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What is this? $189,999.99 gun

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The_Pretender, Jul 15, 2010.

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  1. The_Pretender

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  2. Kernel

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    Sure, $190k is a little steep, but at least he's fair on the shipping. Actual cost. Can’t accuse the seller of floating a low number on the rifle, then trying to make his margin on shipping and "handling".

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  3. DeepSouth

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    Probably 75,000+ in engraving alone, thousands more in gold, a case that would cost several thousand, optics would be several thousand, have no idea about the wood but I'm guessing it's valued in the 10thousands range the fact that it has Blaser on it makes it go up many thousand. Much more goes into a gun like that than we would think. No telling how many man hours are invested in that gun, and people that do work like that get paid very well.

    People that buy guns like that are, well, not like me. It is a beautiful gun for sure, if I could handle it I'm sure I would walk away saying it was the most beautiful gun I've ever seen. It is probably worth that much to somebody, just not me.

    It has been on GB for quiet a while now, at least a year. Someone making more money than me will buy it one day.
     
  4. Maverick223

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    Mainly because some folks that are very wealthy will pay top dollar for a rifle that is both functional and a work of art. The engraving and inlays are also well executed by a prominent engraver, thus increasing the value. Personally I would opt for something from this guy if I were ridiculously wealthy...but I would undoubtedly get tired of seeing it hang on the wall and sell it for something more useful (like a water cooled .30cal. FA MG :D) after a few years.

    :)
     
  5. HorseSoldier

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    Yeah, I assume he's catering to the same market that prefer their shotguns to be side by sides from storied British manufacturers and such.

    Like Maverick223, if I had almost 200K to blow on a firearm, it would probably be for something equally esoteric but blacker and eviller like, say, convincing the British government to part with one of their surviving EM-2 prototypes, an FG-42, or one of each from the Stoner 63 family or something.
     
  6. postalnut25

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    So 190 Grand is a touch out of reach for me. But that is a beautiful rifle. That wood is amazing.
     
  7. Al Mack 1

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    Are you ready for this!

    A while back a friend of mine told me about an auction on Gun broker for a Luger made for the military trials held to choose a new side arm for the US Army. Being held in the early 1900s. The 1911 won, But back to the Luger its the only one left in existence. How about a million, now thats steep. And it sold!
     
  8. rondog

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    Yessir, sho' is a purty one! Tad rich for my blood though. Probably not for some CEO that likes African safaris. We have a safari-type gun shop in Denver that has some mighty 'spensive guns, but I believe that one tops anything they have.
     
  9. rondog

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    That sounds like the Legendary .45acp Luger, a prototype. I "think" there were two, but only one survives now.
     
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    Stunningly beautiful and useless at the same time..

    Useless for ordinary people.....because if for someone that price tag represent a very important purchase, that someone will never use it in the field for fear of damage/scratching.....it will end up in a safe or on a glass cabinet for display...

    It can be useful for people that are not bothered the least by the money necessary for the purchase.....folks that would spend that kind of dough with the same ease of us, common mortals, buy a $400 rifle....
     
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    I agree, that sounds like the one, but there were more made...IIRC 4 pistols and one carbine (also a DWM Luger prototype). Only two of the pistols were submitted for testing, one was in poor condition (from the trials) and is believed to have been destroyed afterwards, the additional one (SN 2) is the only one of the pistols known to exist today. The other three were lost, however the carbine was eventually discovered, so the two remaining pistols may reside in a private collection.

    :)
     
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    Let me see....that pile or a house? Hmmm tough decision....not.
     
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    For a while, Impact had listed (probably on consignment) what they said was the only transferrable M240B and M-134 minigun. The prices were $172,000 and $400,000 respectively. I have no idea whether or not they actually sold them.
     
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    The wood on that rifle is amazing. Im not huge on engraving, but I would love to own a nice rifle with a stock like that.
     
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    I saw a transferable M240B at a gun show here a couple years ago. Price was around 200k. But the guy said there was like 10 or so of them.

    Also seen the minigun too.
     
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    its not just a rifle its art. its like a holland and holland double rifle. you dont buy it because its the only thing that will do the job you buy it because you can. if i had that kind of cash hanging around i would buy a matching set of holland and hollands. but i cant so i can only dream


    it recently resold (march maybe) iirc there were 3 made. 2 for testing and one back up. plus maybe a carbine. number 1 was almost destroyed during the testing, it was covered in some sort of acid during the test which practically destroyed number 1 then number 2 kept misfiring so number 3 was substituted. number 2 now resides in a museum(mississippi maybe) and number 3 is the "million dollar luger" i will try and find the article.

    edit here it is my details were half right and half wrong. but its been 4 months or so since i read it
    http://www.lugerforum.com/45Luger.html
     
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    Lol, I wouldn't pay $200 for it.

    Nothing but a gussied up push feed in a high pressure chambering.

    Give me a kevlar stocked CZ550 in 416 rigby and slicked up by AHR + a few upgrades for under 2-3K. :cool:
     
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    Yup, though it's most recent sale was much lower, at a half million.

    Three were made. One was destroyed in testing, and another is in a museum.
     
  19. Bobarino

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    while i appreciate the talent it takes to make such a rifle, i think this guy is sitting on a $25-$40k rifle at best. especially in this economy. it has no significant historical value but it darn pretty. i have a feeling that if he quartered his asking price, it might sell.

    Bobby
     
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    It'll sell. All it takes is for the right millionaire/billionaire to find it and develop a love for "the ultimate rifle that nobody else has". Look at the money those guys spend at classic car auctions.
     
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    Looks like a great present for the spouse who has everything (including a large net worth and great cash flow).
     
  22. Z-Michigan

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    Well, at least it isn't someone's asking price for an RFB or Shrubmaster ACR.

    Personally if I had that much gun money I would have that M240B, or maybe quad .50's on an AA mount...
     
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    Damm! If I could just come up with that last ninety nine cents that rifle would be mine. Come on Mods help me out...you guys have got it! :D
     
  24. LeonCarr

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    Lemme see, if I sell my house...

    I know why it is so expensive, because of that fancy suitcase it comes in :).

    Just my .02,
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  25. Rembrandt

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    If you don't know the answer to that......no better than a hungry dog that can't tell the difference between a fillet Mignon and road kill.
     
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