The Rare and Highly Sought After Boa is a hybrid of a Trooper MKV with a Python Barrel... Pictured below is a matching set/consecutive S/Ned (of 100) with the respective wood box as sold/distrubuted by Lew Horton...
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...just imagine the Python with a Python barrel.
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Uh, that would be a Python, of which there are thousands upon thousands to choose from.
Yes, there were only 600 Boas in each barrel length but you can't just say that if 50% fewer of another gun were made, then ipso facto it's worth 2x as much.
Remember it's Economics 101: supply and demand. You need the demand in addition to the limited supply in order to get outrageous prices. Maybe there isn't quite the demand for Silver Snakes as there are for Boas? Why does anyone want any particular gun? Why would someone pay thousands for a 1st or 2nd gen. SAA when they can get a current gen. SAA or a copy for a lot less? Some think it's obvious, some won't get it.
What should it matter to anyone why someone who has the means and desire to buy a Boa for $3,000 would buy that gun for that price? Let them. It's their prerogative.
What are you guys complaining about? Aren't you happy you have Colts, the most desirable guns out there?
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Remember it's Economics 101: supply and demand. You need the demand in addition to the limited supply in order to get outrageous prices. Maybe there isn't quite the demand for Silver Snakes as there are for Boas? Why does anyone want any particular gun? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
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I do think it is most interesting how certain guns regardless of actual relative scarcity or age seem to get much more or less play than others. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
My original comment was a comedy of some sort based on the fact that a Tropper is a Python wannabe. Now you stick a Python (top of the line) barrel on a Python Wannabe and it's worth its weight in Gold. Makes NO sense.
So, in theory, the Python (top of the line) with a Python Barrel would be much more valuable. Again, just in theory.
In comparison, if we took a Uberti SAA pistol (Colt wannabe)and the company did a release of those with REAL Colt SAA barrels, those babies would be worth some serious cash. Much more than a real Colt SAA. Yeah right !!!
If we took a Dodge Stratus and put a Viper motor in it and sold it through Dodge should it be more valuable than a real Dodge Viper ? I don't think so.
So, now I'm posting a 5 page report on some crap that doesn't matter only because you aint gonna change the market.
There's things in every market that just does NOT make sense. The Boas are one of those odd things that just don't make sense.
I'm not complaining, I'm just stating that no matter what ya do you will not make sense of this subject, no matter how you analyze it. The numbers are just wrong no matter how you slice it.
And to answer the Pork question, I'm gonna have to go with Yes on that.... No no no, Ok, Yea, I'm gonna stick with Yes.
What did I win ? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Ah, I get it now. Pig logic! Thanks for clearing that up guys. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Getting back to the serious side, the pricing on the Boa is indeed out of whack. For exactly the reasons Blokey pointed out. However those of you who don't own Boa's and those of you who have Snake Eyes, must recognize your opinions may be biased somewhat because of that. Just like those of us who own Boa's may see the issue through a different set of glasses.
There was a member here a year or so back that bought a set of 4" & 6" Boa's for something like $1200 for the pair. If you have a problem with the Boa pricing hitting the clouds, do what he did. Find an affordable set! Apparently it can be done.
A spin on the Boa’s value, leastwise to my feeble way of thinking is simple. The Snake Collectors, of which there are many, have a common goal of obtaining 1 (possibly more) of each flavor of the Colt Snake Revolvers.
The majority of them are seeking the Boa because it is the rarest of the Snakes. Jeff’s comment on their being less Snake-Eyes, Combat and Custom Cobras etc. is very true. However, they are simply a different flavor of a Cobra and Python thus to the Snake collector they are respected but not necessary to complete their goal.
This is (IMHO) the logic and the reasoning behind the Boa’s (Economics 101 supply and demand) value.
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Congradulations! You just won a 100# bag of pig manure!
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Sweet !!! I'll fire up the grill. My mouth's a waterin'.
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy went home,
That little piggy's went Wee wee wee and the others shit a brick when the truck flipped over. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif