Did you see the guy who had 9mm blazer for $25 a box? Not what I would call a good deal. I did find some 00 Buckshot for $6/ box, I guess that’s not terrible for current times.for me it was a good show, as usual I went looking for one thing (3" steel shot loads) and left with something different (a couple of shotguns).
No beef jerky (there is a food truck though) not a lot of crap, I could easily have bought several more guns at what I thought were bargains.
There is a super clean Ithaca NID 10 magnum for about a grand and a half which is really low (they only made about 800 of them in the 30's but I already have one, I passed on a nice sidelock 16 gauge Pieper/Bayard for around $600 which was a good deal as well.
I thought the ammo was stupid expensive but I haven't tried to buy any since before Covid and don't really need any.
Lots of nice collectable shotguns and rifles at mostly good prices.
Glad I went as it is also the NoVa Collectors show this weekend in Manassas - it was a coin toss for me
Sounds like a good score. Too bad its over today.I went Saturday morning and bought a Norinco 1897 riot gun at the second table in the door. Ive been looking for a 1897 for years. overall I thought it a great to a show not full of ARs and knives, jerky, pickles, etc. I did see a M1 Carbine in 5.7 spitfire, that was pretty cool.
There used to be a number of tables that weren't dealers. And, the same thought occurred to me about the new Maryland law. Many of those private sellers...most of these actually...had their 03 FFLs which would still allow for direct transfers of C&R long guns. I actually went there today with a few of mine printed off just in case. Never took them outI wonder if MD new law that everything must be transferred has hurt it any? The one year I went, which was many year ago I feel there was a few tables of private owners set up selling some of there stuff. Are people also still walking around trying to sell? Mean the transfer process would be easy at a show, but just another hoop you need to jump thru.
I saw relatively few quality sxs shotguns. There used to be a guy there that would have several Darnes and others who had other quality guns. I did see several along the lines of Savage and old Baltimore Arms shotguns. There was one Savage Fox B in 410 that caught my attention. Also a couple Parker VH grade somewhat worn but probably OK shooters for around 1300 to 1500 It wasn't in bad shape, but also not really good shape or I would likely have been more interested. If someone wanted a Japanese made Win 101 there was one of those as well in great shape for 1k. Also a pretty nice 20 ga BPS I would guess from the 80s (not choke tubed - 500 I think). Also a Browning Citori multi barrel set with 20 ga, 28, and 410 (but 19k....they can keep it). So, yeah, there were a few things there, but not as much as in past years. And there weren't as many good prices as in the past in my estimation. And on a couple guns I asked about, there was no real bargaining They did have someone there to facilitate transfers.I would still say it was pretty good show if you wanted classic sxs shotguns, classic pumps or rifles. Not as much classic military stuff and I dont care about the plastic guns at all so....
I did ask about a used MEC Jr 12 gauge loader that was for sale on a table and was told $200, I was thinking 50 - 75 bucks and just laughed and kept walking