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Austin Gun Show (1-2 Dec)

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by M2, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Participating Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Also...a lot of guys really are at a gun SHOW not a gun sale. You can usually tell those guys. Its all good though. Did see some fair prices and nothing outrageous.
  2. backbencher

    backbencher Member

    Dec 13, 2005

    Apparently you were looking @ chromed .38"-44 S&W revolvers. The .38"-44 or .38/44 was a pre .357" Magnum round. I'm not aware of any being produced after S&W introduced stainless.
  3. HankB

    HankB Mentor

    Mar 29, 2003
    Central Texas
    Got there Saturday morning a little before 10:00 AM. Good but not outrageous crowd - tables were spaced further apart than when the SAXET show used to be there, so fewer vendors. Admission $8.

    The guy with the StG ("Not for sale") by the entrance had some Lugers that looked interesting, but seemed just a bit high for their condition. I've been looking for a Luger for a while and wanted to have a closer look and maybe haggle a bit, but he was jawing with one of his buddies behind the table with him and clearly had no interest in talking to a potential buyer, so I moved on.

    Saw lot of EBRs.

    Guy was cleaning eyeglasses with some blue anti-fog paste - sounded like the typical snake-oil salesman, but I let him clean my glasses - when I got them back, I had to take out my handkerchief and wipe off the smears. (I didn't buy his stuff.)

    Another guy had a Savage/Stevens BE double - for $995! Much too high. Along with everything else on his table.

    Saw a case full of Pythons for sale (including a NOT FOR SALE .41 Mag) but with prices around $2400 - $2600 the guy must have been on crack.

    Heard a number of conversations . . .

    At the ammo guy in back, someone was bluntly telling him "Your case prices are at least $100 more than the on-line prices - and shipping isn't as high as the sales tax you charge." The discussion seemed to be getting a little animated as I moved on. ;)

    Two guys walking together: "I just bought that same rifle a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't pay near what he's asking."

    "These guys are sure asking a lot."

    Guy was selling jewelry, had a woman customer who wanted to buy something in front of his table, but he couldn't figure out what he was charging. :rolleyes:

    Saw a decent looking 4" M-28, but the seller couldn't seem to make up his mind whether it was $825 or $875. (He was talking to another customer.) Nothing on his table was marked . . .

    Which was the problem already mentioned - LOTS of tables with no prices or descriptions - and a lot the vendors didn't seem to have any interest in talking to potential customers.

    I left empty handed.
  4. Scott Farkus

    Scott Farkus New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Interesting. I wasn't even aware that there was such a thing. Thanks for the info!

    Any ballpark idea what one of those might go for?
  5. Anger

    Anger New Member

    Feb 1, 2009
    Austin, TX
    $30.95/1000 or $28.65/1000 5 boxes

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