Author Topic: Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?  (Read 474 times)

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Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?
« on: July 10, 2022, 08:20:32 AM »
As is usual for me, I placed a bid on this weeks ago because I thought it looked interesting, but fully expected the bids to go much higher. Then I get a notice I won.
Iíll leave it up to you guys to explain to me if I had a stroke of fortune, or just a stroke for buying this thing.


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Re: Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2022, 08:24:12 AM »
It also came with this ďcertificate of authenticityĒ and email print out.


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Re: Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2022, 08:04:48 AM »
So no one has anything of interest to comment on this M71? I would think someone here might have so knowledge on this rifle. Any thoughts welcome.

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Re: Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2022, 07:36:35 AM »
Apparently not. I am sure someone might be interested as you are. I am sure Bill Cody was gifted all sorts of arms during the tour of the Wild West show along with firearm he was know to have owned. Possibly he was gifted this in Europe. There is the Buffalo Bill Museum that may be able to authenticate this particular rifle to Bill. Without that no collector is going to pay for a story and the certificate accompanying the auction is not sufficient provenance to effect the price. Regards,     
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Re: Buffalo Billís Amberg Model 71? For real?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2022, 03:17:40 PM »
Thank you for your comment. Iím not looking to sell it. Just trying to determine if it was in fact owned by Bill. Iíll shoot it and enjoy. Maybe one day Iíll find the truth about this gun. If I can take a deer with it Iíll be tickled.