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Re: Pristine Model 1884

Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 15 January 2014, at 2:08 p.m., in response to Pristine Model 1884, posted by Art Martin on Wednesday, 15 January 2014, at 1:46 p.m.

I wouldn't take less than $2500, in a retail/end-user transaction.

A dealer will offer you considerably less.

Such rifles are not all that uncommon. My theory is that - since there was little need for new or replacement rifles in that general time period, supply (production, even if recognized as almost a "make-work" situation) got way ahead of demand, and then, when they altered the design to include the sliding rod-bayonet, MANY, MANY cases of mint 1884s remained in storage, unissued and never used.


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