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  • snapping turtle

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    In the past it was a great place to sell flashlights. I hear they did upgrade the lighting (someone changed ballast and bulbs) .

    That said if you want to see armory marks small serial numbers or other black on black make sure your phone battery is charged well.
     

    1SG USA Ret

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    I have not been to the Muncie show in a loooooong time.

    Is it usually pretty good?
    I used to support it in the 80s. It was OK then. Not a great show but close and good for killing time. Then in the 90s, about a third of the retail dealers quit showing up and Army surplus clothing and private sales stepped in. Saw a lot of WWII guns (including Nazi marked Lugers) at ridiculous prices. Wish I could update you but I now go to the Stout Field show and the Indy 1500. In fact, the Stout Field show is about 5 or 6 bucks and parking is free and right outside the door. 3 of my most recent acquisitions have come from there. Let us know if you go and how it went.
     

    Creedmoor

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    Just got back. Really nice show. Better than I expected, not having been in a number of years.

    Found what I wanted, so what more can u ask from a show?
    We always go, the deal of the day was an 8lb'er that had 7 lbs in it of VV N560 for the some of...... Ready $140.00 Haaaa.
    There are still good deals to be had, you gotta root for them.
     

    Bobby

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    I was one of the vendors at the show. Definitely more vendors and visitors today than in recent times. I don’t know if it is because we are headed into Christmas or an election year but this was not one of the slower shows.
     

    llamant

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    $6 entry fee to look at overpriced beat up guns and price-gouged ammo (as much as double elsewhere).
     

    Creedmoor

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    $6 entry fee to look at overpriced beat up guns and price-gouged ammo (as much as double elsewhere).
    Well I happened to have picked up a 8lb jug of VV N560 with 7 lbs in it of powder for $140.00. Almost bought a Model 41 Smith in 99% in the box with paperwork for $950.00, we decided we don't need another one.
    You have to show up to get the deals.
     

    Brian's Surplus

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    $6 entry fee to look at overpriced beat up guns and price-gouged ammo (as much as double elsewhere).
    Will you see "price-gouged ammo" there? Sure, you probably will. When you say "(as much as double elsewhere)", that statement is likely correct. Elsewhere is probably at the same show, on a different table.
     
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