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Old 03-16-2017, 09:53 AM
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Birmingham Show is consistently a great show.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:09 PM
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Rob They had a few nice M1,s at the Marksmanship Park today for sale,from what I have seen at the south store so far is not much,But you may want to make the drive out there and look around for a nice Garand in there.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:17 AM
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Birmingham show, lol... There's several guys I see at the SS every year buying on Friday, then see them again Saturday morning with the purchases they made Friday on their tables at 50%+ markup. Most still have the cmp hangtags on them. We stop by the SS every year but haven't purchased a rifle since the carbines.

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Old 03-17-2017, 10:46 AM
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2015 I bought a nice M1917 for $500 at the bham collectors show. Last year I I got a matching bayonet for around $130 that looks musseam quality. It's usually worth my drive from Augusta. One thing it's nice to go to a gun show and just see wall-to-wall milsurps.
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Old 03-18-2017, 06:38 PM
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Rob, what did you get? Pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:14 PM
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I talked with Rob this afternoon. It didn't happen.
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:12 AM
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I talked with Rob this afternoon. It didn't happen.
John is correct. I ended up not buying anything yesterday, either at the store or at the gun show. I was impressed by my restraint and still had a great time.

The store opened a little early on Saturday because the Class was there. Lot's of familiar faces in the crowd so spent more time visiting than looking at rifles.
Another forum member brought a really nice SA Rebuild for me to look at so we spent a fair amount of time dissecting his rifle. Nice rifle and a good guy.

We only planned to be at the store for about an hour since we were headed over to Birmingham with Nate but I did spend a little time looking at a few of the 6 mils.
Paul and I found two that were within one part of being correct. One had an HRA Op-Rod (an easy correct if you wanted to do that) and the other had a WWII SA bolt, also a fairly easy correct.
Also found a really nice Anniston Rebuild in the bunch. I was able to document it for my records which is cool. Another of them had a stock with the LK stamp. Many believe that is an early Letterkenny stamp, but the rifle did not exhibit any of the known LEAD characteristics so I suspect thet the stock just ended up on that rifle.
I did not look at all the 6 mils that were out, but of the four I did look at, I would have been happy with any one of them. Of the rifles I looked at, and a quick glance at the rest, all looked to have GI wood.
Already have a couple that were easy corrects so I passed on getting any more on this trip.

Briefly looked that the WRA M1Ds and saw a Field Grade with a decent barrel that also looked to have a GI finish. It was $1535 and probably worth every penny, but I already have a couple so put it back. I did not look at many cause I don't need the stress of additional temptation.

With the class present there were lot's of customers so best to leave whats on the racks for others anyway.

A good trip, but a sorry trip report. Just did not spend much time looking and was not really wanting to buy since I have good examples of what is out already anyway.
Still had a great time and already thinking of the next trip down.


till next trip,
Rob
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:01 PM
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Birmingham Show is consistently a great show.

+1---- I think it rivals The Springfield Mass. 1000+ gun show & or the Military Max show!

Sadly - Never been to the Louisville Ku. or big Tulsa Ok show!

Bring money!
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Old 03-19-2017, 07:12 PM
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I bought a couple of the WWI dated leather slings at the south store. I could not decide which one I liked more so I bought both to decide later. One will look great on my 1918 M1917. And a few MRT marked $6 slings. I'm really kicking myself for not paying for the $35 1944 sling. I ended up spending $350 on a correct stock for my 1944 M1 and I wish I would have bought the sling. Still was a fantastic visit to the store and show.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:28 AM
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Birmingham Show is consistently a great show.

+1---- I think it rivals The Springfield Mass. 1000+ gun show & or the Military Max show!

Sadly - Never been to the Louisville Ku. or big Tulsa Ok show!

Bring money!
broom
You can go on Youtube and see videos of both the Louisville Show of Shows and the Wannenmacher Tulsa show.
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