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Birmingham AGCA show Summer 2010

 
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gwsiii



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Birmingham AGCA show Summer 2010 Reply with quote

Wow, what a show! Details to follow....
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type-14



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, can't reply at length right now as my head is still spinning from all the goodies seen at the show. More to follow. Shocked
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Jareth



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

c'mon! cruel & unusual punishment! tell us what you bought, saw & lost out on!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: B'ham show... Reply with quote

Observed 20.6 94 and canvas holster...Minty 37th series early 4 digit# all goodies but DC match/mum, very nice classic 7th series, nice match/mummed early 25th series with long sight and kanji on stock, spiffy matchlock, one of the last ditch un-numbered Type 14s. Very nice T30 carbine with brass Type 38 muzzle cover, 38 carbine with kokura sniper bolt and 99 pin/knob (incidentally floorplage matches bolt so it is correct, Wink right? Wink KNIL? conversion 1899 Steyr that accepts Type 30 bayonet. Hoten 38 Carbine, nice Izzy 9. I saw a minty match/mum 6th series Type 99. Someone got a 66 Winchester SRC for next to nothing I heard. Seems like there were several other things, but I can't place them right now.

Alas I had no money, so I could only watch, scheme, threaten, whine, and advise...I had more fun at this show than any in a long time. I received a pretty nifty canteen body and a 2 digit Type 38 dust cover as reword for my efforts (expertise/advice/cajoling/whining). I shudder to think what else might have been out there had I made a concerted effort to 'walk' the show.

We fared reasonably well with our displays.
I was out of theme, (Cowboy era) apparently my "Handheld Weapons of the Far-Far-Far West" wasn't considered 'in theme'. I don't know what they had against Japanese Cowboys.....But I still made my table rent, so all is well.




We got to spend time with the OldeOne, Alsaka, KReid and Nephew, Type_14 and his buddy whom I'll dub 'HooterLovinHellRaisinSemiRetiredHelicopterFlyingClosetArisakistInDenial..Sir', I suggested that both of the aforementioned should join my 12 step program but they declined. It involves descending 12 steps and making an offering.....but I digress. Great guys one and all! As I've mentioned before, a gunshow is first and foremost a social event, the goodies are secondary, but this show made up for previous shortcomings, most of the more interesting stuff got picked up by the 'good guys'. In all a fine show with good toys and even better company!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trey, it was great seeing you and your Dad again. This by far was one of the most fun shows I have attended in a long time. Now only did we get to see, hold, drag around all the goodies that Trey has mentioned but this show had more Arisaka's than I have seen at one show in a long time. Not only your normal Type-38's and Type-99's but Type-30's as well. I don't think there was a row that you could walk down and not see a table somewhere along the way that didn't have a Japanese related item on it. At least a dozen Type-14's where also sighted.

I'll try and get some photos of a couple of things that found their way home with me tomorrow night after work and get them posted.

As Trey stated this show made up for a couple of dry shows in the past. Of course I'm now broke!
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keithreid



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Show was a lot of fun. I hadn't intended to rent a table this time, but me and my nephew didn't count how many rifles we loaded when we came and there was no way we could walk around with that many.

I wasn't looking to buy this show, trying to downsize. go figure there was finally a mukden no series carbine around. I'm never gonna get one of those to round out the mukdens!
I did see a scopeless type 97, and remember one type 30 rifle with a s/n just under 42,000 that looked in decent shape. stock looked refinished though. also a couple t99 longs, some regular t99's, and a few 38's. didn't look too closely at them, cause I didn't want to bring more home.

Glad you tried the t30 bayo on that hembrug rifle, I never would have thought about it. I had always thought the lug was different from the other hembrug rifle because it was an earlier rifle.
show was weird for me. I guess I'm gonna have to get used to the idea of selling rifles instead of acquiring more. still a new concept.

y'all have a good day, Keith
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type-14



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attached are photos of the matchlock that I picked up. The smith on this one really knew his folklore. I just had to have it once I saw all the work the rabbit was the kicker for me to spring the dollars loose of it. Enjoy the photos.

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