Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

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Dick Hosmer
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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Dick Hosmer » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:42 pm

Good pics - apparently yours is OK internally - some aren't.

My cautions came from the late Bob Hill - who had forgotten more about such guns than I'll ever know. He said that, even if you have the instructions (which I do - think they are available on line) you really do NOT want to ever take one apart. Fortunately, mine is complete and in about 95% condition, beyond some loss of blacking on the receiver.

Unless you're in an absolute panic for the money, I'd start higher than $3,000. They are rare, even if slow movers, and the true value, even with some rust and pitting, should be more. Remember that you can ALWAYS take less.

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Rcat7147 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:55 pm

Dick,

I definitely dont think Id dive any deeper like taking the magazine out.  I can see that being scary!

Ill take your advice on starting higher.  I agree it should bring a pretty hefty price.  I dont want to brag about what I paid but its so disproportionate to the value that I dont have to unload it super quickly.  If it has to sit for 6 months, thatll be just fine.

Ill definitely update everyone once it passes to the next caretaker.

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Dick Hosmer » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:41 pm

Book mailed today - I don't get by the PO as often as I should. Thanks!

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Rcat7147 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:40 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Dick Hosmer » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:04 pm

Ryan - please email me.

richardahosmer@comcast.net

Thanks.

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Rcat7147 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:40 am

I was hoping you found me a buyer!  ;)

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Dick Hosmer » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:26 am

No, but I'd suggest you offer it on Al Frasca's site

www.trapdoorcollector.com

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Rcat7147 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:42 pm

Hello all,

Just thought I'd give an exciting update on this item.

I sat on it for a good while and finally decided I wasn't going to be able to move it.
I reached out to Rock Island and they gave me an estimate I liked so I've sent it off.

It will be in their premiere auction in April...and I think that is REALLY cool.  "MY" rifle will be selling alongside record breaking firearms..pretty neat!

I'll let you guys know what it ends up going for.

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Rcat7147 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:24 pm

Hey all,

This auction finally happened this past weekend. It was delayed for a long time due to COVID.
Maybe not the greatest time to sell a rare firearm like this but that's the way the hand was dealt.

This sold for $2,000. Fees were 18 or 20% so I'll come away with about $1,600.

This is not as much as I had hoped but I still did very well on it. And still it was neat that a rifle I was selling ended up in a Rock Island Premier Auction. It's just a little validation that my side hustle is a serious endeavor.

Good stuff!

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Re: Chafee Reese - Magazine Rifle Trials

Post by Whig » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:13 pm

Congrats on the sale. RI gets some tremendous prices on their firearms, so, your commission to them isn't that bad.

Great side business. I agree. Keep it up!

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