Sunday, November 18, 2012
Fun Show Report
I made it to the fun show this morning. It was in a little town that was once known as the former mule capitol of the world. No, really. This town produced all the mules for Great Britain and Indian armies back when they used mules. Big stout Missouri mules by the thousands. Look it up, Lathrop Missouri. Any way, this was a little show at the antique equipment fairground. During the spring and summer months they have steam tractor shows and various old equipment shows and flea markets. You know of a place like this I'm sure. So this show was cheap to get into, 3 bucks and there were about 25 dealers. This venue gave a lot of time to bs with dealers and customers. As trading stock I took a NEF Sportster SS1 in .22 LR. It had a BSA red dot sight topping it off. In short order I had swapped it for an NEF single shot 12 gauge shotgun and 50 bucks. I then made my way to the sole knife dealer at this show. They had a new Camillus USMC type knife in stainless. It has a flat grind with a traditional stacked leather handle. the black sheath is composed of heavy leather. They were asking 65 and I walked off with it for 45. Not too shabby. I ended up making 10 bucks today. Take a look.