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Old September 10, 2012, 01:14 PM   #26
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True story -- because I'd have to be stark raving looney tunes to even attempt to make this up:

Was at a large, annual outdoor swap meet over Labor Day weekend, like a big gun show, dog show and flea market. Many, many guns bought, sold & swapped. You are just as likely to see antiques, old records or someone selling homemade honey or jelly as you are to see a table full of handguns, rifles and shotguns.

One lady had a scattered few gun accessory items and mostly garage sale type items on her table. With a little tag hanging from it was a modern full-size Ruger padlock, the ones they ship with revolvers where the instructions show a picture of the cheap chinese padlock simply locked behind the trigger in the trigger guard. (as if anyone would do that...)

She had a tag with a price of $20 and a line through that price, recently reduced to $18.

I honestly don't know if she thought it was some rare-ish collectible, or she was hoping that some schmuck might think that were the case.
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Old September 11, 2012, 07:08 AM   #27
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Was at a large, annual outdoor swap meet over Labor Day weekend, like a big gun show, dog show and flea market. Many, many guns bought, sold & swapped. You are just as likely to see antiques, old records or someone selling homemade honey or jelly as you are to see a table full of handguns, rifles and shotguns
The one at Washington Courthouse by chance?
I've been to that one & it's freaking huge!
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Old September 11, 2012, 01:36 PM   #28
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I am actually not aware of THAT one?

The one I was at was in Johnstown. It's been going on for YEARS but I've only been going for a bit. Back in the day, my Labor Day event was the National Coon Dog Field Trials in Kenton, Ohio. It was b-i-g but it grew too crazy. The drunk campers were one thing, but when they expanded in to evening entertainment (concerts) it simply grew in to a monster and the owners just pulled the plug on it.

As I've heard it, a bunch of the regular vendors went to Lima to the Allen County Fairgrounds for a similar event, and another large bunch went to Johnstown.

Next year, I'll finally get it right. Johnstown on Saturday and Lima on Sunday! (range day on Monday!)
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Old September 11, 2012, 02:22 PM   #29
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It's been years since I was @ the WC show.
I was visiting some friends in Circleville for the Punkin show & we took a ride to WC to see the show. My buddy Tom wanted to pick up an 8mm Mauser.
He got a nice one cheap IIRC.
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