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  • Birthday 02/25/1971

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  1. Sorry to hear about your dad. Not my area to be giving advice on, but as a collector of other rifles that have wood stocks (m1 Grands ,civil war muskets, etc)... I would leave the condition as is and let the next owner decide if they want to use other chemicals on the wood. I definitely wouldn't try to remove the patina from the wood. It looks like ti was converted from Flintlock to percussion cap at somepoint in time If you do not get the information that you are looking for... I'd bring it to the civil war show in franklin, tn http://www.mkshows.com/ It's the largest civil war show in the country and someone there should know about weapons from your rifles era. a few results I found for Josh Golcher Kentucky long rifle muskets https://www.gunauction.com/buy/6134398 https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/josh-golcher-pa-flintlock-musket-or-fowler-23-c-80d7b8f896 https://worthingtongalleries.com/shop/memorabilia/american-civil-war-memorabilia/19th-century-half-stock-golcher-50-cal-kentucky-long-gun/ Very cool piece, it would be hard for me to let it get out of my family. I hope you find a good home for it.
  2. Seller is good as it gets and he keeps his gear in mint condition.
  3. I have two , the big & hefty MK23 and the USP40. Both are in the keep side of my safe. They function flawlessly and seem to be built like tanks.
  4. At my house they get fed cat food nightly. One scratches on the door if I'm late. I must have the non-destructive ones lol.
  5. Already a thread here about it... no need to fire up the google
  6. The guys on FB seem to know it is on consignment, but I have not heard mention of thier fee for them to list an item. Today, I joined the FB group for the non-decoms. I may have one of those by the weekend. I went hard after the M17s to keep some and hold on to a few. But most people that know what I collect know that I will very rarely sell anything that I "collect". Most of my stuff will end up at a garage sale when I pass lol.
  7. I thought that the 15k one was a one of 5 know prototypes? I know of a custom shop green USMC marked pelican case for 5k. I may get that and then if a Decom pops up in the 6 range.
  8. Whelp, the used one ended at $8k+ this week and the new one may end up at 10k or so. That pretty much ends it for me unless the prices decline in the future. I'm prepared to go $6-7K. It seems like a lot of folks that have have multiples are holding on to them to see how high they go as an investment vs a "collectors item". Heck, one guy on the FB page has eleven. I have an M17 surplus that he contacted me about that matches the serial# of one of his M45A1's but, he only wanted to trade M17 for M17 and not his M45A1 with a pile of cash from me for the difference in the values. I may go a head and pick up the Colt Custom Shop marked USMC just to have a look-alike in my safe.
  9. IF/when you ever do would you keep the new one or the used one? I'm torn on which to go for. I have a couple of the M17 Surplus that are like new, a couple in excellent condition, and a couple are that are in "good". I like them all lol I was able to get the FOIA's for them all and have the coins that the FB group had made. For some reason the used M45A1's speak to me the most.
  10. Thanks I am in the Facebook group and the guy with the $6500 used one is in the FB group. I plan on taking a shot at that one. The other one that is listed is probably gonna go up there pretty good in price. I found a custom shop usmc marked one in the green case but it is 5k and for that price I rather hold out for a Decom.
  11. I know it's a long shot... but if anyone has a M45A1 that they'd consider selling please PM me. * I'm not looking for the "blue box" or "green case custom shop" versions. Thanks
  12. Have any large rifle magnum primers that you'd trade for Retumbo?
  13. About all components are that way. Seems like things are popping up more often now though. I'm set on powder but I'd feel more comfortable if I had more primers lol


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