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http://www.gunauction.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=10515801

Beautiful Century LTD 45-70 and it looks to have the original box too. The add says that it has been cocked but never fired its #0180 of 2500 made
The wife said to bid on it since my B-day is next month but Im sure its going to go out of my price range since it does have a reserve. I will start looking for a 336 in 30-30 maybe or maybe a 50 Alaskan ;)
 

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Very nice looking rifle and it would be fun to have.
 

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I got to tell ya that I have one and it's the "diamond" in my collection. They are absolutely beautiful!

-Bob George
 

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Yeah Doc--

Been watching that for quite awhile-he says retails for $1104.00 so that should give you at least a ball park on the reserve price----really nice gun --to rich for my blood though. Did I say how much I hate reserve auctions--to me they can become the biggest waste of time there is, or, throw a price at it, walk away and if you get notified you won then great.

Steve
 

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No point in buying that one.............it's just too pretty to shoot. :-\
 

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No point in buying that one.............it's just too pretty to shoot. :-\
Been even nicer if they would have left the wood plain--I really don't like pressed checkering--looks fake--Oh well.

Steve
 

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ia1727 - I didnt notice at first it had a reserve and showed it to the wife, Who by the way said NO MORE GUNS for a while just 2 days ago. She saw it and said BID ON IT!!! I reminded her that she had just told me no more, she said that my birthday is next month and she knows how much I would love it. It felt weird to tell my wife that I would not bid on it because i saw that it had a reserve and I noticed as you did what they were saying it was worth. So I am looking for a NICE 336 30-30 maybe with scope already on it. We will see what i find.
 

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Hey Doc--

That's just my feelings. My friend---when your wife "TELLS YOU TO BID ON A GUN" you need to listen to her. Now--if--ever in my life time my wife would say something like that to me--I'd be smokin' up the key board while she watched and then I would ask her--should I go higher-----Hey Man--YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT LOSE-----------------GO FOR IT !!!!!!!!

Ask her your limit---type it in--and if it doesn't hit the reserve--you'll know right away--Then you ask very softly and politely " Well honey--looks like someone else is going to own the rifle of my dreams, what would you do honey, should I go higher ?"

Doc,Doc,Doc----yer killin' me--I expect to hear back from you on this----do not--I repeat--do not pass up an opportunity like this. It's Golden.

Steve
 

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Awww no way, thats like saying a woman is to pretty to kiss. ;) ;D ;D ;D
 

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ia1727 said:
Been even nicer if they would have left the wood plain--I really don't like pressed checkering--looks fake--Oh well.

Steve
Steve,

Thats cut checkering..........


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Tomray said:
Steve,

Thats cut checkering..........


Tom
Tom--

I think you're right--look at the 2nd to last photo again--that's what made me think it was pressed--at the very left end of the checkering in that photo doesn't it look all crushed--as if it were pressed on.

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Tom--

I think you're right--look at the 2nd to last photo again--that's what made me think it was pressed--at the very left end of the checkering in that photo doesn't it look all crushed--as if it were pressed on.

Steve
Steve,

I KNOW its cut checkering...........I have the same rifle, NIB.....................

Tom
 

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Steve,

I almost bid but at the last minute I decided that my 45-70 wanted a new life as a Take Down model.. It went out today on its way to Alaska.
I still may get a good used 30-30 to add to my collection of Marlin Lever guns. I only have 2 and they keep telling me that they are lonely and
want a little brother to hang out with. So my quest starts now to find the perfect 30-30 that wants a good home. ;D
 

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That's a purdy gun but I really hate safe queens, they take up too much valuable space.
 

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I bought one when they came out with it about 15 years ago. They are magnificent. It is art. Can't shoot art. It is spending its life (or at least the "my ownership" portion of its life) in a gun sock in a safe. Seems silly, I guess, but I like owning it.

My 336 Octagonal and my Guide Gun see all the use. Both are super accurate.
 

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I love shooting, I would never own a gun that I dont shoot. If I got something like that one... I would take it out that day and put 100 or more rounds through it. I know it would hurt the value if it was to ever be sold but why would you sell a gun that looks like that one???
 

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I think mine is a work of art too, but I am going to shoot it some day. I'm pretty sure it was shot by the previous owner. He drilled an extra hole in it for a tang site too. Someday I'll buy the ammo and have a blast!



Cut Checkering.




Engraving




Sweet Rifle

-Bob George
 

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Bruiser said:


Cut Checkering.




Engraving


mmmmm gun porn... aaaauuuugggg
 
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