be at least 25% as nice as the one under discussion. Maybe any of us with T-series guns are missing a bet by not getting them on an auction site ASAP

Seriously though, yes I realize some of the well known dealers realize a lot more $$$$ than most of us could hope for if we listed stuff individually.....
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:00 PM
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Looks to me like the seller has his brother, BIL, friend, etc bid on these guns to drive the price up. I completely call BS on that sale.
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Old 01-29-2020, 04:04 PM
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Iconic and beautiful gun but I can almost have two Atlas Gunworks 2011s for that money.

I clearly remember my infatuation with Hi-Powers. I realized that 1911s are everything I wish the Hi-Power could be.
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Old 01-29-2020, 05:38 PM
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I've known dealers that had friends bid their guns up until they got to the price they wanted for them. If no one else was bidding, they would end up the auction by bidding them up a lot more just to set precedence for that kind of gun.
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:18 PM
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It's amazing how often these crazy bidding wars end up between folks with such low numbers of transactions...
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Old 01-30-2020, 12:13 AM
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Hi Power

This guy is famous for having extraordinary results in his auctions . It's a very nice hi power, but a T series with the pistol bag and papers goes for about $2500 and that's with the more desirable Tangent sight which this one does not appear to have. Difficult to imagine how two guys would get into a bidding war which resulted in paying 3 times what the gun should sell for.

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Old 01-30-2020, 12:21 AM
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With GBs new fee schedule on auction sales, its an expensive way to try to set precedent. Its fishy, sure but I'm still trying to work out a logical scam angle for this sale if it were faked.
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Old 01-30-2020, 01:06 AM
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Money laundering would be my only guess. I am not making any accusations.
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Old 01-30-2020, 07:58 AM
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Reminds me of another seller at GB that used to be the topic of similar discussions, called "Gray Blanket"!
Same sort of sales and way over the top claims about the items that brought crazy prices for no reason.
Wonder if he's changed his ID but not MO???

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