I wonder what I will find

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  1. doubleh

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    We are having the first gunshow since covid hit that is in reasonable driving distance. May find a jewel, may find a dud. Who knows? Tomorrow will tell. I know for sure I will find some excellent BBQ just a short distance away.
     
  2. jak67429

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    Last one we had around here wasn't worth the 20mile drive. Everything was double msrp.
     
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    Good hunting! I’m looking forward to our local show next weekend.
     
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    Hit one a cpl weeks ago, $10 to get in and we were out in 15 minutes. Ammo was double price and gun prices were super high. Used glocks 750 and sks's were 850 and 1 small reloading table had powder at 55 a lb and a few misc bullets,no primers. Did get the wife lunch out and stopped at a small pawn shop and bought an old Springfield 22 for 95. So not a total loss.
     
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    Hope it’s a good one for ya.
     
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    There are good deals to be found if you are a skilled negotiator. Last show I went to I got an Astra Cub that was tagged at $450 for $250.
     
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    I haven't been to a gun show since before the covid thing started. Considering the (lack of) hygiene of some of the participants, I think I'll wait a little longer.
     
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    Hope the show is enjoyable. Im checking out a new gun shop here in town tomorrow. He's only open on Saturdays for now.
     
  9. twarr1

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    Hope it’s a good show and you enjoy!
    I went to some good shows in Nappanee, In about 6-7 years ago, all downhill since then.
     
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    Seems like lately they have a lot less guns & ammo, way more prepper, survivalist, cheap knives, coins etc. The guns they have are pretty high priced.
     
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    I still have a desire to go when there is a show, but the last couple I've attended have looked like a rummage sale -- junk guns, poor variety, little ammo, and table that looked like the people there just looked around the basement for some stuff to set out for sale. I found powder with the seals removed, who knows how old or exactly what was in the container. Good luck to you.
     
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    The first one we had after Covid wasn't too bad. It was mostly guns, no beef jerky or cheap jewelry. The guns were mostly new guns at MSRP. A few guys had some older stuff, mostly collectibles and priced high.
     
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    There have been some here in FL of late that were guns, knives, and ammo only. We even had one last year that was Vietnam and earlier so no plastic fantastics at all.
     
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    I wouldn't expect to find too many masks at a packed gun show, certainly enough to keep me away.
     
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    Went to the Asheville, NC show yesterday, Ammo and reloading supplies are still the the roof. Firearms are approaching more normal prices and lots of people were buying. Anything AR was plentiful and those prices were good. I was looking for a replacement pocketknife and did well.
     
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    Where I live here in Texas I’m about 2 to 2 1/2 hours from any major city that has a decent gun show. Last weekend I went to one of my favorites in Pasadena TX looking for a specific gun. I wanted a bolt action .223. I found one and it was so worn out about the only use that it would have would be a paddle for a boat. There were lots of guns and lots of ammunition for sale. The turnout was what it had been before Covid. I ended up Buying a 223 from my LGS
     
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    Isn't that always the case anyway. Most gunshows are like that. There really only a few of the well established ones like Tulsa and Louisville that are big enough to stay true to form.
     
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    I haven't been to a show in a few years. I can't walk that much anymore. The last time we went to Tulsa I rented one of those battery scooters and it was so crowded that I couldn't get around.

    A funny gun show story; I bought my Wife a fake Rolex watch at a show years ago. When I gave it to Her She ask if I was crazy! Then She wanted to know what I gave for it and I said 5. She ask me again if I was crazy! I finally told Her it was $5 not $5K. The silly thing lasted for years!
     
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    A few years ago a buddy and I went to the Knob Creek KY machine gun shoot and show.

    With over 800 tables at the show, my feet were giving out before the tables were.

    I know the shoot is gone, not sure about the show.
     
  20. doubleh

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    I have a get-a-long problem also. My right wheel bearing is getting seriously rusty and my hip was killing me before the day was over. I am not to the point of riding a scooter yet and it's a good thing because it would have been unusable in the crowd yesterday. I'm in the process of getting some medical help (I hope) for my problem. The BBQ was just as good as I remembered and I did score what I consider a jewel and at a very good price.
     
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    Jewel---Jewel---What is this Jewel you speak of ?
     
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    And pictures of said jewel?
     
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    Sally Field said it best: "Gun shows are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

    They changed 'gun shows' to "life" for the movie, but what's the difference?. :D
     
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    And, that's the key to enjoying the shows. You have to manage your abilities, your expectations, and your willingness to find "victory" in the small.

    At the last Fort Worth show, I was skunked on obscure ammo and equally obscure magazines--but I was half expecting that. Did see an Astra pistol I thought about a lot, but passed on. A nice surprise was seeing mi amigo José who was selling hand-rolled cigars once again (Huzzah!) Also scored something I'd been looking for--one of those stay-cold vacuum mugs. Then, hit up Mercado Juarez for great Mexican chow. So, a successful day.

    The Arlington show a week later, found boutique ammo at fair market value, and looked really, really, hard at a Colt 1908 Commercial in .38acp--it was a really good price, for being fair market. Had fajitas at Mariano's afterwards--so another great success.
     
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  25. doubleh

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    T/C Encore with good figure in the stock, an excellent trigger, and it doesn't have a scratch on it. I had given up on every finding one, even a beat up one.
     
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