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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Yeah, like the guy interested in a artillery model SAA I had for sale. I let him take it to his buddy the expert, who also was a seller with a table at this show. Buddy told him it was a piece of junk because none of the numbers matched.
    This reminds me of the 1st & last time I watched Pawn Stars,their "expert" said the gun would be worth more if the loading gate # matched the rest of the guns #'s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Martin View Post
    This reminds me of the 1st & last time I watched Pawn Stars,their "expert" said the gun would be worth more if the loading gate # matched the rest of the guns #'s.
    I remember that show. I think is was a nickel plated 45. I really laughed at his Colt expert that time. In a later show, someone brought in an older Colt. Rick remarked, “look, every time I buy one of these old Colts, there turns out to be a problem.” Yeah, I’ll bet there is.

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    MLV Are you the Duke?

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    That's a nickname I was branded with about 50 years ago so I guess the answer is yes.
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    In March I was at a gun show and a fellow unknown to me asked me to look at a 1st gen .45. It wasn't a bad gun but timing was way out of whack. On "half-cock" the hammer was barely back properly and of course chambers didn't line up with loading gate. Later the fellow came back and said when he told the dealer that he said, "That guy has no idea what he is talking about."
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    I heard that not long ago. Same guy said SAAs are built in Italy and then shipped here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLV View Post
    That's a nickname I was branded with about 50 years ago so I guess the answer is yes.

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    I've been a gunshow dealer for thirty odd years and can attest there are a lot more "experts" in front of the tables than behind. Referring to those who think they know it all - not those who have genuine knowledge such as most forum members.

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    I have bought an 1880s pistol from a gentleman at a gun show. I have talked to him before and since at other gun shows. I do not pretend to be an expert but he has a quirk that drives me crazy. He piles the antique pistols on his table and in boxes, like I throw wrenches in a tool box. I like looking at his offerings but I cringe every time he digs for another specimen to show me or plops one back down. It's not like they are cheap pistols. They are Colt SAAs, Colt Bisleys, Colt 1878 models, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tranter45 View Post
    I've been a gunshow dealer for thirty odd years and can attest there are a lot more "experts" in front of the tables than behind. Referring to those who think they know it all - not those who have genuine knowledge such as most forum members.
    Exactly. Just like the ones I described in an earlier thread, with their buddy in tow enlightening him with a vast knowledge of what is wrong with every gun on the table.


 
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