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Re: Red not set up at Tulsa show
Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Monday, 9 April 2018, at 3:59 p.m., in response to Re: Red not set up at Tulsa show, posted by Ernie Brandt on Sunday, 8 April 2018, at 10:29 p.m.
Great meeting you, Arnee! Did you see the $4,500 Model 1866? Quality was about a &1,200, at best. I did pick up a $900 First Model Allin 1865 breechblock-it needs a latch but as the rest of the rifle came with it, it was worth it (bad joke). I had gone about 100 feet from my friend's table and ran into the young man walking towards me. That was his asking price for the rifle and I did not quibble. He knew the value was higher but wanted to move it and for it to go to a good home (really). A few very minor problems such as the left flat opposite the lock worn down or sanded but for a good condition FMA, well worth the price. Slow show on Sunday but Saturday was best due to meeting you and your lovely wife and then finding the rifle.
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