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Posted: 12/27/2012 7:24:45 PM EDT
Wondering how big the Green Bay show is compared to say Waukesha? I figure prices to buy would be insane but I am considering making some room in the safe and parting with a few items.
Link Posted: 12/27/2012 8:36:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2012 8:37:49 PM EDT by Interceptor_Knight]
The Green Bay show is relatively small but is worth going if you can make it early. If you see something you like, buy it immediately as it will be gone the next time you go to look at it. You will find large tables with vendors displaying the same overly priced stuff they brought 2 years ago. You will find a couple smaller tables with useful items such as old gun sights, etc. Tom (Tom's Military Arms) from Fond Du Lac will be there telling stories and yelling at people for trying to open the action on the rifles. There are a few tables with they typical "surplus" items including M16/AR15 small parts. There are typically new rifles and handguns at average prices and WI Cartridge will be there with their reload ammo. Somewhere in the pile of stuff are treasures to be found. You should get there early on Friday to find them as they will be gone quickly. Although the show is listed to run until 5:00PM on Saturday, the reality is that by 2:00PM vendors will be packing up and by 3:00PM some tables will be empty....
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 6:13:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Interceptor_Knight:
The Green Bay show is relatively small but is worth going if you can make it early. If you see something you like, buy it immediately as it will be gone the next time you go to look at it. You will find large tables with vendors displaying the same overly priced stuff they brought 2 years ago. You will find a couple smaller tables with useful items such as old gun sights, etc. Tom (Tom's Military Arms) from Fond Du Lac will be there telling stories and yelling at people for trying to open the action on the rifles. There are a few tables with they typical "surplus" items including M16/AR15 small parts. There are typically new rifles and handguns at average prices and WI Cartridge will be there with their reload ammo. Somewhere in the pile of stuff are treasures to be found. You should get there early on Friday to find them as they will be gone quickly. Although the show is listed to run until 5:00PM on Saturday, the reality is that by 2:00PM vendors will be packing up and by 3:00PM some tables will be empty....


This is right on.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:06:48 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. Think I'll save the 4-5 hours of drive time.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 9:40:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Brad_Grubb:
Thanks for the info. Think I'll save the 4-5 hours of drive time.


Ouch! There isn't a show in Wisconsin I would drive 4 hours to go to.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 10:07:07 AM EDT
Remember, Tom Thumb prefers that you dry fire his weapons before you purchase them.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 10:14:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NAM:
Remember, Tom Thumb prefers that you dry fire his weapons before you purchase them.


He tells me that if you open the action it is used then. I say do that and they tell him you will pay the used price.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 3:10:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Flamethrower:
Originally Posted By NAM:
Remember, Tom Thumb prefers that you dry fire his weapons before you purchase them.


He tells me that if you open the action it is used then. I say do that and they tell him you will pay the used price.


Ever wonder why he doesn't carry 1911's ......lol...
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:14:59 PM EDT
Prices were pretty nuts. Saw a SCAR for $5,500. AR's pretty much $2k, a couple of $500 lowers.

I walked around with my Yugo underfolder for probably 15 minutes before I sold it for $1,300.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:16:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Brad_Grubb:
Wondering how big the Green Bay show is compared to say Waukesha? I figure prices to buy would be insane but I am considering making some room in the safe and parting with a few items.


I saw Palmetto stripped lowers for $649. Some reasonable prices, some very unreasonable prices.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 7:39:34 PM EDT
what was 5.56 ammo going for?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 8:12:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lokltrkr:
what was 5.56 ammo going for?


I saw $320 on a 500 round box.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:56:27 PM EDT
Not one person should have went....that would send a very good message.
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