What's the most overpriced firearm you've seen at a gunshow?


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Slater
July 24, 2003, 01:16 PM
Myself: Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine for $400. Billed as a "rare Russian rifle". Must have been Stalin's personal weapon:D

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Desert Dog
July 24, 2003, 01:22 PM
Steyr AUG for $15K... :what:

sturmruger
July 24, 2003, 01:26 PM
I was at a gun show up in Minneapolis. There was a guy there with allot of Lorcins, and Jennings firearms. They were priced a little high for what a person gets, but the worst was a Russian Makarov that was beat all to hell he was asking $299 for. My local dealer is selling really nice Makarovs dor $119

Chipperman
July 24, 2003, 01:26 PM
HK91 for $6000 :scrutiny:

Snake Eyes
July 24, 2003, 01:55 PM
Baby Browning, Blued, about 80%, nothing special, NOT rennaissance.

$900.00

Seller: High on Dope!

Colt Python, 4", blued, dragged thru gravel behind pick-up truck on a chain, "rare" 1964 model with a "K" prefix (huh???).

$1400.00

Seller: Mentally Challenged

Arkady
July 24, 2003, 02:03 PM
Used P7M8, poor finish, obviously not taken care of.

$1800

foghornl
July 24, 2003, 02:07 PM
Old Marlin 99 with a badly dinged cheap 4x scope, obviously bent barrel & mag tube, cracked stock for $225.

McPherson
July 24, 2003, 02:17 PM
At the Crossroads of the West show last weekend I saw a Turkish Mauser going for the low low price of $225. Vendor probably didnt have much luck offloading that with the J&G sales table selling em for like $60.

-A

Hutch
July 24, 2003, 02:26 PM
The MOST? Hard to say, but I've seen $450 FEG hi-powers, a Colt Lawman in blue, nothing special, $375, a 6" M29-3 (the least desirable of them all, IMHO) for $650.

The worst deal I ever saw considered at a show was a kid about to trade his BAR in .30-'06 with Leupold VX-III straight up for a Remmy 700ADL synthetic w/ cheap scope up on see-thru mounts 'cause it was a 7mm by-golly Magnum and would kill more deer deader than his '06.

Glad he re-thunk it. I was almost tempted to intervene. Almost.

Mike Irwin
July 24, 2003, 02:45 PM
An S&W Model 12 Airweight that the guy was trying to pass off as an Air Force Air Crewman. Not even close to being an Air Crewman, and he wanted $1,500 for it.

Gunfyter
July 24, 2003, 03:17 PM
Recent gun show in Frederick, Maryland, the guy had a 1st Generation Colt SAA for the very nice sum of $15,500.

citizen
July 24, 2003, 04:05 PM
Pro'bly EVERYTHING!!!!!:what:

Or at least ANYTHING I take the time or interest to look at...:(

willyjixx
July 24, 2003, 04:13 PM
chinese AK Pre-ban with a 30 round mag an a paratrooper stock.

the guy wanted close to a thousand for it..........

i thought that was a little high correct me if im wrong

Zedicus
July 24, 2003, 04:27 PM
Not at a Gun Show, but I saw a Airsoft M16 that some sob wanted $1800 for....

The Manufacturer sells it directly for only $300....

Dr.Rob
July 24, 2003, 04:39 PM
How about 26 garnd for a BAR? Course it was made by Colt and was full auto.

Biggest mark-up I've seen was a FEG 2nd gen Hi-power for $450, there were other tables at the show selling them for $225.

I recall someone in my family actually paying $650 for a mini-14.
:confused:

Jason Demond
July 24, 2003, 05:50 PM
I saw a Norinco SKS at a gun show a few months ago, for the low low price of $600.00 American.

Penforhire
July 24, 2003, 06:48 PM
Any shotgun, usually Italian, selling for more than $15K. May be "worth it" to someone but once you pass $10K... it better have belonged to royalty.

dksck
July 25, 2003, 01:20 AM
A guy at the OGCA recently had a double barrel, sxs, bolt action rifle that he wanted $230,000. It was interesting, but he probably bought it in Europe for about $15,000. There is another guy from Portsmouth, Ohio who has a lot of "collector grade" pieces. Unfortunately, his prices are about double what they should be. He sells to people who don't know any better.

