Perfect way to sum up exactly my thoughts! I used to do those kinds of purchases all the time...and with this amount of money I thought the same...definitely a good deal provided that whoever won it wasn't willing to go higher at the last minute...but it just wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I know a lot of parts between 1917's and 1919's can be interchanged but Id much prefer an air cooled BMG in .30 cal. Idk if its a big deal or not to simply swap the barrel and internals on that setup or what all is involved with the water jacket so I pretty much took the same approach you did. For the amount of money these things cost I'm definitely not in a hurry to throw cash at something just because its a good deal even if its minor details. If its a matter of just unbolting or unscrewing a few parts and swapping them out, well then eff me I missed out haha.I sat there and watched the clock run out on it,,, the GunSpot auctions don't extend time either when there is a last minute bid, AND the bid increment is 1$.
Thought about it a lot, but it just doesn't fit in with what I collect, and I have learned my lesson about buying just because the price was right., I have to want it too.
Usually right after I buy a "good deal" something that I was really seeking comes along and I don't have the funds.
MWT has been trying to move that M37 since Feb, had a buyer back out and it was available again in May.
I had received decent pictures of it that MWT had sent.
They were asking about $16K.
I believe it was a Craig Jordan build (Tiffany Arms).
The MG market is hard to follow right now, seems like smaller easier to use guns are where the $$$ go.
Wow, I would have expected it to go much higher. Somebody snagged a dealDid anyone on this forum just win that Tiffany Arms built Colt 1928 (Group Ind. RHSP) that just closed at auction on GunSpot?
It seemed like a really good deal.
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