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Old 11-03-2018, 05:18 PM   #1
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There is still hope for gun shows maybe..... Today I saw 2 Mak90ís in good shape at the show. One was regular Mak90 Sporter for $700 and the other was maybe a transitional rifle in which it didnít say Mak90 Sporter on the receiver. It had Made in China, etc. on the receiver and Mak90 ##### on the trunnion. It also had a smooth around barrel nut welded to the muzzle. It was only $600. Both straight cut receivers. Strapped for cash and really donít need another Mak or Iíd bought the $600 rifle. It also still had the cleaning rod retainer on the sight bottom and groove for the rod where the lug had been milled off. Probably should have gotten it anyway but Iím sure somebody will enjoy it.
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Old 11-03-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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I told people that in NC stuff gets cheap. Where was this one,, I'm guessing way out west if your where there
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:07 PM   #3
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Yeah man it was in Hickory. Things get cheap until it’s something I want and then it’s always a premium price LOL A guy bought the $600 rifle.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:11 PM   #4
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You see that Steyr Maadi that popped up on Arms It belongs to Gunlover on the local forums
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:27 PM   #5
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I enjoy going to gun shows, theres still deals to be had.
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Old 11-03-2018, 06:35 PM   #6
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You see that Steyr Maadi that popped up on Arms It belongs to Gunlover on the local forums
Yeah but for $3000 not me LOL
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:28 AM   #7
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$600 for a straight cut transitional MAK-90 is a freaking steal. That's a thousand dollar rifle if in good condition.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:32 AM   #8
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$600 for a straight cut transitional MAK-90 is a freaking steal. That's a thousand dollar rifle if in good condition.
I agree with PolyMAK....
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:03 AM   #9
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I’ve picked up both a SAS M-7 UF for $650 and a Bulgarian AKS-74 original barrel kit build for $500 in the past year at local gunshows. Don’t let the dozens of $1000 WASRs scare you away, there are still plenty of deals to be made. Also, don’t be afraid to make a significantly lower offer than the price tag.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:20 AM   #10
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Sounds like a very fair deal op, I passed up a sweet deal at the show yesterday on a Hesse Mak90 with welded trunnions. Only $495 for whatever parts could be salvaged from that absolute turd of a rifle.

There are deals out there though, gun shows are mostly fun social events for me but I have scored some great deals on occasion. Selling uncommon AK stuff is like pulling teeth, most people have no idea what they're looking at.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:28 PM   #11
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yeah last gunshow i went to in las vegas had some good deals. a few maks in the $7-$750 range but of course i couldn't afford it. i did however pick up two chinese flat backs for $20 so theres that.
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:52 PM   #12
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$600 for a straight cut transitional MAK-90 is a freaking steal. That's a thousand dollar rifle if in good condition.
Good deal but not a 1k rifle in Norf Cacalacky (NC) Couple milled floating around at 9 and nobody's buying them.
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Good deal but not a 1k rifle in Norf Cacalacky (NC) Couple milled floating around at 9 and nobody's buying them.
Come up here to the Pacific Inland Northwest and try to find ANY AK......even a shitty one. Up here it's AR, all-the-time.....or bolt-action. I swear, it fucking rained Norincos and Arsenals on the South. That's where I had to find 90% of my collection....almost none here.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:31 PM   #14
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Come up here to the Pacific Inland Northwest and try to find ANY AK......even a shitty one. Up here it's AR, all-the-time.....or bolt-action. I swear, it fucking rained Norincos and Arsenals on the South. That's where I had to find 90% of my collection....almost none here.
lol,If I every start shipping rifles, we can be partners. I still buy Maks but they have to be 550 or below.
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Old 11-04-2018, 02:33 PM   #15
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$600 for a straight cut transitional MAK-90 is a freaking steal.
Yep.

I would have been hitting the ATM machine and taking that one home after attempting to haggle even more. LoL
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I would have been hitting the ATM machine and taking that one home after attempting to haggle even more. LoL
Yep, even if its a steal ya gota ask!
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:35 AM   #17
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I still go to every gun show I can. I have more fun finding magazines and what not more than anything. Iíve found some gems lately too.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:59 AM   #18
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Anybody going to the big show in Tulsa this coming weekend? (10-11 Nov 2018)
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:18 AM   #19
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I try to go when i can as well.
Hardly anything though...about a year ago I found
Some blue/white box 8m3.and kilmovsk or whatever it's called..it was in packs.for a pretty decent price.
Too bad I was a bit broke other wise I would have bought all of it.
Older guy selling it.

Saw a converted saiga legion for 750 this past summer.also a older guy.but it was tacticooleed out.
I hesitated.plus I went the last 5 mins of the show and didn't have all the funds..went back at the next show..gone.

I usually try to look for ak parts,furniture mags.

Most of the fun show prices are a bit high.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:34 AM   #20
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$600 for a straight cut transitional MAK-90 is a freaking steal. That's a thousand dollar rifle if in good condition.
Agreed. I saw a stamped MAK 90 listed for $950 on armslist here locally about a month ago or so and it was gone within a couple days. Combloc AK's sell quickly down here because they're few and far between.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:29 PM   #21
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Love the gunshows. Ya, there is a bunch of overpriced shit. but half the fun is weeding thru it and finding that treasure or 2 you know is there somewhere. I find something at almost every show I go to. The key is to know exactly what you are looking at and be prepared to whip out the cash when you find the right deal. Can't tell you how many treasures I have found at the multiple gunshows I go to yearly, but it's alot.
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I don't necessarily go to gun shows looking for deals on guns. I do find the occasional decently priced gun from time to time, but I usually go looking for the little accessories to flesh out my collection.

Last weekend at the Big Reno show I got a nice WWI bayonet complete with the scabbard and 1918 dated frog for my GEW98 for $100 (in case you don't know, that is a steal for one of these). I also found the correct Nazi marked holster for my '42 vintage Radom VIS Mod35 in excellent condition for about 1/2 what they are asking on Gonebroker. I also got a few WWII GI 1911A1 magazines for ten bucks each.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:09 PM   #23
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I go to Atlanta main gun show that have 200 plus tables.
cash is king and can have a great deal if you know what you are looking for.
most of smaller shows are disappointing but bigger shows are fun.
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Think I'll go to the gun show in Richmond, VA this weekend to see if yesterday's election has any 'immediate' results.
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