Auction 1022

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flotbolt3006

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What did I miss on this 1022?? That hammer price is obscene
 

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the_leper_colony

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What did I miss on this 1022?? That hammer price is obscene

The description mentions nice wood and a below-100 serial number for that prefix (some people 'collect' serial numbers ;-), but I can't imagine either of those being worth that price. Given human nature, and lacking any other facts, I would suspect there were a couple of bidders who really didn't like each other - maybe even family members, if it was an estate sale.
 

Mauser9

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Gotta be kidding me! Makes me wish I had mine back that was stolen. Serial no. dated it to 1966. Never know these days what one will pay. Some crazy prices lately.
 

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I bought a 1969 vintage one owner near mint for $400 and people thought I was NUTS. :ROFLMAO:

Of course, it’s WALNUT, no pre-fix, still wears the K Mart scope (with box!) and a bore site in the box!

People do crazy things at auctions.
 

Mauser9

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I bought a 1969 vintage one owner near mint for $400 and people thought I was NUTS. :ROFLMAO:

Of course, it’s WALNUT, no pre-fix, still wears the K Mart scope (with box!) and a bore site in the box!

People do crazy things at auctions.
Not bad hittman. Have seen matching 98k go for $5000 on Gunbroker. Bidding wars or "just have to have it" seem often to rule these days.
 

the_leper_colony

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Not bad hittman. Have seen matching 98k go for $5000 on Gunbroker. Bidding wars or "just have to have it" seem often to rule these days.

When you see that kind of crazy stuff on GunBroker, you wonder if the 'winner' ever actually pays. The web site seems to ignore most non-paying bidders, rather than throwing them off GunBroker like they used to do.
 

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That’s insane! A 1998 10/22 plain model 1103. I just don’t see it, previous owner, serial number, or not. View attachment 11110
Come on, now… it has an “employee grade” birch stock, full of fiddleback! :ROFLMAO:

If that’s the nicest wood the writer has ever seen… I submit that he’s likely never seen one with even a “plain Jane” walnut stock! :rolleyes:
 

RSIno1

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That’s insane! A 1998 10/22 plain model 1103. I just don’t see it, previous owner, serial number, or not. View attachment 11110
It was the "employee grade wood". When my dad was an engineer at Carrier employees could buy A/C and water heaters for about 1/2. If the item was scratched or dented it was about 75% off retail. When an employe wanted something one would amazingly get damaged and become "employee grade".
 

the_leper_colony

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Two bidders with the birthday

24 August '91 ?

That's about the only thing I can see.

Kind of funny - I had never even thought about looking for my birth date in a serial number. Then I was writing down the serial number of the last firearm I bought, AFTER I got it home, and there was my birthday (plus 2 other numbers that happened to be sequential)! I didn't recognize it when I bought it, so I didn't pick that one on purpose or pay more for it, but it definitely does make the serial number easier to remember - it was cheap, so it might be a good candidate for traveling, or keeping in a vehicle.
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That gun was part of the Henry Rodeschin collection sold last weekend at Amoskeag, Henry had number #91 so lots of guns wiht serial number 91 or ending in 91 was sold along with some very rare and/or spectacularly stocked No.1 rifles, etc. There must have been some significance to the 248 prefix for Ruger to have made and offered the serial numbers in their low number subscriptions. I am sure the buyer and the other bidders know something that we don’t….or two bidders really wanted that particular rifle, perhaps they had serial number 90 or 92….
 

chet15

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That gun was part of the Henry Rodeschin collection sold last weekend at Amoskeag, Henry had number #91 so lots of guns wiht serial number 91 or ending in 91 was sold along with some very rare and/or spectacularly stocked No.1 rifles, etc. There must have been some significance to the 248 prefix for Ruger to have made and offered the serial numbers in their low number subscriptions. I am sure the buyer and the other bidders know something that we don’t….or two bidders really wanted that particular rifle, perhaps they had serial number 90 or 92….
With Henry being at the plant, he could pick any number 91 off the line he wanted, and that was the case here.
There were several "other" 91's in the auction that no other subscribers received as well.
But everybody also needs to remember, a high profile auction like this brings bidders. And I also know several people who knew Henry very well so wanted a piece of the collection.
The first lot was the M77 in .416 Taylor. Considering a 1 of 12 to 14 was bringing that among collectors 20 years ago, somebody got a great deal when the lot closed on this one.
And the New Hampshire etched receiver Number 1... something like $2,200 hammer price. You'll be lucky to ever see another factory engraved Number 1 anywhere ever again, yet this one went for not much over what a new Number 1 goes for today.
All depends on the day and the people there. I went to an auction once were there were bags of Kennedy half dollors. Yes, you can still get these at the bank and there was no silver in the bags. Some still brought a buck a piece x quantiy in the bag!
Chet15
 
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