First Rifle Resurfaces from ND Auction

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  1. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    The "Mannlicher Deluxe Safari" rifle from the recent estate auction in North Dakota is now on Gunbroker, for sale by a shop in North Dakota. It sold for somewhere in the $1200 range; the current seller has it listed as Buy it Now only, for $3999.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/903945954
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Evidently, the scope he put on it added to the price! GunJoker is so full of this kind of stuff now I don't even bother to look there anymore. Blatant misrepresentation.
     
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    The Sako-Mauser Mannlichers are rare -- I've only seen one other which I promptly bought for . . . $600 or so a few years ago. The one from the auction probably sold about "right", bringing a 25-30% premium over the same in a rifle version. While Sako did make a Deluxe version of the Sako-Mauser late in the run (and I've only see one of those ever), the Mannlicher in question is certainly not, as represented, a "Deluxe". Just goes to show how one misrepresentation repeats itself over an over as a gun passes from buyer to buyer.

    But what puzzles me is, considering that the auction obviously attracted the creme de la creme of Sako Collectors, how the buyer (now would-be seller) thinks that there is some "collector" out there who would pay more than three times the price that the "collective" market of collectors valued so much lower? The seller can only be operating on the P.T. Barnum principle -- but such suckers are fewer and further between than prior to the advent of the information age.
     
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    Good eye Icebear!
    There's a lot more from the estate auction than just this one.
    This guy is a nut job to think that he's going to get $9000 for the Finnwolf's?
     
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    I should have bought that rifle. Non-buyer's regret.
     
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    I guess it's the "sometimer's disease" popping up again. Sometimes I remember & some times I don't. Either way it's a sad commentary on today's ethics. I should have bought it, as well.
     
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    Yeah, apart from the fact that if I'd paid more attention I'd have wanted it a lot more than I did, I hate to see a gun like that go to a quick-buck artist who is trying to double his money, and then some, on a quick flip.
     
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    Okay, now there is a whole slew of them showing up, starting with this one from one seller in ND who always prices his offerings at two to three times market: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/904017041 How he ever sells any of these is a mystery to me. But it is clear that he was close enough to the auction to pick them up in person and get them on Gunbroker ASAP.
     
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    They bought 18 of the Sako's and have them all on Gunbroker
     
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    I'm puzzled by Lot 1068 and Lot 1089. What am I missing that 1089 brought $400 less?
     
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    The first one was actually an L61 Bofors steel barrel Deluxe and the second one was an AIII. I would say the AIII was actually a Super Deluxe
     
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    So wouldn't the Super Deluxe be worth more than a Bofors Deluxe 7 Mag, instead of the other way around?
     
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    Lot 1089 was not listed as a Super Deluxe and was lost in the huge amount of rifles for sale. I think everything sold cheap except 243`s. As previously mentioned had this been a RIA auction there would have been many more bidders and much higher prices realized. Wayne
     
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    That is probably true of some of the lots, especially the more common ones like .30-06's and 7mm Rems. But the highly-sought ones probably sold about as high as in any sale. For example, the .220 Russian went for much more than I would have anticipated. And many of the .222's, .223s, etc. brought full market value. Also, you have to remember to add 10% and $85 shipping to get the actual cost, so the hammer price may sound low when it really isn't.
     
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