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Centralia Show?

Discussion in 'Events & Get Togethers' started by mgavatar, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. mgavatar

    mgavatar Vancouver, WA Member

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    Anyone has been to the Wes Knodel Gun Show in Centralia, WA? How big is it? Any past experiences? Its this weekend.
     
  2. 9mmD

    9mmD sw wa Member

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    yep this weekend. kinda small and mostly rifles. but for us WA guys theres not much to chose from..:laugh:
     
  3. tionico

    tionico Thurston County Well-Known Member

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    I like that show.... a LOT of rifles, hunting guns, shotguns, old military weapons, and a fair number of pistols, but nowhere near what one finds at the Puyallup WAC shows... it is small, the building is maybe 40 x 80, about 18 tables the width, and one row along each long wall, The folks there are friendly and knowledgeable, not just there to make a buck but more of a weekend family outing sort of feel. I did see some "interesting" folks walking the floor.... some grunge/goth younger folks in strange attire with even stranger hairdos (or don'ts). They were decent enough folks, money in hand, very interested in certain sorts of things.... I do believe they bought a couple long guns. Casual and laid back.. and a few deals I thought were real bargains (though more going past fair prices the other way by quite a margin....). If I'd had a pocketful of folding, I'd have quickly unfolded it a few times. Let's see, there were at least six guns I'd have liked to walk out of there with........ and a few more "of interest" except for excessively high prices. Admission HAS gone up from three bucks to five, though... but parking is still free. Hard to beat.
     
  4. mgavatar

    mgavatar Vancouver, WA Member

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    I did end up going to Centralia. I do agree with your comments. I picked up a nice Browning 380 BDA and a 9mm H&K USP compact.
    Will try the WAC show sometime.