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 Post subject: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:07 am 
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Does this look refinished? (It does to me) I don't want to waste my time driving out to see it if it has indeed been refinished that's all. The seller says no.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:13 am 
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It could be the flash washing out the picture. The machine can have a faded finish or the finish may have been reduced by aggressive cleaning. I don't think that anyone can tell for just by looking at the photo.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:19 am 
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My vote is yes, it's been refinished on the outside. Too brown, with no distinctive "red" in typical Victor mahogany finishes.
Bob
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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:08 pm 
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it looks pretty light... ask for a photo with one sound door and one storage door open, with the others closed, so you can compare inside and outside.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:13 pm 
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I vote yes. The finish on the outside looks different compared to the inside which appears original. Is this at an auction or has the seller seller set a price? Unless you are totally against refinished machines it might be worth a look.

Jim


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Can’t you ask for a couple other pictures just to rule out that it was the flash? Might be interesting to see what’s in the boxes also.

Rich Gordon


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:21 pm 
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Set price of $150. Local, it was his dads. He claims his dad never refinished it when he bought it a very long time ago. VV-XVI (H)


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:32 pm 
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Go for it .

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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
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The finish under the lid looks original to me but the outside looks refinished. Jerry B.


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 Post subject: Re: Refinished?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Refinished. Bill K


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