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Sorry, Gary -- it took me a long time to find one in the condition I wanted, so I'm gonna keep her. I hope you find a fair deal on a nice one too. Good luck.

Joe: Yeah, mine is pretty much a Safe Queen too.

-Gary
 

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WOW!!! Click on the URL above...

Gary,

There's a pristine 100% Medalist on GunBroker for $1295!!!

I didn't realize they had appreciated that much!!! Best "investment" I ever made...should have bought MORE!
 

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I just walked out of Cabela's gun library and was fondling such a beauty as your seeking! Cabela's in Dundee, MI has it. It's MINT. I don't know about the rest of the items that go with it though. You may have to call and ask or look for it online in the "gun library" section. I'd call if I were you. They're asking $949.
I'm looking for a S&W Mod. 41 but, dang, I'm tempted! If it has all the extras, I would JUMP on that one.

Just trying to help.

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$1300-$1500 for a Medalist .22? Ridiculous, right? It's easy to scoff at prices like these. I mean, the Medalist sold for $120 back in the 60s and you could still find a very nice one ten years ago for $700.

But the fact is, I wouldn't even consider selling mine for $1300. Hell, that doesn't even buy a really nice Python anymore. There's a nice Python (or ten of them) at every gun show you go to, but when was the last time you saw a 98% Medalist with the complete kit, screwdriver, weights and all, plus the original display case with the keys? Pretty rare. Even if you saw one recently, the material on the outside corners of the display case was probably worn through or the pistol's forearm/grips were nicked.

And remember -- as Grandpa and we baby boomers hand off the last pristine examples of these beauties to the slacker generation, they are not likely to be as well taken care of. In ten years finding a 98% Medalist for $2000 will probably be a miracle.

Based on all of this, I don't think $1300-$1500 is out of line. JMHO.

-Gary
 
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