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    Do you think this gun went for too much?

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/829091567

    It is a really nice black powder frame factory engraved SAA but $5300?

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    Okay, Iím going to come clean here, I won the auction and the gun is in transit to my local FFL as we speak. Marc from Keystone Arms sent me the tracking number yesterday.

    I have wanted a BP frame gun for a while and this gun just ticked every box on my want list. I was hoping to spend around four grand on it but I would have been kicking myself if I didnít win it so after it went up over my high bid I increased my maximum to $5k... and then I went over that. Ugh, itís a lot of money but I really wanted this gun. I paid a little more than I wanted to and I wasnít sure if I maybe paid too much for it.

    Iíll get a letter for it after I get it for sure. This gun will be well cared for and Iím definitely not going to shoot it. I will post pics after I pick it up.

    It looks even better in person.

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    Probably about right for a guy who wants a special gun.

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    Funny thing about human behavior and the market it creates. The gun sold for exactly as much as the high bidder was willing to pay - perhaps even less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by po18guy View Post
    Funny thing about human behavior and the market it creates. The gun sold for exactly as much as the high bidder was willing to pay - perhaps even less.
    And, a little more than what the second highest bidder was willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDRider View Post
    And, a little more than what the second highest bidder was willing to pay.
    Or, he was caught off guard. It happens too. Don't ask me why I know this.
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    Hi, Colt Custom shop is now charging $1650 for factory "A" engraving, and $3450 for the least expensive custom shop Colt SAA. Factor in shipping and this is close to the price. Then again you can justify anything in your own mind , regards, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike View Post
    Hi, Colt Custom shop is now charging $1650 for factory "A" engraving, and $3450for the least expensive custom shop Colt SAA. Factor in shipping and this is close to the price. Then again you can justify anything in your own mind , regards, Mike
    Don't forget the custom grips too. Those from the custom shop would be what? $500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike
    Colt Custom shop is now charging $1650 for factory "A" engraving..
    Why would you think that is "A" engraving? Looks like at least "B" or more from what I can see. Signed by the engraver these days just the "B" engraving goes for $7K. (eyes watering here) Seems like Colt didn't have much to choose from for the wood. Pretty bland and 2 piece at that.
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    That’s at least B engraving. “A” engraving tends to look like someone just got started good engraving it. Stocks do look a little understated . According to what’s been posted lately for the current custom shop prices, the buyer didn’t do too bad. Custom shop gun prices have apparently become unreal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo View Post
    Why would you think that is "A" engraving? Looks like at least "B" or more from what I can see. Signed by the engraver these days just the "B" engraving goes for $7K. (eyes bulging out here) Seems like Colt didn't have much to choose from for the wood. Pretty bland and 2 piece at that.
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    Yeah, I was thinking B coverage at least on this gun and the grips aren't very fancy that's for sure.
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