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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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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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No but I have seen sellers watching porn together.
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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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Originally Posted By helmutlent:
No but I have seen sellers watching porn together.


so fucking funny

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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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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.
Ruger or colt I would have been.
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Shhuuush..Dont let the flea market loophole make it into the open.
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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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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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Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
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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I found a minty mossberg 151k 22lr a few years ago for $110.
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Seen them but never bought
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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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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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I found a Like new Remington 870 reciever that I picked up for $35. Lady had no idea what it was.
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Nothing for me. I have been to many a flea market, some had guns some did not.
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chinese,,german ak mags 9$...bhi 3 day pack 10$.......
sides that 300$ lorcin 3 years ago,,,,
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Originally Posted By jnk556:
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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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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Originally Posted By xviperx420:
Years ago I pick up a 30 round ar mag for 50 cents. I later gave it away for free :(


You could have made 5000 % profit dude.
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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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I seem to recall there being an FFL who would show up most weekends at one of the Flea Markets right outside of Ft. Campbell, on the TN side. He would have a table full of Chinese SKS and AK rifles for next to nothing.

Other than that guy I remember seeing an ancient shotgun or hunting rifle, always very rusted and in very poor repair, priced as if it was a 95% example of a rare and desirable model, not a thirty year old Savage single shot.

During the last AWB I would go to the Flea Market on Bragg BLVD in Fayetteville, NC, and buy NIW USGI mags for $5 each, generally they would have a huge bin full of them, and I would spend ten minutes digging out all I could find that didn't have dates on them, or dates from prior to 94. I also picked up a spare Enfield Mag there for $3, and the occasional surplus BHP mag, they always had tons of NIW USGI M9 mags as well, I seem to recall him charging $10 for those, but most had post 94 dates on them. My favorite were the USGI 1911 mags brand new in the foil pouches, $5 each, $3 each if you bought ten at a time, or fifty for $100. He kept the 1911 mags in a big cardboard drum, and claimed to have several of the drums full of them he picked up at an auction in the sixties.
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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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Seriously???


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Picked up weathered Marlin 39A missing bolt & buttstock. 15.00 $
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Ruger MK II Pistol 200.00 Last 2 at same place different times.