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    AUCTION at Pineville Gun Shop


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    Pineville shop sadly closed. Here's a link to the auction and list of what's for sale
    http://www.classicauctions.com/aucti...9-13/index.php

    June 29 at 0900 auction starts.

    BILL

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    dealers will be on this like white on rice
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Always liked going into the old shop--kind of like home folks there. Will not be going to the auction--a 10% buyers premium is just more than I want to pay. If I buy something at a store I know I have to pay sam his due but paying the auctioneer for selling me something is not going to happen.

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    How in the hell does a gun shop close during a time when shops are making record profits?
    Discount Chad's Warmonger Emporium
    For all your surplus needs
    http://www.carolinashootersclub.com/...onger-Emporium

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chdamn View Post
    How in the hell does a gun shop close during a time when shops are making record profits?
    Didn't want to wait in line at Walmart to buy 22LR?
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chdamn View Post
    How in the hell does a gun shop close during a time when shops are making record profits?
    Yeah when all this started I figured they better enjoy it now. If you can't restock how do you continue to sell?
    Montani Semper Liberi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chdamn View Post
    How in the hell does a gun shop close during a time when shops are making record profits?
    A lot of small shops have closed as well as ranges due to lack of inventory. If you are not a large account for a distributer you are going hungry in times like these.
    Anger management problems screw you I don't have a anger problem . Want to fight about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortfuze View Post
    A lot of small shops have closed as well as ranges due to lack of inventory. If you are not a large account for a distributer you are going hungry in times like these.
    Makes sense. I hadn't thought of that.
    Discount Chad's Warmonger Emporium
    For all your surplus needs
    http://www.carolinashootersclub.com/...onger-Emporium

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    I was in there not long ago and knew they were in a death spiral. They had run out of the high demand inventory and couldn't get any new due to price or availability. That was during the toughest part of the crunch.
    It's sad, I knew Sam for many, many years. He used to let me use his Rockport Milling Machine for custom work, milling slides, cutting dovetails for sights and stuff. One day he told me he was quitting his chemo and we both knew what that meant. But, he said he couldn't live like that any more. He didn't last the year. But, he died well after spending a good weekend with his family during a holiday. After he passed and his daughter took it over it, as per his wishes, they revamped the store a little and seemed to be doing well. Maybe if they had invested a little more in the black rifle world they might have held on.
    I don't think I could bear going to the auction even if I had the money. I'd recognize all the stuff. And he had a lot of stuff.

    BTW, since I'm telling stories...
    He's the one that was held up at gunpoint in his store and robbed. They took a lot of guns, which were not insured. They had cased the place the day before. The only reason he didn't fight it out was that his granddaughter was in the store with him visiting.

    RIP
    Last edited by georgel; 06-24-2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    Real dealers won't be there, just the pin hookers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbush View Post
    Real dealers won't be there, just the pin hookers.
    If anyone bids for the Smith Corona, imma poison the waterhole.

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    right around the corner from me, and I know better than to even waste a Saturday morning.
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortfuze View Post
    A lot of small shops have closed as well as ranges due to lack of inventory. If you are not a large account for a distributer you are going hungry in times like these.
    ^^^^This is truth.
    If you can't control guns, controlling who sells them is an option.

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    Headed out there now. firearms go on the block at 11:30.
    Friends are always welcome.

    Family - must make an appointment.

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    Anyone got a report on how it went?

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    I showed up at 8:10am and the parking lot was full, but the auction hadn't started yet. We looked over most of the inventory and they started about 8:30.
    First up was the gunsmithing and general tools, I didn't really care about any of that. I called a few buddies and told them to show up about 10:30.
    They started auctioning off tables full of mags, and we waited and my buddy got 4 Taurus 24/7 pro .40 mags for $22.50each+10% buyers fee + tax.

    Then the guns started, and my wife and I bid on a Savage Mk II youth, with accutrigger. It went for over $190, and when I added up all the fees, it was the same price
    as you could get one at Bass Pro Shops (and the one in the auction had no box/papers/warranty card.) so we let it ride.

    When the Keystone Chipmunk went for over $200, we knew that it was going to be ridiculous so we left. My buddy stayed for about another 30 minutes, and he
    said when they started auctioning off Ammo for 'choice' that old guys were going up there and picking up ONE box for the price they bid. He left.

    My impression: It's not for me, esp in a small town where people know NOTHING about what they're bidding on. Maybe someone got a deal, but it's a waste of time IMO.
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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    " It's not for me, esp in a small town where people know NOTHING about what they're bidding on."

    Most, if not all, the people driving up the prices, including the ones bidding on the ammo for "choice", were out-of-towners.
    We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution.
    - Abraham Lincoln

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    Regardless of who did the bid shilling, it was pitiful. With the internet available on phones, tablets, etc. I am not sure why anyone would want to overpay for something at an auction. The whole point
    of going is to get a half-way decent value (and to liquidate inventory or break even for the seller). I can go on a multitude of forums and FB groups and get whatever I want for less than gunbroker prices.

    It was cool to watch my wife (1 of about 8 females in the entire building) suprise gun guys when they started talking. I guess I have had a bigger influence on her than I thought. I'm just glad my buddy brought his wife so they had each other to hang out with while we did our thing.

    PS. I am not a newcomer to auctions. In fact, the co-owner of Classic auction house was my best friends' father. It still sucks IMHO lol.
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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    There were a few deals in the tools and parts.... A guy got 3 B&S micrometers ( 0-1", 1-2", 2-3" ) a Starrett "Last Word" indicator, 2 Mitutoyo digital calipiers (6" and 12") and a 1" travel dial indicator for $140.00... The Starrett indicator was brand new and they go for around $200 new..

    The lathe was a good buy also..

    I also saw 2 boxes of high quality 1911 parts go for $450.00... The boxes were full of new in the bag parts from Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, Nowlin, Dlask, Kimber, Kings, Etc, Etc... Many triggers, safety locks, extractors, Grip Safeties, Extended Slide releases,plunger tubes, barrel links, springs, fiber optic front sights, and other high end 1911 goodies...

    I didn't stay for the guns or ammo... nothing I wanted or used.. Auctions of this type never yield good deals on actual guns from my past experience, the deals are usually on support equipment and parts..

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    I saw those boxes of 1911 parts but I didn't get a good look at them before we got crowded to the outside. Guess that was a good deal for someone.
    “Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
    - Alexis de Tocqueville

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