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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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I was in the area so I stopped at a Gun Shop in Newville today. Thay have a beautiful display of rifles, but what gives with the prices? His rifles seem to be priced hundreds more than other places. 7600, 35 Whelen for $995, one example. I know they need to make a profit, but hundreds more?

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You're right. I guess I was just making conversation, sorry...

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I agree with you. Some gun shops are way out of touch with prices. On a whole, I feel new gun prices are way out of line everywhere. I don`t know if I will ever buy a new gun again unless prices go down. It`s ridiculous. Now some will say some have good prices and this and that and they are right, but they are usually talking about the bottom end Savages and the like. I don`t want an all black gun with a plastic stock. I like walnut and blued like the Remington 700 BDL and they are prices way out of sight now. Sometimes you can get a Ruger M77 Hawkeye for a decent price, but rarely. Sorry for the rant.

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He deals in specialty and rare guns mostly

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Been there a couple times myself.

He caters to a certain clientele. From what I've been told, Hank Williams Jr. used to or still does visit there a time or two a year to add to his collection. A guy looking for a used Mossberg 500 or a Rossi 3-barrel combo are going to be disappointed.

I actually drove 3 hours to purchase a specific gun from him. It was exactly as promised and I paid a fair price for a rare piece.

I would shop there again.....no qualms.

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He had at one time, Clark Gables Parker shotgun in his shop.




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i see his ads in gun digest and he has some really, really nice and rare guns for my tastes. he always wants top dollar though. i am going to take a road trip one of these days and check him out. some shops are like that. he must do ok or he would be out of business by now.

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You have good taste in riflesIMO,I'ed have 1 nice fine rifle then a few junkers....later
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He is one of the few places left where you can step back in time and buy NIB guns that are 40,50,or 60 years old. He's a nice guy, but you pay for the type of inventory he carries. He has sold many famous persons guns, and original rarities. If he had a 7600 35 Whelen, it was probably new or as new, which you can't buy too may places today. About 10 years ago he was after a huge Winchester collection in Wisconsin, and the owner turned down his 500 thousand dollar offer. Its a different ball game, high end guns.

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