Best shotgun deal ever

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  1. 635 G

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    A shooter I know went to an estate sale several years ago, a Silver Seitz was being offered, the auctioneer stated the gun doesn't work

    He got the gun for $700.00--it had a release trigger and the auctioneer, didn't know what a release trigger was
     
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    Ask him if he wants to sell it????? hahahahaha
     
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    Obviously your friend was the only one at the auction who knew anything about shotguns, Lucky him.
     
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    Sounds like the stories about finding 427 Cobras in barns that had been put away by the owners and everybody forgot about them for 50 years.
     
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    Once upon a time.....
     
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    He traded it in on a Seitz O/U--got rid of that Seitz for a Krieghoff- has about 3 Infinty's/DeVaults
     
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    Like finding old Knuckleheads and Panheads in the old barns, all three of them are pretty well gone now.
     
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    And the auctioneer didn't know how to use a computer
     
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    I know a guy that knows a guy that said back in 1981 he found a Knucklehead in a barn in IL. that was in mint condition.

    The thing is, the owner must have forgotten to shut it off when he parked it in 1940,

    because it was STILL RUNNING.

    Talk about great gas mileage.
     
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    I didn't find a Knucklehead in a barn but I did come across one in a shed behind a used equipment store in Arkansas. Complete and original (OK that's a lie - it was missing the headlight) 1941 FL in great need of some TLC. Which it got. I rode it for years and far as I know it's still on the road. I sold it when I came across an ex-CHP FLH in the shed behind Skip Fordyce when I was mech-ing there and going to UCR. 1964 side-oiler Pan. The one bike I do truly regret selling after I finished grad school. Ah, well.
     
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    I bought a Krieghoff model 32 trap for $575.00 some years back. Still have it. Also bought a Browning Citori trap (late 70's model) for $350, still have it too.
     
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    :rolleyes::):):)
     
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    Side oiler ?
     
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    He meant 'there was a lot of oil running down the side'.
    Harley, y'know.
     
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    That would be chain oiler, they got a bad rep due to the oil draining from the primary cover that oil was actually oiling the primary chain. Primary chain adjustment at the oil pump is tough. Most that had no clue saw the spot under the primary cover and thought it was a leak and Harley had to get rid of the oil somehow. There was no EPA then. :)
     
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    I bought a Colt Boa for $650 a few years ago and sold it for $2,850. I wish I would have kept it as they're worth around three time that today.
     
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    Dawg, not posting this to make you feel worse, I wish I had about a hundred different ones I've owned over the last 50 years but I saw this the other day on the big auction site

    There is a NIB Lew Horton Boa set, 4" and 6" in the display case. They made 100 sets
    The bid I saw was around $27,000.00
    Who woulda thunk it

    And for all the guys that say It's not worth that
    It only takes one buyer to make something worth it

    Edit: I just checked again. $28,500.00
    Apparently there is at least two people that think it's worth it

    Ended, 99 Bids, Final $31,225.00
     
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    Yeah, mine had the box and paperwork.
     
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    the last model Panheads had an external oil feed to the rocker boxs.

    Not true at all. Amazes me the shit that people believe or make up. All of the older bikes with sheet metal primaries (Limeys too) had chain oilers in the primary case - probably beginning sometime around when the first motorcycle was built. To the best of my knowledge ALL of them had an adjustment on that and the HD's most certainly did. The amount was not that voluminous for that matter, everyone knew where the oil came from, didn't GAF, and it was not in the least mysterious.
     
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    What is not true? I think you need to back and read all the posts, what I said is TRUE and about the same as what you said.
    and BTW the Knuckle had the oil lines running to the heads long before the Pan was born.
     
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    All of what I quoted is not true - 'cept the part about the EPA of course

    I'm not sure what that has to do with anythinng
     
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    so you think BYE
     
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    Colt python $1000 right before the announced the were going to quit making them sold it a year later for $2000 sold a little quick.
     
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    IF hind sight was 20/20 with guns, cars, houses we would all be very wealthy ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    Please ignore my tears. A Colt Boa is currently on GB and selling at over $9,000 with a "buy it now" at $16,000. I sold mine for $2,850.
     
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