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Re: Early 1868 Trapdoors
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Saturday, 2 October 2010, at 12:24 a.m., in response to Re: Early 1868 Trapdoors, posted by Fred on Friday, 1 October 2010, at 11:46 p.m.
Fred, I hope you ARE finally able to make that trip, and resolve all the questions. I'll not hold you up for an undue length of time, should the cards play out such that I do get the opportunity to exercise my promised (I'll bet this goes back over 10 years now) "first refusal".
Can't say as I ever figured it would be any LESS than $2000 - but, how do YOU feel about some trade?
You know, if I acquired a 68/68, then I suppose I'd "need" a 68/69, to go with my 68/70! Of course, what I REALLY want is the 1870 Trials.
Along with all the great memories, I do recall one horrible experience with a "first refusal". Goes back to the early 1970s. A friend promised me his Officer's Model, and told me he'd left instructions with his brother to look me up. My friend finally died about thirty-five years later, and the brother DID contact me - only problem was, in my youthful enthusiasm, that I'd been dreaming of this wonderful rifle. But, when I saw it again, it was really a POS - MUCH worse than I'd remembered, AND, the brother was going to do me the "favor" of letting me have it for ONLY $20,000! I am SO glad I had found my OWN OM, in the late 90's, for about $7500. Not minty, but WAY, WAY better than what I'd been hoping for.
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