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Do you think these bids are real?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bushmaster1313, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    yes.
     
  3. Hanzo581

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    There has been 137 bids, so I'd say yeah.
     
  4. Sistema1927

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    Yep, I bet that it will go for over $100k.
     
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    hard to believe, but yes.
     
  6. bushmaster1313

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    A model of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek the Next Generation went at auction for $500,000.

    But gun owners have more sense than Trekies
     
  7. harqueb.us

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    Some people will pay a whole lotta money for something they'll never shoot.
     
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    Ever watch the Barret-Jackson classic car auctions? People with a lot of money will give it for that SPECIAL toy.
     
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    It is a pretty gun, but for the life of me, the only thing that seems to make that gun very special is the serial number and the designation on the side identifying it.

    Beyond that, I don't see where the gun would be any more than a few thousand dollars because of the engraving and inlay.
     
  10. 9mmepiphany

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    They're not bidding on just any gun. There will be only one of these made and it is being offered for sale on the 100th birthday of the 1911.

    These aren't just gun owners, these are collectors...I also think it will top $100k

    As a sidebar: I'd say the owner of the model Enterprise will be able to show it off more, be admired by more fans of the show and will eventually be able to sell it for more than the 1911
     
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    i'd say "i'd take an ed brown executive elite over that", but whoever wins this auction could already buy 1000 ed browns so that point is moot...i'll just take a step back, lol.

    car auctions are really a good example tho...hundreds of cars go for multiples of the price this gun will...there's a lot of money in this world. it's always bound to show up to something like this.
     
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    That is one sweet looking Colt. I always wanted an engraved Colt.
    It looks like I’m a little short on cash though.
    O well.
     
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    This was also mentioned further down in the auction,

     
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    It's not just a 1911.
     
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    I'd shoot it ! It would look cool with a little wear and tear on it along with the fancy dancy designs ;)
     
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    very exciting, but I could buy a house for my son instead
     
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    I planned on following the last day of the auction ,interested in seeing how much this gun sales for. Would like to have it sitting in my safe.
     
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    If you won this gun for $100,000+, would you shoot it? If it was shot, how much value would it lose? Just looking for opinions...
     
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    Yeah it's for real!



    No... Value as a weapon would certainly not be diminished, value as a collectors item would be diminished. To what extent would be a relative thing. In the immediate future, it may have a significant impact. In the distant future, it may not significantly impact it. Dependent upon what you shot it at, the value might go up. <deleted> "Collecting" is not an exact science.
     
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    Those bids wouldn't be so high if it wasn't for the trip to the Colt factory and lunch with the execs.
    I've watched those Barrett-Jackson auctions a few times. That, and auctions like this, convince me that not everyone is suffering in this economy, just me I guess.
     
  21. Iggy

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    Well heck, ya get lunch with it!!!:evil:
     
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    All that money, and it sure looks like it has a plastic trigger like all those other "special edition" 1911s...
     
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    Way to much for something i would never get to play with
     
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    Has there ever been anything on gunbroker that brought more than this?
     
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    Who ever wins that auction should try and convince the execs to make Pythons again, Among a few other choice guns. Pay em that kind of money and you would think they might listen.
     
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