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Took a 200 mile round trip gun shop trip yesterday. First stopped at a shop in St. Marys, Pa. where I found and laid away a Ruger Single Six three screw. Price was $275.00, condition exc. plus (small area of holster wear at the end of the barrel), tight and smooth lock work, both cyls.

I laid it away because, although I had 800 dollars with me in gun money, I had three or four other gun shops to visit.

Stopped at another gun shop, nothing good there, chatted with the owner for awhile, moved on.

Arrived at Grice Gun shop in Clearfield, Pa. Purchased a Marlin model 94, pre safety in 357 mag for $449.00 with a cheap Bushnell scope on it. Looked at another pre safety Marlin in 44 mag for the same price and a pre safety Rossi carbine in 44-40 for $409.00. Passed on both those. Picked up several thousand CCI primers on sale for $23.95 a thou. and Win. power point 22's for 35.00 a brick.

Nice lunch/early dinner with the wife, then hit several other shops going home by a different route. (wife takes book to read while I am in the shops, we've been doing this for many years and she knows I may be awhile) Stopped off at the super wal mart so wife could do some shopping, stopped at Ollies for same reason.

Left early in the a.m., got home late....dogs glad as always to see us come home.

Great day, did better than I did at several recent gun show.
 

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Olevern, sounds like a great day and some good buys. My wife and I will also make a day of it while visiting several gun shops (as long as she gets to stop at a couple of "her" stores also). I have pretty much stopped going to gun shows unless close by (I used to go all the time), mainly because I can find better deals at gun shops and the gas money and admission fees that I save (from not going to as many shows) can be put toward purchases.
 

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Great idea for a day trip !! ;D

I must work on my itinerary for next weekend..and the following weekend and the following weekend and.....
 

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You are living right! I can't imagine having $800 in gun money and finding that many deals. I hope this means that primers are working their way back down in price. They are about $34/1000 around here.
 

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Olevern said:
Arrived at Grice Gun shop in Clearfield, Pa. Purchased a Marlin model 94, pre safety in 357 mag for $449.00 with a cheap Bushnell scope on it. Looked at another pre safety Marlin in 44 mag for the same price and a pre safety Rossi carbine in 44-40 for $409.00. Passed on both those. Picked up several thousand CCI primers on sale for $23.95 a thou. and Win. power point 22's for 35.00 a brick.
That bums me out because I have a survey crew working in Clearfield right now, and I was going to go up with them on Monday with the express idea of stopping at Grice's. I may have gotten there before you and snatched up that little 357.
 

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That bums me out because I have a survey crew working in Clearfield right now, and I was going to go up with them on Monday with the express idea of stopping at Grice's. I may have gotten there before you and snatched up that little 357.
The 44 mag is still there, as well as a Rossi pre safety 44-40 carbine for $409.00. Might be an even better buy when you get there.
Good luck!
 

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Ollie thats a good idea. There are some small shops north of me that don't have websites, so making as sweep through them once in a while is a good idea. Thanks. Congrats on the good finds.
 

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I think I may try that with my sweety...Nice finds...
 

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Primers were plentiful at the gunshow today. The price is down for now although I keep hearing about price increases on many of the retail websites.
Just picked up a couple cases of Winnies for $19.50K.
 

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Halwg said:
That bums me out because I have a survey crew working in Clearfield right now, and I was going to go up with them on Monday with the express idea of stopping at Grice's. I may have gotten there before you and snatched up that little 357.
Just curious, Halwg, did you get to Grices? Any bargains left?
 
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