Originally Posted by Chainfire
I am slightly over 50 of the things, but I am not very partial to them........
I am a lightweight in the collector community, some folks I know have hundreds. How many hundreds they won't say, and no one asks, but I wouldn't be surprised if some went to four figures.
There are so many variations of these old Russian murder devices you never run out of the "next on the list."
Is it nuts? Yep, probably. Crazier than golf? I doubt it. But it is fun and it is a collection a man on a working budget can build. I very much enjoy building and shooting the collection.
Yes, it's a collection even my broke ass could work on. Unfortunately, the prices are going UP!
I saw you tell another member on another thread that an asking price was too high. I think $170ish? That's about the going rate in most stores these days, the ones I frequent anyway. To go any lower than that, I'd have to order one. Then add shipping and transfer costs. Comes out close enough that I'd just assume buy the one I can lay my hands on and inspect first.