Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

I was a Nudnik at the gunshow...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by thereisnospoon, Oct 23, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. thereisnospoon

    thereisnospoon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    896
    Location:
    At my house
    I went to the gunshow this weekend and spent most of my time wandering around trying to move an unusual firearm I've had in my collection for some time. It received lots of attention, but no serious offers. As always, while meandering through I saw something I thought would be "nice" as a partial trade. After 6 or 7 hours of dragging around I finally approached the table and made a deal, thinking I was getting an Ishapore .308 and some $$$$ for my gun. When I got home and started really looking it over, it turns out it is a No1 MkIII .303 :confused: Don't know what happened...I'm claiming aliens infiltrated my brains for a moment. None the less, I blew it.

    Please help me get over the fact that I made one of the most boneheaded trades in the history of gunshows this weekend by sharing your stories of not so shining moments in your trading history.
     
  2. 71Commander

    71Commander Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    2,336
    Location:
    Headin back to Johnson City
    Nope. Never made any bone headed mistakes at a gun show.:neener:

    Did sell a 95 Mauser Carbine in 7X57, W/ full manlincher stock and a Martini, falling block, training rifle in .32 for 50.00 each.:banghead:

    But never made any bone headed mistakes at a gun show.:neener:
     
  3. John G

    John G Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    566
    Location:
    Western NY
    Hey now, a Lee-Enfield SMLE is a fine rifle. .303 is a good round. You could have done worse. :)
     
  4. FPrice

    FPrice Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    3,380
    Location:
    People's Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    Just what did you trade away that has you in such a funk?
     
  5. hksw

    hksw Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,157
    Location:
    OH
    Eh, I make bonehead mistakes every time I go to gun shows and buy guns I already have but want anyway.


    You can say you just, 'pulled an anti' (as in pulled an aniti-gun maneuver). You saw what you wanted to see but it was really something different or quite the opposite.
     
  6. thereisnospoon

    thereisnospoon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Messages:
    896
    Location:
    At my house
    What I traded away wasn't that big a deal...it was a Volunteer Arms Commando Mark III .45 cal Carbine (Think Thompson Clone). I have three of them, so that's not the problem...

    I just hate when I don't look closely enough and screw up. It comes from my impulsive nature (which is why I had three in the first place).

    I ended up with a very nicely sporterized 7.62X54 Moison-Nagant (probably originally a 91/30) that has been fitted to a really nice microfit stock and scout scope and the Enfield. I agree, I could have done worse, but the tag on the Enfield siad "Ishapore" and I "assumed" .308. Didn't take the time to look at the stamp, as I was on my way out the door after 7 hours of pacing around...

    Just hate when I screw up like that.

    I'm better now that I've slept on it.
     
  7. oneshooter

    oneshooter Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,322
    Location:
    TEXAS, by God
    Considering what you traded, I believe that you came out a WINNER. I have had two of the Volunteer Carbines and have not regretted leaving both of them with sombody else!:D

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    Messages:
    9,773
    Location:
    Illinois`
    I had a guy come by my tables and offer me a military issue Colt Service Ace for the princely sum of $300.00.
    I turned it down thinking I really didn't need another .22 on the table.
    By the time I realized what I had done, the gun was sold,,,,,
     
  9. Gewehr98

    Gewehr98 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,988
    I think you did well. You swapped aluminum for wood and steel.

    If it makes you feel better, I could always use another NoIMkIII* SMLE, btw. ;)
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2005
  10. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,732
    Ishapore was just the place they made them.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page