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Old 03-29-2019, 07:33 AM
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I wish we had real gun shows instead of small flea market type ones. sniff
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:00 PM
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I rarely see used guns at the one down here in Kenner.

The prices are typically full blown MSRP and the weird stuff being sold at the outside tables is interesting to check out.

It has changed a bunch, with the internet. You used to really be able to get some good deals, information and meet interesting folks. The dealers out there now,are the same guys at the guns stores, they know little and are more likely to outright lie, than to point someone in the right direction.
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$330 for a Mosin-Nagant?? I (and I would think a lot of us) can remember when you could get one off the rack for $100 and for $130 you could get "pick of the crate".



Still kick myself for not picking up a couple.


I bought some of my Mosins for $69. K31 for $79, and other surplus for under $100. Those days are gone.

My last M91/30 I sold I got $275 out of it. I sold a Yugo SKS for $450.

Check the importer prices. They have gone up. K31... $450 now easy. Last like new Yugo SKS I saw at a show was $675. Surplus Rifles are drying up at the importers. Now let the investments grow.

I have a 440 round spam can of 7.62x54R I bought 13 years ago for $36. Now itís just under $200 from some places now. I can sell that and buy reloading supplies and get better accuracy out of my reloads.


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Won't ever catch me going to another gun show . . . .

























until this Saturday when you can paparazzi me at the big Syracuse spring show.
Can't wait to see what treasures I can find among the trash!
I always find too many things to spend my limited resources on, so I have to have my priorities clearly defined before I go in. But that's never stopped me from jumping on a serendipitous super duper deal.
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I go to one or two a year. I really liked the Midland, MI show but the city fathers killed that one off. That was a good show. Uncle and I drove a ways to go to that one. I always spent money there.

Now I hit the shows within 30 miles. Usually costs 6 bucks to attend. I seldom buy anything but I'm willing to open my wallet if something strikes my fancy. At the least, I get some walking in and enjoy being with people that don't think guns are bad.
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I hope that I am never done with gun shows, especially the small ones close by. I know many of the people that come, and it's somewhat of a social event.


To repeat what I posted in another thread:

"I did well this past weekend. Had two tables at a small gun show.

Sold 13 guns of different types, about 6 cans of assorted powder, some reloading equipment, various ammo, scopes, and muzzleloader parts, most of which I didn't use and was just clutter.

On top of that, it was great fun and got to talk with some very nice people (with one exception.)

Fondled some nice guns at other tables when I wasn't busy at mine.

Can't wait for the next gun show. Still have some guns to sell, maybe some knives, bullet molds, etc."

There was a good mix of new and old guns; almost all was gun-related.
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Brother Szumi; I like the Swartz creek show. Bought $2500 of steel there last year(club purchase) and a 17m2 American with 3 boxes of ammo for a steal.
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I'll probably go to the Medina show tomorrow.
It's an hour drive but 7 bucks to get in and free parking.
450 tables and lots of time to play with the toys and shoot the breeze.
I usually pick up some parts and targets.
A cheap days entertainment and don't forget your gun show bingo cards!
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I like going when I can. My frustration with the last several is prices. It's not uncommon to see prices double vs local gun shops for much of the same things.

To me that's crazy as they don't sell anything. Reasonably priced guns will generally sell in these same shows... Yet I watch these same guys carry all their crazy priced guns back out with them at the end of the show - so I suppose the market is working like it's supposed to.

In the last few - I ended up picking up pretty good deals on some parts, a used scope, a couple used mags, and other stuff.
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I'll probably go to the Medina show tomorrow.
It's an hour drive but 7 bucks to get in and free parking.
450 tables and lots of time to play with the toys and shoot the breeze.
I usually pick up some parts and targets.
A cheap days entertainment and don't forget your gun show bingo cards!
Flanders When I moved from the UK to the US the Medina gun show was the first gun show I attended (1981)
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