My fondest memories as a small boy was my father taking me to the big gunshow at the Pomona fair grounds.
It was magical..guns, guns and more guns.
My dad would point out specific guns, tell me about them, "Grandpa had one of these in 32-20 type of talk.
It was just our Father & Son time, away from Mom and my two sisters lol.
It did distill in me an appreciation for the older guns, although for some strange reasons my dad ended up with about a dozen S&W Model 10's over the years which I never understood
Really Model 10's????
Gun show prices are what they are, I don't blame anyone for making money, and honestly like a lot of items us men have, the for sell price is so high as to make sure it actually doesn't sell.