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StrkAliteN  [Team Member]
1/9/2007 2:57:22 PM EDT
I personally have never been in this store ... but saw it posted and figured it may lead to some ammo scores etc. I did call and yes they have alot of ammo. he stated some pics of items were on the website.

I live too far north so you south sounders can buy it all up.

Here is all the info:

Edited to add FIREARMS !!

I pulled up the pics ... appears to be a half dozen or so rifles and a small cabinet of ammo. It looks like alot of fishing tackle / rods / reels etc.

website is here

Public Auction Complete Liquidation The Sports Shack


Sunday January 14th @ 2PM (Preview Saturday 10AM-5PM & Sunday noon till sale)
Firearms, Fishing, Hunting, Reloading & Sporting Goods! The entire Store, Fixtures, Mounts and All!!!!! Info @ or call 360-791-6085

Location: 527 Devoe St. SE, Olympia
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sixgunsblazing  [Team Member]
1/9/2007 3:41:04 PM EDT
I saw that too..

Hmmmm, I'm off this weekend..

AMESO  [Member]
1/9/2007 4:24:14 PM EDT
The shop was originally Puget Sound Sports, and it was awesome back then. My grampa bought me my first gun there, a Remington 572 BDL that I still have and use.

Sad to see it close, but with Wal-mart, Sportsman's Warehouse, and Larry's guns, it is hard to compete.
JAFO  [Team Member]
1/9/2007 4:56:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AMESO:
The shop was originally Puget Sound Sports, and it was awesome back then. My grampa bought me my first gun there, a Remington 572 BDL that I still have and use.

Sad to see it close, but with Wal-mart, Sportsman's Warehouse, and Larry's guns, it is hard to compete.

You left out the internet. I hear a lot of folks complaining about prices and their comparison isn't even to the big chains, it is to what they can get one for on the internet.
FishKepr  [Team Member]
1/9/2007 6:18:55 PM EDT
I bought a few items from them over the years, and I kept thinking, "How can these guys stay in business with so few customers?"

Kind of sad really. I think I'll stop by during lunch tomorrow.
CarbineMonoxide  [Team Member]
1/9/2007 7:32:03 PM EDT
That's an awful lot of small items for an auction. You must be having to bid, for example, on a crate full of holsters instead of one holster--unless it is really just a liquidation sale at an auction house.

Anyone know more details?
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mordecai  [Team Member]
1/10/2007 5:54:05 AM EDT
Wow - I've had a number of goodies out of there in the last few years, but you're right - everytime I go in there - I can't imagine how they've stayed in business... But on the otherhand, there's always 2-3 customers in there at all times - mostly to shoot the sheet...
AMESO  [Member]
1/10/2007 6:24:47 AM EDT
The auctions that I have gone to usually combine the items to be sold into "lots". They might take all of the corkies and some of the associated fishing gear and lump it into one lot. All or half of the reloading supplies, one lot, etc.

They will mark the lots with numbers and give you a description of the items in each lot in a booklet prior to the auction starting, so you can look around before the gavel starts swinging.

I got a nice stainless steel butcher's table for cutting up my animals for about $70 at one a while back, along with an industrial can opener. I sold the can opener for $50 to one of my restaurant clients, so my net was $20 for a $200 table.

I may just have to head down. I'll be in a green carhart jacket with a brown oilskin DU hat on. If anybody wants to split some of the reloading components, see me at the auction.
vader17  [Member]
1/10/2007 9:08:05 AM EDT
im thinking about heading down there to check this out. Looks like more fishing stuff then anything but we will have to see.
FishKepr  [Team Member]
1/10/2007 6:03:13 PM EDT
Stopped by today. It was closed up and there was no other information on the door other than a notice about the auction.

Vader, you are correct in that it was mostly fishing stuff, but they carried respectable amount reloading supplies too.

I'm mostly interested in some W748 and W231 and I saw a few cans of each on the shelves. I guess I can talk to you about that on Saturday.
1GUNRUNNER  [Team Member]
1/10/2007 6:15:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AMESO:
I'll be in a green carhart jacket with a brown oilskin DU hat on.

That sounds like a kickass Democratic Underground hat dude!
AMESO  [Member]
1/11/2007 7:32:56 AM EDT
No, just me in fill hick mode. DU= Ducks Unlimited. Sorry to disappoint.

