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Posted: 12/31/2002 12:52:31 PM EST
I was browsing through my favorite gunstore recently when I was offered what I think was a pretty good deal. One post-ban milled Bulgarian AK, nicely parked w/walnut furniture, and a pre-ban Norinco with a fixed stock (a 56, I believe). Both rifles for $1100.

I really liked the Bulgy. Probably the finest looking AK I've seen to date. I really wasn't impressed with the Norinco. It was, well, an average looking Norinco that seemed like it should really be worth closer to $200 than the prices I've seen on them recently. But still, for $1100 I thought it was a great deal even if I sold the Norinco. I asked if they would set them aside for me overnight, and I'd have a decision in the morning.

Bad news. The owner of the store caught wind of the deal and he nixed it. The guns were out on display for - get this - $1500 EACH.

I just about cried.

I really like the employees here, and the selection, but most of the guns are vastly overpriced. I still go here because occasionally I get a steal of a deal. For example, a pre-ban NIB Springfield Armory SAR-48 Bush model (FAL) for $1200 with all access and 20 mags. Or a pre-ban PWA AR-15 with a collapsable stock and 16" Bushy flat-top varminter upper. $625.

A few other interesting guns collecting dust there... a HK91 with bipod for $3500. A SW5 PDW for $2000... the list goes on.

Any Minnesotans want to guess which place this is? No doubt someone will get it right away.

Link Posted: 12/31/2002 1:18:05 PM EST
He who hesitates is lost.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 1:30:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
He who hesitates is lost.



Yeah. Not trying to flame ya Bunkerboy, but damn....
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 1:32:20 PM EST
Flaming wasn't my intention. I too have hesitated and been lost, most notably on an M16A2 for $6,500.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 2:56:30 AM EST
You're right! I didn't have much time to work with though. I walked in about a half hour before closing, and I didn't have my wallet with me. No ID, no credit card, no purchase permit (needed for "assault weapons" in MN).

Maybe I can convince the owner that a post-ban milled AK is only worth about $700 new, and that he should give me the used Bulgy for $400-500. Worth a try, but I doubt he'll budge from his $1500 price tag.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 5:29:33 AM EST
What the hell.
If I had all the guns I should've bought I'd need two more gun safes.
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