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 Post subject: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:34 pm 
Hunter
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https://www.gunbroker.com/item/899822312

Anyone believe this story? I don’t. Good for him getting premium dollar but it gets old seeing bs claims about a guns pedigree all the time. This seller in particular has a habit of over embellished descriptions…or plain old horse crap if you’d rather say it that way.

Btw…According to Ruger the rifle was shipped in 1998.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:39 pm 
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I didn’t know the Ruger Custom Shop was putting out that quality guns in 1998!

Not to mention using the ultra rare “almost 24” barrel” as stated in the description. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 3:18 pm 
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Didn't you guys know that nearly every gun on GB is "ultra rare". Ultra rare is common. Plain Rare are few and far between, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 4:10 pm 
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I guess the guy bought the story not the gun. I wonder what he'll find out when he gets a Ruger letter.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 4:21 pm 
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She does try to entice you with her descriptions, BUT she starts out at a penny and always has great pictures. I have bought from her and have had no problems.

That is some great wood on that rifle.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 5:06 pm 
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The above is why......

My number one Gun Buying Rule - #1: If I can not handle and thoroughly inspect a Firearm,
I won't even consider buying it, for this reason alone I will not buy from a Web Site.
I have to be able to look the Owner in the eyes, and shake hands if it's a purchase.

There is no reason that I need a Firearm that bad, that I have to Buy off the Internet!

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:36 pm 
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I think MY 1991 shipped looks better!

The current bid of $2,500 actually seems "fair" to me as it cost me $1,500 back then.

For my current "pre-estate" sale I'll use this to justify my asking


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 11:44 am 
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Teddydogno1 wrote:
Didn't you guys know that nearly every gun on GB is "ultra rare". Ultra rare is common. Plain Rare are few and far between, though.

Rob


Don’t forget “instant classic”

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 4:00 pm 
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The gun is an M77 Magnum rifle... they weren't built in the custom shop, but they did have some extra attention paid to them, like the quarter rib that was integrally hammer forged with the barrel. Expensive model series, is why they didn't sell. But you also got the circassian walnut stock with it.
As far as .416 Rigby being rare in that one... it isn't. That caliber is at least the 2nd most common in the model.
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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 4:20 pm 
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I figured that was the case Chad. Nobody here is arguing that it isnt a nice rifle. Its the load of crap that seller tries to spoon feed you that irritates the **** out of me. Ive got some pretty colorful emails from the place and all I can say is they are top notch A wholes and idiots. Not a flattering combination of personality traits!


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:47 am 
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Well, the BS handed out by the seller that's similar to so many other sellers BS does get old, but the bidders are speaking in loud numbers. There's at least 4 of them that seem serious. The players are likely immune to some of the sellers false statements & probably know what they are after.

At nearly 3 grand with 3 days left on the clock, what do we expect this one to go for?
I'll guess 4+.


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:52 am 
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It’s called Shill Bidding. Seller has another account or friends bidding
to artificially inflate the price. Price will keep going up.

Another reason why I won’t use a Website to buy Firearms.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 12:17 am 
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this is fishy its listed on armslist ohio seller after it sold on gb but on gb listed in wisconsin.

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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 7:07 am 
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The seller looks to be a scammer . Good to know .


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 Post subject: Re: Ruger 77 at auction
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2021 8:16 am 
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The Norseman wrote:
It’s called Shill Bidding. Seller has another account or friends bidding
to artificially inflate the price. Price will keep going up.

Another reason why I won’t use a Website to buy Firearms.


I believe I’ve encountered this on a number of occasions on Gunbroker. I’ve sent emails to gunbroker about it, but they come back saying they can find no evidence. Of course can’t find “direct” evidence, but if they would examine multiple auctions, I suspect they could pick up trends. New accounts with previous buying history is a big tip-off.!


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