What did you see at the gun shop today?

Tagged at $799. I didn’t want it bad enough to bargain down to the $500 neighborhood where it would be appealing. Did I make a mistake?

My thought is if it's appealing at $500 offer $425. Shops always lowball when they buy so always lowball when you buy. That goes for consignment guns too.
 
Hit one of two LGS's this morning. Wound up putting a down payment on a used pistol; a 5.5" bull barrel Ruger Mk 1. Believe it's the target model because of that barrel and adjustable rear sight. Shop owner who I've dealt with for 30 years knocked 10 bucks off it for a total of 220 bucks which will be $237.60 with tax. Looks to be real nice. Just a little bluing wear around the muzzle which the shop owner told me came from holster wear from the previous owner who used it on a trap line and carried it a lot but never put that many rounds through it. He's never lied to me yet in 30 years so I have faith in what he says. Has a beautiful set of what must be aftermarket wood grips and other than the bluing wear at the muzzle it looks mint. Wasn't planning on another .22 pistol but walked in there and saw it in the display case and after some Q.& A. and fondling it I made the decision on the spot. Looked up the serial number this afternoon on Ruger's web site and it puts this one at a 1971 production date. Had a feeling that it would soon be gone at that price if I hesitated.
 
I handled a Colt Lawman MkIII snubbie .357 today. Bluing damage from holster wear, freckled around the trigger guard. Cylinder had a little play in rotation and endshake. Tagged at $799. I didn’t want it bad enough to bargain down to the $500 neighborhood where it would be appealing. Did I make a mistake? Anyone think it’s worth more than 5?
I wouldn't pay over 6 for any MK3, Ive seen too many with broken internals. Theres a thread going right now for another member who had the trigger reset spring pin snap off in a MK3 Trooper and they all share the same guts.
Jack First has made runs of repro parts for them from time to time, but they are pricey when they are available.
 
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Well, OK, this was a couple days ago, but popped into my LGS to browse, and as I need a part for an Arisaka Type 38 that nobody has in stock, a Type 38 I spotted on the gun rack caught my eye, and wouldn't you know: it's missing the exact part that I need. :cuss:
 
What part.
The safety button. Or sometimes referred to as a bolt stop. The variant with the indent on the rim, not the portruding knob. It won't hold safe. The lug looks like it's too worn - it's more rounded than the lug on my other Type 38's safety button (although that rifle has the safety with the knob). The lug pops out of the channel that's supposed to hold it if the trigger or the bolt handle are manipulated.
 
The safety button. Or sometimes referred to as a bolt stop. The variant with the indent on the rim, not the portruding knob. It won't hold safe. The lug looks like it's too worn - it's more rounded than the lug on my other Type 38's safety button (although that rifle has the safety with the knob). The lug pops out of the channel that's supposed to hold it if the trigger or the bolt handle are manipulated.
Ok only 38 thing I have is a bare bolt with the nob cut off. Even on the 99 some parts are a little different, from early to late guns.
 
My LGS has a consignment Henry Big Boy with a brass receiver and bullets, brass, and dies for $1000. I just don't know why I would want one (but that's never stopped me before). Another store in Kalispell had stainless Rossi 92 in .357 mag. It had a laminate stock with a butt pad, a 16.5" barrel, and large loop for about $865. Passed. It was pretty though. It is good to see these things returning to the shelves.
Cabela's doesn't have crap.
 
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Of the most interesting to me were the three birdshead wrangler shopkeeper rugers for $250 each.
Two ruger 22/45 lite
Two browning buckmark target threaded $529
Benchmade and buck knives
Colt diamondback 38

Passing interest in the Rugers and the Brownings but you got my attention with the Colt Diamondback! Always wanted two of them; one in .38 Special, another in .22LR and both with 4" barrels!
 
