I didn't think it possible - a good deal at a gun show


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Rob62
June 3, 2006, 04:28 PM
Having a few hours before work today I attended an Eastman Gun show at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta, GA.
After the storms we had yesterday the weather was beautiful.

I did not have any specific plans to trade or purchase anything, mainly just to look. I did however bring along a couple of odds and ends guns. A single shot Boito 12ga shotgun and a Glenfield model 25, a .22RF bolt action rifle. Also brought along was all the odds and ends factory ammo that I no longer have guns for.

Browsing the show it was obvious that someone is enforcing the no more "Beef Jerky" seller rule. There were lots of dealers with would you believe it GUNS. Not that much ammo though.

Anyway I found a gun I had been wanting for quite a while, since the late 1980's to be specific. A Ruger Single Six in stainless steel with aprox 5" barrel. The gun looked in great condition, NRA Good to Excellent, and had both cylinders. Also included was a custom set of oversized wooden grips, the original grips and a Uncle Mikes Sidekick #5 belt holster. I basically told the guy what I had and wanted to trade straight across. With out question he said OK. No haggling no tryin' to get me to kick in some cash. Just a "Sure I'll trade you".

I was very happy to get what to me was a good deal. I'm sure the seller, who appeared to be a small dealer selling a lot of air soft guns along with other stuff was also satisfied with the deal.

So here I am doing my happy dance of joy :D :D not believing that I actually got a good deal at a gun show. Who knows, maybe one day there will be peace in the Middle East :)

Regards and Good Shooting,

Rob

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CSA 357
June 3, 2006, 04:49 PM
well im glad it worked out good for you, you will love the single six , great guns*csa*

confed sailor
June 3, 2006, 06:22 PM
A boito you say? I have one too, im still trying to decide which end is worse when it goes off.:neener:

a fun trap gun, the extra full with a twist choke teaches one the importance of waiting, and waiting, etc.

As for gun show deals, i scored 2 1896 swedes for 200 even once.

wheelgunslinger
June 3, 2006, 06:31 PM
Hey, you should be happy your gun show actually had something besides cheesy pocket knives, militias, the crazy conspiracy guy, and the full auto guy.
I should have taken my 7 bucks and played the lottery for all the good it did me this month.

But, congratulations on getting a good deal you feel good about. You're right, that's rare. :D Enjoy your Ruger.

azzhandler
June 11, 2006, 08:48 AM
best deal ive ever found at a gunshow was a belgian browning sweet sixteen in about 90% condition gave $ 225.00 for it:what: gotta love them young guys that hafta have a gasomatic

fiVe
June 11, 2006, 04:26 PM
A Ruger Single Six in stainless steel with aprox 5" barrel.

Rob,

Can you post a picture of this jewel?

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