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Old September 27, 2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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The Top Ten Coolest Relatively Cheap Things You Can Buy With a C&R Are...

...what? ;-)

Note that I said "reasonably cheap". A Mosin-Nagant is reasonably cheap. The "Colt, ATF Special Edition, Python Revolver, caliber .357 magnum" that's on the C&R list is probably not.
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Old September 28, 2009, 07:47 AM   #2
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Depends on the cutoff of "relatively cheap". In the under $300 range (in no particular order):

K-31
MN M91/30
MN M-44
K98k (r/c)
CZ vz-52
CZ vz-82
M95
TT-33
Lee-Enfield (if they're still available for < $300)
M39
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Old September 28, 2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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I'll also skip the order ... but I'll keep the same ~$300 limit ...

K-31
MN M91/30
98 Mauser
Swedish Mauser (gonna be tough at $300, but they ARE out there)
CZ50
CZ52
CZ82
M95
M38 Carcano
TT-33
Lee-Enfield
M39
SKS
Nagant M1895 Revolver
Manurhin Walther PP
Colt 1903 Hammerless Pocket Pistol (I saw one the other day for 3 even ... I'm sure the guy would've taken 299.99 to keep it in play

Well, that's more than 10 ... and I feel like I just got started ... maybe we should have set the limit lower

There are also some handguns that are C&R like the S&W revolvers from the early 1900's ... but you will be trading off condition to get the price down in the sub-$300 range ... this would likely apply to the countless Winchester 30-30's that qualify ... nice ones are likely to carry a price premium.

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Old September 28, 2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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K31
1895 Nagant
SKS seems to be over $300 now
The rest really depoend on taste. I would definitely get the K31 b/c it is simply an amazing rifle and the 1895 Nagant because it is an absurd design and only $85.
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Old September 28, 2009, 10:41 PM   #5
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You PASSED on a $299.99 colt 1903 pocket pistol???


What are you, crazy man? That's a very good price. Unless the gun was trash.

Around here, the junk `1903's go for more than that. A nice shooter with no finish and cracked grips is always 400-500 and up.
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Old September 29, 2009, 08:09 PM   #6
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You PASSED on a $299.99 colt 1903 pocket pistol???


What are you, crazy man? That's a very good price. Unless the gun was trash.

Around here, the junk `1903's go for more than that. A nice shooter with no finish and cracked grips is always 400-500 and up.
That's almost my experience in eastern MA, not quite as expensive but no so far off
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Old September 29, 2009, 09:36 PM   #7
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I bought nice nickle one with cracked grips for $225 last year. I let my Grandmother shoot it. Turns out she had owned one way back. She took it home. Oh well, it will likely eventually find it's way back to me.
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Old September 30, 2009, 12:16 AM   #8
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Type 99 Arisaka
BRNO 98/22
K31
MAS 36
Enfield 2A
VZ 24
M-48 Yugo Mauser
SMLE
Finnish M39
RC K98
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Old October 1, 2009, 01:34 AM   #9
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Don't gun shows allow you to buy when from a different state?
At the show here on the 19th, the seller asked me whether I'm a TN resident.

The guy at the July show in northwest MS never asked such a question.
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Old October 1, 2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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Don't gun shows allow you to buy when from a different state?
At the show here on the 19th, the seller asked me whether I'm a TN resident.
A FFL will always ask.

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The guy at the July show in northwest MS never asked such a question.
Private parties may or may not trouble themselves to inquire as to such things. Most don't.
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Old October 2, 2009, 05:33 AM   #11
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Don't gun shows allow you to buy when from a different state?
At the show here on the 19th, the seller asked me whether I'm a TN resident.
Under Federal law, you may purchase long guns ONLY (not handguns) in another state if (and only if) it is legal in both locations. In other words, it must be legal for you to be able to purchase long guns in your home state without benefit of 10 or 15 day waiting periods, etc., AND it must be legal in the state where the gun show is. It could also be the case where some local or state law in your home state might prohibit you from purchasing out of state, or the host state or municipality of the gun show may prohibit sales to out-of-staters.

Unfortunately, some FFL dealers are either ignorant of the Federal laws regarding this or just too paranoid to sell to an out-of-stater. In defense of the dealer, however, one can't know every law of every state.
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Old October 2, 2009, 12:38 PM   #12
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I won't argue with anyones top ten list except to say that a 12 Guage Remington Model 11 semi-auto shotgun or it's very close relative, the three shot Remington "Sportsman" model shotgun would be on mine. These very well-made guns were designed by none other than the great John Browning who considered this particular design to be his best achievement (i.e. not his model 1911 45 pistol). A million or so of these shotguns were manufactured by Remington between 1911 and 1948 and are still widely availiable today because they were quality guns that held up to rugged use. They are C&R eligible and these days they can be found at gun shows going for $250 or less - an incredible price for a gun of this quality. This is sort of like buying a well maintained 55 Chevy hardtop for $1000 or less. Deals like this don't last, and I look for these fine old shooters to greatly appreciate in value in the coming years.
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Old October 2, 2009, 06:58 PM   #13
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You PASSED on a $299.99 colt 1903 pocket pistol???
Yeah, well ... deal hunting was going VERY well and if it makes you feel any worse, there were two of them at that price! To be fair, one was fairly pitted on the slide ... I wasn't impressed. The other, was in really nice shape but the slide hold open didn't work and it wasn't obvious to me if it was the slide or the lever that was the issue. If I hadn't found other better things to spend my cash on, I would have gone back for the second one. Like they say, when it rains, it pours

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