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Old 12-10-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
 
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Buying a consecutive serial number or close serial number?

While looking around at one of the gun auction sites I saw a carbine that is within roughly 50 numbers from mine (last 2 digits X'ed out).

I emailed the seller to see how close.

I think I'm sold if it is consecutive but what is your feeling on it just being really close?
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:50 PM   #2
 
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If it was consequtive or within a few digits, I'd certainly be tempted. Otherwise, maybe not.
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:14 PM   #3
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If I felt that the sum of their combined value was more than their added individual worth, then I would go for it. Shoot, I'd probably go for it anyway. It would be neat to have consecutively numbered Carbines, especially if they were from two different manufacturers.

PS.Is anyone else, besides me, confused by that first sentence?
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Old 12-10-2004, 06:26 PM   #4
 
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They are both QH carbines.

As for my 1st sentence, I obviously know my serial # and the last to digits are 5x ( I don't want to show the exact last 2 digits since I've shown the first ones in other posts). The one listed for sale has the last 2 digits X'ed out in the listing so with my keen sense of deductive reasoning I know the last 2 digits of the one for sale could be roughly 01-49 or 51-99 making it roughly 50 off worst case scenario.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #5
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"...confused by that first sentence..." Makes perfect sense to me, Chuck, but I'd have left out the word 'added'. Or do you mean, "...within roughly 50 numbers..." being consecutive?
"...consecutive..." That means serial numbers are, for example, 1 and 2. Not within 50. Even then, unless they're both in the same relative condition, it'd be slick, but no increase in value.
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:30 PM   #6
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GeoffM24, it wasn't your first sentence that I was talking about, it was mine! After I wrote it, I thought, I don't think that I made myself clear. Sorry about the confusion.
Chuck.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:18 PM   #7
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Well, since it made sense to me Chuck, I guess that puts me squarely in the confused corner. I understood, and agreed completely with that staement. However, for consecutive serial numbers, the value would be nice but unnecessary for me to buy them/it. Consecutive serial numbers? I'd buy them in a heart beat.
 
Old 12-11-2004, 09:00 AM   #8
 
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I have a pair of Rock-Olas within a hunderd and a few Inlands within a few hundred. I think that's cool but no one else will. Having two made the same day ic very cool. and they were not producted in consective order. I read that in one month if 30,000 carbines accepted the serial number range could be 75,000 to 100,000 from high to low. That is why you can have a late feature on a early serial number. That one got reworked a time or two. Not hard to believe?
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