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Hey guys,

Went to the local show today. Plenty of over priced Mosin Nagant rifles, not a Finn in sight. No Tula's. One former 1928 Izhevsk Dragoon. Typical refirb. One rifle was interesting maybe. Had a "PK" Prefix in front of the serial number, somethin' like that. Is that something special? Bought a Japanese type 44 carbine. Foldin' bayonet and matching cept' for a coupla' small parts. Scarce carbine.

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Everything at that show is high. No deals to be made unless it's someone walking around. I did see a Russian Tokarev all matching but the barrel, dated 1942 for $375. Was fixing to snatch it up when I realized the slide had a big crack towards the muzzle. Needless to say I sat it back down.
 

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I was there picked up a 91/59 with 80 rds of ammunition nice an clean forced matched, the deal was ok but not great. I saw a few US rifles. I am always amazed at the seller who I call the CMP guy who doses great finish work and makes no bones about reselling all the CMP rifles he just bought. I always ask if they are CMP guns and he tells me yes. Today he asked me why I ask and I told him I like to look at his items so I can see what is coming out of CMP before I order mine. I am leaving on vacation in the morning and did not have the time to deal on anything.
 

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Amost always the same vendors hawking the same old overpriced wares.
The best selection of milsurps would come from Covington Concealments & Treasure Hunt Firearms.
Michael & his lady are great to deal with, but most of what he has arrives straight from Century, but Century seems to send him their best looking firearms.:)
Treasure Hunt has a lot of desirable milsurps, but you gotta watch those two like your life depends on it. Very undesirable characters, those treasurehunters.:(
 

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Did they have the SVT-40 for like $1,300? It's usually on a collectors' table on the right as you enter the hall.
 

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By the way, I'm going to be at the show this afternoon around 2pm with a "B" marked Finn that I'm asking $220 for (wonderful shape). I'll also have an Inland M1 Carbine with Austrian police marks. Perhaps I'll bump into somebody there! (I'm not really dying to sell, but I have to show up to a show with something, right?)
 

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I was there picked up a 91/59 with 80 rds of ammunition nice an clean forced matched, the deal was ok but not great. I saw a few US rifles. I am always amazed at the seller who I call the CMP guy who doses great finish work and makes no bones about reselling all the CMP rifles he just bought. I always ask if they are CMP guns and he tells me yes. Today he asked me why I ask and I told him I like to look at his items so I can see what is coming out of CMP before I order mine. I am leaving on vacation in the morning and did not have the time to deal on anything.
Hey Nola,

If that's the guy that had a bunch of Garands and Carbines, I sold him a QHMC, not CMP.

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What do you consider "over priced?" I'm always interested in knowing what Mosins are selling for in other parts of the country.
Hey Konstanty,

Hundred forty to two hundred for typical WWII dated refirbs. One ex-dragoon was cool but had the billboard, one eighty if I remember. There was a sniper refirb for five hundred, but wood finish was nasty. Probably a put together.

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Hopefully, the 10Jul10 gunshow in Slidell will be better.
Smaller, but some different vendors show up there due to the lack of the local gangbangers that infest the Kenner show.
 

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No, that was a real refurb (can't believe I said that...). There was at least a $129 priced 91/30. The over priced SVT was indeed there today. Otherwise, it was a very, VERY, familiar show. The same guys were there who are always there. Eh, well, I sold my two rifles and a bayonet so it worked for me.

In any case, it is vastly better, in virtually every way, than the MS Gulf Coast show also done by Great Southern.
 

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By the way, I'm going to be at the show this afternoon around 2pm with a "B" marked Finn that I'm asking $220 for (wonderful shape). I'll also have an Inland M1 Carbine with Austrian police marks. Perhaps I'll bump into somebody there! (I'm not really dying to sell, but I have to show up to a show with something, right?)
Wish I could have been there for the Finn. I am looking for a "B" barreled M91 in good shape. I will be helping a friendly FFL set up tables for the Slidell show on 10Jul.
Will you attend that one?
 

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My main focus is Finnish Mosins, but old 22 rifles are another interest.
By the way, I have the "B" barrel Mosin you sold at the Kenner gun show.
My buddy Dave called to ask me about it. Looks to never have been fired since assembly, but someone sure had a good time dry firing it!
I'll have to get another striker; this one is just too twisted.
Very interesting trigger/sear assembly & a 1906 Tula receiver that has the communist crest stamped over the czarist crest, & an AV3 stamp on the butt.
Luckily, I had spare screws to retain the barrel bands & a spare sling.
Very nice rifle after I cleaned the cosmo off.
 

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Lancebeer? Must have been a killer show!

Hey Mat,

I wouldn't call it a killer show, just the usual if you know who does what and how to deal with them. Homework is important. The people with the tables get the deals. One guy I know bought a Webley .455 auto with the Naval Broad Arrow and unit markings for fourteen hundred. Not many made and most were reworked. I'd swear this one was not and in fine shape. He knew nothing about it except he stole it. Could be a two to four thousand dollar pistol.

I sold my carbine fast and had spending money. Ya' gotta' look at everything at this show to find a treasure, sometimes it does not happen. I checked every Mosin I saw hoping to maybe find a SCW rifle. No go. I had money burnin' a hole in my pocket but I wanted to find something nice and bring some profit home also. A nice couple had a few interesting pieces, I helped them sell one. An H & R .32 in fine condition designed by Webley but made by H & R in the USA starting in 1916 or so. Nearly new. They also had the same pistol in .25, which is a caliber I have no interest in but has the Webley connection.
It is maybe the best made and tiniest .25 ever made. It was perfect, NOS. Husband said it came in the box but it fell apart. I almost tried to make a deal for it at three fifty but went walkin' around some more. Went back to Treasure Hunt's table and found the Japanese second variation M44 carbine. All matching cept' for the floor plate and firing pin. Nice bright wood with no cracks, all apart now. I'm good.

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Used to hit the Kenner,La gun show a few times a year. One year was more memorable than most. Unknown to us, some moron stuffed a mini-14 inside his rather large and sloppy pants. Since this show has police security the dealer tipped them off. Walking down the ramp from the entrance we were greeted by police with drawn handguns and said moron was behind us. Ever see a fat man with a cane move at warp speed?. Anyway they are yelling at him not to take the rifle out of his pants. They rushed him as he was trying to get the gun. Needless to say the moron is probably still doing time. Never really saw anything at the time that spoke to me. Always did better at Gonzalas, Lafayette La. shows. Frank
 

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Everything at that show is high. No deals to be made unless it's someone walking around. I did see a Russian Tokarev all matching but the barrel, dated 1942 for $375. Was fixing to snatch it up when I realized the slide had a big crack towards the muzzle. Needless to say I sat it back down.
Most gunshows these days are a waste of time.
The hard core collectors realized they could pay $100 for a table and walk around/see everything as all the dealers were setting their tables up.

Anything worth getting is snatched up before the show is even opened.
Every time I've gone to a gunshow, it's been a complete waste of time other than the people watching and of course for the amusement of the "this rifle shot at Hitler" type stories, usually accompanied by an equally astonishing price tag.

Just been my experience.

Edit: And now I notice this thread is from 2010 and was bumped earlier this morning.. Not sure why the darn forum algorithm shows these threads to people. Saw the "$1200 SVT40" post and knew something was up, haha.
 
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