Charter Arms Police Bulldog in .38 Special with a 4-inch barrel and 6 holes. They priced it at $350. I was tempted and still am, even though I was looking for a revolver in the 40s caliber. Still, what harm to have another 38. It looks like this (internet image, not actual one they are selling). Nice trigger, not as stiff as the S&W revolver trigger. Only down side is the cylinder turns the opposite direction of my Smiths. If one wants the option of a quick twist to fire a revolver that someone grabbed the cylinder on, then all must turn in the same direction.
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Yesterday I went to a gun store that had a CZ-82 9mm Makarov pistol, and a Nambu Type 14 8mm (with the small triggerguard and fancy cocking piece). They were both nice guns, in decent shape, and did not seem overpriced to me.

They seemed even less overpriced today, after I saw a Raven 25 ACP pistol at a table at a local gun show for $300. Just the gun, not even a box, or the 30 round extended magazine that someone on The High Road has for his Raven. Maybe the seller just likes to leave himself a lot of room to negotiate.
 
I saw a very nice Astra Cub (w/ box) in the shop last week when I was buying my S&W 1913. I had been looking for one for years and would have grabbed it in a NY second if I hadn't found one a month before. If it's still there in a week or so I may grab it up anyway.

Here it is. I sold the other one on the local gun site and ended up with a better gun, box w/manual, and a $25 profit:).
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Here it is. I sold the other one on the local gun site and ended up with a better gun, box w/manual, and a $25 profit:).
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Nice! I like that it is 22 Short. My father taught my brother and I to shoot with 22 Shorts, and I still have his High Standard Model C target pistol in 22 Short. 22 Short was about $0.02 cheaper per box than 22 Long Rifle back around 1937, when he got it. In the Great Depression, that counted.

You must have gotten a really good deal to have made a profit selling it to a gun store! That is quite unusual, I think.
 
I'm still looking at the S$W M41 target pistol, doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon, but if I can work out a trade, I'll bring it home. However, I saw something I had to take home today. I was at the LGS to pick up a couple of 1911's I bought in a private deal, and while I was filling out the transfer paperwork I noticed a Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine on the rack behind the counter. I've had a pretty decent 91/30 for several years and have always wanted to add a M44 carbine to the safe, but was unable to find one, in good or bad shape. This one is an Isevsk arsenal, round receiver with a 1944 date stamp. The stock is in VGC, and it's not a laminated one. The rifling looks in great shape, it has the canvas sling, but no cleaning kit or oil can like my 91/30 came with. I took it home with me today.

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I probably won't shoot it much; I have a couple hundred rounds of ammo for it, so I'll at least put a few through it to compare it to the 91/30.
 
Beautiful!! You don't find 'em that nice very often, and with a sling, too yet. Your 91/30 is sure going to be happy having a little brother to play with at the range.
 
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Monac said:
You must have gotten a really good deal to have made a profit selling it to a gun store! That is quite unusual, I think.

I would never sell to the LGS. I sold to a fellow citizen F2F for $25 more than I paid for the one at the gun shop. In fact it's not unusual to profit on LGS buys. Consignment guns can be real bargains.
 
I saw a Winchester Model 12 in 20 ga the other day, it was a consignment gun with the owner asking $500. I was kinda interested, but I wasn’t able to get the magazine to slide forward or separate the halves and the pistol grip was cracked so I passed.

Stay safe.
 
I would never sell to the LGS. I sold to a fellow citizen F2F for $25 more than I paid for the one at the gun shop. In fact it's not unusual to profit on LGS buys. Consignment guns can be real bargains.

Oh, sorry I goofed and thanks for clearing it up, Jimbo80. I think making a profit on gun store prices where I live would be hard. You are doing well to find bargains.
 
Saw this three weeks ago at the gun range and again today at the gun range and it followed me home. So cute I think I will keep it! :)

.32 ACP. Came with original box, manual and paperwork, and extra mag, and an ice IWB holster. Looks like it has hardly been used. Asking $500, I got it for $450. Actual gun in my hand:

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