Tamara
July 25, 2003, 01:25 AM
chinese AK Pre-ban with a 30 round mag an a paratrooper stock.

the guy wanted close to a thousand for it..........

i thought that was a little high correct me if im wrong

Actually, depending on the variant, that might not be an unusual asking price. Some Polytechs trade well on the north side of the One-Kay mark these days.


Mine was an HK91 in outstanding shape with carry handle, shell deflector, three 20-rd mags & one 5-rd mag (all w/matching date codes), and both stocks for the princely asking sum of $2900. I beat him down a few hundred and bought the package. :uhoh: :o

TexasVet
July 25, 2003, 01:41 AM
EVERYTHING pre-ban. All those $500 guns with those $800 (err, $5..) bayo lugs (you'll die when TSHTF without a bayo!) and $800 (err, $30...) folding stocks (Gee, you can't - pick one - make that para jump, fight that CQB, shoot it the cool way like a pistol, without that FOLDER!)
To each his own, but I'll put the extra 1-2 grand into ammo and practice instead.

Preacherman
July 25, 2003, 01:56 AM
Best (worst?) I've ever seen was a set of four Perazzi shotguns, in 12ga., 20ga., 28ga. and .410, superbly finished, engraved, gold-inlaid and stocked. The asking price for the set? A mere $280,000.00...

(Did I mention that I didn't buy them? Left my credit card at home that morning... :D )

JackM
July 25, 2003, 02:38 AM
A Ruger #1 in .600 Nitro for; who cares.

Bye
Jack

firestar
July 25, 2003, 02:42 AM
The last gunshow I was at, there was a guy sitting on the chairs in the middle of the show with a Chinese SKS. I was looking for an SKS at the time so I asked how much. I was thinking about $150 tops because the Yugo SKSs were selling for $99-150 at the time. He wanted $450 but he said he was willing to deal. I said that I didn't think I was even close and thanked him and walked.

BTW, I got a NEW never issued Yugo SKS for $149 delivered to my door a few weeks later. Those Chinese SKSs are really ugly and look like crap next to the Yugo.

Schuey2002
July 25, 2003, 02:46 AM
I recently saw a HK94 that was in so-so condition ( w/ no extras, including mags) for the unbelievably low,low price of $5,500!!!! :what:

I told the seller that he should step away from his crack pipe! He wasn't amused. :uhoh:

2nd Amendment
July 25, 2003, 02:53 AM
SPAS-12, fixed stock, short mag tube, at an Indy 1500 a while back. $2200 and it could have been mine. I was packing around one of my SPAS with a folder, arm hook, long tube and spreader asking $1400...the guy didn't seem pleased by that fact. :confused:

Byron Quick
July 25, 2003, 03:25 AM
Pre WWII FN P35 with no original finish and it looked liked it had been used to shoot a boatload of SMG ammo in its time...$3K.

And this was twenty years ago:what:

Hal
July 25, 2003, 08:05 AM
$15,000.00 for the side plate of an M2 .50 BMG.

$40,000.00 for an M60.

Pocket Pistol
July 25, 2003, 10:26 AM
How about a NAA Guardian 32 Stainless Steel that has a LOUSY chrome job on it, why chrome stainless I have no idea.
But they wanted $600 for it Ha Ha Ha.

Majic
July 25, 2003, 12:14 PM
I once saw a Purdy side x side 2 barrel set in .410 for $140,000 .

glockten
July 25, 2003, 12:21 PM
Best (worst?) I've ever seen was a set of four Perazzi shotguns, in 12ga., 20ga., 28ga. and .410, superbly finished, engraved, gold-inlaid and stocked. The asking price for the set? A mere $280,000.00

I saw a set like that at a show in Dallas. A bargain at $225,000.

auschip
July 25, 2003, 12:57 PM
Glock 22 early second gen. Beat to heck, finish scratched, no mags, $450. The guy had a whole table of pistols that were simply stacked on top of each other. None of them had mags, and it looked like he kept them all in a cardboard box for storage between shows. He wasn't doing much business.

grenadier
July 25, 2003, 03:59 PM
At every Alabama gun show that I have been to, recently, there's one guy who keeps trying to sell what looks like a Glock 30 in terrible condition, for 800 dollars. The handle looks like some dog chewed it up, and then someone put a soldering iron to it. The darn thing is so spiky, that you'd probably cut your hand holding it. Of course, the guy trying to sell it asserts that this is a custom Glock, with an improved gripping texture.

:rolleyes:

He also has a "Do not touch any of the merchandise, unless you are buying it" sign. Very rude guy.

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