I mentioned a few days ago I was long over due to go over and aggravate my good friend Stephen, as many of you know he is always wheeling and dealing in firearms he comes across, well yesterday was my turn.
As I walked in the door I noticed he was preoccupied with another customer and as I glanced around I noticed he had a note tacked on the wall for some guns he had for sale, 2 in particular caught my attention, one a British made 30-06 and a Remington 7mm 08 both of which were bolt action rifles.
I did some quick math in my head and the total price for both was just under $700 which on the surface is not a bad deal but a little high for me considering I know how he operates and I figured he had about $100 in each gun.
After some casual greetings I wandered in the back and drained the last cup of coffee from the pot and pulled up a chair and cooled my heels.
After the last remaining customer left we talked about the events of the last few weeks and finally I mentioned the rifles, "make me an offer" he said, I didn't answer but remained silent. When I did speak it was about the availability of ammo and other general gun related issues.
I mentioned I did not need any more guns but he seemed determined to make a sale.
As I stood up to leave I threw out a number " I'll give you $300 for both"..............He hesitated a second, "load 'em up" is all he said. (trust me folks, he still made money)