Gun Show Report - Meh!

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  1. bigcountry4me

    bigcountry4me Well-Known Member

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    I recall several of the larger shows I used to attend where trading was an important facet of the show in general. Wheeling and dealing was part of the lure. I’d buy up Colt Sauer and Weatherby rifles locally, or other finer stuff, and make isle deals with folks for some of the Sako rifles etc. I have, or had. No paperwork, swap and walk. You could make a deal, then go to the car and retrieve the next item up for trade. Those were fun times.

     

  2. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Actually, they are not all that uncommon on .22 target pistols. My High Standard "Space Gun" has a full-fledged brake, and a lot of High Standard barrels were ported, including the Field King, Trophy, Citation, etc. I doubt it has much effect, but if you're shooting in competition you want every edge you can get. I suppose I could tape up the ports on my Field King and see if I can feel the difference.

    Pretty silly on a rifle, though.
     
  3. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    No no Icebear , I have zero ridicule in the aspects of target tuned match guns. Like you said anything to gain an edge! I’m sorry if it came off that way.

    Actually, I just had a huge reality check.. The rifle pictured above, rim fire lever action, with a collapsible stock and rail system..a very silly gun. But, I sit here laughing at it, while back yonder in my gun safe is a Grendel SRT bolt action that folds up like a pocket knife…Silly almost in the same way as far as function.
    Each to his own I suppose..but now the spork, that’s an excellent idea! :)

    bloo
     
  4. icebear

    icebear Sako-addicted

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    Actually not that silly. Despite its "tactical" appearance, it was designed as a compact hunting rifle that could be stashed in a backpack in mountainous terrain. At least, that's what the maker claimed at the time. Of course, it would also be ideal for the Jackal, or perhaps La Femme Nikita (the original movie, not the eponymous TV show). The honeymoon scene in Venice is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in a movie - but maybe I have a strange sense of humor.
     
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  5. Hunter25

    Hunter25 Active Member

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    Interesting on the 577-450. I have one in my safe that I purchased about 10 years ago. I paid just under a k with 2 full boxes of tenx ammo and a bayonet.
    Never fired it as I can no longer get ammo and I haven't learned how to reload it.
     
  6. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    The early 1870's would be preferable!
     
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    You are right about the best stuff selling the day of setup between dealers. The Big Reno Show took advantage of that and will let you in on setup day for a big price.
    The price has risen as the years go by. With a pocket full of cash and the ability to walk fast you can get one of those jewels before another dealer does. I have a friend
    who collects Automags and gets a table just so he can cruise the show on setup day looking for the ultimate deal.
     
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    At least you had some semblance of a show to go to. Back here, any show worth going to became extinct with covid, and even before that they were starting to turn into fairgrounds flea markets.
     
  9. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Automags!
    The Model 180’s are one of my grail guns..aside from the Colt 1911, the Automag always got my attention.
    It was way before Dirty Harry showed the world how powerful it was…
    Question! Or Quiz?? Who was the fictitious character that originally introduced the .44Automag to the masses? Can anyone remember?

    bloo
     
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  10. kevinlg

    kevinlg Well-Known Member

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    Bloo........

    Paul Kersey???
     
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  11. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    X!
    Nope .. he used a similar gun ,the Wildey .45 … but you’re close!
     
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    douglastwo Well-Known Member

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    How about John Stinson or Bert Reynolds
     
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  13. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    X!
    No Burt brought us bad ideas in canoeing and very poor shot decisions! :)
     
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    Mack Bolan
     
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  15. Old Hippie

    Old Hippie Formerly known as bloorooster

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    Bingo !
    Well done H25!
    Don Pendleton wrote the first book “War against the Mafia “ in 1969
    I read those paperbacks as a youngster, had almost the whole first series. Still got them around here somewhere.
     
  16. Hunter25

    Hunter25 Active Member

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    I read one when I was younger.
    But it really stuck in my mind.
    Now I'm gonna have to look them all up
     
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