Last week I went to a local auction which included abt 30 guns of various kinds. Of these, 18 were the Winchester lever-action commemorative rifles. Most were 30-30s, with one .22, two .32s and three .38-55s. They were beautiful rifles, but I think the guy probably took a loss on them. Didn't they usually list for abt $1200 ea (I don't remember)? These sold for $600-800 ea.
What I found interesting was the notice on the inventory list:
"The Winchester Commemoratives have never been fired, loaded, cocked or touched by human hands without gloves. THEY WILL BE SOLD THAT WAY. If you must touch the guns, we have cloth gloves for you."
It occurred to me that these rifles must have been bought as an investment, since I can't imagine buying a gun I couldn't at least "fondle" (w/o gloves) and exercise occasionally. Any thoughts to share on the situation?
It's not the things we don't know that hurt us. It's the things we do know that just ain't so...M. Twain