Join Date: Apr 2011
Went to a fun show this week end just to see what was up with prices and,,,,,OH BOY !!!!!!
I think I'll need more insurance on my collection,, it's worth about 3 time more than I thought,, at today's prices. A Under folder Krink, used,, went down the road for 1600 bucks with one 10 rnd mag,,,,,WOW!!!!! AK mags,, from 35 for beat ones to 65 ea for new ones,,OUCH, Ar mags 35-60 ea,, also OUCH!!! Saw some Colts in wrappers for 100 ea,, give me a break!!
I tried to negotiate on a couple pistols, but it wasn't to be. Couldn't get either guy to budge even 20 bucks. At the end of the show as I was walking out, one of the guys said he'd take my offer on a Laama .380 I was dickering on and I just walked away and I said "no thanks,,, you had your chance to deal",, I could see him cringe that he didn't take my offer before,,,, now it will sit on his shelf for a bit longer.
There's only one more show around here and if I see him there, I'll make an offer again,, and see what happens this time,,, of course sense he was such an ass,,, I'll just offer less next time,,,, how ya like them apples BUB, and if he don't take it I'll just walk again. I know those guns I was looking at well and have already got one and when they were originally sold they were 209.00 delivered, my cost, and he wants 349 for it !! I don't spite someone a profit but be real!! I offered 325 down the road for it and he didn't bite, which I thought was a fair price for both of us. He's already had the same 2 of them for the last 2 years at different shows and there still there, maybe he'll see the error of his ways and sell it to me at the last show of the year,, we'll see. If not no biggie.
I did take a real long look at a real nice Windsor VT made flintlock that really caught my eye though. What a beauty, I wouldn't be afraid to shoot it tomorrow,, it's that nice. Still pondering on that one ,, but hard to justify dumping >2K into something I'll never shoot. But it sure is pretty!!! And I'd love to own it,,and it has the complete provenance sense it was built in 1782. That would make a REALLY nice addition to my collection.
I've already got a Baretta 84F and a Pettia 357 SA Colt repro coming to add to the toy box that should be here any day now. That and the new Springfield 02 in 30- 06 I got 2 weeks ago ,has wet my appetite for a bit. No impulse buying here, I've got a good stock of guns and ammo already and I don't need anything else. Not that I won't find something else I can't live without,,,, OF COURSE. But for now, I'm concentrating on private sales and buys right now,, prices are much better that way for everyone involved. Plus there is a good batch of older, real nice bolt and hunting guns and nce mil-surplus guns coming out of the wood work right now, that's where I'll put my bucks right now. Hell that 03 I got for 3 bills with a old 4 power Weaver and a nice sling is a easy500 dollar gun all day long, and there's plenty of other great deals out there just like it too. I missed a beautiful 6.5x55 Mauser for 150 the other day,, I snoozed and lost out on that one,,,, NO MORE SNOOZING!!!! Damn It !!!!
I did sell a Sagia 308 and have a Egyptian AK up on Gun Broker right now . Yup the price I got for the Sagia was ridiculous,, it sold for 900,,,but,, THEY,, did the bidding,,, not me. If someone wants one that bad,,, far be it from me to deny them,,, dummy's!!! It's There Bucks I guess!
I sure as hell wouldn't pay that for one,,,You???