Brag thread... While "everyone" was buying EBRs, I got a deal on X...


July 8, 2009, 05:48 PM
Gotten any good deals on non-EBR guns lately?

Post 'em here!

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July 8, 2009, 05:52 PM
I found lots of good deals on 1911s during the EBR madness. Even a good deal on an EBR.

July 8, 2009, 05:53 PM
My best, I think, was a pre-lock, pin-on-hammer 4" 686 for $350 at a gun shop.

July 8, 2009, 06:06 PM
I got a fine deal on a M77 in .25-06, and I bought a wonderful M4 at an amazingly low price.

July 8, 2009, 06:12 PM
I got myself a Ruger Mark II government Target in dang near mint condition and shiny as all heck for under $300 OTD I love it and at least 2 guys at the range have offered to buy it from me. Now if one of them offers me an AR for it I may take them up on it.

July 8, 2009, 06:19 PM
During the EBR craze I was able to pick up an all-matching, non-scrubbed German Kar 98K with all markings intact, no RC marks, pristine bore, and 95% metal condition. The laminate stock also wears the original finish. Estimate it to be worth 500-700......I paid $180.:D

Avtomat Kalashnikova
July 8, 2009, 06:30 PM
not really an EBR, but i recently found a shooter grade luger for $350

July 8, 2009, 06:58 PM
Pictures please?:)

Avtomat Kalashnikova
July 8, 2009, 07:06 PM
i'd post a pic, but i didn't buy it, i owe too much on other guns

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 8, 2009, 07:25 PM
A T/C Icon, from a THR member.

I'd also like to know what accessories & stuff everyone got at the Sportsman's Warehouse liquidation sales.

July 8, 2009, 07:26 PM
posted my success stories on the firingline and other forums, but will chime in here as well.

S&W 65-1 pinned/recessed, like new, with original box, papers, reciept from the 70's, the waxy s&W paper for the gun, and the advertising that came with the gun and all for $350!

k31 mint condition (one of the early imports) could pass as new. only thing is it didn't have the tag under the buttplate. it is all #'s matching and no import marking anywhere all this for $200!

remington 700 VSSF in 22-250 with burris signature series 6-24x44 scope and the gun has a jard trigger and less than 100rds down the pipe. cost was $600 shipped to me!!! the scope cost a little less than this if purchased seperately!!!

remington 700 adl in .270. 1 box ammo down the pipe. $275 to my door with leupold mounts and nikon prostaff 3-9x40 scope.

keltec p-32 completely gone through, ramp and all contact points polished, dura coated slide, better than new condition and included ammo for $200.

west german made weatherby mark V deluxe in 7mm WBY MAG with weatherby/talley engraved and serial numbered magnum mounts and rings. 100% condition with a powder coat finish on metal and completely restored stock. all for $675.

was a great year so far for anything that wasn't an ak or ar :neener:

July 8, 2009, 07:27 PM
Not outstanding deals, but I got a couple of older S&W revolvers for a very decent price. 1951 K38 Target Masterpiece and a 1972 Model 28-2 (P&R) for $500 OTD. Neither are in mint condition, 80-90% each (with the 28-2 a little better). But they are both fine shooters.


July 8, 2009, 07:29 PM
also, just wait a bit for the ak's and ar's they are already coming down in price and picking up speed in decreasing prices. too many folks ran to pay way more than what they were worth and now are in need of cash.

weird thing is sks's seem to still be increasing in price.

July 8, 2009, 07:57 PM
we picked up a couple of beautiful m1 garands.

they have replaced our ar's as our favorite rifles. (but we still love our ar's)

July 8, 2009, 08:00 PM
nothing like most folks, just an "A" grade P7.......lovely gun

July 8, 2009, 08:55 PM
Ruger Redhawk 7.5" .44mag. Got it and some ammo in trade from a friend of mine.
I kinda feel like I stole the thing, but my muddy insists he is happy so I am, too.
I still haven't shot it since I got it, but I did shoot it a couple of years ago and it is awesome. I think I'm going to hunt up a 4.5 or 5 inch version soon.

July 8, 2009, 10:00 PM
Swedish Mauser M38, bore looks band new, action silky smooth, stock has a few dings but in over all great condition...all told $280.

July 8, 2009, 10:18 PM
Where I live (near Chicago!), they aren't much more expensive than they were before BHO. The problem is that most of the "cheap" versions are gone and not coming back. The ones that are left, though, are more or less the same price as they were before.

Ammunition and loading supplies are another matter. The prices aren't too bad, but the product simply isn't available.

July 8, 2009, 11:21 PM
S&W model 10-5 for $150 shipped :D

July 8, 2009, 11:22 PM
Holy crap!

What condition was it in?

July 8, 2009, 11:24 PM
I bought a bucket full of S&W first models. 2 First Types for waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy under their value. I love my EBR's but those little old Smith's get me almost as bad as 1911's.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
July 8, 2009, 11:35 PM
1951 K38 Target Masterpiece and a 1972 Model 28-2 (P&R) for $500 OTD.

Wow, just wow. :eek:

July 8, 2009, 11:39 PM
What is a EBR by the way.

July 8, 2009, 11:44 PM
More because I know people in a bad way when it comes to money, plus people paying me in trade(house painting, carpeting, etc.), plus good fortune with my previous lawn mowing business(sold it sort, was a sole propietorship so now I only have ten yards a week at $25 a yard).

CETME, S&W Models 19-4(2),19-5,19-6, Ruger P345(bought two weeks ago for $200), AR in 5.45x39, an AR in .223, it's a long list. I did a workup last week and I think I've spent three grand on guns and if I sold them all at prices two years ago I'd get about a little less than six grand in the used market. Thankfully I like them all and won't be letting any of them go. Not even the Star pistols (got a nice nickel and ivory SA 9mm).

