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Posted: 2/24/2013 2:45:50 PM EST
Anyone ever pick up anything good at a flea market? Either gun or gun related?

Was it a great deal and what was it?


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Link Posted: 2/24/2013 2:47:23 PM EST
I've never seen guns for sale at a flea market.

I may start dropping in our our local thieves market in search of old reloading stuff.

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Link Posted: 2/24/2013 2:49:22 PM EST
No but I have seen sellers watching porn together.

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Link Posted: 2/24/2013 2:50:52 PM EST
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There is a popular pretty good size flea market one town over. Me and the Mrs. go there to walk around a couple times a year just to look around. I usually see at least 1 or 2 people with several guns, mags and ammo of various stuff but they are always overpriced. Like $500 for a well used Rem. 870 express overpriced. I always keep my eyes open but never find any deals


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No but I have seen sellers watching porn together.


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I see guns at flea markets alot, they are all way overpriced
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I had a guy stage whisper that he had a heritage 22 six shooter for 150 bucks if I was interested.
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I used to live in Belgium, every so often I would see an old geezer selling assorted Mausers and such at the flea market, but I'm pretty sure they HAD to have been all de-milled. I bought some 7.62 & 5.56 NATO blanks there as a kid and blow em up in my yard

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I have never seen a firearm at a flea market

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Only ones I ever saw was not from a dealer I was even going to think about talking to
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I have seen a few guns here and there..but for the most part nothing I would want and as was stated prices are sketchy.

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I've seen a few odds and ends, I can usually pick up cheap Beretta checkmate magazines in this area.
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I see guns at the flea markets around here but they were ridiculously overpriced even before the current nonsense.


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Sure, shotguns and fudd guns mostly. Saw an old bolt 22 that looked like the barrel had been cut down to about 6 inches.
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All of the guns I've seen at flea markets look as though they had been bouncing around in the bed of a pick up truck for several years. The prices would make a gunshow seem like a bargain basement.

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I bought a German mauser in Murphy NC years ago at a fleamarket for $200 but last few years everything is overpriced

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Some kind of Chinese rifle for $250 4 years ago.

It is a Norinco M14, and it needed a stock. $35 later it looks near new.

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I snagged a couple of reloading presses at flea markets and garage sales over the years.
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Old single barrel 20 gauge with more rust than bluing left, probably about ten wraps of ducktape holding the stock together, a chunk or two missing from the forearm, for only $150.

And that was the cheap one. You don't want to know what the guy was wanting for the ones that didn't have any ducktape.


I don't recall seeing any guns that I would not be very cautious about shooting them.
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I've seen shotguns at flea markets but not bothered to price them.

I did buy a very nice M14 bayonet/scabbard several years ago for my M1A. $15 was great price, even then.

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I found a Type 38 Arisaka carbine at an antique store for $150 in the early 2000's.
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Never found a cheap gun , but I did find $125 Ak bayonets .

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Link Posted: 2/24/2013 4:29:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By camaro128:
Anyone ever pick up anything good at a flea market? Either gun or gun related?

Was it a great deal and what was it?


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I just picked up and LC Smith OO grade built in 1898 at the Medford Giant Flea Market... He wanted 4 bills I left with it at 3 bills... A very clean gun too... I bought a nice 1903 A3 and a M1 Carbine from a guy, $600 bucks for the pair of em... That was probably five years ago... I always had good luck gun and WWII military stuff wise... But there are a lot of 200 dollar Glenfields on tables too....

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Nothing for me. I have been to many a flea market, some had guns some did not.

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chinese,,german ak mags 9$...bhi 3 day pack 10$.......
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I see guns at flea markets alot, they are all way overpriced


Yep...


Local dude told me he has a "friend" who sells there. Stated that he usually sells to Mexicans at inflated prices.
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Few years back I happened across 3 M1 Carbine magazines in pieces at a flea market. Guy threw in about 20 rounds of WW2-dated .30 Carbine ammo and a WW2-dated wool blanket, even. Wasn't a bad buy, overall.

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Years ago I pick up a 30 round ar mag for 50 cents. I later gave it away for free :(
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4 or 5 years ago I picked up a numbers matching Israeli K98 in .308 for $175. Saturday the flea market had a 20" Egyptian Maadi for $1200.

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I picked up alot of used military equipment and leads on ammo. But, never a firearm.

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Old single barrel 20 gauge with more rust than bluing left, probably about ten wraps of ducktape holding the stock together, a chunk or two missing from the forearm, for only $150.

And that was the cheap one. You don't want to know what the guy was wanting for the ones that didn't have any ducktape.

I don't recall seeing any guns that I would not be very cautious about shooting them.


As I told a friend after this last weekend's flea-market, electrical tape wrapped around the stock is always a sure-sign of a quality firearm.

Most of what I've seen have been collectible ACW firearms (and priced accordingly), various hunting rifles (sometimes bubba'ed mil-surp) and shotguns, and guns fit for the local buy-back program IF they were cheap enough. Every now and then, one of the scrap metal dealers may have some old gun on their tables. I once saw what was left of an early cartridge revolver (unknown manufacturer) and thought about getting it for a wall hanger.

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Years ago I pick up a 30 round ar mag for 50 cents. I later gave it away for free :(


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Bought my first 22 that I paid for when I was 12 at a flea market south of Binghampton. $60 for a nice model 60, cash and carry. Always a couple guys with guns at the flea market. At least there always was.

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Everything I have seen has been over priced.

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My dad found a side-by-side .410 at a flea market for $300 and disregarded it as absurdly overpriced.

Later on, he started looking for the same gun online and found the common price was about $600.

So there are deals to be had, you just have to know what you're looking at.

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Originally Posted By ByNameRequest:
Originally Posted By camaro128:
Anyone ever pick up anything good at a flea market? Either gun or gun related?

Was it a great deal and what was it?


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Nice try, Special Agent Camaro.



Seriously???


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