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This gunsrc seller has been discussed quite a bit on other threads. He has an interesting following that don't seem to mind paying a lot more money than others with a lot more experience.

I don't know how GunBroker hasn't looked into this more carefully considering the consistent over bidding between a few/similar bidders within each of these auctions. I guess GB is getting their money out of it so they may not care but you would think reputation would mean something for the seller or the platform?

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That seller and his #1bidder spiritlaker make this forum about once week..I think the high bidder on the one above is taking over while "ole shilling spirit" takes a vacation:cool:
 

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Some of his guns are unusually fresh-looking as well. If this is the same Colt I saw earlier there isn't even so much as a scuff mark on the chamber hood.
 

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After a close look at that picture, I'd have to say it looks suspiciously like a refinish. The parts that should have a darker finish like dulite on that gun...i.e. slide stop, thumb safety, and hammer all have the same green park color as the rest of the gun. That doesn't look normal to me and goes contrary to nearly every one of the guns in my collection.
 

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After a close look at that picture, I'd have to say it looks suspiciously like a refinish. The parts that should have a darker finish like dulite on that gun...i.e. slide stop, thumb safety, and hammer all have the same green park color as the rest of the gun. That doesn't look normal to me and goes contrary to nearly every one of the guns in my collection.
Other members (more knowledgable than me) suggest a bit of "photoshopping" may be involved. This would explain some of the odd looking finish observations in many of their auctions.
 

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Other members (more knowledgable than me) suggest a bit of "photoshopping" may be involved. This would explain some of the odd looking finish observations in many of their auctions.
Photoshopping images of an item for sale may not be quite as bad as passing off a fake or refinished item as original, but it's still being very dishonest. I've bought guns off of GB with noticeable nicks or scratches on them, then went back to the auction wondering how on Earth I didn't notice it. I know that pictures can often hide a multitude of sins, but from the camera angles I could tell there was no way the damage couldn't have been visible. Of course they could've dropped it while boxing it up for me...
 
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