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Posted: 12/11/2005 8:14:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 1:39:21 PM EST by slidestop]
Will it be worth going too? I've read that many people were disappointed with the Harrisburg show which is supposed to be bigger and better the Valley Forge.


(ETA : To Fix the title)
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 8:41:05 AM EST
Valley Forge, for me, is a lot closer than Harrisburg. The show itself is usually good and at this time of the year will be crowded.

I plan on going but not sure which day. I'd like to go on Saturday but better deals are on Sunday.
No matter which day that you choose, go early to insure yourself a parking space.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:05:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 6:28:18 PM EST
Forgot this show was coming up. I'll be there on Saturday bright and early
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 7:33:29 AM EST
I will be there hopefully buying and selling some guns .

Valley Forge is a very good show usually.
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 8:45:32 AM EST
I'll probably hit the VF show... Only a 30min drive for me...
I 'gotta work 'till 1pm Saturday, so I'll prolly head down after work... If not, I'll go on Sunday...
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 3:42:34 PM EST
How would I go about selling a Saiga Rifle at the show? Would they allow me to just walk in with it even though I am not a vendor?
Link Posted: 12/12/2005 4:12:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 6:32:41 AM EST
what is the rifle chambered for and what would you like to sell it for? h.gif I might be interested...
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 2:55:25 PM EST
Instante you've got PM
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 1:37:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 2:03:52 PM EST
I'm going to be hitting the show on Sunday Morning. Anybody taken anything to sell or trade?
I think Im gonna get rid of my SW 1006 with mags. Hoping to find and AR or AK somethin somethin.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:00:58 AM EST
I go to the show alot. I'll be there this Saturday looking for HK stuff. There's generally good vendors out there, but there are a few jackasses (one guy last year told me the Springfield XD was going to be hard to get). I picked up a great SIG 228 at a very good price.

I think some of the prices there are inflated, nothing you can't get on the internet cheaper. But it's fun to go and it's fun to hang out with like-minded people (yah, even you Glock guys ;-) )

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:25:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 6:12:04 AM EST by MDN]
I'm hoping to get an unissued Yugo SKS and see what else crops up.

Bringing a Colt Commander maybe trade it for a full size .45 or maybe a CZ75 or clone. Also my IAI M1 carbine wanna sell it or trade it and get an all USGI one. Its been a great shooter with no problems but want an original.

The last few have been pretty good shows actually .

Wonder what the ammo prices will be .

Also my BM 20 " HBAR will be coming along for sale or trade
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:41:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 2:09:55 PM EST by slidestop]
I am beyond exausted as I have put in 70-hr week but I will be there bright and early...

I will most likely have a camo AR-47 slung over my shoulder....

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Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:15:06 AM EST
We'll be there in HK regalia. My wife and I will be there with our baby in a baby shirt that say s"I love my MP5".

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:50:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By slidestop:
Just to remind some of you ,the show is this Weekend ! Saturday & Sunday doors open at 9am.

When do doors close on saturday? sunday?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:07:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Civic215:
Instante you've got PM hr

Civic215, could you please resend, I am a noob and erased the message before I read it. Thanks.

Info for the Vallley Forge Gun Show

http://www.valleyforgegunshow.com/ (sorry, I don't know how to make it hot.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:26:24 PM EST
Hey Instante. If you are still interested in that Saiga I will be at the VF Show on Saturday. Just keep an eye out for a 24 yr old asian male with a Saiga rifle slung over his shoulder
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:11:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:45:32 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:55:03 PM EST
they make you check firearms you are going to try to sell or are going to have out in the open at the show. Your CCW is concealed, so they shouldn't know that you have it anyway.....but that's just my opinion, not the rules of the show....
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:57:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By FMJunkie:
Does anyone carry into the show? I know they make you check firearms being brought in but what about CCW?

I would like to know that also. I have been to the last 6 shows and I never carry while I'm in there. The signs just say you need to check your guns but nothing about CCW.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:58:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:44:37 PM EST
With CCW, if you answer YES at the counter that you are carrying the gentlemen at the counter will ask for the pistol.

They will clear the pistol for you.

They will thread and tie a plastic tie strap through the camber to render the pistol inoperative.

They will hand your pistol back to you all tied up.

The above takes place if you answer YES when they ask you if are you carrying today.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:08:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 6:09:35 PM EST by Quarterbore]
Honestly, I think it is a good idea... I carry my CCW to shows and I remove the mag and empty the chamber as soon as I get in the door... let them check the gun... do the show... and then cut the strap and load a mag before I exit the building again.

Too many people are not careful with their guns and the last thing any of us need is some idiot trying out a holster with a loaded gun and they shoot someone else... much less us!

With a pocket knife you can have a loaded gun in seconds if you needed a gun but there are so many guns in there that any criminal that you would need to shoot will not last long...
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:17:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By FMJunkie:
Well, found this on their website:

No loaded firearms permitted inside during open hours of the show.

gotcha, Quarterbore got it right though, if you plan on un-holstering at the show, then it's a good idea....
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:22:04 PM EST
I went to the show today and I unloaded at the door. No big deal.

I finally picked up a Beta C mag for my AR for $240. Good price for a face to face purchase.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:46:01 PM EST
I left my gun in the car even though I hate doing that. Usally the sign says to check your firearms but today it said no loaded firearms, I think that is the first time they ever said that.

Anyone pick up anything good?

