Greetings all from sunny (101 deg today) AZ:
My curiosity got the best of me and I had to go up to Dewey to that Estate Sale brought up a couple of pages back. I just had to see that pile of guns, stocks, gun boxes, etc in the picture. Well it turns out that that pile of guns, stocks, gun boxes, etc. was not on sale! I was pretty miffed, takeing half a day and $40 bucks in fuel to go up there... There were a number of BB guns (shown in the rack) for sale and some really high dollar Winchesters and lots of STUFF. Anyway, I was visiting with the owner of the stuff and he was telling me that he bought the whole collection of air guns from some guy named Dray..Dre...something like that, anyone know who he's talking about? Said he spent about $150K on them. Has hundreds of them in safes there on the property. He wouldn't let me look at that pile that I went up to see,... I really tried. He said all those boxes have guns in them too. The wire stocked Daisy on the board is a reproduction of a very rare
limited model. He has two of the originals in his safe! I ended up buying a couple of hammer handles, sledge, some old tools to hang on the shop wall, and an antique hanging brass scale. (like a fishermans scale) $15 woohoo. I almost bought a Benjamin/Franklin 1320, it looked to be all there except maybe a spring in the magazine tube is missing, and the pump seals were dry and wouldn't pump up. He was asking $100 but said the guy running the sale would probably come down. I almost bought it just for the wood stock! That was easily the most beautiful wood I've seen on such an old and inexpensive gun. I had to take a couple of pics of it and another Daisy he had. The pics don't do it justice. Oh what some 0000 steel wool and Tung oil would do!
Sorry for such a long post, enjoy Mothers Day with your special ladies!