Do original long flutes bring a premium?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Glad a member got it. You beat me to the fact that only 60 some LFs were .41. Now I'm predjudiced as I have a .41 LF but I think you did extremely well at 2250.00. Not sure the other bidders realized the scarcity.
    Thanks Rick. I think it's hard to go wrong with a long flute in general and I just much prefer the looks of them myself. I think I read that something like 80% were .45 and of the 3 I own now, 2 are 38-40 and now this 41.
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    As soon as I had the action fixed on that specimen, I would be out shooting it; so are you going to shoot it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smkummer View Post
    As soon as I had the action fixed on that specimen, I would be out shooting it; so are you going to shoot it?
    That's the plan. It for sure isn't a safe queen and I never shot a .41 before (and I happen to have a box of it laying around) so I'd love to give it a whirl and see what it feels like. I've been watching Hickok45 videos lately and I have an itch to get back to the range with some vintage SAAs.

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    That was a pretty reasonable price. I sold a 45 x 4-3/4" the other day with stags to a dealer at a show for $2800. It was a patina gun with a little blue in the flutes and along the ejector housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coltsixguns View Post
    That was a pretty reasonable price. I sold a 45 x 4-3/4" the other day with stags to a dealer at a show for $2800. It was a patina gun with a little blue in the flutes and along the ejector housing.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coltsixguns View Post
    That was a pretty reasonable price. I sold a 45 x 4-3/4" the other day with stags to a dealer at a show for $2800. It was a patina gun with a little blue in the flutes and along the ejector housing.
    Jim, was it a long flute?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwjhfs View Post
    Jim, was it a long flute?
    Yes sir. 331034
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Glad a member got it. You beat me to the fact that only 60 some LFs were .41. Now I'm predjudiced as I have a .41 LF but I think you did extremely well at 2250.00. Not sure the other bidders realized the scarcity.
    Rick, I don't remember the caliber but a friend has a long flute Bisley. How rare is that? How about .38-40 rarity in SAA? Thanks.

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    I would have bid much higher for that LF if I had seen it! You got a good deal. I am sure it will be an simple fix for Jim.
    Let me know if anyone sees another LF for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    I would have bid much higher for that LF if I had seen it! You got a good deal. I am sure it will be an simple fix for Jim.
    Let me know if anyone sees another LF for sale.
    Thanks! Honestly I was hoping it would fly under the radar a bit more than it did since the guy didn't list it as a long flute anywhere in the auction. The last one I got (in the stags thread here) was a similar deal...not listed as long flute and I was able to pick it up for about $1800. It hardly has any finish left but nice sharp lines, nice roll marks, no pitting, etc. I remember we were evacuating from hurricane Irma at the time and I had to do that auction on the road from my cell phone somewhere in the sticks in Florida.
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