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 Guess what I found at the Wasilla Gun Show Today....
AK_Zeke  [Team Member]
1/15/2012 7:33:16 PM EST
I found the same old venders, trying to sell the same old tired worn out old guns and thinking they are going to get PREMIUM prices for that junk...

I even saw one guy trying to sell a pretty rough looking Winchester 94 in 44 Mag for $800 In fact, just about every gun he had on the table seemed to be over-priced by at $200 - $300. Incredible!!!

I did see a few deals that may have been worth a 2nd or 3rd look. One fellow had a fairly nice looking Remington 870 Wingmaster for $275.

Maybe some deals can be had at the next gun show in Palmer in about 3 weesks, but somehow I think it will be a repeat of this show.



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Elwood_Blues  [Member]
1/15/2012 8:50:42 PM EST
You did not see the cut down M1917 rifle that was marked $1500, did you, or did it sell by yesterday afternoon? The guy was looking for furniture and sundry parts to make it as-issued.

I forgot alot of those guns were out there. Same, I mean SAME, old stuff.

There was nothing in the entire show that tempted me. I had cash, wanted to spend it, but I did not want to spend it on anything I saw.
PolishX  [Member]
1/15/2012 10:07:11 PM EST
glad I missed it . I was out there at sportsmans warehouse saturday for .223 and they were sold out of the 420 round case
so I got a bucket of 60 meals with a 25 year shelf life. I'm really confused with the gun shows last 5 years have had junk ,
Also wondering why noone ever offers anything normal on a gun trade. I 've been trying to get rid of my M1A and actually got a PM
for old hunting rifles and bear traps ??
sh1fty  [Team Member]
1/16/2012 7:57:24 AM EST


I stopped going to shows up here a few years ago - waste of time and $.

As for the 420-count Federal xm855 can, Sportys in Anchorage had a pallet earlier this week and WalMart in Eagle River has a few. Might be worth a call...



Originally Posted By PolishX:
glad I missed it . I was out there at sportsmans warehouse saturday for .223 and they were sold out of the 420 round case
so I got a bucket of 60 meals with a 25 year shelf life. I'm really confused with the gun shows last 5 years have had junk ,
Also wondering why noone ever offers anything normal on a gun trade. I 've been trying to get rid of my M1A and actually got a PM
for old hunting rifles and bear traps ??
MidniteTraffic  [Member]
1/16/2012 8:58:36 AM EST
Gotta love all the beat to shit for more then new prices.

At least once a show i see a guy with a beat to shit Maverick 88 labeled as a mossberg 500 for over $250-300. Yeeahhh you can buy them new at Wallyworld for like $192
MrSquishy24  [Member]
1/16/2012 9:02:13 AM EST
You really have to just ignore the tables that have the same old guns for 3 times what they are worth. They come to every gun show and are hoping to recoup on their 2008 gun panic purchases. The gunshows need to sell tables, otherwise it'll look deserted, but I don't pay anymore attention to them than I do the Chinese Klingon-Dragon Sword tables. But there are still great deals at the gunshows, you just have to play the game and talk to people. Just not the crazies.

A lot of people seem to get pissed when they don't find a free gun at every table.
Alaskagrown  [Member]
1/16/2012 3:10:21 PM EST
These threads are just like the "I want to come to Alaska" threads. Maybe we could sticky this one so that it could just get added to for the next gun show instead of a whole new thread?
Elwood_Blues  [Member]
1/17/2012 11:27:28 AM EST
Naw, no sticky. What else is there to whine about - shipping to Alaska, weather, cost of living?

I'll take complaining about gunshows.
viper5243  [Team Member]
1/17/2012 4:52:51 PM EST
The show was crazy. HOOOTTTT WOMEN EVERYWHERE , celebs (Lee Ermy, Mark Finger etc), new stuff never seen before where the people WANT you to fondle the guns. and everything NEW.

Oops, i thought this was the Shot Show thread. Sorry..













smb980  [Team Member]
1/17/2012 6:16:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By viper5243:
The show was crazy. HOOOTTTT WOMEN EVERYWHERE , celebs (Lee Ermy, Mark Finger etc), new stuff never seen before where the people WANT you to fondle the guns. and everything NEW.

Oops, i thought this was the Shot Show thread. Sorry..













Damn you viper!


AK_Zeke  [Team Member]
1/17/2012 8:05:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By smb980:

Originally Posted By viper5243:
The show was crazy. HOOOTTTT WOMEN EVERYWHERE , celebs (Lee Ermy, Mark Finger etc), new stuff never seen before where the people WANT you to fondle the guns. and everything NEW.

Oops, i thought this was the Shot Show thread. Sorry..



Too dam funny!!!









Damn you viper!




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