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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:11 pm 
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Well I bid and lost this one.

Sold for $2,726.88

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/602162512


Did it go too high? About right? Too low?

Looks real. I have a few more photos that I did not post.

Kevin

Did this post because it is so hard to get pricing on these.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:00 pm 
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Do not know if you can really get a proper price for one, There is so few and it all depends on how bad does someone want one.. What are there 25 in the world??? How can one really place a price on such an item..

I have seen a few sell over the past few years...

Maybe about 3 years ago one went for 23-2400 from sreisel

another guy listed one on gun broker maybe a year later it went for 1400 or so

then Empire arms about 2 months ago listed one for 980 or so it evaporated in seconds

Now this one again from sreisel...


My personal feeling is anytime you get something from sreisel you will pay more because he has such a
following and somehow he gets top price for his rifles..

By the way this one looked 100% real and perfect in every way...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:15 am 
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Wasn't even aware such a beast existed. Definitely a cool piece of history. Like mentioned above, it's hard to say if it was high or low. The lack of supply means it's worth whatever the market will bear at the time it is put up for sale.

All that being said, I'd have a hard time dropping that kind of money on a display piece.


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Fools and their money. #-o


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junkadict wrote:
Fools and their money. #-o

Sir as a bidder on this auction I take offense to your reply. Please remember that everyone's personal budgets are very different. What may seem like a bunch of money to one person may not be much to another. Speaking for my personal point of view, I have been Blessed to be able to spend money on the hobby we all love. I would think that a rifle such as the subject rifle would be on someone's advanced want list or a holy grail gun because of the amount thought to exist. Am I mad that I did not win? Maybe a little but I bid what I could using the knowledge found here and at other venues. That is the reason for the post to provide others one more piece of information that they can use in the future. Maybe I will be lucky the next time one crosses my path. So instead of calling people "fools" maybe a better worded reply would have been better.

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junkadict wrote:
Fools and their money. #-o



We all have our special Jelly spots that may seem unreasonable to others. For me that rifle has to be one
of the coolest. Not only because of its link to Gallipoli, But where else would you find a rifle with the smooth bolt action of the Enfield married up to the 8mm round..


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kevinofborg wrote:
Well I bid and lost this one.



I meant to ask Kevin, why do you like the rifle so much?? you do have to admit it is a bit of an acquired taste :)


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These rifles are neat and rare but have been bringing to much money IMHO. I personally might pay $1200 for one maybe a little more. There are very few people who are willing to spend that kind of coin on an oddity like this. The previous one sold for $2200. I would have a hard time spending that kind of money on this because I doubt I could get my money back out of it. But if you really want it and are willing to spend the money then go for it. Does not make you a fool. These are rare rifles are bringing big money now. I personally think items like this don't have a market value.


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Thanks for the post, lots of neat history wrapped up in that rifle!

Interesting preview of the Turkish arms industry. Despite their current political problems, they clearly have a lot of smart and capable people in the business, making good quality weapons at an affordable price. Two of the eight people I hunted with had Turkish made Mossbergs, yes they were the kids, but an affordable over and under is not something US manufacturers have been able to do. For that matter, the hot three-gun auto shotgun is Stoeger, and they have a Clays gun that is ripping it up.

8mm Smelly, what a combo!


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indy1919a4 wrote:
kevinofborg wrote:
Well I bid and lost this one.



I meant to ask Kevin, why do you like the rifle so much?? you do have to admit it is a bit of an acquired taste :)


Well several reasons. The first is I started collecting Turk rifles and I have most types except the ones in the original calibers and the Enfauser. Second is I like the Odd Balls. Third I like the history (story) on them. Lastly, I like to look at and take them apart and see what did these guys have to do to make this type of rifle happen.

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The previous one sold for $2200. I would have a hard time spending that kind of money on this because I doubt I could get my money back out of it. But if you really want it and are willing to spend the money then go for it. Does not make you a fool. These are rare rifles are bringing big money now. I personally think items like this don't have a market value.


Did not know about the $2200 one. (Do you have any more details on that sale?) Ahh yes getting the money back out is one of the reasons I stopped bidding on it. I am not as young as you. ;o)

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bitrclngr wrote:
These rifles are neat and rare but have been bringing to much money IMHO. I personally might pay $1200 for one maybe a little more. There are very few people who are willing to spend that kind of coin on an oddity like this. The previous one sold for $2200. I would have a hard time spending that kind of money on this because I doubt I could get my money back out of it. But if you really want it and are willing to spend the money then go for it. Does not make you a fool. These are rare rifles are bringing big money now. I personally think items like this don't have a market value.


I think it depends on why you buy the rifle or anything for that matter. If its to make money, then it may be too much to pay.
If its for yourself to enjoy, its very difficult to put a price on it. It then depends on what you can afford.

Sometimes we focus too much on the monetary value but should also consider what is worth to us to enjoy.

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I'm sorry :oops:


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I'm sorry :oops:


Apology excepted.

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Wow! Another one of these in the wild! Awesome.

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