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Waenenmachers Arms Show Tulsa

Discussion in 'Knives' started by mike miller, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. aarondhgraham

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    I'll be going and taking a friend who has never seen the Big Show.

    This time I've actually saved up close to 3-Grand of free money,,,
    That means I'll probably not see anything I want.

    If I can find a hand-guard for my WW-II bring-back K98 Mauser,,,
    I'll consider it a day well spent.

    Truth be known I've never bought a gun at Wannenmachers,,,
    I really go there to look for hard to find accessories.

    Two years ago I found 20 rounds of vintage ammo for my 8mm French Lebel revolver,,,
    I would also be interested in finding any accessory pieces (oilers, stripper clips) for the Mauser.

    Wannenmachers is like the state fair to me,,,
    I eagerly await November every year.

    Aarond

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    My gf and I are going tomorrow. We may dress up in our SASS outfits, but not sure yet. We won’t be buying or selling anything - just going to walk around and admire (or groan over) what’s on the tables.

    I take that back - she does want to get a new pair of custom ear plugs for work, from the fellow at the east end of the lower level. She goes through the plugs pretty quickly.
     
  3. Tanis143

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    If you see a weirdo with an OU hoodie, and oktoberfest hat and a backpack, thats me. See hi or run away.
     
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    Should have went to the show but reports of bucks being in rut and a nice weekend had me in the deer stand with no success.
     
  5. mike miller

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    It had limited participation . It started very slow but finished with a florish. I met a very nice gentleman from Mississippi who showed me many pictures of his hunting opportunities around the world. They were amazing!
     
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    I'm willing to bet it was full of overpriced guns, hoveround carts and chili dog farts.
     
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    Not chili dog but maybe chicken on a stick or corn dogs ones.
     
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    And fishing vests.


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  9. aarondhgraham

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    I walked every aisle and Sunday I was in agonizing pain,,,
    I guess I am too old for that aspect of the show.

    I went with a 30-year younger friend,,,
    He's hurting this morning as well,,,
    So I don't feel too old.

    I didn't find the Mauser hand-guard I wanted,,,
    Or any other accessories for that matter.

    I had an interesting encounter though,,,
    My Friend pointed to a rather tall gentleman,,,
    And said, "I may be wrong, but isn't that Hickok45?

    Turned out it was him,,,
    My friend is a fan so he said hello.
    They conversed for a minute or two before someone else recognized him.

    I was sorely tempted by a pair of S&W revolvers though,,,
    I collect rimfire/centerfire pairs of handguns,,,
    One example is my S&W Models 15/18.

    One seller had a pristine Model 14 and a very gently used Model 17 sitting side by side,,,
    The tag prices were $895 and $825 respectively which wasn't that bad,,,
    As soon as he found out I was interested in both he said,,,
    How about $1,550 for the pair including tax.

    Man was I tempted,,,
    They really are the last pair on my list,,,
    But I resisted and thanked him for the good offer.

    In hindsight I believe I made the right decision to leave them there,,,
    I'm retiring in 6 months and that money is better of in my savings account.

    That $1,500 will buy a lot of ammunition when I retire.

    Aarond

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    I would love to meet Hickok45. If I saw him there, I didn't recognize him.
     
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