Commercial Banker at work, proud to be a hick off work..
AMESO  [Member]
1/13/2007 5:01:43 PM EDT
Stopped by at the preview and they didn't have an auction listing showing which lot was what, and the order they were going in. Sad little store now compared to what it was before.

Their fishing gear was arranged in "lots" from what I could tell, but in looking at the price tags left over from the glory days everything was WAY over priced. Glock mags were marked $50, only about $30 above market price. Powder was about $10 high, and .30 cal projectiles were about $12 higher than could be had elsewhere in town.

I'll show up, but there were only a few items that I might bid on, depending on how they combine items into lots.
FishKepr  [Team Member]
1/14/2007 1:14:03 AM EDT
Broke my heart to see that sporterized M1903.
Skipa-de-do-da  [Member]
1/14/2007 5:07:10 AM EDT
hawks have a better chance at winning then getting a deal from here
Ranger689  [Team Member]
1/14/2007 10:10:57 AM EDT
I've got nothing good to say about that place. They were rude, arrogant, overpriced and inept. IMO they fit the stereo type for the "know it all" guns shop.

Years ago, I took a Glock 17 to have some new sights mounted. It was handed back to me in pieces. I was told the slide was too hard and they blamed me because the smith broke two drill bits. As they handed it back to me they told me not to bring them anymore guns to work on.

I never set foot in that place again.

AMESO  [Member]
1/14/2007 4:06:31 PM EDT
I got 'em back for you Steve.

I walked out of there with 9 boxes of bullets, 300 .30 cal Win Failsafes, 50 Nosler partitions, 50 ballistic tips, both .30 cal, 100 .22 cal ballistic tips, 1# of 748, 1# of 760, 1# of 296, and a pound of Reloader 10X for $165. Their list price was $456 for all items, so I think I did okay. Now if only I knew how to reload.

I met Fishkeeper. Sorry we couldn't talk longer. You introduced yourself when I was in the middle of the items I was interested in, and then when I had checked out you were in the middle of the fray.

Yes, there were some great deals on the reloading supplies, and I left before they were done with all of it.
Ranger689  [Team Member]
1/14/2007 6:25:55 PM EDT
Thank goodness somebody got a deal!!!!!

We missed you at poker the other night.
AMESO  [Member]
1/14/2007 6:59:11 PM EDT
Still a bit sick, coughing and hacking. Spent three days in bed during that shit. Got caught up on Oprah. Too bad Rosie's show is off the air, as I would have loved to see Tom Sellick (sp?) give her the bitch slap she deserved. Oh well, I saved my money so I could buy stuff at the auction. I guess if I would have won I could have bought more. Oh well.

I should have stuck around for the "We cheat the other guy and pass the savings on to you" sign, but I had to make it back home to get my gear ready for fishing tomorrow. That sign pretty much said it all about that shop.

Like I said, the Olympia area is ripe for the picking for a good gun shop that caters to shooters. Get the parts and supplies I need, stock the ammo I want at a reasonable price (mil surplus 7.62x39-51, 5.56x45, 9MM and the rest), stock a nice variety of guns (yes I know inventory requires a hefty cash investment, I'm a banker dammit), don't smoke in the place (this place and Larry's reek of smoke) and treat me fairly when I walk in the door.

Hmmmm....... Mary's pistols should open a satelite shop in Oly, or Andy's East County guns should move further east. They both fit the bill nicely.

Note to self: One less scotch tomorrow after dinner.
FishKepr  [Team Member]
1/14/2007 8:11:57 PM EDT
Picked a bad time to introduce myself so I shut up.

This was my first auction like this and I made few mistakes that cost me some good deals, but overall I did OK.

Managed to get:
Lee .30 Carbine dies $12.50 (Missed the RCBS ones by one turn.)
Federal .243 ammo at a fair price of $12.50 a box
BC Quick-adjust Sling $6
BC Bino-buddy $6
Weaver TO-9S mount $5
NIP Factory Beretta M92 magazines 4@ $12.50 each

I wanted a Gerber multi-tool but missed out when the guy before me took the rest of them.

And some jerk took the last jug of W748...

AMESO  [Member]
1/14/2007 8:37:42 PM EDT
That'd be me. 748, 760, 296, & reloader 10X. Yup, I'm an asshole. Nice to meet you!

voilsb  [Team Member]
1/14/2007 8:50:21 PM EDT
I tried to stop by, but was blind and didn't see the building on Devoe.

ETA: Probably because I was looking for 427 Devoe SE, not 527 ...
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