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Old November 16, 2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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I think it's a deal...

Well, this could be a terrible thing. A new gun store opened up about a quarter mile down the road from my house. I stopped by today and over in the corner, well away from the black rifles and plastic guns was an ASM "1851" conversion in .44 Colt.

The tag said $280 and they took $250, threw in half a box of Black Hills ammo and two and a half boxes of brass.



Seems like a good deal. Finally...finally I get to go shooting tomorrow!
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Old November 16, 2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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"Seems like a good deal." you say? Just seems?
What a find!!!!

Good job!
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Old November 16, 2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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why, oh why, can I never find deals like that! Same day my wife decided that my Uberti Hombre was hers, I see a buddy on a forum pick up the same exact pistol for $150. I just can't catch a break!
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Old November 16, 2012, 08:01 PM   #4
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That's a steal of a deal.
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Old November 16, 2012, 08:32 PM   #5
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You know, when I got home and showed my wife, she actually said that it was kind of pretty and didn't make a bit of a fuss.

I should have bought a lottery ticket while I was at it.d
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Old November 16, 2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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No, you should have went back and bought another gun!

(well... while she's in a good mood!)
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:18 PM   #7
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Ha, Beagle, I don't think I wanted to push my luck that hard!

BTW, I'm going to load the empties up with black powder and a cast bullet. Does anybody know if the same 200 grain bullet for .44-40 will do the job in .44 Colt? Or should I cast .44 Special bullets?
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Old November 16, 2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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That was a good deal.
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Old November 17, 2012, 05:35 AM   #9
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Does anybody know if the same 200 grain bullet for .44-40 will do the job in .44 Colt? Or should I cast .44 Special bullets?
As long as they're modern 44-40's. Original 44-40's were .427, modern ones are .429
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Old November 17, 2012, 07:09 AM   #10
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Good find, HC.

Real nice find.

I do agree with you that it is a darned shame that SOB had to open up a gun shop a quarter mile from you!

Will the tribulations ever end?!


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Old November 17, 2012, 09:05 PM   #11
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hahahahahaha...good deal?

If that guy keeps selling/giving away stuff like that he won't
be in business very long
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Old November 20, 2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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The only thing I ever see in the gun stores around here are Smiths and Glocks.
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Old November 21, 2012, 12:45 AM   #13
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hahahahahaha...good deal?

If that guy keeps selling/giving away stuff like that he won't
be in business very long
Well, to be fair, his main business is selling black rifles and Glocks, so I think that he was at a loss for what to do with 19th century tactical gear. He took it in on trade, so somehow I think that this was a circle of "what do we do with it?"

jib43, that's kind of the way things go around here, but every now and then, something nice pops up. We have a lively Internet classified site that isn't afraid to have a guns section, but it's closing down next month, so I guess that I'll have to do more leg work. Or less spending.
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