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Old February 11th, 2017, 02:25 AM   #1
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Who pays that much for a FG 42 ?

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/62/1465

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Old February 11th, 2017, 03:56 AM   #2
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Wow that's amazing. thx for sharin!

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Old February 11th, 2017, 04:27 AM   #3
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A super wealthy Class III collector, there are quite a few of them out there

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Guys like us except they're rich.

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Old February 11th, 2017, 05:24 AM   #5
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Guys who really, really want a intact, and very nice example of a very rare rifle.

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Looks like more than one person was willing, as the bid got pushed to the final price of $299,000.00

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Old February 11th, 2017, 07:20 AM   #7
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Keep in mind that Museums and other Collections often have unlimited funds to purchase such items. I'm hoping this incredible piece of firearms history ends up where lots of folks can enjoy it.

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Old February 11th, 2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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Keep in mind that Museums and other Collections often have unlimited funds to purchase such items. I'm hoping this incredible piece of firearms history ends up where lots of folks can enjoy it.
Not unlimited, but they certainly have deeper pockets than a regular Joe.

I hope it winds up in some place that will allow some people to shoot it. They are fun to shoot. And, have better ergonomics than most realize.

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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:44 AM   #10
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Keep in mind that Museums and other Collections often have unlimited funds to purchase such items. I'm hoping this incredible piece of firearms history ends up where lots of folks can enjoy it.
Sadly most museum pieces are demilled.
I wouldn't wish that fate on almost any firearm.
Hopefully It was purchased by a collector who may bring it out to one of the FA shoots even if it is just on display.
I'm the kind of person who if I could afford it would shoot it.

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Old February 11th, 2017, 08:45 AM   #11
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Howdy,

When I was in the auction business there were a number of people who had the disposable income to do something like that.

In one instance a customer purchased Black Jack Ketchum's (the first train robber to be hanged under the new, at the time, Federal laws) gun, accessories and provenance. He came to the auction check out and handed me a check for over $ 200,000.00. I took it the the auction house owner - he looked at the customer across the room, waved and told me the check was good.

At one auction a customer spent $ 535,000.00 and instead of paying with a check or wire transfer (which he usually did), used his American Express card for the airline miles. Yes, back them AMEX would process a card for that much money if they knew the card holder (he ran millions of dollars on his card each year).

These things happened time after time with our major auctions.

These folks are on a different planet than us.

By the way, most museums don't have a ton of cash on hand - they have to lean on their benefactors for money to make large purchases.

Keep yer powder dry,

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Someone who wants it vey badly, $300K, yikes!

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