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Too cool! I love it when gun shows border on traveling museums.
 

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Sign on the bottom APC front says, "Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge" They have to be in their middle to late 90's now.

I wonder what the percentage of WWII veterans still alive today is, that made it back home? Got to be a low number.
 
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And just think!
you could buy that half track complete with operating full automatic 30 caliber machine guns with no paper work filled out or a back ground check as well at the gun show!!!---:D
 

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Cool last time I was at a gun show there was no room for displays like that. Rows upon rows of guns and such. Heard one vendor say they had an estimated year wait for adding a table to their section.
 

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My next door neighbor drags me to gun shows. well I go with him after he asks cause he is a nice guy and fellow gun lover, although not much into shooting or knowledge other than he likes to buy them. anyway last time that I went with him the place was only about 2/3 to 1/2 full with vendors, not a lot of maybe buyers either.
It was on Sunday and I did find one deal, a Ruger Target 1911 in 10 MM out the door for 750 bucks, that's about 50-100 dollars cheaper than you can find them in a gun shop here.
I thought about it more than once then decided not to get it.
still playing with getting a EAA Elite Match in 10 MM.
 

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I have just never been really keen on having to pay money to get into an event to be able to spend money?
I mean let the vendors pay an extra up charge if the event needs more money to operate.
MY neighbor pays my admission for going with him.
he bought some Georgia Ammo reloads last time, I pointed out with the price he paid for them plus the 24 bucks he paid for the admission he could have saved money and time/ gas by going to a local gun shop.
but again he loves to fondle . look at guns, so.
 

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From My Era....


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so no pictures of the Horses that pulled that big old thing???--Griiin!
 
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Oh boy, that little Jeep brings back memories.
I must have put 8 billion miles on a bunch of them.
 
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I have just never been really keen on having to pay money to get into an event to be able to spend money?
I mean let the vendors pay an extra up charge if the event needs more money to operate.
MY neighbor pays my admission for going with him.
he bought some Georgia Ammo reloads last time, I pointed out with the price he paid for them plus the 24 bucks he paid for the admission he could have saved money and time/ gas by going to a local gun shop.
but again he loves to fondle . look at guns, so.
I've found the Georgia ammo reloads to be pretty consistent but light. And unless you're buying in huge bulk, yes, not really worth it when you factor in other costs.

Around here all the gun shows are all the same. Literally the exact same tables, vendors, layout, etc.
 

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My local gun show just varies with amount of rooms/tables. Usually there are just 2 rooms of vendors . This last show was pretty large with 3 rooms. All the same vendors and merchandise . I like going with my 2 sons . Father and son's time. We all on occasion actually buy stuff. With me it is generally ammo. My 2 sons like and buy the custom knives. We purchased a case of MRE'S on our last visit. I don't like them but kids get a kick out of eating them.
 

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Was a display sponsored by the veterans post at Valley Forge PA.
That first jeep, with the .50 sure looks familiar. I'm not that good at tellin' 'em apart, especially without seein' the grille but do you know, is that a Bantam? I jumped with a guy at Grove City (Skydive PA) that had one I'd swear was identical to that. It was a Bantam that he'd helped his Dad restore. They mostly just ran it in parades and took it to shows but he drove it to the dropzone a few times. They were from Butler, where the Bantam was built.
 

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That first jeep, with the .50 sure looks familiar. I'm not that good at tellin' 'em apart, especially without seein' the grille but do you know, is that a Bantam? I jumped with a guy at Grove City (Skydive PA) that had one I'd swear was identical to that. It was a Bantam that he'd helped his Dad restore. They mostly just ran it in parades and took it to shows but he drove it to the dropzone a few times. They were from Butler, where the Bantam was built.
Not sure. I kind of walked around the back of it as I was making my way to the other vehicles. Could possibly be the same jeep.
 
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