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Gun Show - Dayton

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Shawnee, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Along "That Dark and Bloody River"
    Hi Y'All...

    Well, this is a great show if you are into T-shirts, nutso bumper stickers, cordura-everything, WWII rifles, all manner of WWII "miscellaneous", AKs, "tactical"-everything, $20 swords, two-for-$5 butterfly knives, ancient .35 Remington Contender barrels, 10-year-old ammo at nearly-current retail, piles of black/stainless Bad-Axx-looking handguns, and overpriced cheap muzzleloaders - most at full retail or more regardless of condition.

    The relatively few tables with actual hunting guns were mostly fair-to-miserable condition old shotguns and poor-condition old .22 rifles - all at current retail minus 50 cents. The few hunting rifles were either used plain-Janes with cheap scopes priced above $600 or beat-up Win. 94s and Marlin 336s priced mostly at about $450 or higher.

    There is something about a .300 Win. Mag wearing a Simmons 3x9 scope and medium-sized Cokes for $4.00 that gives me the vapors.

    Bummer to say it but, being just a hunter and pistoleer, I am pretty tempted to just write the Dayton shows off as a total waste of gas and time.
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    Sounds like most shows hereabouts. I quit going a good while back.
  3. Superreverb

    Superreverb Member

    Sep 9, 2005
    Beautiful Western Howard County
    I just go for the beef jerky and Beanie Babies.....

  4. doc2rn

    doc2rn Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    SW Florida
    Yup happened here in Kansas back in October. The cheapest Mossin was $250. Yup and it only got worse from there. I just go to pick up mags and ammo since no-one around here has a fair price, I usually save 30-40%. One dealer had the audacity to ask me if I was gonna look at what he had. I asked how much he wanted for his 91/30. He said its marked at $269 but I could get it for $219 I laughed so hard it hurt.

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