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I had two internet purchases this year on Red Rivers myself. seperate purchases so they are not matched. A 4 3/4 and a 5 1/2" . funny thing is that the first gun was a Cabelas listing. They had the gun and black box. The other gun listed months later, but was from a gun dealer that was close to that Cabelas.. and sure enough, the first gun came from his shop. He sent me the Red box with the John Wayne holster that went with the first gun for $50 bucks. said the original buyer didn't want it. so I was very happy to get two complete sets. I bought alot of USFA's in about two years time. 2011-2012. I was a little late to the party.. USFA guns had good prices early on. Then they got expensive and hard to find. USFA stopped making SA's and prices doubled or more for used guns. I started buying Colts again.

One of our forum members has a strong connection with USFA and he's posted recently that USFA will be back in business with SA's again. wont be in the same state most likely, but talks like there is a come back in the works.
 

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Looks like it might be a good buy for someone looking for one.

Those are the kind of adds I don't understand. If you want to sell a gun, describe the gun. I don't need the history of the .22 cartridge in the add. When I see adds like that, it makes it look like the seller is trying to distract you from the gun by giving you unnecessary info about the ammo it uses or other unrelated facts. You seem to see this a lot in New Service adds where the seller has a 1909 Army for sale, but gives you the entire model history from 1899 through 1943, but can't list the bore condition.
may be the same seller.. I read the same tale on gunbroker in the last few days. gun looks okay, but he tells everything except specifics on the gun he's selling. are the grips original? most 12/22's did not come with ivory grips... so are they original or not? No box in the photos, so we have to assume there isn't one since that is not addressed. .. and other specifics not mentioned. just seems like exactly what you said. There is all unnecessary info to turn attention away from the fact the gun in the photo was never mentioned in detail.
looks like a good gun, but it takes really close up and excellent photos to detect some flaws that might not have been mentioned.
A business name is mentioned, so one would think a business seller would have a more thrills and less frills in the listing.
Just good to see I'm not the only crazy and suspicious browser out here. ;)
 
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