Those who shoot them can you tell me why they are so difficult to find. I shoot a 30' and thought it might be nice to own 32" ,but they do not seem available. I have discovered they were available in a top single combo does anyone shoot one.
I have a 34" 99Plus and a 32" Citori Plus. I like them both. I had a 34/32 combo I foolishly sold on this board. At least I used the money to buy an Ithaca Knicks 5E.It has been quite a few years since they were made and it seems when one gets sold the new owner won't part with it. Mine are adjusted to have the same POI.
I bought one when they first came out - in fact, I bought the first one a large wholesaler received. I thought it felt "clubbish" but bought it anyway because it was a 32" without porting and as common as 30" Browning O/Us are and as hot on porting as Browning is, I thought that between the barrel length and no porting, it might become a rarity. It did and I sold it a year or two after they stopped making them.
I guess that all depends if Ed described the gun as rare in the for sale ad. Although, I don't believe many of the plus guns ever made it out as olympic models, I believe that is how the unported guns were marketed. I guess that would qualify them as 'rare', not something that you don't see for sale very often.
Since it is of such importance to at least one of you, I never really had the gun for sale and therefore did not have to advertise it at all. A shooter at a local club knew I had it, had not altered it in any way and had shot it very little. He made me an offer and became the proud owner. In case the amount of his offer matters to you as much as how I might have advertised the gun, he offered me every cent I paid for it, including sales tax. That was $1,349.95 plus $81.00 sales tax for a grand total of $1,430.95. I didn't make a dime on it; I was just glad to not lose anything on it as I no doubt would have had it been a ported 30" gun. I can provide the buyer's name and the club at which he made the offer if you need that info to feel all good again.
But since you brought it up, Bud, if you owned a gun that was unusual and wanted to sell it, are you expecting us to believe that that you wouldn't at least mention that there weren't many of them around?
What I dislike is when "rare" is misused and you see that a lot in ads, so much so that it is a red flag for a lot of gun shoppers. Scan through online auction ads and you'll see relatively common guns described as "rare" - and in fairness, it many times is because the seller doesn't know the product line well and really thinks it is. Good examples are the Remington Model 700BDLs made between 1997 and 2001 - they had scroll engraved receivers and you often see them advertised as being "rare" or Custom Shop guns because the seller assumes that any engraved Model 700 had to come from that department and accordingly, there can't be very many of them.
By the way, the older gentleman who purchased that Citori Plus from me bought it as an investment piece as he only shot Krieghoffs. Does that make me a bad guy for selling to scum who hoped to make money on it later?
If I shoot at all it will be indoors with a handgun, Calvin. I had my weight loss surgery last Thursday and am not supposed to lift much or do anything resembling strenuous for a month or so until the staples in my stomach cavity heal over. But that's all worthwhile for I came home from the hospital last Friday morning weighing 318.0 pounds and hit the scale at 303.2 this morning. My goal is to lose 100 pounds; the surgeon thinks I can lose 120.