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2013 Gun Panic Showdown

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Drame22, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I've been browsing around google for a while now, looking for some forum discussion or article guessing at when this gun panic will end. So far the most recent article I've found was from 2011.

    I've never lived through a gun panic, and I'm just curious when this one will end. I'm trying to expand my Mosin Nagant collection, and people are asking $300 for a beat-up, half rotting Mosin.

    To be clear I purchased my first Mosin a few years back for $75, complete with cleaning kit and bayonet, etc. And I more or less left the market alone between then and now, so seeing(pardon my french) such bubblegumty Mosins be toted up as rare collectables came as quite a shock. I remember just a year ago Big 5 had Mosins stacked up, on sale every week just to get rid of them.

    I was even escorted out of the Portland Gun Show for asking for a refund(as the show consisted mainly of T-shirts, duffel bags, and a slew of extra random crap that had nothing to do with guns. Like wood carvings!).

    So by the by if anyone of you are planning to go to the Portland OR Gun and Knife Show, don't bother. It's not worth the $10 to enter the place. Not even 200 guns in the entire show all told, and most are falling apart.

    Sorry, I tend to ramble on when I'm starting a thread. My question here is does anyone know when guns will go back down to reasonable prices? Or at least, when reasonably priced places, like Big 5, will see a resupply?

    Also is there any truth to the Russians melting down 4 million Mosins??! And more importantly, how do we STOP them!? Don't they know they could sell every single firearm they have to America? And at a premium to boot!


    Anyways, just asking around, since I'm not about to throw down $300 on a non-working Mosin. I want to buy them at fair price, which to me is no more than $100 for a nice one. Not collector quality, these will just be shooters.


    Cheers all,
    Drame22
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    no no one knows. Any more then anyone knows when the stock market will do something. There are to many variables.

    But if you want a Guess then I guess all will be nice and normal on Sept 29th 2017 depending on who gets elected.
     
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  3. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    Thanks.

    Any word on those Russian rifles? I mean, how can they melt them down when Americans would pay so much for them?
     
  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    DON'T FORGET MIDTERM ELECTIONS PLEASE!
     
  5. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    They can do what ever they want with THEIR rifles. The melted scrap is probably worth more than our dollars buying them anyhow.
     
  6. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    $204 for a 10-22 at Bi-mart today, they had several in stock. I have noticed a rather large dip in prices here in the rifles for sale category, and ammo also.

    As a side note, I just purchased 1000 rounds of 55 grain FMJ federal .223 brass reloadable at Bi-mart today for $345. The prices are coming down whether the gougers like it or not.
     
  7. Asavage270

    Asavage270 eugene Active Member

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    "when reasonably priced places, like Big 5"

    Big 5 has been horrible here in Springfield / Eugene as far as prices go. Capatilizing on desperate people.

    Last friday it was .223 for 1.10$/round for FMJ 55gr and about .85$/ round for .45

    Cabelas seems to be getting regular shipments, and at less than half the cost of Big 5's ammo.
     
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    A more definitive answer to your question. It will end in three years. If a Republican Congress and White House is elected or if a Democratic Congress and White House is elected. the first would result in things pretty much returning to normal if they are not Progressives, the second will result in another four to eight years of panic.
     
  9. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I for one will be happy when we no longer have to see postings in our Classifieds area from guys saying things like "I really hate to part with this" and "I'm only selling this for a friend who won't budge"....and it's "only $50.00 for each of these POS remington .22 500rnd bricks that no one wanted to buy before because it is such #@$% ammo"...and don't be thread crapping on my post, ....errr, I mean my 'friend's' post. :)
     
  10. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    With any luck summer will bring a slowdown to the scalpers' game of seeing who can get to the store quicker than the rest when they shift their interests to warm weather pursuits. And I too am seeing ammo return to the shelves and at normal prices. Last week Sportsman's had Tula 7.62 X 39 for $5.99/20 - and lots of it.
     
  11. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What are the scalpers going to do with themselves once people can buy ammo retail? They obviously have a lot of time on their hands to run from walmart to walmart... I guess it's not too late to start hoarding fireworks to jack up the price on July 4th.
     
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  12. redhippie

    redhippie People's republic of PDX Active Member

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    Mosins were going for around $400 to $600 at Springfiled Cabellas last week
     
  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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  14. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Demand remains high. Prices will accomodate.
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Since Mosins are not currently being imported, wouldn't you expect the price to go up?

    I was at the show and there were lots of guns. Good deals on guns even.

    No Mosins though.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but you will never see sub-$100 Mosins again.

    ....or $0.25 gas either....

    Grab one of the SlickGuns Mosins in the link above. Last chance.
     
  16. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    Well that's what I was talking about with the Russians. Why aren't Mosins being imported?

    Also all those slickguns are good priced. Shame every single one is sold out. Anyone have any better ideas?

    Are there some online gun auctions? I hate to resort to bidding but it looks like everything will stay out of stock forever.
     
  17. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    I'd put more stock in a No. 4 MKII but I hardly see those anymore. Damn the bugger who stole my unfired, mint Canadian Armory one a few years ago. It was a gift from a friend and barely out of cosmoline.:(
     
  18. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    That's a damn shame Brutus, I hate thieves with a passion. The only thing in life I ever stole was my monster in laws daughter, and I'm still paying for that one after 34 years. All thieves should be strung up, resuscitated and strung up again.
     
  19. Bacchus

    Bacchus The Republic Active Member

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    Hopefully everybody here is registered to vote ... right ?
     
  20. Drame22

    Drame22 Portland, OR Member

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    The only reason I was so adamant about Mosins is because of how dirt cheap they were. Are there any other milsurp rifles that can surpass the Mosin in cost?