Melbourne March 2012 gunshow
I was there both days as a seller and buyer.
Got two cheap presses, a Rockchucker and a six head Simplex, as well as the usual small screws/parts you need for projects. There was a fairly good selection of the "rusty/dusty" parts. Also picked up four boxes x 50 of flat base .303 SP projies which are harder to find now.
The show had a wide range of .303's and many sold - demand for them still seems to be rising.
We moved our last two class C .22's (a beautiful cased takedown Browning and a scoped Ruger 10/22) plus some older military rifles. Demand for original accessories, stripper clips, military rifle brass and pistol brass etc was good. Sellers near us reported even better sales of all the smaller type of items at Adelaide the weekend before.
Looked at a couple of nice 7.62 No.4 conversions, Lithgow proof marked and very nice stocks in the "Enforcer" style. One had the .303 mag, the other the Ishy mag. Both had good barrels but neither had a decent target sight fitted, and I am guessing that was why they didn't go out the door at asking price above $500.
The usual selection of factory knife sellers but one local knife custom maker Bruce Merchant attended for the first time and did well. A lot of interest in his knives. The quality difference between a custom job and the factory stuff (e.g Kizlyar) is huge: even the punters could see it and bought them. The tyre kickers looked with interest at Bruce shaving his arm but didn't buy. By Sunday Bruce's left arm was pretty well hairless! If sales are better in July I'll buy one of his knives for sure.
Overall the dealers we spoke to felt is was a good show and that "Machinegun" Pannan is doing a good job putting it on.