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Old 04-21-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Went to the gunshow today

Cal Expo gunshow in Sacramento. Decent show but parking and admission put you twenty-four dollars in the hole before you walk through the door so don't go looking for deals. Found a nice cache of M1 clips WWI Canadian manufacture.

The biggest disappointment was looking at a Garand that had been aggressively sand blasted, refinished and mounted in really beat up wood. A lot of the detail on the heel was scrubbed away but I could still read the seven digit serial number. 19xxxxx and the guy selling it had the chutzpa to claim it was a 1941 and was asking eighteen hundred for it. Springfield made about 450,000 Garands by the end of 1941. His rifle was made in the fall of 1943 assuming it wasn't a rewelded frankengarand.

Ammunition madness - Fifty round boxes of .22LR were being advertised for $12.50
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Cal Expo gunshow in Sacramento. Decent show but parking and admission put you twenty-four dollars in the hole before you walk through the door so don't go looking for deals. Found a nice cache of M1 clips WWI Canadian manufacture.

The biggest disappointment was looking at a Garand that had been aggressively sand blasted, refinished and mounted in really beat up wood. A lot of the detail on the heel was scrubbed away but I could still read the seven digit serial number. 19xxxxx and the guy selling it had the chutzpa to claim it was a 1941 and was asking eighteen hundred for it. Springfield made about 450,000 Garands by the end of 1941. His rifle was made in the fall of 1943 assuming it wasn't a rewelded frankengarand.

Ammunition madness - Fifty round boxes of .22LR were being advertised for $12.50

M 1 clips ....WW1? Someone appears to have a time machine that they haven't been talking about . . . . .

I'm sure the WW1 Doughboy would have loved the M1 Garand.


And, yes, you do have to be careful about what people at gunshows tell you.
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M 1 clips ....WW1? Someone appears to have a time machine that they haven't been talking about . . . . .

I'm sure the WW1 Doughboy would have loved the M1 Garand.


And, yes, you do have to be careful about what people at gunshows tell you.
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Rocky, see "Military Weapons" and raise "Historical Artifacts" including my very own Ship of the Line to store some of it aboard.
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And a complete 1938 20th Century Limited as an RV... or maybe a C-5.
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