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VANITY: Discussion of gun show shopping list
Vanity ^ | 10-23-2013 | Vanity

Posted on 10/23/2013 6:00:23 PM PDT by OKSooner

Hypothetical scenario:

There's going to be a big gun show in your home town. You might be able to go, you might be able to take a few c-notes with you.

Deal is, you have one ground rule:

Any firearms purchase must be something that is not common or ubiquitous.

That is to say, you're not interested in anything that you could just march in one of your hometown gun stores, or china-marts, or pawn shops, and buy the day before. You want something that you really probably only find at a gun show.

You want something that would be useful. In 2013, you know?

In the age of 0bama.

No 870's. No 10-22's. No 700's or anything like that, because you could always just go to the gun store and get those on Monday without having to deal with the mob at the gun show.

You've got 3 or 4 c-notes to spend.

No other constraints.

Walking in the door, what are you keeping your eye out for, and about what are you expecting to pay for it?


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1 posted on 10/23/2013 6:00:23 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; Squantos; hiredhand; markomalley

Ping.


2 posted on 10/23/2013 6:01:37 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
Walking in the door, what are you keeping your eye out for, and about what are you expecting to pay for it?

Ammo.

3 posted on 10/23/2013 6:03:41 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: OKSooner

With a price limitation of $3-400, I can’t really think of much I’d plan on beforehand. I’d more or less go and see what is available. Historical items if those interest you are the most likely interesting option. Alternatively maybe a cheap AK or SKS, because I rarely see gun shops carry those.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 6:04:42 PM PDT by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: OKSooner

Siaga 12...$600


5 posted on 10/23/2013 6:07:29 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: OKSooner
Ping.

Garand. Thanks for reminding me.

6 posted on 10/23/2013 6:13:45 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Riley

:)


7 posted on 10/23/2013 6:18:43 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: OKSooner
$250-$300 for a 9X18 semi-auto. (Those Czechs built some fine handguns.)


8 posted on 10/23/2013 6:19:20 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Riley

Was just oricing garands today. You’ll need more than a few C- notes.


9 posted on 10/23/2013 6:19:31 PM PDT by RC one
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To: OKSooner

I’m gonna say decent knives (they are there, if you look), and old battle rifles. I’m always seeing Carcano’s, Steyr 95’s, and, of course, Mosin Nagants at great prices- Mausers, too. Stock up on ammo, appropriate stripper or en-bloc clips, and reloading supplies for these guns, and you are good to go. I’ve also seen water filtration systems and other useful items- you never know what you’re gonna find at a gun show!


10 posted on 10/23/2013 6:38:15 PM PDT by TexasBarak (I aim to misbehave!)
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To: OKSooner

I’ve been hankering for a .22 revolver. Something that could be used as a trail/kit gun, and also be used to teach children how to shoot. Something like a Ruger Bearcat or SP 101.

OTOH I dearly miss the Browning Mark III that I sold several years ago. Kind of pricey, but sure was a nice pistol.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 6:41:51 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: OKSooner

Webley mark VI in .45 acp.


12 posted on 10/23/2013 6:42:09 PM PDT by mulnir
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To: OKSooner

I just bought my first Mosin Nagant 91/30. There are many interesting variants out there and I’d look for something that catches my eye and with $3-$400 to spend, maybe a few of them.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 6:43:26 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: OKSooner
CZ-52:


14 posted on 10/23/2013 6:44:32 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: OKSooner

Browning A5 Sweet 16 or Light 12. Savage 99 in .300 Savage.
Remington 81 in .300 Savage. Winchester Model 12 in 16 gauge.


15 posted on 10/23/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: RC one

at the gun show I went to this past weekend, Garands were in the $900-$1800 range, depending on which armory and the condition.


16 posted on 10/23/2013 7:04:37 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Where did you find those grips?


17 posted on 10/23/2013 7:06:32 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: CrazyIvan

That’s not mine...just a random image I grabbed off Google.


18 posted on 10/23/2013 7:09:23 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Yes! Cz52, wicked hand gun. 7.62x25, I think the mv is around 1600 fps isn’t it?


19 posted on 10/23/2013 7:28:04 PM PDT by mulnir
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To: OKSooner
Here's something I bought about 15 years ago under pretty much your guidelines:

Tru-Flite 37mm gas gun, made in the 1930's or 40's. Got it for $500, and the guy threw in half a dozen CS/CN (tear gas) shells. At a show a few years later, someone had another half a dozen more tear shells for $25 a pop...I bought them all.

A few years ago I realized I was never going to use the thing, so I listed it on gunauction.com, listing each shell as a separate auction. Got about $1500 for everything, a tidy profit.

20 posted on 10/23/2013 7:29:44 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: muir_redwoods

“I just bought my first Mosin Nagant 91/30. There are many interesting variants out there and I’d look for something that catches my eye and with $3-$400 to spend, maybe a few of them.”

Was looking at Mosins this past weekend at Cabelas for $129. More than fine enough shootin’ iron for the money but I’ve just never been real interested in owning one. The milsurp I want is a decent Springfield.

For $3-400 I really don’t know what you’d go hot after at the average gun show. “Ammo” was a good response. There are firearms to be had in that price range but they can be had at the local gun shop or pawn so they aren’t rare.

