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Old 05-09-2021, 11:31 PM
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Many of you have gotten some great deals on guns just by being in the right place at the right time. I have as well.

Recently a good friend just scored a Browning High Power and a S&W 25-5 for an insanely low price. Gerald and a few others here have also had some great luck recently.

In recent years, I have scored a mint condition S&W .357 magnum Highway Patrolman, an original 1873 Winchester in .38-40, and most recently a S&W .44 magnum model 629-1 (8 3/8" bbl.) all for a fraction of what they are worth.

What kind of deals have you gotten that have left you smiling mightily?



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648 with a scuff on the barrel for 548 shipped to Alaska mid pandemic. Others were bid up double and this one was way less. It had pics that showed some honest scuffs in the stainless..... I've since added more wear.

Got a vx 6HD for 725 on gunbroker as he misspelled leupold and the acronym. But the sn checked out and I was the only bidder.

Local mal wart clearanced Marlins after the ruger sale and got an xt22ss for 91$.

Volquartsen had a steal on a McMillan 17 wsm....

Bought a clearance 380 stainless lcp for 159 a week before the shutdown.

5 bricks of primers from sportsman's clearance sale in january 2020.
In hindsight an ironic inventory reduction.

Ironically 2020 had good deals for me. 2021 has been a goose egg.... saw a 17 hornet deal but saw it whole waiting to board a plane flying thr wrong way.


Prices where they are and the Scottish genetics from grandad have my wallet gathering dust this year.
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£180 for an Anschutz modell 54 Match!

This was bought from an old friend who due to age (94) could no longer shoot prone.

I love this rifle so much i cannot describe it using the English langauge.

Next on my list is one of three possibilities that I'm considering buying,

1. And old Marlin 1892 and I mean old, but the chamber has been peened and needs work I'm guessing this rifle is close to 100 years old, he wants £60 as it needs a lot of remedial work.



2. A BSA Martini mk3 int, again £40 to 60 depending on condition, as my club is dumping all their old stock of club rifles. I may just have to be Patriotic and go full English.



3. Another Anschutz 54 silhouette at £150 i might just have to convert this to a long range rifle with a luxury scope of some description




The best deal I ever got was a Marlin cowboy in .357 I got it for free as a thank you for running our club for 5 years!

Although not cheap I have always wanted an SMLE in .22lr it was the first "proper" rifle I ever fired in the Army cadets. I didn't like my .303 and always wanted a pew pew version Still £875 doesn't seem a bad deal when they sell for £2k upwards


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Another great deal I got was on a S&W . 357 mag model 640-1 Centennial. I got it for $250. A local gun store not known for good prices, had just gotten in a batch of them from an armored car company. They were switching to fantastic plastics for their guards. The 640s were going for $250 each and I was told I could look through the batch and pick the one I wanted! I should have grabbed more than one at that price!



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After I developed a cold shoulder and wasnít able to take the recoil of larger calibres, I part-exchanged my Ruger Old Army and Pedesoli Le Page pistols (both black powder) for a Taurus LBR, carrying bag and 500 rounds of HV .22LR at my local gun shop - with no extra charge


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Given the increase in prices over the last year I feel that everything that I've bought before that had been a great deal. I don't own too many firearms that are worth less right now than they were when I bought them. Most are worth quite a bit more.
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picked up a Walter CCP complete in case with a Comp-Tac Infidel Ultra Max IWB holster.

$100



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picked up a Walter CCP complete in case with a Comp-Tac Infidel Ultra Max IWB holster.

$100



That's one heckuva deal right there!!!

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Given the increase in prices over the last year I feel that everything that I've bought before that had been a great deal. I don't own too many firearms that are worth less right now than they were when I bought them. Most are worth quite a bit more.



And who needs bitcoin when I have a couple thousand primers!
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My first Colt Model SP1 AR15 with a 4-digit serial number, included 10 mags, a bayonet, a bipod, and 800 rounds of ammo for the princely sum of $275, A good deal even in the early 80's.

I later sold it for around $800 to finance daughter's last semester of college (but after I already had a replacement).
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Back when I was buying Coopers, I dont think I ever got any "great" deals. But when I look at the prices now, yeah, I guess they were good deals comparing to todays cost. I bought my Cooper Phoenix in 22-250 for $1000 brand new.
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And who needs bitcoin when I have a couple thousand primers!
No kidding.

My 55k rimfire rounds appreciated faster than bread in 1920s Germany.....
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In the early 80's a rock hounding pal sold me his very nice Winchester 52B bull gun with a 20X Lyman for $75. Tried to give him more but he wouldn't take it.

Then 10 years later I sold it to a bullseye league pal for $450 because his daughter wanted it for junior league. At the time I was bored with it because it was too accurate

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Won a GunBroker auction for a Browning BL22 with a beautiful Bausch & Lomb Balsix scope for $205. Guess everyone else was otherwise "occupied" when the auction ended. Picked up a Freedom Arms mini revolver in the cool belt buckle holster for $95 at a gun show. Had a guy at my LGS give me his recently inherited, grandfather's .22 single action revolver because it wouldn't cock and he "wasn't into .22s". Broken handspring, $3 fix. Never met him before. I've got a bunch of stories.
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