Was at the Hessney auction this weekend, drove up on Friday for the preview and the auction was yesterday. Picked up a Remington 141 Gamemaster and a High Standard Double Nine (nickel finish). As you can see, the 141 came with the original sights and added peep sight and scope ring bases in place. The Remington is in VG to EXC condition. The HS was offered "as new in the box" and really is in like new condition. As far as I could tell, the High Standard is a pre-1971 version. Met up with another NY Gun Forum member, darned if I can remember your name (the little gray cells were never good at recalling names, sorry). The February auction is usually one of their busiest as far as I can tell and yesterday was no exception. The auction house was packed, I guess most in attendance had nothing more to do on a pretty cold day. Because of all the bidders, the bidding was going pretty high. My bids on each of the above were my predetermined high bids for either one. I check values and such and look the guns over pretty good before bidding in most cases. Yesterday though, I forgot to take a really good look at the High Standard which I could have easily regretted but as it turns out I am quite happy with it. I got lucky on that one. The Rem 141 was given a good going over and is a really nice example of that model. Worked flawlessly as far as the action went during the two inspections I gave it during the previews. After the auction was over, when picking it up, I checked it again and the action was jammed closed. I got it open but that concerns me, someone may have screwed it up during the second preview early Saturday after I looked at it. I hope not. I will give it a good cleaning, chances are it is just gunk that came loose from all the handling during the preview periods.