King of Prussia Show - Who's going?


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Colt
December 12, 2005, 10:39 AM
Valley Forge Convention center this weekend, Sat & Sunday. (PA)

Curious if anyone here plans to attend.

I do.

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TheBigBulgarian
December 12, 2005, 02:31 PM
I'll be there looking to get a Bulgarian Makarov. I saw a whole case of them at the last Show but didn't buy :banghead: They were going like $180 a piece :banghead:

WT
December 12, 2005, 02:44 PM
After seeing what went down at Harrisburg yesterday ....... no thanks!

Colt
December 12, 2005, 04:13 PM
Good luck. I'm in the market for a garand....

What happened in Harrisburg?

45Badger
December 12, 2005, 04:21 PM
I'll be there, Saturday morning.

m0ntels
December 12, 2005, 06:21 PM
I'm gonna try to check it out. If I dont find anything good, I can pick up more cast bullets right down the road. There is a caster a few blocks from the KOP Mall that I get all my bullets from. The site is: betterbullets.com (http://www.betterbullets.com) and I use them almost exclusively. Not affiliated/paid in any way, just mentioning it in case anyone wants to find a local caster.

Randy

WT
December 12, 2005, 07:27 PM
Harrisburg = scrap metal

Tyril
December 15, 2005, 02:07 AM
Quick question:


I'm planning on attending the show this weekend with a newly-joined marine friend.

We're from Maryland, and are 20.

Obviously we're not looking to purchase pistols, but I'm uncertain of the legality of longarm deals.

If it is legal for us to own in maryland, could we purchase a longarm in this Pennsylvannia show? Not really worth going to if a 2.5 hour drive will only be used for gawking.

I appreciate any responses.


Thanks!



-mike

Norton
December 15, 2005, 06:19 AM
Obviously we're not looking to purchase pistols, but I'm uncertain of the legality of longarm deals.

If it is legal for us to own in maryland, could we purchase a longarm in this Pennsylvannia show? Not really worth going to if a 2.5 hour drive will only be used for gawking.


As long as it is not a "regulated" long arm,you are OK. Stay away from anything that resembles an FAL, AR (though their are some ARs that aren;t regulated), AK, M1a or anything else that might attract the attention of the Marine ;)

Bolt guns, Garands, shotguns, etc are all OK. Some dealers may not want to sell to you because you're out of state so don't be suprised....it's their right....just move along to the next table. You'll still have to go through the NICS check and fill out the paperwork.

I've never been to this show, but at the Dulles, VA show they have a sign saying what out of state purchasers may buy.

BTW, remember that any firearms that you buy must go through a dealer. No face to face private transactions while you are up there.

I may drive up too since the wife is working.

Tyril
December 15, 2005, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the reply, Norton!


I'm looking for either a good quality 91/30, M38, Condor O/U, or Spartan O/U... how's that for a varied list?

He'll be checking out some AR clones, but not to purchase.

How are M1 Carbines in the ridiculous Maryland scope of things? I'd put them between an M1A and Garand in their Evilness Factor, but its hard to imagine such a cute little longarm being a terrifying, child-killing "Assault Weapon". :rolleyes:


Thanks again!


-mike

Norton
December 15, 2005, 05:21 PM
This is "the list"....M1 Carbine is not mentioned. The bold text is mine:

TITLE 5. FIREARMS :
SUBTITLE 1. REGULATED FIREARMS :

5-101. Definitions.

(p) Regulated firearm.- "Regulated firearm" means:

(1) a handgun; or

(2) a firearm that is any of the following specific assault weapons or their copies, regardless of which company produced and manufactured that assault weapon:

(i) American Arms Spectre da Semiautomatic carbine;
(ii) AK-47 in all forms;
(iii) Algimec AGM-1 type semi-auto;
(iv) AR 100 type semi-auto;
(v) AR 180 type semi-auto;
(vi) Argentine L.S.R. semi-auto;
(vii) Australian Automatic Arms SAR type semi-auto;
(viii) Auto-Ordnance Thompson M1 and 1927 semi-automatics;
(ix) Barrett light.50 cal. semi-auto;
(x) Beretta AR70 type semi-auto;
(xi) Bushmaster semi-auto rifle;
(xii) Calico models M-100 and M-900;
(xiii) CIS SR 88 type semi-auto;
(xiv) Claridge HI TEC C-9 carbines;
(xv) Colt AR-15, CAR-15, and all imitations except Colt AR-15 Sporter H-BAR rifle;
(xvi) Daewoo MAX 1 and MAX 2, aka AR 100, 110C, K-1, and K-2;
(xvii) Dragunov Chinese made semi-auto;
(xviii) Famas semi-auto (.223 caliber);
(xix) Feather AT-9 semi-auto;
(xx) FN LAR and FN FAL assault rifle;
(xxi) FNC semi-auto type carbine;
(xxii) F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 and SPAS 12 assault shotgun;
(xxiii) Steyr-AUG-SA semi-auto;
(xxiv) Galil models AR and ARM semi-auto;
(xxv) Heckler and Koch HK-91 A3, HK-93 A2, HK-94 A2 and A3;
(xxvi) Holmes model 88 shotgun;
(xxvii) Avtomat Kalashnikov semiautomatic rifle in any format;
(xxviii) Manchester Arms "Commando" MK-45, MK-9;
(xxix) Mandell TAC-1 semi-auto carbine;
(xxx) Mossberg model 500 Bullpup assault shotgun;
(xxxi) Sterling Mark 6;
(xxxii) P.A.W.S. carbine;
(xxxiii) Ruger mini-14 folding stock model (.223 caliber);
(xxxiv) SIG 550/551 assault rifle (.223 caliber);
(xxxv) SKS with detachable magazine;
(xxxvi) AP-74 Commando type semi-auto;
(xxxvii) Springfield Armory BM-59, SAR-48, G3, SAR-3, M-21 sniper rifle, M1A, excluding the M1 Garand;
(xxxviii) Street sweeper assault type shotgun;
(xxxix) Striker 12 assault shotgun in all formats;
(xl) Unique F11 semi-auto type;
(xli) Daewoo USAS 12 semi-auto shotgun;
(xlii) UZI 9mm carbine or rifle;
(xliii) Valmet M-76 and M-78 semi-auto;
(xliv) Weaver Arms "Nighthawk" semi-auto carbine; or
(xlv) Wilkinson Arms 9mm semi-auto "Terry".