I only got some xm193, some rail covers and a gift for the christmas xchange
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:45:42 PM EST

Anyone notice what Phoenix Distributors had ? (assuming they were there)

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:00:26 AM EST
I thought there were a number of good deals around... Some prices were high while others were pretty good. Lots of tables...

I didn't buy much but NEW 50 cal ammo cans for $5 were too tempting as wel as NEW SAW cans for $7. Ammo prices on average were a little more then I remember from the past but still not bad. Several tables were selling South African 308 and I was wishing I had researched my headstamps before I went....

We spent a lot of time at the show... worth the admission price for those looking for an idea of what to do today.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:17:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 10:24:14 AM EST by slidestop]
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:18:58 AM EST
I got a few misc boxes of ammo and also some FAL mags for 3/$10
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 11:25:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 1:11:39 PM EST
Unfortunately, I didn't buy a thing.

Was tempted though on a Winchester 52.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 2:24:37 PM EST
I got a Sig GSR .45 and also 2 M1 Carbines a Rockola and an Underwood . Plus some 15 rd carbine mags .

Very happy with the show saw alot of good deals .
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:23:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By crffl:

Anyone notice what Phoenix Distributors had ? (assuming they were there)


9mm 6450's for $799 (kinda rough).
Bunch of HK94's (DOJ guns) for $2200.
Whole mess of shotguns with different prices.
A bunch of glock 27's- $400

First stop....didn't pick up anything.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:43:10 PM EST
Well, I was there, but only for about 3 hours. I was hoping to be there for a couple more hours, but my uncle had to leave. It was my first gun show and I was impressed. Very cool! Next time I will bring some cash!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:04:07 PM EST

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:12:00 PM EST
Nice Garand walrus :)

I would like to get one of those eventually .

Originally Posted By walrus:

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:19:52 PM EST
FMJunkie, was that your first PA resident purchace? Being a NJ transplant myself I have to say I love buying guns in PA.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:30:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:37:59 PM EST
Let me know how your Class III goes. I will be looking at a short barrel rifle in the next three months.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:52:24 PM EST
I found a good deal today at the show; 1k of Q3131 in boxes of 20 rounds - $185. The fella selling it had 2k, but being this close to Christmas I could only buy 1k. The prices on XM193 was much higher than the last VF show, I got it last time for $96 for 500.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:37:28 PM EST
MDN, what did you pay for the M1 carbines if I could ask?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:03:56 PM EST
I didn't see any new .50 cal cans or SAW cans...DAMN! Those are great prices! I totally would have bought some...I did get a Tula Russian SKS, though ...I was fondling M1 Carbines all over the damn place...But...eh...I still live in Jersey...I don't think anyone would sell me one even with my C&R...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:17:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 3:20:35 AM EST by MDN]

Originally Posted By TARFU:
MDN, what did you pay for the M1 carbines if I could ask?

Underwood $625
Rockola $600

Rockola top one

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:32:04 PM EST
Thanks MDN. I picked up a Plainfield in real nice shape for $430.00 out the door for my buddy. I posted this in another area and the guys said I paid too much. I only saw a few cheaper than this and they were Universals which I was told to stay away from.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:29:05 AM EST
I thought the gun show was good as always. There were alot of airsoft things there though this year, I guess the xmas demand.

The Vector 51's were interesting as was the Marrs 51K pistol. First time I'd seen one of those. There were a few MP5's there with sears, but the prices were outrageous. In terms of HK stuff that would interest me, not much. A few SOCOM's that were way too much and pistols that were way too much. Some suppressors that were reasonable.

one of the things I saw that was cool was an original HK Chantilly Benelli with the single tube mag. That's a good shotgun for collection purposes. The USMC Benelli was cool too.

I really didnt see many AR things there, I was looking for a POF lower but to no avail.

the XM193 was pretty high.

The earplug guy seemed to do well which is good.

The HK94's at Phoenix were from NJ, there was really one 1 good one there in terms of finish. One had some surface rust on the front sight post that indicated bad care.

the guy I bought my 228 from last time showed me his ROBAR'd MP5SD...it was sweet. It was a post sample.

MP5 mags were way overpriced and generally looked in bad condition.

I did see a P9S in .45 and 9mm that looked NIB.


Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:39:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By TARFU:
Thanks MDN. I picked up a Plainfield in real nice shape for $430.00 out the door for my buddy. I posted this in another area and the guys said I paid too much. I only saw a few cheaper than this and they were Universals which I was told to stay away from.

The Plainfields are probably the best non USGI clone you can get. Not sure if you paid too much as I havent seen one for sale lately. The universals sell on GB and other sites for $350-$400.

I would probably have waited and gotten one of the Import marked carbines for $500-$575 range.

Guy I got mine from had a really nice Inland for $499 I will probably be getting in the next week or so. Should have got it at the show but didn't want to charge too much more.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:29:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 7:30:37 AM EST by phillyd2]
Well, I bought a cannon from the cannon guy near the front door! (Never thought I would say that) Also picked up a little Kel-tech .380 pea shooter pocket gun for $ 200. No clue if it will work but like the idea of them. Plus a few other little odds and ends such as a box of ammo, tools, etc.

You can always find better prices online but at the shows you can touchy feely.

BTW, the HK94's that I saw Sunday afternoon were all going for $ 2400.

My next toy will be a M14 so I spent sometime looking and learning. Amazing that many who were selling them knew next to nothing about them.
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