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d_boom

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Which airgun show is for collectors?
« on: November 29, 2018, 05:45:46 AM »
I have several old airguns I collected back in the 1970's when money was short.  I attended gunshows
and bought older air guns if they were made with out plastic parts.  Plastic trigger guards or butt plates 
were tolerated but little else.  I attended the Texas airgun show but there were few/no collectors there.
The show had several dealer with collector air guns, but sales were slow.  Tom Gayloard acquired my
only sale to anyone there (not counting Jim who I went with bought one also).  I tried selling on line
but just got hit up by scammers!  What airgun show should I attend to sell these old airguns next year?


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Re: Which airgun show is for collectors?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 01:15:03 PM »
The ones I hear old timers reference the most are the Malvern AR and Findlay OH shows. I wouldn't mind making it to the Malvern show for fun, but I don't consider myself a collector.
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Re: Which airgun show is for collectors?
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 02:09:19 PM »
Malvern, AR is about 780 miles from me, here in Roswell. It would have to be the best show ever to get me to drive that far for a flop.
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Re: Which airgun show is for collectors?
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 04:24:03 PM »
In the past 6 years ( our local show is every 2 ) "Pacific Air Gun Expo" there have been quite a few vintage gun sellers but very little sales of them.
Seems most folks who show up are looking for deals on modern AG's or just curious what the older stuff is worth shopping what they got like folks do on e-bay.
It is just my opinion your audience is really limited at shows and likely get your best exposure using sites like gun broker etc ...  Or web forums such as AG, AGN,GTA,AGW,Talon etc ..
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Re: Which airgun show is for collectors?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 05:45:10 AM »
Thanks for you answers, I have been told that Malvern AR maybe the best show for collectors.  No, I
am not an airgun collector just want to sell off my old stuff, might keep a couple that shoot well.  Tom
Gayload stated we are living in the "Golden Age" of Airguns, I agree and like shooting the current guns. 
My experience with a scammer on another airgun sight left me apprehensive, but I did not get scammed. 
I also don't want to ship and be in violation of an airgun law.  To check on places not to ship I have used
PA 's information about where they will not ship.  Someone form NJ was interested, but I declined do to
NJ's restrictive laws.   
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