Deluxe 222 Auction Result

Discussion in 'General Sako Discussions' started by Rocky, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

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    Just seen on a Friday night auction, and this was not an online auction where usually these rifles would demand a higher price. A 222 Bofor's Deluxe, with a couple small dings in the stock and a smashed recoil pad, but other than that was a nice Sako.
    This rifle still managed to bring a Hammer price of $2400.00, Wow! I would of thought that this rifle would of no way went North of $1500.00.

    Are Sako rifles catching on lately in the collecting world?

     
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  2. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Like all market places that humans participate in the driving forces that determine value are fear & greed. Right now the insane political climate has push fear to the top. ANYTHING gun or ammo related is commanding super inflated prices right now, not just Sakos. Under present circumstances, one auction sale price, or even several, probably doesn't reflect or suggest much of anything with regard to present or future value. It only takes two idiots to drive the price up. I saw an old Savage Model 24, 22LR over 410, go for $1800 at a local auction last fall. That's doesn't mean they all are going to sell for that now nor that they will be worth that in the future. When people realize that no one is going to confiscate their firearms and the political fear mongering, panic buying, hoarding, & profiteering end, things will return to some semblance of normal until the next election cycle when who wins will determine the availability & price of shooting related stuff all over again. Things could go even higher or things could become dirt cheap. Remember how after the 2016 election prices of AR's plummeted by 300% & ammo was selling for pennies a round?
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    I call it "Covid Money".

    Lots of people are hurting if they work or have investments in various service industries like hotels and restaurants. Some who work in manufacturing are hurting due to supply chain disruptions causing layoffs or reduced hours.

    On the other hand, people with more constant incomes or businesses or whose income is derived largely from investments have accumulated larger-than-typical cash savings. This is in part because they haven't been able to travel for leisure, eat in restaurants, etc., thus conserving cash which would normally be spent.

    This second group of people seems to have their cash "burning a hole in their pockets", so they look for places to spend it. This has manifested itself in higher demand for "luxury" goods (since there is very little to buy in luxury services).

    Among those luxury goods are higher-quality guns. The "covid money" coupled with very high prices for new Sakos and increasingly wider-spread knowledge of the attributes of older Sakos has had the effect of increasing demand, and therefore price, for items like the one Rocky highlights.

    While I agree that the price paid for the rifle in question is generally above the market, it reflects a market which is rising at the moment, but can just as easily retreat when the wife of the guy who bought that Sako can once again buy an 11-day Caribbean Cruise ticket or find some similar currently unavailable outlet for discretionary disposable income.
     
  4. ricksengines

    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I would have liked to see some pics of that deluxe 222.

    rick
     
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    I have been looking to purchase a Deluxe Vixen .223 so I have been watching the auctions a lot. Rock Island had a nice Deluxe Vixen .223 with box in their last auction, but it was paired with a Finnbear Deluxe in a 25-06, they sold as a pair for a modest $3,738.00. Given the prices I have been seeing on the .223’s I should have bought them both.
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    1800.00
     
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    1675.00
     
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    I am a little more bullish at 2100
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    marlin92 Well-Known Member

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    Agree but prices are nuts right now
     
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    Forget the wood, that pad hurts the value far more.
     
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    Dovetails are marred too
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Yeah, I wouldn't bid on it. Just a SWAG on what it will bring.
     
  15. stonecreek

    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    Now over $2,100, but Safari72 ("The Gunfather", or "Custom Shop") is now out of it, so he didn't see a way to "manipulate" some subsequent buyer to his profit somewhere on down the food chain with it.
     
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    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Final was north of 2600. Absurd; shows where the market has gone with COVID; i.e. lots of people with too much time and money on their hands. Kind of makes me wish I'd bought the L469 Deluxe in .222 Mag that went for 1300 last year. I passed on it because it had been bedded, somewhat sloppily. Had nice wood, though.
     
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    Charles Witt Well-Known Member

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    You mean this one. :)
    Bedding is unfortunate, and a little thick, but I shot a 1.5" 5 shot group with a peep and Nosler Custom 50 gr ballistic tips. I'm sure it's a sub MOA gun with a scope and the ugly bedding job. PXL_20210310_045420390.jpg PXL_20210310_045358022.jpg PXL_20210310_045350710.jpg PXL_20210310_044918203.jpg PXL_20210310_044909712.jpg PXL_20210310_044840443.jpg PXL_20210310_044828316.jpg PXL_20210310_044827866.jpg PXL_20210310_044422412.jpg PXL_20210310_044431612.jpg PXL_20210310_044440844.jpg PXL_20210310_044453490.jpg PXL_20210310_044504577.jpg PXL_20210310_044523738.jpg
     
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    Looking at that rack in the background with all those sako deluxes gets me all excited. That's really irresponsible. You're a real Sako teaser!
     
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    ricksengines Sako-addicted

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    I persuaded the dealer that had it on consignment to get the owner to remove the scope mounts and I told him how to do it without damaging the dovetails. I suspected that the mounts were secured with the setscrews as was a common practice with the type of mount that was used. I wasn't surprised to see the screw marks that boogered the dovetails. Complete disclosure is always best. That said I couldn't believe the selling price.

    rick
     
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    How do you remove the scope mounts easily? I have several rifles with the old Redfield sdt mounts and I cannot get them off.
     

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