What did you see at the gun shop today?

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  1. Pelo801

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    I guess I shod have specified. It's actually the 8x50Rmm Austrian Mannlicher. Not the 8x50r Lebel. Most of the M95s were converted to 8x56r. The one on the left is 8x50Rmm Austrian Mannlicher and the right is the Lebel. 67c9dc16b8d43909078883e17107e7871b645661.jpeg.jpg
     
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  2. 22250Rem

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    Saw quite a few things at the LGS recently. Checked them all out and put them into two categories: 1...... I like it but can't afford it, and 2...... Doesn't interest me.
     
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  3. Shanghai McCoy

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    I just wish there was a "local" gun shop to check out. Nothing closer than 30 miles around here... o_O
     
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  4. aaaaa

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    Two old J-frame S&W 32 Long revolvers. Both 6 shot and blued finish.

    One was a Model 30-1 with a 2" barrel and a shorter aftermarket rubber grip and a bobbed hammer, priced at $475.

    The other was an original unmodified 31-1 with a 3" barrel, priced at $550.

    Both have firing pin on the hammer so cannot carry with a round under the hammer, though with the bobbed hammer it is far less likely to fire upon dropping.

    The 31-1 was tempting as a collectible and I'd have bought it if it were marked maybe $400 but I felt $550 was a bit steep. The guy in this You Tube has the same gun and about 4 min in says he paid $350 for it and that was only 2 years ago.

    I heard these can be honed out to take 32 Magnums or can shoot 32 ACP, but both of those are around 20,000 pressure and the S&W Longs are closer to 15,000 so maybe not a good idea. Of course if I were to hone one out, it would have to be the modified one as I would not want to butcher a classic gun.

    Here is a 31-1 from online. The one at the gun shop looks cleaner. But ain't she sweet!
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  5. Armored farmer

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    My good friend's son graduated college last weekend. He is a great young man with a bright future before him. He is a fellow hunter and BP enthusiast,, so I went to my lgs to find a graduation gift.
    I was thinking Benchmade or buck folding knife, but I found an otf called Cobratech. It had a patriotic star spangled grip and a flashy of clip blade and a $99 price tag.
    It had the deep pocket carry clip , a lifetime warranty, and the look that a twenty year old guy would like, do I bought it for him.
    I got home with it and played with it. I like it myself, so I'm gonna have the lgs order one for ne too! Lol
     
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  6. troy fairweather

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    Seen a sporter 1891 Argentine mauser, has William rear sight, not drilled and taped and missing the mag for $110, I'm thinking of picking it up. I have a extra barrel with sights of it won't shoot, or put a 45acp barrel on it. Think it comes with a few boxes of ammo.

    Other is, no4 mk1 in a heavy black stock feels like fiberglass not just a cheap butler creek on it ati. But has the fine adjustable rear sight that has a after market part that adds windage. Think is a Parker hale8/53. Which is worth some money, asking $275.

    Ruger ppc for $599 id like. I can't really built a compliment ar9 for less.

    Bunch of ammo at fair prices, 22 under $40-500
     
  7. Appalachiannative

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    I'm sure you can get a buttplate from numerich. My old man fabricated a new section for a butt plate that was missing a chunk out of it using hot glue. Just saturated the area, let the glue set up. Then cut and sanded to make it flush and finally color it with a sharpie
     
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  8. Trey Veston

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    LGS had a few cans of powder, finally. Best was IMR 4350, but was $40 a can. Passed. No primers, and no bullets I wanted. Lots of ammo, but still too expensive.

    I ended up buying another Glock G23 magazine and a Caseguard ammo box for .308.
     
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  9. aaaaa

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    Today. They just got in a Charter Arms 45 Long Colt revolver, 5 shot and 2.5 inch barrel brand new for only $550! I toyed with it for a while with great desire to buy it. But then I saw a used in good condition blued S&W Model 10 357 Magnum with 3-inch barrel and no lock for only $550 and wanted that too. The Model 10 had been out of the country and back as the salesman said because it has an inscription on the frame below the cylinder indicating such. I wanted both and restrained myself.

    Ah the pity of it all that one cannot just buy every gun they see that appeals to them. Oh, some do. That must be a great life, but for that you also need the backyard range and maybe one in a pole barn for those cold winter days.

