Valtro 1998 A1

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  1. BernMtl

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    Tomorrow, Sunday, 10:30pm Eastern, this Valtro will sell for at least $4800. It's the Gunbroker auction mentioned above.
     

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    I’ll be interested to see how it finishes
     

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    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    One bid. $4,800.
     
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    Kind of disappointing

    I thought it would bring more
     
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    familyman357 I'd be more cynical, but my apathy prevents it.

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    I’d bet that the difficulty in obtaining Jardine provenance was a factor.
     
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    I haven't found any confirmation online that they were directly exported to Canada. There are some manufacturers that do, but then they don't put US import markings on them. I have owned other firearms with US markings, and it means they were re-imported from the US to Canada. The Canadian market is 1/10th the US's, so many European outfits don't directly export to Canada. If Valtro made 1998A1s apart from the ones John Jardine customized, I do not see why Valtro would invite problems by claiming they were also Jardine custom. Maybe I'm missing some information on this, but to export a gun with the claim that it was imported elsewhere and presumably re-exported seems beneath sketchy.