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What's the most overpriced firearm you've seen at a gunshow?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Slater, Jul 24, 2003.

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  1. Slater

    Slater Member

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    Myself: Mosin-Nagant M44 carbine for $400. Billed as a "rare Russian rifle". Must have been Stalin's personal weapon:D
     
  2. Desert Dog

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    Steyr AUG for $15K... :what:
     
  3. sturmruger

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    Worst I have ever seen

    I was at a gun show up in Minneapolis. There was a guy there with allot of Lorcins, and Jennings firearms. They were priced a little high for what a person gets, but the worst was a Russian Makarov that was beat all to hell he was asking $299 for. My local dealer is selling really nice Makarovs dor $119
     
  4. Chipperman

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    HK91 for $6000 :scrutiny:
     
  5. Snake Eyes

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    Baby Browning, Blued, about 80%, nothing special, NOT rennaissance.

    $900.00

    Seller: High on Dope!

    Colt Python, 4", blued, dragged thru gravel behind pick-up truck on a chain, "rare" 1964 model with a "K" prefix (huh???).

    $1400.00

    Seller: Mentally Challenged
     
  6. Arkady

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    Used P7M8, poor finish, obviously not taken care of.

    $1800
     
  7. foghornl

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    Old Marlin 99 with a badly dinged cheap 4x scope, obviously bent barrel & mag tube, cracked stock for $225.
     
  8. McPherson

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    At the Crossroads of the West show last weekend I saw a Turkish Mauser going for the low low price of $225. Vendor probably didnt have much luck offloading that with the J&G sales table selling em for like $60.

    -A
     
  9. Hutch

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    The MOST? Hard to say, but I've seen $450 FEG hi-powers, a Colt Lawman in blue, nothing special, $375, a 6" M29-3 (the least desirable of them all, IMHO) for $650.

    The worst deal I ever saw considered at a show was a kid about to trade his BAR in .30-'06 with Leupold VX-III straight up for a Remmy 700ADL synthetic w/ cheap scope up on see-thru mounts 'cause it was a 7mm by-golly Magnum and would kill more deer deader than his '06.

    Glad he re-thunk it. I was almost tempted to intervene. Almost.
     
  10. Mike Irwin

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    An S&W Model 12 Airweight that the guy was trying to pass off as an Air Force Air Crewman. Not even close to being an Air Crewman, and he wanted $1,500 for it.
     
  11. Gunfyter

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    Recent gun show in Frederick, Maryland, the guy had a 1st Generation Colt SAA for the very nice sum of $15,500.
     
  12. citizen

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    Pro'bly EVERYTHING!!!!!:what:

    Or at least ANYTHING I take the time or interest to look at...:(
     
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    chinese AK Pre-ban with a 30 round mag an a paratrooper stock.

    the guy wanted close to a thousand for it..........

    i thought that was a little high correct me if im wrong
     
  14. Zedicus

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    Not at a Gun Show, but I saw a Airsoft M16 that some sob wanted $1800 for....

    The Manufacturer sells it directly for only $300....
     
  15. Dr.Rob

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    How about 26 garnd for a BAR? Course it was made by Colt and was full auto.

    Biggest mark-up I've seen was a FEG 2nd gen Hi-power for $450, there were other tables at the show selling them for $225.

    I recall someone in my family actually paying $650 for a mini-14.
    :confused:
     
  16. Jason Demond

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    I saw a Norinco SKS at a gun show a few months ago, for the low low price of $600.00 American.
     
  17. Penforhire

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    Any shotgun, usually Italian, selling for more than $15K. May be "worth it" to someone but once you pass $10K... it better have belonged to royalty.
     
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    A guy at the OGCA recently had a double barrel, sxs, bolt action rifle that he wanted $230,000. It was interesting, but he probably bought it in Europe for about $15,000. There is another guy from Portsmouth, Ohio who has a lot of "collector grade" pieces. Unfortunately, his prices are about double what they should be. He sells to people who don't know any better.
     
  19. Tamara

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    willyjixx,

    Actually, depending on the variant, that might not be an unusual asking price. Some Polytechs trade well on the north side of the One-Kay mark these days.


    Mine was an HK91 in outstanding shape with carry handle, shell deflector, three 20-rd mags & one 5-rd mag (all w/matching date codes), and both stocks for the princely asking sum of $2900. I beat him down a few hundred and bought the package. :uhoh: :eek:
     
  20. TexasVet

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    EVERYTHING pre-ban. All those $500 guns with those $800 (err, $5..) bayo lugs (you'll die when TSHTF without a bayo!) and $800 (err, $30...) folding stocks (Gee, you can't - pick one - make that para jump, fight that CQB, shoot it the cool way like a pistol, without that FOLDER!)
    To each his own, but I'll put the extra 1-2 grand into ammo and practice instead.
     
  21. Preacherman

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    Best (worst?) I've ever seen was a set of four Perazzi shotguns, in 12ga., 20ga., 28ga. and .410, superbly finished, engraved, gold-inlaid and stocked. The asking price for the set? A mere $280,000.00...

    (Did I mention that I didn't buy them? Left my credit card at home that morning... :D )
     
  22. JackM

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    A Ruger #1 in .600 Nitro for; who cares.

    Bye
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  23. firestar

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    The last gunshow I was at, there was a guy sitting on the chairs in the middle of the show with a Chinese SKS. I was looking for an SKS at the time so I asked how much. I was thinking about $150 tops because the Yugo SKSs were selling for $99-150 at the time. He wanted $450 but he said he was willing to deal. I said that I didn't think I was even close and thanked him and walked.

    BTW, I got a NEW never issued Yugo SKS for $149 delivered to my door a few weeks later. Those Chinese SKSs are really ugly and look like crap next to the Yugo.
     
  24. Schuey2002

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    I recently saw a HK94 that was in so-so condition ( w/ no extras, including mags) for the unbelievably low,low price of $5,500!!!! :what:

    I told the seller that he should step away from his crack pipe! He wasn't amused. :uhoh:
     
  25. 2nd Amendment

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    SPAS-12, fixed stock, short mag tube, at an Indy 1500 a while back. $2200 and it could have been mine. I was packing around one of my SPAS with a folder, arm hook, long tube and spreader asking $1400...the guy didn't seem pleased by that fact. :confused:
     
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