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Had a guy come by my office today and he was asking me if I was still fooling with the old single actions and I said yeah and he said "you know.....I had a guy come over to the house earlier this year and I sold all my diamondbacks and pythons to him and he paid up pretty well for them." I asked him how many did he have and he said 24 total. He said "I had one stainless python that was about like new he gave me $1400 for it and between $800 and $1000 for all the used pythons". I don't think any of them were the really old ones but I told him that he probably got somewhere around half price for the stuff from what I was hearing. Needless to say, he went from gloating to being deflated when he left. Apparently he hasn't kept up with the craziness in the pricing in the last couple of years. He said that he had bought them years ago and had around $400 in the majority of them and he thought he had cut a fat hog when he "doubled" his money.
 

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I'm really surprised the guy didn't do some current research on his stuff before he sold everything. Sure he doubled his money but he had owned the stuff for several years where the next guy could probably double his money in minutes.

Oh well, I guess that is what makes the gun collecting and buying world go round!
 
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I've got a story

Back in spring of 2007 an acquaintance of my wife's called me and asked if I was interested in a Lady Smith. I said sure, thinking it was the .357 revolver. Turns out it was a semi auto and I lost interest. The guy said he had a Colt revolver that he'd like to sell. A Nickel 4" Python, no box but like new. Also has an unused 8" barrel that comes with it. I said yeah, how much? He says $400, I say it's probably worth more. He says $400 is enough and that he didn't have that much in it, so I paid him and thanked him. It came wearing the Colt pachmyers but I like these mountain man stags Driscoll from Colorado makes. The deal happened near my birthday so when my wife found out what I paid she gave me $400 back and said happy birthday. The sun was shining on this ol dog's butt that day. :D

 

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I think I'd've played dumb - never said a word - and been happy for his sense of profit.

The bad news he could find out someplace else.

The Python tale's another matter - every so often, one finds a guy with a particular price in mind, and no more than that.

He had need for 'just' $400 - probably to cover the cost of something he wanted - and 'paid' that cost with his revolver, instead of his wallet.

Getting it as a birthday present was a langniappe.
 

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Doublesharp,

Can you post up more on who made those stag grips. I tried searching the name here, but came up empty. Probably my error if that is his board name. I really like those grips.

Thanks,

Craig
Hi Craig,
drisk46 is his ebay user name. He also goes by big mountain man on gun broker and I'm pretty sure he is a member of this forum. His name is Ken Driskill. I've bought several sets of grips from him, both stag and wood and I've never been disappointed. Ken is one of the good guys.

drisk46 | eBay

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=381243028
 

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Maybe I'm reading your intent wrong, but you seem happy that he lost potential profit - almost like you're gloating about it.
Is he somebody you don't like?

If he was a friend, I'd think I would be a bit sad for him.
I just noticed your comment.

You are reading the intent wrong.

If anyone was gloating it was the guy who thought he cut a fat hog and sold his guns for half price because he didn't have the good sense to research his accumulation. I'm sorry he didn't get a fair price for his stuff but not it's no one's fault but his. I posted it mainly to remind the membership to pay attention to what they have when they go to sell and don't get thrilled if you think you come with some guy who wants to "buy you out" that's usually the way a plucker becomes a pluckee. :)
 

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Sometimes it best not to say anything. He was happy he doubled his money but if he pressed, I might have said something to the tone of: you sold at a price that the buyer can easily flip. I generally don't want to give out specifics such as he sold for 1/2 of the worth. Sometimes its hard to hold back on arrogant people but this is all suppose to be fun. I don't think anyone here would pay what people are paying on gunbroker. I just bought a holster worn 8 in. Python that needed the barrel re-blued for $800. The dealer agreed and after Colt refinished the barrel, shipping 3 different times and one FFL fee, I now have $1100 into the gun. If the seller was too lazy to search, then after the sale and still floating on a high cloud, he probably would not search for current pricing. I still have a friend that goes to gun shows and asks dealers what something is worth. He now knows that the answer he gets isn't always the real value. When I am asked what something is worth, I usually say: "to me its worth XXXX". My price is something I can sell and recover my price or a little more.
 

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Back in spring of 2007 an acquaintance of my wife's called me and asked if I was interested in a Lady Smith. I said sure, thinking it was the .357 revolver. Turns out it was a semi auto and I lost interest. The guy said he had a Colt revolver that he'd like to sell. A Nickel 4" Python, no box but like new. Also has an unused 8" barrel that comes with it. I said yeah, how much? He says $400, I say it's probably worth more. He says $400 is enough and that he didn't have that much in it, so I paid him and thanked him. It came wearing the Colt pachmyers but I like these mountain man stags Driscoll from Colorado makes. The deal happened near my birthday so when my wife found out what I paid she gave me $400 back and said happy birthday. The sun was shining on this ol dog's butt that day. :D
I need to find a nice guy like this when it comes time to purchase one for myself. That's outstanding.
 
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