Gun auctions

I have noticed that there a few gun auctions throughout the country, and several before Christmas. Are they worth attending, or are they only good if you are a dealer? I'm just interested in some bits and pieces...... Has anyone any experience ?


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I've bought a couple of guns from Holts auctions - one was a hundred year old English boxlock and the other was a Sharp Innova airgun. I bought both blind, based on the description only. I didn't pay big money for either, so didn't mind taking a punt. Both turned out to be spot on and quite a bit cheaper that I'd have paid in a shop.

I wouldn't pay decent money without having a good look and I've perhaps been lucky. Others may have different experiences, but if you take care there's no reason why you shouldn't get a good deal.




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Holt's have some real bargains. sometimes you can get a nice s&b scope
included in the sale.

a friend of mine got a mint sako in 243 with a s&b 8x56 for £850.
both are still working to this day without any problems
well worth a look if you have a slot free or cash burning a hole in
your pocket:)