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rebelmark26
12-15-2007, 7:47 AM
I live in Antioch, so I'm obligated to go....

tankerman
12-15-2007, 7:56 AM
I happen to be in the area. Is it a good show? Large or small?

Thanks

sierratangofoxtrotunion
12-15-2007, 9:51 AM
Eh, smallish. It's usually a little smaller than the Vallejo show, but you never can tell. I may come by after work.

Boomer1961
12-15-2007, 10:21 AM
The best part about it was parking use to be free.

Not sure if that is true anymore, maybe someone can chime in.

Also no milwall, me a thinking the show promoters should give them 10 free tabels and attendance would double. Every dealer, except the few still selling ammunition, would love this marketing strategy.

rebelmark26
12-15-2007, 10:22 AM
Just got back from the show...Since the advent of the OLL, this show has turned from FUdd city to a reasonable show; however, most of the vendors must smoke some good stuff before they slap prices on ...$450 for SKS's? C'mon...GTFOOH. Anyways...picked up some SS109 and some .223 Port..200 rds total..also joined the NRA

rebelmark26
12-15-2007, 10:28 AM
Parking is still free!

tankerman
12-15-2007, 3:26 PM
I did go this morning and probably will go back tomorrow.

A little on the small side but OK

Staring at endless tables of AR parts and accessories does not excite me, all that stuff can be found online. (one guy with and early Colt M16 complete upper flat side no forward assist, with butt stock $400 good condition)

So there was on guy with some boxes of parts, I like digging around in that kind of stuff.

Couple Remington M31's and Winchester M12's (nothing fantastic mostly field guns). The one armed guy "lefty' may have some shotgun items that a buddy of mine has been on the lookout for.


BTW, the term "fudd gun" is stoooopid. If there were no guns with real wood levers and bolts, etc... then these guns shows would not exist. Twenty tables of mall ninja crap with 4 tables of crappy reloads and another half dozen of the AR parts is not going to draw a crowd, but it would attract quite a crowd of wanna be soldiers and wanna be LE's, AKA security guards that would jump everytime one of those junk vendors pushed the button on a made in china bug zapper, I mean stun gun. I like AR's but that is not all I want to look at when I go to a gunshow. You can easily shop for that stuff from home.

DB2
12-15-2007, 3:29 PM
however, most of the vendors must smoke some good stuff before they slap prices on ...$450 for SKS's? C'mon...GTFOOH.

Shoulda snatched that bad boy up! They were going for $600 in Sac.:eek:

sierratangofoxtrotunion
12-16-2007, 9:48 AM
The one armed guy "lefty' may have some shotgun items that a buddy of mine has been on the lookout for.

Lefty Curtis' stuff is always in real nice condition. I think he only works on like bolt-action and stuff, I never see anything semi-auto at his table.

Boomer1961
12-16-2007, 9:58 AM
Shoulda snatched that bad boy up! They were going for $600 in Sac.:eek:........ however, most of the vendors must smoke some good stuff before they slap prices on .........



So you'all are talking about some "good stuff" to smoke that can be snatched up at his show?:eek:

The Antioch show was always really really small from what I remember and only worth it if you were not going to drive to far or were going to see a specific dealer.

Now if the have some "good stuff" I may have to re-evaluate my opinion about the show!:43:

Gunaria
12-16-2007, 10:31 AM
Went yesterday morning, wish I din't but oh well. Only things I picked up was some .30 carbine ammo, 100 rounds for $30, and some .30-06 black tip AP ammo in enbloc clips.

As for the Vendor's smoking the stuff, here are some of their prices;
AR lowers $189 and up (Dublin Gun & Knives has some for $139)
Mosin bent bolts $140 (Find these online for $50)
Average price for M1 Garand's $1200
Average price for M1 Carbine $1000
Yugo Mauser's for $365
MN in all flavors $265 to $1200 for a sniper with a post war mount (what can I say, Big 5 sales and 03 FFL's can do better)

Yes parking is still free.

Only nice stuff that I've seen was from Lefty, he has some really super nice and clean South American mauser's for about $500-$600

kamagong
12-16-2007, 8:17 PM
It is small, but I live in Pittsburg so I had to go. I wanted to pick up some books on the 1911 and maybe some mags. No books, but I did get some CMC Shooting Stars. I also saw a CZ-452 Trainer. I've read good things about it, and I want to pick up a nice .22 rifle before I get a Garand. It is a nice rifle, I really wanted to get it. Unfortunately I'm tapped out for the moment, but the guy who sold me the mags told me that he regularly stocks them. I'll pay him a visit after New Year's.

m24armorer
12-17-2007, 5:38 PM
And you guys missed the west german ppk/s .380 for 400.00 PPT, I so did not miss the new in box Ruger 22 mag 10/22 for 400.00.

There were some treasures there.....

tankerman
12-17-2007, 7:33 PM
And you guys missed the west german ppk/s .380 for 400.00 PPT, I so did not miss the new in box Ruger 22 mag 10/22 for 400.00.

There were some treasures there.....
I saw the ppk/s right off the bat. 10/22's are really my thing.

m24armorer
12-17-2007, 8:23 PM
A NIB 10/22 Magnum for 400.00, and it sat there till Sunday when I bought it.

Not to mention the Remington Lee 45-70 that went for 300.00.