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December 13, 2007, 12:34 AM
I've got a chance to get 1st shot at a collection coming on the market from an estate. Do you see anything on the follwing list that you would recommend I not let get away? If there is an item, can you recommend a fair price (assuming all in good condition)

Thanks in advance

1. Magnum Research Desert Eagle Caliber, 44 Magnum
2. FN Herstal 5.7x28 Pistol
3. Colt 1911 Government Model Mk IV Series 80, Caliber 45ACP
4. Glock 19 Pistol, Caliber 9mm, Serial #HFW415
5. Colt Match Target Competition HBAR II Rifle, Caliber 223
6. Remington Model 597 Magnum Rifle Fluted Barrel, Caliber 22 WMR
7. Weatherby Mark V Custom Fluted Barrel Caliber 300 Jarrett Scope Leupold LPS 3.5x14 50mm
8. Weatherby Mark V Rifle, Caliber 378 Winchester Magnum Scope Zeiss 2.5x10 50mm
9. Browning A Bolt Medallion Rifle, Caliber 25/06 Scope Leupold VX-111 3.5x10 50mm
10. Savage Model 12 Rifle, Caliber 22/250 Bull Barrel Synthetic Stock Scope Sightron SII 4x16 42mm with shade tube
11. Winchester Model 70, Caliber 22/250 Bull Barrel Synthetic Stock Scope Nikon Buckmaster 3x12
12. Weatherby Mark V, Caliber 300 Weatherby Magnum Fluted Barrel with Muzzle Break Synthetic Camouflage Stock Scope Swarovski 2.5x10
13. Stevens Model 62 Rifle Caliber 22 Long Rifle Synthetic Stock
14. Ruger M77 Magnum Rifle, Caliber 416 Rigby
15. Knight Inline Black Powder DISC Extreme Rifle, Caliber 50
16. Ithaca Model 66 Shotgun Super Single, Caliber 20 Gauge
17. Browning A5 Shotgun Semi Auto, Caliber 16 Gauge
18. Browning A5 Shotgun Semi Auto, Caliber 20 Gauge “Light Twenty
19. Beretta AL391 Urika Shotgun Semi Auto, Caliber 12 Gauge
20. Browning Superposed Superlight Pigeon Grade O/U Shotgun 12 Gauge
21. Beretta Silver Pigeon Over/Under Shotgun, Caliber 20 Gauge
24. Browning BPS Shotgun, Caliber 10 Gauge
25. Browning Twelvette Semi Auto, Caliber 12 Gauge
26. Walther P22 Semi Auto Pistol, Caliber 22 Long rifle

December 13, 2007, 03:46 AM
Just about everything on there is a keeper. I'd say it depends on condition and price but mainly just whichever ones float your boat.

December 13, 2007, 08:16 AM
I assume these will be mostly in excellent condition since the guy who collected was very serious about his collection. I'd love to say I'll take em all but leaning towards the pistols especially #3 the Colt 1911. Is there much demand for #1, #2 and #5 ? If you could pick one shotgun, which one would you pick?

December 13, 2007, 08:57 AM
Your taste may not match mine at all but the 1911 for sure and the Desert Eagle is a good one. #5 is a rifle but it would be a good one to have as would #'s 7,8 and 9 but that Zeiss scope on #8 is really gonna jack the price up(especialy if it was made in Germany). To pick just one shotgun would be tough but if I had to do it I'd probably go with #20. I'm sure everybody else will have different opinions. I'd love to be in your shoes right now but I'd hate to have to make the decisions you're faced with. It all comes down to it's your money, get what YOU like and want. Not what we'd get. I wouldn't get them to be safe queens. If I had them I'd use them. That's what they were made for.

December 13, 2007, 09:01 AM
Go Superposed or A-5 for a shotgun. I am not too far from Dallas, how will the rest of the guns be sold after you have your pick?

December 13, 2007, 10:07 AM
Thanks for all the feedback. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take'em all & sell off the ones you don't want after you've had a chance to shoot for awhile.

Barber - The excutive of the estate is trying to decide what to sell and what will go to the heirs. She'll give me 1st shot but if there is additional would you like me to email you? Can you send me your address?

Mike Irwin
December 13, 2007, 11:50 AM
17, 18, 20, 21, and 25 are probably the best items on the list.

Of those, 18 and 25 probably have the higest future collector value.

December 13, 2007, 03:16 PM
IM inbound.

December 13, 2007, 06:16 PM
With the exception maybe of #7, I don't see you having any trouble at all finding a ready buyer for ANY of them (.300 Jarrett is sort of an oddball round, and that limits the "curb appeal").