Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TennJed, Jun 28, 2012.
How I got this deal:
I went to a city auction where they auction unclaimed stolen merchandise, city office equipment, etc... There were either 3 or 4 office copiers with coalators and nobody was bidding on them. I knew they were expensive, so I bid and got them for $21.50 best I can recall. I gave all but the nicest one away, then I took it to my local pawn shop and told them I wanted to trade for a pistol. They said okay, pick one and we'll let you know. I picked that one, at $599.00 and asked for a holster and box of ammo. They agreed!
Prebubbarized MN carbine, $25.00:
Colt 1873 SA (mfg 1886) in .44-40, $600.00:
JM Marlin Ballard #5 Pacific (mfg circa 1878 ) in .45-70, $600.00 :
I think I shot my wad on that deal, though. Doubt I'll ever get as good a deal again.
That was a great deal, I also bought a nib Swarovski 4x14x56 once for $400.
Also bought an older Browning take down rifle in .22 short in excellant condition at the same auction for $300. That may actually be a better purchase as the .22 short is rare and she sure is fun to shoot.
Sure am glad there's no thread on "The Worst Buy On A Firearm".
Took it home and sprayed WD40 in it and set it aside. Next morning I tried it and the action was working perfectly--and it still does to this day!
(1 of 300) Lew Horton "Classic Gold Cup". Stainless frame Royal Blue slide, jeweled trigger-hammer-hood plus other Colt Custom Shop features.
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My other great find was a High Standard M103 sharpshooter with original box and manual in LNIB cond. for $200.
I also bought a Colt GC Trophy for $600.
Whether I want them or not, if I find good guns for cheap, I buy them. I know I can always get my money out of them. Although once I buy something, I'm hard pressed to part with them.
Needs some work, timing, pitted, but should still be a good buy...
Second was a S&W M19 2 1/2 inch snubby. Was planning on buying a new one when a fellow decided he didn't like the recoil on the one he had. Sold me the M19 that had a trigger job, 2 leather holsters, 2 speed loaders and a 50 round box of factory ammo for $250.
Like new 3rd gen Glock 17L: $400
NIB Norinco M1A: $700
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