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Yes, the summer drought is over. It rained guns at the gunshow. Lotta stuff was coming in the door to sell/swap. Musta seen over a dozen assorted ARs. Lotta huting rifles too. Crowd was almost standing room only for a few hours on Sat. and about normal on Sunday.

Kinda early on Saturday, an old guy brought this rifle up. It is a Remington model 12 in .22 S, L, LR cals. He wanted 3 forhis gun cash or trade. I had decided to prostitute my Ruger old model .357, mostly cause I was never going to use it. Can't hang on to safe queens anymore. He offered 3 bills and his rifle for the Ruger. I told him the gun was too beat up. It was only about 30% and he wanted more like 60%. I was only going to give 150 off 6 bills I had on my gun. He would have to come up with 450 and the rifle. He apparently had not been able to sell it for a while.

I asked if he had anything else cause he claimed to only have 3 bills on him. Whatever, gun trader B.S. He reached in a bag and got out a Spriger XD sub compact in .40 cal with 3 mags and a holster. He would do that and the rifle. Again I told him he wanted too much for the rifle. I could live with the swap if he gave me a hundred bood with both guns. He was already drooling all over the Rguer and he finally gave up the guns and the $.

Here is a pic of the rifle with the blue touched up. It is mostly the buttstock with some scratches on the left side that should come out and a few csmall cracks from a big screw in the buttplate, which appears to be a missmatch. No pic of the XD .30 cause it got swapped Sunday.

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Guys that were next to me came by trying to trade off some pot small, beat up, pot metal autos early Sat. They wanted a pump shotgun in 12 ga. I had a fair Maverick Field gun I got for a bill. I told them to bring something better n a .380 or someting. Guy came back and tried to push a much collectable S&W model 61 Escort .22 on me for the shotgun and I give him 150. Nope, I had one and it hardly worked. Nope, I didn'twant to pay out. He pulled out a Taurus TCP .380, about the same size as the Ruger LCP Ihave thought about getting. It had the box papers and one mag. Yeah, I could swap for that. However, he would have to give me 20 bucks for the missing second mag. He said that it didn't have 2. Yeah right!!!! He finally gave the gun & $. He said the little gun was unfired. Whatever, but it did look like it. It ripped Remington hardball .380s like crap through a goose too when I tried it this week. My son was there when I got it and he wanted it too.



Sunday was o.k. too. I had a cowboy action guy return to look at a Winchester Model 92 in .44 WCF. I had been braggin the gun around for a few years with the best offer being 4 bills onit from a rebuilder. Well, this guy wanted it bad and he was going to have it rebuilt for actionshooting. Told him what I had been offered. He didn't want to pay much, so he brought guns like I told him to swap. I had a choice of a S&W Shield 9 mil, a Beretta Model 21 .22 LR, and an RG .22 single action. He would rather I picked the autos cause the RG was his favorite along with a rebuilt Colt .41 SAA. Well, NO BRAINER dude. Yeah, you can keep your RG and I will take the autos or throw n the RG. He didn't. i got the shield with a standard and extended mag, and the Beretta "Tip Upp" barrel .22 and 2 mags.

I figured the Shield would rip and it did. It's about the same size as my LC9s, just a bit fatter overall. It fits the same holster too.It's abit harder to rack. Recoil about the same. Too much rain to shoot for accuracy.



The little Beretta was as expected. I had one before. Nicely made gun. DA & SA trigger. Decock is the old fashioned way, by hand. However, it has the tip up barrel feature that allows you to load and remove a live round without actually racking a round into it. Also good when it doesn't extract cause it has no extractor. Taurus makes a copy of it and it also has no extractor. It just blows the round out. I had trouble with the first one I owned. This one seems to be much better and feeds more brands of ammo too. The mags also have the same habits of the other gun I had. They work best with 6 rounds in them and one in the pipe. They will take 8 rounds,b ut the first 2 have a habit of feed ramp jams. Angle is too steep. Same as the othe gun I had. As long as ya only load six in the mags and one in the pipe, it rips. It even feeds bulk pack Fed and rEm ammo. Gun has a manual safety if ya want it. Seems like a DA first round would be better with the safety off. Cocked and locked on this on is possible, but the safety lever is small.



It was almost time to pack it up Sunday and I was kinda bummed out cause I had to pass a Ruger Single 10 stainless LNIB for 450. I only had 4 bills and the guy would not take it. The guy at the table next to me paid what he wanted for it. I started packing and a guy with a box walked up.

Well, it was something I had wanted sorta, an R.I.A. 1911 in .55 acp. However it was a pimping nickle finish and with finger groove rosewood grips. LNIB with paperwork. He wanted 5, Well I has a hundred short on that one and I really didn't wanna gibe more than 4. He started to walk when I told him that was all I had. Then he pulled out a blue single six for 3, nice, but no magnum cylinder. I put up 2 fingers. He said no. My neighbor who bought the Single 10 said 2 and a half. While he looked at it, I asked what he was looking for. He said he had an XD in.357 Sig and he loved it. He would like to have another more compact. I told him I had one under the table and he said to get it. He said that was just what he needed. He said, "we swap even, guns and mags?" I could not get 2 of the 3 mags I got out fast enough. The R.I.A. for the XD worked for me. It's a bit flashy, but what the hell. It is only a range gun and mostly to look at.



Well, the 1911 ripped hardball .45s like crap through a goose. The XD would have been o.k. I already have several .40 cal plastic pistols anyway and I had also just picked up the Shield which would probably get more use. Now I have 4 of the 1911 types and I would like some more.
 

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Very nice!
 

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You stuck to your guns, sorry for the pun, and you came out with what you thought was a good deal. When both sides win it is a good deal.
I have only been to a few gun shows and seldom saw but one used gun trader table.
"Pimping nickel finish" I got a kick out of that.
 

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You stuck to your guns, sorry for the pun, and you came out with what you thought was a good deal. When both sides win it is a good deal.
I have only been to a few gun shows and seldom saw but one used gun trader table.
"Pimping nickel finish" I got a kick out of that.
Second the sentiments. The RIA needs canary yellow grips to really be pimping though. ;)
 

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Will be tinkering with the Remington pump .22 today. Extraction with LRs is a bit rough and o.k. with shorts. Same afeter a good cleaning of teh chamber. I suspected excessive firing with shorts causing chamber erosion over the years or a dimple in the chamber from the firing pin from dry firing. I had my son check a fired LR case. Sure enough, there were drag marks down the side of the case where the firing pin is located. I will have to dig ou my tiny files and get that out for smooth feeding with LRs. Apparently the dimple is big enough to put the LRS in a bind, but not the short cases. The fired cases had no signs of chamber erosion. So, it should work.

I will have to get to the Savage Axis to set the zero. I started 2 days ago and it was like 5 inches high and 3 to the right. The old guy always puts them together well. However, he just moves on to the next rifle and hardly ever gets one sighted in. He was fixing to start woking on a 94 Winchester lever action yesterday. That one hs iron sights and he will never sight that one in cause his eyes are almost as bad as mine. Hope he gets bored with it and swaps it to me. The old guy has a rifle range at his ranch and he goes out there several times a week. He just doesn't shoot much anymore.
 
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