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Posted: 7/11/2010 3:16:16 PM EDT
http://test.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=175977234

http://www.heinie.com/information.php?info_id=23



This gun was built by Richard Heinie, as part of a collaboration between him, Springfield Armory, and Matt Davis, to be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. He had to stop the auction, but won't say why. The auction pics, and pics on Heinie's website showed the St. Jude's logo, but now those grips are gone. The auction was stopped with the gun at 4200 bucks. I bet it would have gone for around 8-10k. Heinie's guns don't exactly fall out of the sky.



http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=2743869

http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=83969&page=1


Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:17:20 PM EDT
[#1]









Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:21:19 PM EDT
[#2]
Too bad, good looking 1911 and a good cause...
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:27:42 PM EDT
[#3]
It was some lucky bastard's chance to step to the front of a 10 year long(been closed for 5 years) waiting list.
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:40:17 PM EDT
[#4]
Quoted:
Too bad, good looking 1911 and a good cause...


Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:42:35 PM EDT
[#5]
That pistol maketh me drool.  So what, some hippies couldn't find a better way to keep money away from children's cancer research?
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:49:36 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 3:51:15 PM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 4:09:36 PM EDT
[#8]


But, but,..  It really was for the childrun.
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 4:11:39 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 7/11/2010 4:14:26 PM EDT
[#10]
Yep. Some weinerhead libtard whined.
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 5:34:12 PM EDT
[#11]
Gun is back up for sale.



http://www.heinie.com/information.php?info_id=23

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=178939195



Heinie's announcement:



uly 12, 2010

A lot has been happening behind the scenes with the online custom
pistol auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We
finally have some good news to report. But first, let me bring you up to
speed.



The original online auction was for a one-of-a-kind, commemorative
pistol I built with the St. Jude logo on the grip. With much regret, two
weeks ago I was forced to cancel the online auction after receiving an
e-mail from ALSAC, the fundraising organization that supports St. Jude.
They asked me to stop all "advertisements, web postings and any auction
activity immediately.” Based on the communications we received, we
interpreted this action to mean they did not want the association
between a pistol and the hospital.



This was frustrating because before I customized the pistol, I had
received verbal permission from a St. Jude's office to use the hospital
logo on the pistol. Apparently, there was internal miscommunication.
ALSAC has apologized and supports the pistol auction as long as the
hospital logo isn’t on it. Of course, I am honoring St. Jude’s request
and have removed the logo from the pistol.



Today, I happy to report that the custom-made 1911 pistol is once
again available for auction at gunbroker.com. All of the
proceeds will go to support St. Jude. The pistol will be a beautiful
addition to someone’s collection while benefiting an important cause. I
customized this pistol from the heart to help the hospital. As a cancer
survivor myself, I appreciate the wonderful work St. Jude does for
children with serious diseases. Many people are enthused and interested
in bidding on the pistol so we hope to raise substantial funds for the
children of St. Jude.



My wife, Marilyn, and I have been long-time supporters of St. Jude
and are four-year veterans of the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run. We’re
excited to participate in the 135-mile trek again in August along with
our employee, Sara Davis. It’s a life-changing experience that allows us
all to make an important difference in the lives of children.



Thank you to Springfield Armory who donated the pistol, Kurtz Miller
who scrimshaw engraved the pistol grips, and MD Custom Machine who did
the slide machining and finish.



Thank you again for your support, kind words and camaraderie in our
mission to support St. Jude. Best wishes to everyone participating in
the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run August 6 and 7.



Let the bidding begin at gunbroker.com!



Sincerely,



Richard Heinie


Heinie Specialty Products


Link Posted: 7/17/2010 6:57:01 PM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
Gun is back up for sale.

http://www.heinie.com/information.php?info_id=23
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=178939195

Heinie's announcement:

uly 12, 2010
A lot has been happening behind the scenes with the online custom pistol auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We finally have some good news to report. But first, let me bring you up to speed.

The original online auction was for a one-of-a-kind, commemorative pistol I built with the St. Jude logo on the grip. With much regret, two weeks ago I was forced to cancel the online auction after receiving an e-mail from ALSAC, the fundraising organization that supports St. Jude. They asked me to stop all "advertisements, web postings and any auction activity immediately.” Based on the communications we received, we interpreted this action to mean they did not want the association between a pistol and the hospital.

This was frustrating because before I customized the pistol, I had received verbal permission from a St. Jude's office to use the hospital logo on the pistol. Apparently, there was internal miscommunication. ALSAC has apologized and supports the pistol auction as long as the hospital logo isn’t on it. Of course, I am honoring St. Jude’s request and have removed the logo from the pistol.

Today, I happy to report that the custom-made 1911 pistol is once again available for auction at gunbroker.com. All of the proceeds will go to support St. Jude. The pistol will be a beautiful addition to someone’s collection while benefiting an important cause. I customized this pistol from the heart to help the hospital. As a cancer survivor myself, I appreciate the wonderful work St. Jude does for children with serious diseases. Many people are enthused and interested in bidding on the pistol so we hope to raise substantial funds for the children of St. Jude.

My wife, Marilyn, and I have been long-time supporters of St. Jude and are four-year veterans of the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run. We’re excited to participate in the 135-mile trek again in August along with our employee, Sara Davis. It’s a life-changing experience that allows us all to make an important difference in the lives of children.

Thank you to Springfield Armory who donated the pistol, Kurtz Miller who scrimshaw engraved the pistol grips, and MD Custom Machine who did the slide machining and finish.

Thank you again for your support, kind words and camaraderie in our mission to support St. Jude. Best wishes to everyone participating in the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run August 6 and 7.

Let the bidding begin at gunbroker.com!

Sincerely,

Richard Heinie
Heinie Specialty Products



Thanks for update! Good to hear...
Link Posted: 7/17/2010 9:22:29 PM EDT
[#13]
9 bids,
       
           $5,725.00. Worth every penny.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 7:12:49 PM EDT
[#14]
Up to 6k, with an hour left. I bet it goes over 7k when the auction closes.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 8:19:49 PM EDT
[#15]
Game over.



$7,526.00
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