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    That's a cool tail section Andrew, congrats, and I see you got that green cover
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    That's a cool tail section Andrew, congrats, and I see you got that green cover
    Love that 109 part

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    Today was spent travelling home from Louisville. I hope y’all made it safely. I thought it was a pretty good show for militaria but didn’t see too many great guns. This is proved by the fact that a lot of members didn’t buy any guns!

    I had a successful show without guns.
    I bought:
    -Rare green K98k action cover. Mint condition.
    -Basically brand new condition 44sgx phosphate and riveted bayonet.
    -Nice phosphate l block byf44 bolt.
    -Steyr sight hood for my recent SS contract pick up.
    -And one of my dream items. A BF-109 stabilizer cut off. The entire swastika with some surrounding material and girders. Desert tan colours. From a BC-109G. I’ll post it in a thread if it’s own at some point S it’s so damn cool.

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    You got some cool stuff there. I’m glad you convinced everyone not to autograph that airplane part. It looks great without all those forum member signatures. Ha Ha. Those action covers like yours are cool. Looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    Today was spent travelling home from Louisville. I hope y’all made it safely. I thought it was a pretty good show for militaria but didn’t see too many great guns. This is proved by the fact that a lot of members didn’t buy any guns!
    Can you elaborate.... great guns as in matched? or matched & at a decent price? For the common meat and potatoes stuff, ie., dot 1943 & 1944:: byf 43-44.... was it thin pickings, or were they just too expensive? How about faked stuff? Anyone riding a Segway this year, or tomfoolery with ss-tunics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob in OHIO View Post
    Can you elaborate.... great guns as in matched? or matched & at a decent price? For the common meat and potatoes stuff, ie., dot 1943 & 1944:: byf 43-44.... was it thin pickings, or were they just too expensive? How about faked stuff? Anyone riding a Segway this year, or tomfoolery with ss-tunics!
    I just didn’t see a lot of k98k that I would personally buy. A lot with wood issues. Not necessarily sanded, but waxed or cleaned etc. Just too smooth when touched with finger tips. There was a few good ones, but not like previous years IMO. Others sanded, mm, overpriced. There was a few deals and good guns, but I think there’s been better years is all I’m saying.

    No Segway although the little man was there. Walking like a normal person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    I just didn’t see a lot of k98k that I would personally buy. A lot with wood issues. Not necessarily sanded, but waxed or cleaned etc. Just too smooth when touched with finger tips. There was a few good ones, but not like previous years IMO. Others sanded, mm, overpriced. There was a few deals and good guns, but I think there’s been better years is all I’m saying.

    No Segway although the little man was there. Walking like a normal person.
    That cycles. Let a heavy hitter die or divorce and the pickings will be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    ..Let a heavy hitter die or divorce and the pickings will be great.
    Now that is some truth! Let 50 or 100 quality pieces come to market in a year or 2 and I think you'd see a feeding frenzy. Just my opinion.
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    No guns for the collection but a good group for my trading fodder.
    Pre-war Yugo1924, Nazi Carcano, couple of really nice Type 99 Japs and a grouping of Steyr 98ks.

    Cant forget the out of the woodwork duv42 which I will post up, along with a bnz43.

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    As a dealer at this show I found my table was very popular, it was nice seeing many of you and I appreciate the sales from those of you who bought something. My biggest mistake was not bringing more stock, and not bringing more money to buy stuff. By the end of the show I had sold nearly everything I had out on my table, including 4 nice German helmets and 5 super nice matching K98k bayonets.

    For my personal collection I picked up a true original stacked insignia SS M43 field cap and tropical A-frame, both items in the exact excellent condition I had been searching for but they were not bargains by any means. I did make a few other purchases for my site but in the end didn't go too crazy bringing new stock back.

    Overall, a great show. The Friday and Saturday were much more busy then previous shows, or at least that's what I thought. Even on Saturday I met many people who just arrived to the show for the first time.

    There was no "German helmet doctor" this year, he has finally retired from doing these shows and sadly that means the number of German helmets at the show was a bit lower then usual. For those who didn't know him, this fellow would bring typically 50-100 helmets to just about every SOS in the past, and as he would unload there would be sort of a frenzy at his table.

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    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianAR View Post
    I had a successful show without guns.
    I bought:

    -And one of my dream items. A BF-109 stabilizer cut off. The entire swastika with some surrounding material and girders. Desert tan colours. From a BC-109G. I’ll post it in a thread if it’s own at some point S it’s so damn cool.

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    All you need is the rest of the plane now.

    KJ
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