George, I have been watching the prices on GB for several years and some have really surprised me at what they did sell for. IIRC within the last 6 months there was a real nice civvy HB that sold for well over 2 big ones? It was nice and I was pretty stunned it brought that. However, there aren't many nice non CMP guns being sold and nothing new American made really in a quality bench gun collectors and serious shooters are taking the liberty of paying premium prices for nice ones that come up for sale rarely it seems anymore? Least that is my take on it.
Sure hurts for the hosing I got last fall from a gent who I tried to help out getting him a 40-X for his son and took advantage of me and my situation at the time. Walked out with 4 40X/XB's and I let him and still haven't figured out why I did?????
Had no plans of selling more than 1 or 2 prior to his arrival and surely not for the price I did. Guess the bright side is it has been 6 months and he hasn't come back to see if he can do it again! Darn stroke sure messed up my 'thinkin/figurin' part of my melon many days.