Birmingham gunshow......SCORE!!!!


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DeputyVaughn
November 29, 2008, 09:49 PM
Went down to B'ham today for the gunshow. Wow, what a crowd.
We saw lots of the usual fair and lots of overblown prices. Chinese surplus 7.62X51 seems to have materialized and was selling for $15.00 for a box of 20. Most .308 that was available was at that price or higher. 140 round battle packs of South African were marked $110.00 each. The only .223 available was Wolf. In fact Wolf ammo seemed to be the only thing that was plentiful in any caliber. No ammo for me....I'm pretty well set for now........

Anyway I scored a Spanish FR-8 with a bent bolt and matching numbers!!! The overall condition is very good and the bore is clean with sharp rifling. Being that I got hard up for money and sold my previous one last summer, this was an excellent find. Got out the door with it for $300.00. Pics soon.

Scott

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taliv
November 29, 2008, 09:59 PM
i went down to b'ham today for the steel city tactical rifle match.

it was a blast as always and well-run. it's way more fun than commiserating at gun shows.

Hutch
November 29, 2008, 11:15 PM
What amazes me about the B'ham show today was the size of the crowd and the amount of buying. There was a MUCH better show in town there on 10/18-19, and it was poorly attended and there was little action. Surely to goodness we all sorta thought The One would be elected by 10/18. Prices now are +30% on stuff. Amazing.

DeputyVaughn
November 30, 2008, 08:12 AM
Here are some pictures:

http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3512/001zc1.jpg

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3663/004xa7.jpg

http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/8568/003vc9.jpg

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4846/002fy7.jpg

Scott

Archery Ham
November 30, 2008, 08:52 PM
I heard that the crowd was big.

There was about 400 at the show in Florence a few weeks back.

I am going to the show in HUntsville next month.

rduckwor
November 30, 2008, 09:11 PM
Nice score on the Fr-8. I met a guy outside and sold him a gun. After the last one in Montgomery, I didn't even bother to go inside. I figured everything in there was priced up at a premium.

RMD

lionking
November 30, 2008, 09:13 PM
Nice score.I have a 1916 Mauser that is not safe to shoot 7.62 NATO in.Can anybody confirm that the FR-8 is safe to shoot full powered 7.62 NATO?BTW bayonets for those are cheap right now,get one......

Grassman
November 30, 2008, 09:20 PM
We went to the Dallas gun show this weekend. VERY packed, and I walked out with an almost NIB Remi 700w/scope very good price. I was happy.

jimmyraythomason
November 30, 2008, 09:32 PM
Aw man!!! I didn't know there was a gun show this weekend! DRAT!!!

DeputyVaughn
November 30, 2008, 11:47 PM
I can confirm that the FR8 shoots full powered .308 and 7.62 NATO.
The FR7 on the other hand should never be fired with anything but 7.62 Cetme rounds because of the pressure limitations.

Scott

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