A Gunnie Saturday!: Part I

Saturday began with a trip to the York Gun Show at the York Fairgrounds with a friend of mine.  “Guns…lots of guns!” and might I add “Crowds, lots of crowds!”

There was much difficulty navigating the aisles. If Liberty is a well-armed sheep. The York Gun Show was clearly the sheep pen.  Prices were definitely up on a lot of things.

Mosin-Nagants $99-$175 for nothing specials.
SKS were priced $350 and up…and I mean up to nearly $600.
AK Semi-automatics were going for what you’d expect to pay for an AR.
AR15, as for them gone were the $700+ units.  $1,100 seemed to be the standard AR price and $1,500+ was NOT uncommon.

My friend and I got separated for a while.  I eyed a 1925 Mosin-Nagant with some very interesting markings.  Which I did not see any examples of on 7.62x54r.net.  In the end I passed, I’m kind of on a gun restricted budget for the next 6 months (*sighs*).  I have a good wife though…and she’s very tolerant and supportive on this issue.

I did wind up buying a sardine tin of 7.62x54r surplus ammo. $100 for 440 rounds and a few P-58 can openers. (Figured good idea to tape one to each sardine tin I buy.)  Also bought a box of a 100 7.62x54r “blanks”.  They were $3 and I figured WHY THE HECK NOT!  (I figure when the little one is old enough to shoot a larger rifle. A blank might be a good thing to start off with. Especially since they were so cheap.) That was about all I bought…

So I met up with my friend at the door. And lo and behold he had bought something. And it clearly did NOT look like it was within his $200 budget.  Not unless Springfield Armory has significantly lowered their price on the XDM model.  He had been eyeing sub-compacts for carry (which the XDM is not) but saw the XDM for $550 and went for it. Can’t blame him, looks like a really nice gun and I’ve heard only good things about it.

As a little test we pulled a prank on my wife. When I got home I pretended it was my purchase.  My wife was clearly not thrilled but neither was she enraged. She later told me she was waiting for my friend to leave before she yelled at me. *LOL*  (She wouldn’t have been upset about purchasing such a firearm, but for the fact that I am not supposed to buy any more for 6 months.) We want to save for a house…

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