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  1. #11
    Thanks all !
    I appreciate all the sage, no b.s. advice.

    Regards,
    Dan

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    dbell,
    I would offer the gentlemen 2,500-2,700 cash for the AyA 28 gauge double gun, and see if he will take it.

    RGD/Dave
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  3. #13
    Doubt if sub-$3K is going to buy a 4 Deluxe, if the seller knows what he has. They're not very common, mainly because their price inflated to the point that they cost almost as much as a No. 2 sidelock.

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    Larry,
    Here is my way of purchasing Box Lock Guns. Never pay over $2,700 for a Box Lock gun, unless it's a LeFever and it better be one great original LeFever double gun.

    RGD/Dave
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  5. #15
    Dave, suggest you check out prices for the most common Webley & Scott boxlock on the market: The Model 700. $2700 will get you a very nice 12ga 700. Won't touch a smallbore. Not to mention the great higher grade Parkers, Foxes, and Ithacas available--for a lot more than $2700.

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    It all boils down to what it's worth to the purchaser.

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    Larry,
    No doubt about it you can pay a lot more for a Box Lock double gun than $2,700. Especially some you have mentioned. However that does not mean I am willing to do it.

    If I pay more than $3,000 for double gun it better be a good side lock double gun, maybe even a good Hammergun. You can pick up a fine pre war 16 Krieghoff Drilling right now in the May/June Vintage Gun advertisement in the SSM, for $2,400 and that sir is a darn fine gun.

    There is also a Boss Hammer gun 16 Gauge for $3,200 in the same advertisement. Further please tell me why a man would purchase a now over priced box lock Parker double gun, instead of a well engineered J.P. Sauer 16 Gauge or a Boss 16 side lock Hammergun, either gun for around $3,000. Further there is a pre 13 #2 L.C. Smith in absolutely perfect condition available on Gun Broker for just over $3,000, with beautiful light Kraus Engraving and original French Walnut wood.

    As an engineer I have been trying to understand this for many years. There is no accounting for taste, that is for darn sure. The max I will spend for a Box Lock double would be $3,000, most times $2,700, unless a great old LeFever original happens to mysteriously appear from someones collection.

    RGD/Dave
    Last edited by Ryman Gun Dog; Yesterday at 11:34 AM.
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    No accounting for taste..... That's for sure. Fellow several blocks away painted his house turquoise blue. I'm sure it dropped the value of neighborhood houses by $10,000 or more. Dumber then a box of rocks.
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