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SHS-51: Winchester 1894 30-30

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a Pre-64 Winchester Lever Gun. Since this gun is located in Ohio, I suspect that is why it is in such great condition. This is because 30-30 is not a legal deer caliber in the Buckeye State.  Go figure.  But this state’s loss could be your gain! A …

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SHS 41 – IWI Tavor Bullpup

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are featuring a “somewhat” new design for the used gun counter: A IWI Tavor rifle.  What makes this bullpup design interesting when compared to most other bullpup’s is the fact it is very modern in construction, design and features.  IMO all bullpups are locked in a vicious development cycle: It’s never …

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SHS 40 – HK VP9 SK Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we find a gun that I didn’t expect to see in a used case for a very long time: The compact version of the popular HK striker pistol: VP9 SK.  I speak English, so all I can say about the SK designation is that it means sub-compact / pocket-rocket in German. If …

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SHS 37 – Colt 1903 Shooter Grade

Previously we featured a collector grade 1903 that was asking for top dollar. Now we have something a little more in my wheelhouse. A Colt 1903 that is defiantly shooter grade: Make: Colt Firearms. Model: Colt Pocket Hammerless Type 1. Caliber: 32ACP. Magazine: 1. Capacity: 7? No box or papers.  Grip panels in excellent shape.  Finish Condition: Poor.  If you …

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SHS 23- 1927 Tula Mosin-Nagant Rifle

We can’t feature second hand guns without eventually running across a Mosin-Nagant rifle. Why? Because they made about 37 million of them (37,000,000).  What particularly drew my attention to this example was the combination of Hex Receiver, bayonet, early date of production, and overall good condition. Although I am sure it was arsenal refinished at some point in it’s life …

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Old Time Gun Store

Some of you know I travel quite a bit. And one of the perks of that is I am always looking for out of the way gun shops to visit. But it’s not the new, fancy shops with the latest SHOT Show products that attract me. It’s the small mom & pop shops that generally float my boat. The exception …