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fairgrounds gun show

Discussion in 'Carolina Glockers' started by southernshooter, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Wow, seems like there is a gun show almost every weekend. Went to the one at the fairgrounds today. I could actually get in!. The last three at the jamil temple, the line was 100 yards long so I just left. Saw a few good buys. Most AK's were $599 for a WASR, then saw some for $529. Some Saiga's for $499.
    Mostly dealers as usual, selling at 10% discount. A guy was selling some shamwows?, a guy selling pots and pans, some jewelry, stun guns etc too.
  2. Glockphobia

    Glockphobia NOT!

    Apr 30, 2005
    siaga's for 499.00, that dont sound bad, plus you dont have to WAIT. if i had my CHECK from barack osama, id get one

  3. CarlosC

    CarlosC AK Fanatic

    Jan 4, 2000
    DFW area, TX
    I was there on Saturday. Perhaps you saw me...I was the guy proudly wearing my Steelers jacket.

    Anyway, the prices were as I expected...some outrageously high and some normal for the times. I go to the gun shows with specific items in mind...AK parts (Egyptian mags, AK-74 FHs, etc.), AR parts (I'm building another one), ammo, or genuine deals on guns I really desire = Luger, Polish or Russian AKM, Sig 225, 1903A3; so if I don't see anything, I don't buy. As it turned out, I got two bayonets for my ARs that I debanned last month.

    There was a guy on the extreme left when you walked in that had a TAPCO'd Chinese MAK wanting to sell it to me for $1000. I don't know if he was offended when I said, "Are you kidding me? For a ban-era MAK-90!? I can get a real Russian AKM for that!" I shook my head and walked away just to be met by some very pushy guy trying to sell me his brother's MAK for $600. I kept telling him I wasn't interested, but he kept pushing, so I finally told him if I had $600, I'd find another $500 and buy the original, preban Chinese AKM on the next table or get another $400 and buy the Saiga Legion.

    As usual, my buddies from Upstate Armory were there with their excellent selection of ARs and AKs, including a Saiga Legion 20...the first one I have ever seen. If I would have had that much money, Bob and company would have relieved me of it and I'd have my Russian AKM. They also had a Tantal, a little high IMO, but available, and one of the AMD-65s with the FEG receiver, which I think are excellent guns.

    What else did I see....$800 Luger with mismatched parts; Garands in the $700+ range; M-1 Carbines around the same price or less for mismatched ones; $250 beat up Enfields; a genuine .45ACP Guidelamp Liberator pistol ($6k); reasonably priced pistols.
  4. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

    Apr 30, 2004
    Columbia, S.C.
    I went on Saturday as well and walked away completely empty handed (for a change). I just didn't see anything that I was interested enough to part with my money over. I do regret not having bought a little ammo, but I haven't been doing too much shooting lately anyway. Oh well, maybe next show. Gunshows are like a treasure hunt to me..... looking for the needle in the haystack. It can be fun or frustrating depending on your mood.
  5. leper65

    leper65 Gun Nut

    May 1, 2004
    Kenly, NC
    I went up on Saturday as well. First time I've been to that show, it was nice not having to wait in line for an hour to get in for a change. I did find a new G19 for a good price, but left quickly after that. It was too crowded, they need to move that show into a larger building.