July 9, 2009, 12:28 AM
What is a EBR by the way.
evil black rifle

July 9, 2009, 03:51 AM
Swiss K31 in excellent condition + 85 rds of GP-11 ammo for $205 OTD!

July 9, 2009, 07:47 AM
I've never gotten a deal on anything. :mad: Unless it was a gift. :)

But that hasn't stopped me from buying 4" blue '67 Python and a new FNP-45 USG this year. At least I didn't pay full list for the FN; about $150 under.


July 9, 2009, 09:16 AM
My local gun shop just closed last week. The absentee owners are getting old and wanted out. I'm friends with the guy that was running it and got some great deals over the last 5 weeks or so - New Uberti 1885 Highwall .45-70 $350, New Uberti 1873 Trapdoor Springfield $350, New Uberti 1871 Baby Rolling Block .22LR $250, New Mossberg Field 500 .410 $200, Used (92%) American Western Arms Lightning .45LC pump action rifle $200, Used (99%) S&W 22A-1 $150.
Plus I bought a bunch of accessories, reloading supplies, cleaning supplies, etc for 50-75% off as well.

I really didn't want or need the AWA Lightning but the deal was too good to pass up. I had it a week, never fired it, then took it to a local gun show and swapped it even for a new RIA 1911 .38 Super. I always wanted a 1911 in .38 Super so it worked out great for me.

July 9, 2009, 09:23 AM
I got my wife a P99 dirt cheap...

Of course, that was right after I bought my 3rd EBR...

July 9, 2009, 09:31 AM
I picked up a few very clean pistols for cheap during the panic months:
Interarms/Walther PPK/s, Bulgarian Makarov, FEG AP7, and a Carpati M74 (marked FEG by the importer). And I got a great sale price on another new Kel-Tec P32. Oh yes, I also got a very nice chrome Raven cheap during the panic months.

July 9, 2009, 09:38 AM
What is a EBR by the way.
evil black rifle

Enhanced Battle Rifle

Dr. Peter Venkman
July 9, 2009, 09:52 AM
Yeah, EBR does NOT mean "evil black rifle". An EBR is a really suped-up M14.

July 9, 2009, 10:22 AM
While AR prices were skyrocketing, I bought a S&W 642 from a member right here on THR.
Great deal, excellent transaction, made a new friend. How much better than that?

July 9, 2009, 10:26 AM
The craze is over ????? Why didn't someone tell me????? I'm still buying EBR's.......


Yo Mama
July 9, 2009, 10:30 AM
I've really been just getting ammo for the shotgun while everyone is searching for 7.62 or.223.

July 9, 2009, 10:40 AM
"EBR" is a joking acronym for "evil black rifle" that politicians demonize and want to ban.

The EBR stock that turns the M1A from a 9 lb. beast into a 15 lb. monster is a trademark that has nothing directly to do with the political joke/acronym, though I'm sure that's where they got the idea.

July 9, 2009, 10:54 AM
A Marlin 336 Texan in 35 Rem. Mint.

July 9, 2009, 11:23 AM
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I've never gotten a deal on anything. Unless it was a gift.

But that hasn't stopped me from buying 4" blue '67 Python and a new FNP-45 USG this year. At least I didn't pay full list for the FN; about $150 under.

I missed that gun until yesterday I picked up an 85% 79 nickel for $500.

July 9, 2009, 11:35 AM
NIB stainless Ruger Hawkeye .30-06-----$450

July 9, 2009, 03:10 PM
"I missed that gun until yesterday I picked up an 85% 79 nickel for $500."

Very nice gun...thank you.

I have a used set of Type 2 Python target stocks with nickel fittings & screw that have been looking for a gun. I think '79 is a little late for them though.

Guess I'll keep looking.



General Geoff
July 9, 2009, 04:06 PM
4 months ago, Saiga .308, $150.

July 9, 2009, 04:08 PM
I think paying the fair market value has been a deal as of late.

July 9, 2009, 04:28 PM
Minty early Rossi .357 saddle ring carbine :D

July 9, 2009, 04:32 PM
Model 60 pre lock 38.

July 9, 2009, 07:16 PM
I picked this little number up the week before the election. I would tell you the price but I don't want to hurt you all. I'm not real big on the vertical foregrip but I figured it would be illegal soon so it's best to get one now. I also picked up a box full of 30 round mags from Brownells.

July 9, 2009, 07:22 PM
I got a CPO Sig 226 from Gander Mtn (famous for their not-so-low prices on firearms) for $350.

July 9, 2009, 08:27 PM
Found a Norinco Tokarev copy in 9mm, good condition, for $199. Promptly traded it for a stereo system and a Cold Steel tanto. Gonna sell the stereo for 250-300 and keep the knife.

July 9, 2009, 10:16 PM
-Hunting land in west Texas. Got the guns, needed a place to shoot 'em.

$2200 for ten acres down around Big Bend, 44 acres near El Paso for free!

Isaac's Grandpa
July 9, 2009, 10:27 PM
A .38 special Colt Diamondback in nickle, $150. Walther PP in .32, $200. A Ruger Blackhawk in .357, pre transfer bar, $250. A friend was dying and didn't want his wife dealing with the guns. I know they were worth more, but that was all he would take.

July 10, 2009, 12:58 AM
ArmedBear, aesthetically the gun was about 50%. Mechanically it is 100%. It locks up like a proverbial bank fault. It had barely been fired. It will be the best firearms purchase I'm likely to make for a very long time.

July 10, 2009, 02:16 AM
I got me a very nice Romanian Tokarev for $250. I also converted my Saiga .223 during the panic. Had the gun before it started.

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