Stillwater Gunshow - Dec 9 & 10 - Anyone going?

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aarondhgraham

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It's been a couple of years since anyone did a gunshow here in Stillwater,,,
The last one was pretty small and had nothing I needed,,,
But I'm going anyways just to get out of the house.

I am not in the market for anything,,,
Especially not for a new gun,,,
But, who knows.

In any event I'll support the sponsor with my entry fee,,,
Maybe it will induce them to do more shows here.

Aarond

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It was a bit of a disappointment,,,
I walked the entire show, twice, in less than 45 minutes.

Lots and Lots of bolt action hunting rifles,,,
Only a few mil-surp rifles and they were way overpriced.

Or maybe I'm just behind the times as far as current prices go,,,
I mean is a $700 price tag on a beater Chinese SKS valid.

The Russian one was tagged at $1,000 even.

Normally I don't ever say anything about a man's asking price,,,
But when I saw a Kel Tec P17, obviously used, with 3 mags,,,
And his asking price was $375 I had to speak out.

I only spoke out because he was actively trying to sell it to me.

"You do know I can order a new one from Gunbroker for $214.95"?

"Not the OD Green ones." he replied,,,
"They are collector's items."

I couldn't restrain myself,,,
I laughed in his face and walked off.

The high point of the show was running into an old colleague of mine,,,
A professor who teaches at the college from which I retired,,,
We had a nice conversation catching up on gossip.

I need to do some research on the value of my handguns,,,
According to the prices I saw on the show tables,,,
All of my S&W revolvers are appraised low.

An absolute beater Model 10 with bull barrel - $675
An absolute beater Ruger Single Six - $425
A reasonably nice Model 36 snubbie - $1,200
A very nice Model 629 6" - $2,800

I was there for over an hour and didn't see one gun sale take place,,,
The vendor selling biscuits and gravy for $6.00 a plate,,,
Was the only one doing any business.

Oh well,,,
I had a nice outing in any case.

Aarond

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The only gun that really caught my eye was a Nagant revolver,,,
It was in very clean shape with good blue finish,,,
It came with the holster and lanyard,,,
And 80 rounds of ammo.

I love the looks of the turn of the century military revolvers,,,
Their build and shape remind me of the 1800's steam locomotives.

Remembering when they were going for around $100-150 with holster,,,
I flipped over the price tag and saw the $695 asking price.

Like I said,,,
I need to rethink the value of my handguns.

Aarond

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The only gun that really caught my eye was a Nagant revolver,,,
It was in very clean shape with good blue finish,,,
It came with the holster and lanyard,,,
And 80 rounds of ammo.

I love the looks of the turn of the century military revolvers,,,
Their build and shape remind me of the 1800's steam locomotives.

Remembering when they were going for around $100-150 with holster,,,
I flipped over the price tag and saw the $695 asking price.

Like I said,,,
I need to rethink the value of my handguns.

Aarond

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I was in there yesterday about 2:00. Don’t know if it was the same pistol but the one I saw with ammo was $300.00.

Everything was high. I left with a bag of 5.7 brass for $10.00. The seller had it marked at $20.00.
 

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