So, yeah, and again for $3-400, and if I just had that money burning a hole in my pocket for the gun show, I’d probably try to find the best Mosin I could and spend the rest on 7.62x54 for it. That would simply be the most firearm and ammo for it for the money.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 7:30:47 PM PDT by FAA
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To: OKSooner

PMR 30

$500.00

(They are so rare, I doubt the seller would take that amount.)


22 posted on 10/23/2013 7:32:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: mulnir
Yes! Cz52, wicked hand gun. 7.62x25, I think the mv is around 1600 fps isn’t it?

Correct. The CZ52 is an interesting handgun, rather over-engineered (it uses a short recoil operating system with two rollers, similar to the MG42 machine gun). It's not too hard to find Czech ammo that has a steel core, making it quite effective against soft body armor.

23 posted on 10/23/2013 7:34:34 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: OKSooner

CZ82 Makarov. For that amount of money you may be able to get two.


24 posted on 10/23/2013 7:34:44 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
PMR 30 $500.00 (They are so rare, I doubt the seller would take that amount.)

They were going for about $1K post-Sandy Hook, but the hysteria is finally dying down...you can get them for about $650 on Gunbroker (still too high, IMHO).

Of course, there's no point in my wanting one, now that Colorado bans magazines over 15 round. Grrrr.

25 posted on 10/23/2013 7:37:58 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: OKSooner

No. 4 Enfield.

$200 - $300.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 7:38:24 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Lurker
CZ82 Makarov. For that amount of money you may be able to get two.

Second that. Excellent handgun for the money.

27 posted on 10/23/2013 7:38:47 PM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: FAA

I stripped the finish off it and the Russian birch underneath sure isn’t carpathian walnut but i like about 3-4 iterations of a light oil finish buffed up between each oiling and the wood should get mellow. The iron looks good and the bore actually looks crisp. It’s from 1943.

I’ve got the battlefield pick-up Mauser my father got back in the early ‘40’s when he was a “government employee” and it shoot fine but almost refuses to feed from the magazine. I’m in the market for a gunsmith who can fix that.

These WWII rifles are full of history and I’d love to own a garand if I can find one at a decent price.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 7:48:44 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: mulnir

IIRC, the milspec ammo is rated at 1,500 fps, but capable of handling somewhat hotter handloads.


29 posted on 10/23/2013 8:00:51 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: OKSooner

You’re not going to get much for 3-4 hundred bucks these days.

Maybe stock up on ammo in difficult-to-find calibers (almost all these days) and you might find spare magazines for your curio/relic items.


30 posted on 10/24/2013 1:25:22 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: OKSooner
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31 posted on 10/24/2013 4:12:40 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: OKSooner

Marlin Camp 9 lever action rifle in 9mm. $500.


32 posted on 10/24/2013 4:15:59 AM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: OKSooner

A factory 440 round tin or three of 147gr of 7.62x54R for my converted enfield sleeper ......:o)

http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/smle.htm

Stay safe


33 posted on 10/24/2013 4:16:20 AM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: OKSooner

IMO, gun shows have turned into ripoffs of late. Unless you found a true deal, I would avoid buying there.


34 posted on 10/24/2013 5:04:24 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

I’ve been wanting a second and maybe a third CZ82. One of my favorite shooters. I hit with it as well or better than any other pistol.

I’ve also been thinking about getting a second S&W 4506/4506-1. I saw a two pistol set up with a pair of SW1006’s and though well I have a 4506...

Ruger LCP/LC9 is on my list also, but they are in about every gun shop.


35 posted on 10/24/2013 9:29:21 AM PDT by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: OKSooner
03-A3 Springfield

Finn M27

Carcano M91-38 carbine (yes, I'm serious)

Lee-Enfield No 5 Jungle Carbine

As much .30-06 M2 ball as I could carry.

I guess that is it.

36 posted on 10/24/2013 10:42:51 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: mulnir; Joe 6-pack
Sweet gun but getting VERY hard to find.

Tokarev TTs are still common and cheap and shoot the same kevlar-vest-munching round. Get a couple today.

37 posted on 10/24/2013 10:44:23 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: DuncanWaring
For a beater, maybe.

Prices are up. Expect to pay $400+ for a nice one.

38 posted on 10/24/2013 11:01:01 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The last two “gun” shows I’ve attended haven’t had many guns. Mostly just ninja gear and cheesy ChiCom “tacticool” widgetry. Does anyone really use those huge combination red-dot-green-dot sight/laser/backup iron sight/scope mount doodads?


39 posted on 10/24/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: OKSooner

gundog has a birthday coming up. Just sayin’....


40 posted on 10/24/2013 5:57:53 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: jboot

“Tokarev TTs are still common and cheap and shoot the same kevlar-vest-munching round”.

Have a look at the Romanian Tokarevs. They are still plentiful and affordable. They fit my hand much better than the CZ-52.


41 posted on 10/25/2013 9:29:08 AM PDT by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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To: Rockhound
Oh, those are nice.

If you know of a source for lanyard rings, let me know, though. The importer is removing them for some reason. Numrich and Sarco don't have them.

42 posted on 10/25/2013 11:22:37 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: jboot

I have a pair of them that I bought from Century International 4 or 5 years ago. They both have lanyard rings but don’t know what the current crop looks like.

Mine were my last purchase before I let my C&R FFL expire. They have been my favorite plinkers ever since.


43 posted on 10/25/2013 12:09:41 PM PDT by Rockhound (My dog ate my tagline)
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