B Firman & Co.

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brigham
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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I'd have to buy that, if I was offered it.
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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brigham wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:12 pm I'd have to buy that, if I was offered it.

I think we all would, just not for the money......he has had numerous collectors make offers as watlingman stated, I have not even bothers as collection on from other end of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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Re: Bandit

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pennymachines wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:27 pm ... far as I know, the only all-Firman bandit.
Are you saying they made the mechanism? I thought they re-used Mills and made changes as well as their own jackpot.
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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I’d go for it at the right price.
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Re: Bandit

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treefrog wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:36 pm Are you saying they made the mechanism?
Yeah, I thought so, but seems unlikely doesn't it? One the members here owns one - so maybe we can find out.
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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Sometimes you just have to put your hand in your pocket to buy something you really want. Everyone would buy it at the right price for them, but if you really want to own it, it has to be the right price for the seller. Even if you don't think it's a realistic or fair price now, or you tell yourself you'd be paying well over the odds ,when rare pieces come up for sale and you really like whatever it is , treat yourself!
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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That’s exactly the point..... no one really wants it that badly. :HaHa:
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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It's threads like these where a machine, not regularly seen on the open market at a seller price that seems excessive to the majority of would be buyers, can bring another identical machine onto the marketplace where the owner would be happy to sell at a significantly lower price than the original seller, so both parties would be happy with the deal on the "newly sourced" machine.

With regard Moonriver's point, I once bought a machine I couldn't source from elsewhere at a price I thought excessive. The machine was abroad and thankfully the seller had a stand at an event in the UK so it didn't need to be shipped here. I didn't pay the full excessive price as he bought some parts off me in the same transaction that I had picked up cheaply a month earlier.

Just three weeks after, I went to a possible lead on some machines and bought a dozen assorted bandits, including two of the identical "rare" machine I hadn't been able to source for years and each for a third of the price of the one I had just bought. It took some time to find someone equally enthusiastic as me for this model and he paid a bit more than I paid for the "excessive" priced one and a few years later sold another for the same "excessive" price. I still retain the third machine that I bought at the lowest price, almost 20 years ago. It's the nicest of the three, as I swapped all the best award cards, original chrome, reel bundle and trim pieces onto the machine I kept.
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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aristomatic wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:00 am I once bought a machine I couldn't source from elsewhere at a price I thought excessive...
So, tell us, is it a Mills mech?
10 stop?
Fake JP bank?
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Re: Firman bandit identified

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Here are some pics of my machine and the mechanism. I actually really like this machine. I'm not a bandit person, but assuming it's just a Mills 10 stop mechanism.
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