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Report on Harrisburg PA gun show 12/13

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Herb Fredricksen, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Herb Fredricksen

    Herb Fredricksen New Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
    Hi High Roaders,

    The Harrisburg show was all I hoped it would be. Within 5 minutes of entering the door I ID'ed 5 or 6 items I wanted to keep track of as possible purchases. Of course the reality was I might buy 1 or 2 but, with choices, good choices are made. I walked the floor for 3 hours, had a lot of informative conversations, saw things I've either never seen before or never noticed.

    A $1200 Colt 1949 pocket like one I picked up last year for $200.
    Two full auto Tommy guns at $15K and $18K.
    New gas powered AirSoft repeating SA Cowboy type revolvers. Pricey at $150-$180 but very nice.
    Endless examples of collectible C&R and milsurp pistols and rifles.
    Knives, mags, parts, holsters, etc., to delight the biggest kid among us.

    I walked out the door with an extremely pretty nickel plated Hopkins and Allen breaktop revolver .32 S&W 5 shot Police Safety model, circa 1902-1914. Hardly a blemish on it and tight as a drum. Unique design three action trigger, DA/SA and an ingenous internal safety latch that rises to block the hammer if the trigger is not fully pulled. These oldies amaze me!

    I also picked up two Beretta 21A 22lr mags to give me 6 total for a PA Speed Steel match in two weeks and a 7.65/.32acp mag for an FN Browning 1922 .32 I bought a few weeks ago that came with the wrong (9mm Kurz) mag. Life is good!

    Herb Fredricksen
  2. SapperLeader

    SapperLeader Participating Member

    Mar 29, 2003
    I went to the same show yesterday, with the intent of only buying accessories, no firearm purchases for me allowed. Surprisingly, I resisted several very nice deals, such as a mossburg marine magnum for 270, or a saiga 20ga for 189. I did find colt 20 round mags for my ar at the price of 14.25. I bought six, they all look pretty decent, and the spring seems rather strong. they did come with the steel follower, so ill reserve judgement until I get a chance to test them. All in all, a very nice gunshow indeed.
  3. Fudgie Ghost

    Fudgie Ghost Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    Metro NYC area
    When's the next one there?

    Went to the one in H-burg this past May.

    Drove all the way down there from here in metro NY. Worth it though.
  4. crffl

    crffl New Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Bensalem, PA
  5. PAshooter

    PAshooter Active Member

    Jan 2, 2003
    Pennsylvania, U.S.A.!!!
    Sometime in March, I believe. I'll be heading to that one... this one was just too close to Christmas... the budget had already been stretched past the breaking point by seasonal expenses. I should be pretty much recovered in three months :D

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