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You hear all the time of peeps scorin carbines, old revolvers, LAW tubes, etc. at garage/yard sales. What's y'all's best deals?
 
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A few years ago I found (and bought) a Mec shotgun reloading press in 28 gauge for $15. It works great and I still use it. Those kind of quality tools never wear out. Haven't seen any deals recently.
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The only gun related deals I ever got, was a dummy 20mm shell and a bottle of airsoft paintballs (kinda rare now)
 

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Young neighbor showed up with 4 or so sets of mostly rifle dies in good shape that were for cartridges I reload, bullets and brass for 38 special, powder for it. He'd paid $10 for it in a garage sale. In exchange for it, I made a simple repair to a broken stock on his 30-30 and gave him $10.
 

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I picked up a Ruger 10-22 for $75. It had been reassembled wrong. Took it apart and reassembled correctly and it was fine. I picked up about $400 worth of reloading stuff for $40. I have not been going to garage sales lately. Been too busy.
 

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My friend called me at work one day to tell me he had seen some reloading stuff that he didnt want. He said the box had lots of stuff in it. I said if he could get it for $30 I would buy it. He paid $40. I was bummed until I saw it. For $40 bucks I got an RCBS lub-a-matic II, over a dozen dies for it, and about 30 top punches. There were also 2 RCBS bullet molds with handles. And a 44 mag hollow point devistator mold. There was so much 44 mag reloading stuff in the box that I decided to go buy a S&W 629 so I could shoot it.
 

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Man I wish I could find gun stuff at garage sales. Whenever I see one I pop in just to see if they have anything good, gun related or not, but half the time the stuff is crap lol.
 

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I never find garage sale deals, so I quit stopping, always old books and baby clothes and crap like that, or old junk fishing rods. I went to tons of sales when I was a kid with my parents and grandparents, never saw any good gun deals even then though I live in a rural, small town atmosphere where those sorts of deals are gone right away or stuff is sold to a friend or whatever before the sale starts most the time. Probably easier in bigger areas to find that stuff.
 

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I've had a few friends score some really nice rifles in the $100 range. Never anything spectacular though.
 

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Come to think about it, the rusty SMLE No. 4 on my wall was bought for $20 at a yard sale, then given to me. It went under during Katrina, so it's just a wall hanger.
 
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