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I might have had the BEST show of my life this past weekend. Here is a list of what I picked up...

LNIB 2.5" BSS Colt Python
LNIB 6" E-Nickel Colt Trooper MKIII in .22 Mag
99% (maybe unfired) 5" Colt Cobra (1960 production)
99% 6" Blue Python (No Box) (1977)
NIB Lew Horton (1984) Limited Edition 2.5" SS S&W 686 (Serial Number ALW0000) Serial number ZERO!

I now need to raise some cash so most of these will be finding their way onto GB over the next several days...
 
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That's a pretty good weekend!
Selling anything here?
The guns I'm sure I want to sell are going to be real "wildcards" as far as selling price goes. I have no idea what the 2.5" BSS Python, .22 Mag Trooper, and Lew Horton 686 might bring. Hate to say it but I'm going to leave the price up to the bidders on GB. My gun buying fund is completely empty and I need a cash infusion REAL bad.

I plan to keep the 5" Cobra. Right now, I'm undecided on the 6" Python.
 

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That was a great score.I only wish they would have gun shows here.After Newton Conn they are banned throughout Westcester County New York. I am blessed to have Gun Broker or I wouldn't have the Colts I really wanted to have.
 

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Very nice weekend for you. We also have no gun shows here in NJ. I have to wait until there is one in Pa. Good luck with your sales.
 

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Very nice weekend for you. We also have no gun shows here in NJ. I have to wait until there is one in Pa. Good luck with your sales.
although I know it's a possibility that it can happen anywhere I hate to imagine not having local gun shows to attend like you, cruiser, and others have experienced.


@ snakeman, i'd love to have that bss python and 22mag trooper but i'll bide my time in the hope of someday finding them locally.
 

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Yes that is a heck of a show! I've never picked up that much good stuff at a single show, not even close, WOW! Were you set up or just walking around? I'm guessing set up:).
 

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Yes that is a heck of a show! I've never picked up that much good stuff at a single show, not even close, WOW! Were you set up or just walking around? I'm guessing set up:).
Yeah, I had my own table at the show. It's near the front entrance and I always try and keep an eye on what's walking through the door. Today was just blind luck. It was a buddy of mine who steered the BSS Python my way. I never would have seen it if it wasn't for him.

I only sell about one gun every other show or so. There isn't a lot of Colt collector money at the Tucson shows. I'd say about 80% of the crowd and "black guns & ammo" types who don't even give my Colts a second glance. If I can pick up a nice Colt here and there, it's well worth it. Today I just got stupid lucky...
 
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I think Russ take the term "Gun Show" literally.

He shows off some awesome Colts, has the best looking display cases, and loves to talk Colts. :)

Like he said, he doesn't sell much in town and neither do I.

I end up trading guns more often than not.

Wished I would have been there to watch those deals go down. My day was done by lunchtime saturday.
 

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Don't want this to come off as sarcasm, but if you need cash that bad, why in the world did you buy guns in the first place?
Ron



The guns I'm sure I want to sell are going to be real "wildcards" as far as selling price goes. I have no idea what the 2.5" BSS Python, .22 Mag Trooper, and Lew Horton 686 might bring. Hate to say it but I'm going to leave the price up to the bidders on GB. My gun buying fund is completely empty and I need a cash infusion REAL bad.

I plan to keep the 5" Cobra. Right now, I'm undecided on the 6" Python.
 

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Evidently the prices were good enough to flip them. I.E. sell them for a lot more than the gunshow seller realized they were worth.
 

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I guess as a collector of history, that would not be my motive to buy. This is not to reflect anything bad on him. Ron

Evidently the prices were good enough to flip them. I.E. sell them for a lot more than the seller realized they were worth.
 

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Don't want this to come off as sarcasm, but if you need cash that bad, why in the world did you buy guns in the first place?
Ron
I just do this as a hobby (not a FFL dealer). I will sometimes buy a few guns with the intention to "flip" them so that I can raise cash for other "keeper" guns. I didn't mean to imply that I needed the money for normal everyday living expenses, but rather to boost my gun buying fund. I just happened to get a good enough deal on the Python and Trooper as to make a few bucks on a flip...
 
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Sounds OK. Glad you did not take it as rudeness or sarcasm. Ron

I just do this as a hobby (not a FFL dealer). I will sometimes buy a few guns with the intention to "flip" them so that I can raise cash for other "keeper" guns. I didn't mean to imply that I needed the money for normal everyday living expenses, but rather to boost my gun buying fund. I just happened to get a good enough deal on the Python and Trooper as to make a few bucks on a flip...
 

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I won't be listing the guns for a few days. My wife and I are off a couple days for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Here are a couple of very quick pics...
Revolver Gun Starting pistol Airsoft gun Trigger Revolver Gun Firearm Trigger Starting pistol Gun Revolver Firearm Trigger Starting pistol
 
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OUCH! you're really rubbing it in now posting pics of that python and trooper!



joking :p
 

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I just do this as a hobby (not a FFL dealer). I will sometimes buy a few guns with the intention to "flip" them so that I can raise cash for other "keeper" guns. I didn't mean to imply that I needed the money for normal everyday living expenses, but rather to boost my gun buying fund. I just happened to get a good enough deal on the Python and Trooper as to make a few bucks on a flip...
Well said and just part of enjoying the hobby. The rest of us are just envious.
 
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