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, 441(a)-(j), (l)-(n), (r)-(w), 442(f)(1), (h)(2)(i)1-3, 443(e)(4)(iii)1-3, (j)(2)(i)-(iii), 445(b)(1)(i)-(iii), (3), (d)(1)(i)-(iii), (3); 2003, ch. 5, 2.]

Colt
December 16, 2005, 03:40 PM
Just FYI,

I was looking for a particular pistol, and called Freedom Armory to see if they had it, and could they bring it to the show.

They aren't coming to the show.

They're the shop that has the 20+ tables of glass-topped red cases, with lots of current production new, and sometime interesting used handguns on one side, then modern rifles on the other side. Their prices aren't lower than the 'net, but they beat most of the gunshops.

The guy I spoke with said there just aren't enough people attending the show anymore, and they have to shut down their shop for the weekend to attend. I know they built a range out where their shop is, so maybe they're busy enough without the show.

Their table always seemed packed at the show, so I don't know what's up with their decision. Maybe too many looky-loos and not enough buyers.

45Badger
December 17, 2005, 06:15 PM
I scored!:D

S&W Model 19-3, 6", P&R, incredible DA trigger, seriously excellent condition for $310 OTD. Could have been a hair cheaper, but this is a great gun!

and a police trade-in 870 for $247 OTD. Bought a beater last year for $169 and spent almost another $100 cleaning and upgrading. This is sweet, no improvements needed!:cool:

and a couple hundred rounds of Mini-Mags for $3/100.

A good three hours.:)

Norton
December 17, 2005, 06:37 PM
How were the ammo deals?

45Badger
December 17, 2005, 07:05 PM
Nothing crazy.

7.62*51- SA battlepacks were $25 (ouch) TZ loose was $80 per 500 and LC loose pack was $100/500ct.

I don't know about itty-bitty .223/5.56 stuff...

Norton
December 17, 2005, 08:43 PM
$25 is better than what I can get it for around here. I wouldn't mind picking up some .22 match ammo.....getting a little low.

Tyril
December 18, 2005, 02:27 PM
Got my first non-airgun longarm:

a dirty, but well rifled 91/30 Mfg 1942 for $85.

Also picked up ~440 rounds of yugo surplus 54R in a spam can for $34.


A fun afternoon.



-mike

Norton
December 18, 2005, 03:53 PM
Just rolled back in from the show.....Spot77 and I got there right as they opened and were there until noon.

Came back with a few things: Some FAL mags for 3/$10, some match .22 ammo and some 30.06 to try in my Savage bolt gun.

No earth shattering deals on firearms, though there were some fair prices if you looked hard enough.

Some folks must have been standing too close to the gun solvent with what they were asking for some things.

45Badger
December 18, 2005, 04:28 PM
Yeah, like $525 for a used Glock 17.

Musta thought they were in Maryland or New Jersey!:D

Norton
December 18, 2005, 07:57 PM
But the used USP 40C for under $500 caught my eye.....probably a police trade in but even after a new barrel you'd be way ahead of the game compared the prices we usually pay down here.

Spot77
December 19, 2005, 01:03 PM
There was a fellow that had some great prices on Smith revolvers......


And there was some lovely body odor around lunchtime.

MAUSER88
December 23, 2005, 11:59 AM
Just FYI,

I was looking for a particular pistol, and called Freedom Armory to see if they had it, and could they bring it to the show.

They aren't coming to the show.

They're the shop that has the 20+ tables of glass-topped red cases, with lots of current production new, and sometime interesting used handguns on one side, then modern rifles on the other side. Their prices aren't lower than the 'net, but they beat most of the gunshops.

The guy I spoke with said there just aren't enough people attending the show anymore, and they have to shut down their shop for the weekend to attend. I know they built a range out where their shop is, so maybe they're busy enough without the show.

Their table always seemed packed at the show, so I don't know what's up with their decision. Maybe too many looky-loos and not enough buyers.

I was there both days and it was as packed as I ever saw it!!

Lambo
December 23, 2005, 02:18 PM
I was there on Saturday. Traded a Mosin-Nagant M38 towards the purchase of a RC K98 Mauser. I'm Happy! Overall, this Show offered some what more then Harrisburg, but I still can't get over these prices lately!

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