Mrs Mayor and one of our grandsons joined me on a ride up to Indianapolis last Saturday to a large gun auction. Despite my (automatic) concerns about her being beside me growling about any bids I made, things really turned out well !
There were 704 items on the bid list, about 60% guns, 30% ammunition, and the rest, "other stuff"- cleaning materials, knives and vampire killing swords etc. This auction company really moves along, getting all 704 items done in just over 6 hours.
I picked up a bunch of ammo. 600 rounds of 7.62x39mm FMJ, 300 rounds of 44Mag, and 200 rounds of 357 mag, Plus several bricks of 22 LR. I missed out on several bids for 380 and 38 Spl, but did get 200 rounds of 9mm...all of the above at less than 50% of what CTD is selling it for.
We got a nice shooting rest, and 8 soft longarm cases, and a couple of EMT knives and gun-tool Swiss-Army style items for use by all of us... Then dealt with handgun selection
The most unusual Smith I have seen is this Model 22A Semi-Auto
I think this Taurus 38 Spl is about the prettiest like snubby I have ever seen.
The Black and Gold really do make it's appearance stand out.
All but one, a Charter Target Bulldog, 357 are new in the box ! The Charter has seen some holster time, but operates like a 95% gun should.
We left the place with 9 handguns and a big smile !!
One AMT .380 Backup
Three 9mm semi-autos, 1 Taurus Mod 709, 2 SCCY 10+
Two 357 revolvers, 1 Charter Target Bulldog, 1 Taurus Mod 605
One 38 Spl, Taurus Mod 85S
One Smith/Wesson Model 22A
and finally a real keeper for me a Charter Bulldog 44 Spl.
Here is the family photo ! I won't say what the total $$$ was, but I think I just balanced my wife's trip to see her Mother in SoCal in a few weeks !!
This was fine, well-run auction. We will attend another of their events in the future !!!
PS- The two Ruger Old Army's, one with the conversion kit and one without, went for $575, and $450 respectivly. The semi-auto MG-34 on the original 'big' tripod with a periscope sight went for $1200, and one that I regret letting slip by..just for resale purposes... a stunningly beautiful weatherby Orion O/U 12 ga. slipped by me and went out for $750. Even my wife groaned about missing a bidding chance for it. It was one of the best looking O/U's I have ever seen (NIB).