    The Model 10 looked about like this.
    https://www.gunvaluesboard.com/sw-model-10-6-357-revolver-616596.html

    The other thing I observed at the gun shop was for semi-auto handguns, over half were 9mm. Over half the revolvers were 38s.
     
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  10. theotherwaldo

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    A S&W Model 15 K-38 Combat Masterpiece.
    Thinking hard on it... .
     
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  11. Mars5l

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    A regular store stop in they had a 1898 Krag-Jorgenson surplus rifle. Made in 1903 and included 8 boxes more ammo. They wanted a $1k. Might get it if it's there in a few months. Have an Hk Vp9 and M1 Garand to pay for first
     
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  12. Night Rider

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    Nothing.

    Haven't been in a gunshop for at least a year
     
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  13. aaaaa

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    Yesterday I saw a tiny NAA 22 Long revolver for $185. I was tempted but figured I have enough toys with my Seacamp and the KelTec P32 I was buying at that moment.
     
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    That is one way to save money! If you don't see it, you won't buy it. But then that is kind of a loss. Maybe you should get out to the gun shop soon. Especially since I heard the admin is trying to close them down for minor errors as a means of gun control that they are not getting through otherwise. So the advice might be to stock up on guns and ammo while you can as we never know what tomorrow might bring.
     
  15. godale

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    Everything here is over priced . I looked at a beat up 770 in 7 mag pawn store wanted 289
    for it .I was thinking more of 200 myself. He did go down to 240 but the scope needed replaced so I passed
     
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  16. Night Rider

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    How many guns does one person need?

    I'm not a gun accumulator. I haven't bought a gun since I think 2018. I made a decision several years ago to quit accumulating guns and put the money into ancillary equipment.

    I'm well stocked on ammunition. I can't remember the last time I bought a box of ammunition in a gunshop but I bet it's been 10 years.
     
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  17. troy fairweather

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    Seen like 5 guns I've been looking for today, mannlicher ruger 10-22 and a ss takedown, both I've wanted to get. Had both the Mossberg 590 and the tac maverick, for me I think the maverick would be just fine. Seem a Sauer 100 with the best wood I've seen on any of the 100 or the 101.
     
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    Fair enough. I was half serious half joking, but you may already have the optimum number of guns for you. I have 6 handguns and aim to get at least one more.
     
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    [QUOTE="Night Rider]How many guns does one person need?[/QUOTE]

    I don't need any but always want one more. The LGS has been good to me lately and I've gotten some real bargains.
     
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    I don't need any but always want one more. The LGS has been good to me lately and I've gotten some real bargains.[/QUOTE]
    The formula for the amount of guns one needs is as follows; n+1 Where n is equal to the amount of guns one currently owns.
     
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    That is a great formula. Perhaps it is a scientific law? If so, will my wife understand it?

    And the amount of ammo you need is A = X * Y *10 + 10 where A is a 50-round box, X is the number of guns you own, and Y is the number of different calibers your guns have. As I just made this formula up, expert ammo collectors on this site can feel free to modify and enhance it.
     
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  22. igotta40

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    I saw a nickel plated Browning BDA at Carter’s Country today. It was tempting until I handled it. It appeared to have not been well cared for.
     
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    Oh man, I'm hurtin I wanted these so bad but I restrained myself. Saw just half an hour ago at the GS:

    Charter Arms 32 H&R Magnum 7-shot revolver with a 3-inch barrel. Price: $415! They had Black Hills jacketed HP for around $65 a box.

    S&W Model 66 44 Magnum with lock. Can't remember barrel length, seems it was 3-inch, for $815.

    I wasn't ready to buy both guns and the 32 was my main focus, but with wife in car and groceries and we had been out late and so on, I declined. He said the gun has been there several weeks and there is not much demand for 32s. I might have to go back for it, but one thing I notice about Charter Arms (checked out 45 revolver a couple weeks ago) is the cylinder feels roougher when you close it than a S&W and the finish is a matt instead of smooth. Also the CA turns the opposite direction of a S&W which has some SD concern if you ever have to twist the wrist to fire at an attacker who has a grasp on the gun to stop it from turning.
     
  24. reloaded_in_pa

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    My LGS now has all the powders I use regularly in stock.. 20220520_170325.jpg
     
  25. 270OKIE

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    What was their price on Retumbo and Winchester 760?
     
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