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Franchi
Posted - 09/28/2003 : 9:14:12 PM
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Apparently Springfield Sporters didn't sell all their rifles to Century Arms, see auction link below. David Franchi

hxxp://www.garnerauctioneers.com/springfield_sporters.htm

Remark by Carcano:
Here available via archive.org, two different pages, the last one naming the results:


http://web.archive.org/web/20031012021323/http://www.garnerauctioneers.com/springfield_sporters.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20040309213314/http://garnerauctioneers.com/springfield_sporters.htm
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Papa G
Posted - 09/29/2003 : 01:13:37 AM
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man oh man!!! looks like they had alot of stuff, not usually listed in their old ads.



JPS
Posted - 09/29/2003 : 9:19:27 PM
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A lot of the remaining lots are complete, rusted out junk. Several guys who have been through this stuff have posted comments on the Collectors Forum. This is why Century passed on allot of it.



John Wall
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Posted - 09/30/2003 : 2:57:34 PM
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But those pallets of "Serbian 95's" do sound interesting!!
Regards,
John
 

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Two of us attended the auction. We left after it became apparent that the deck had been stacked the night before.

The day before the auction was open to viewing. Class 1,2 and 3 FFL holders only. Individual rifles were stacked in horizontal racks. We were told by the auctioneer that these would be sold one at a time and the auction would continue for as long as it took even into the next day.

The next day the lots had been rearranged. Handguns were bound together into bunches (dogs mixed with good stuff and resultant necessary high bids) and we were told that you now had to bid on the bundles. The racked rifles were to be sold in numerical order. The first winning bid for a rifle allowed the bidder to take all rifles in consecutive order at that price. Dogs were intermixed. Consequently if you wanted something in the middle, you had to pay a heavy price for it. As a C&R holder, I was frozen out because I could not buy a number of the same kind as the Feds would consider me engaging in business.

We were told the timing changed because the Mrs. had a household auction scheduled for the next day.
Buying gas on the way out of town, the locals seemed to know what went on as they said the family was up all night with SARCO representatives reshuffling the deck.

Yes there were things there and possibly there were some deals. It was an education. These are my observations and opinions. If your observations of the auction are different --good for you.
 

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Carcano
Posted - 08/30/2003 : 11:22:17 AM and 21st Dec 2003
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3. I have no reliable indication where Springfield Sporters' inventory went. Some say Century, some say Numrich (formerly parts), somen even said Hunters' Lodge (now where is my garlic, and the wooden stake ?). Dennis (since thy name was already invoked) - would you know perchance ?

edited on 21st Dec. 2003: Some of the Moschetti TS 38 "S" indeed have found their way to Hunters' Lodge. Some to Century, and Springfield Sporters' are now re-opened under the ownership of one of the heirs, as it appears.
 
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