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Mark IV
January 13, 2014, 22:35
First-Ever Deluxe Turnbull 1911 is 2014 SHOT Show Serial Number is 1911001

Little out of my league.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=383018573

ByrnieMac
January 13, 2014, 22:52
Ugh I drooled over this thing when I first saw it...

If I were Oprah rich, that sucker would be mine:shades:

ALL FAL
January 13, 2014, 23:28
Craziness for the average working man, facking ridiculous price.

brunop
January 14, 2014, 04:14
It's not the price of his guns normally - they'll be in the $3,500 to $6,000 range - which is still ridiculous for the average working man.

In this case, some rich guy is donating to the Heritage Hunting Foundation, which he probably does already. And he gets to have the famous 001 serial on this, and give his other rich buddies the finger when they didn't pony up the last bid.

Average guys don't bid against rich guys. Especially for the opportunity to donate money...

sweetwine
January 14, 2014, 07:58
If it's not a "REAL" Colt it's over priced. I would not wast my cash for a copy.:shades:

TenTea
January 14, 2014, 10:08
Tasty, but I choke on the price.

Nice they started the auction @ 200 clams. :wink:

brunop
January 14, 2014, 14:21
It's probably finer than any real Colt ever made.

Again, it isn't the "price". His guns exactly like this one will be less than $5K. It is the donation bid to the Hunting Heritage Foundation to be able to "collect" a Doug Turnbull serial 001 firearm.


Buncha rich guys trying to out-do one another. Good for them. And us - if we ever get to hunt on Heritage-funded grounds.

BUFF
January 14, 2014, 14:30
"The rich, they are different than you and me."

Yes, they have more money!

hagar
January 14, 2014, 15:00
It's not the price of his guns normally - they'll be in the $3,500 to $6,000 range - which is still ridiculous for the average working man.

In this case, some rich guy is donating to the Heritage Hunting Foundation, which he probably does already. And he gets to have the famous 001 serial on this, and give his other rich buddies the finger when they didn't pony up the last bid.

Average guys don't bid against rich guys. Especially for the opportunity to donate money...

My eyes popped out when I attended a Safari Club International banquet and auction. Some of the fancy hand engraved custom rifles they auctioned went for a couple hundred thousand dollars, and this was 20 years ago. These guys think nothing about blowing a 100 Grand for an African safari, and doing it multiple times each and every year.

ByrnieMac
January 14, 2014, 18:46
My eyes popped out when I attended a Safari Club International banquet and auction. Some of the fancy hand engraved custom rifles they auctioned went for a couple hundred thousand dollars, and this was 20 years ago. These guys think nothing about blowing a 100 Grand for an African safari, and doing it multiple times each and every year.

All it takes is money..

Guy-epic
January 14, 2014, 20:38
Wow and wow that is a big chunk of change for a number

D P Six
January 14, 2014, 22:10
Beauty and value are in the eye of the buyer. The early 1911 features have been nicely executed on this gun but not being a real Colt takes away much of the appeal. I doubt the engraving is of 'B' coverage and the engraving itself is somewhat basic. I would find a high condition early 1911 Colt much more desirable. But that is just me.

Mark IV
January 15, 2014, 16:36
Better make that 40 grand. It's up to $36k.

SWOHFAL
January 15, 2014, 17:45
Nice bluing, but I don't really care for the frou-frou engraving, inlaying, etc. If he had a $2000-$3000 model with otherwise classic lines, purty bluing, and some swanky double diamond grips, I MIGHT be tempted, after buying other things I want first.

Mark IV
January 15, 2014, 20:23
I went to his website. He has something called charcoal bluing, very nice dark, rich blue, plus I like the configuration of this pistol being circa WW1. Even at $2,000, I'd have a hard time carrying and shooting it.

For my purposes, a beater 70 Series Colt would fit the bill.

def90
January 16, 2014, 10:52
I like it.. If I had the cash to donate $40+k I'd be on it. This isn't about everyday carry and working stiffs like us.

I work in houses all day long that have $40k 3x5 foot throwrugs and lighting fixtures, why not spend the money on something useful?

spider991
January 21, 2014, 20:14
For that much damn money it better be the one sgt york used!

VALMET
January 21, 2014, 23:21
If I'm forking out $40k for a 1911 it better be one of the Singers!