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Owen Guns Bulletin ‘Special Prices’ April/May 2015 Edition 104

Bulletin April 28, 2015

Owen Guns Gympie
Welcome to the One Hundred and Forth  Edition of the Owen Guns Bulletin. 

Thoughts For The Week.

Price Fluctuations In Firearms.

For many it is hard to understand why the prices of firearms change. Most would rightly presume that when we pay $700 for a new rifle that the price of the steel and the price of the labour to manufacture it are fairly constant, so there should not be drastic changes. Let me say that in the 50 plus years that I have followed firearm prices there is only one overall constant factor. The Prices alway go upwards. When Owen Guns began in 1974 Brand new Stirling Model 20 semi auto rifles in .22 LR were $29. Model 55 Tikka rifles in .222 rem were $120. Remington Model 788 in .222 rem were $110. and Winchester Model 1894 in 30-30 win were $130. Turkish Mauser were $49.00 with 90 round of ammunition. I had bought my first BSA Air Rifle for 7 English pounds in 1960, way back before Lee Harvey Oswald (supposedly) bought his Mannlicher Carcano for USD $9.25 that included a scope. So don’t worry firearms are good property and like gold always get dearer, they increase in value as long as you keep them rust free, and the wood worm out of the stocks.

Better then Gold, as an Investment.

They credibly on average,  increase in value at a higher factor than the inflation rate, even a greater rate if you buy at the right time as due to temporary abnormality with currency exchange rates, or wholesalers who want to quit stock for liquidity, or to replace with another agency, sometimes prices go down. That is the current situation, it might be caused by the wholesalers who increased prices on the 1st March this year due to the US dollar increase, suddenly finds that their sales have dried up. It could also be that a wholesaler has had a surprise duplication in there orders and have two containers arrive at the same time. They need the space and the money so quit stock.

A Time To Buy.

It is hard for the Dealer that already has a 100 of the same item in stock. It is also hard for the customer who bought one last week at price XXX to equate that this weeks price is only XX, and might think that it has been caused by the Dealer over charging for the first price. That is incorrect, Firearm Dealers have margins down as low as 8 % on some firearms and when the Importer/Wholesalers quit stock and lower the prices which his competitors are buying he has to sell  the stock that he bought at the more expensive price, below cost. That is business, I enjoy it when we win, and I still enjoy it when we lose. This time the customer wins as long as they are very quick, as when this stock has gone the prices will go up and stay up for the foreseeable future.  

Its Bargain Time.
Howa $599. Tiny

Howa Model 1500 only 32 rifles at this current special price  17, .223 r, 9, .243 w and 6,.308s $599. Including Nikko 3-9x 40 Scope, Weaver Bases, Weaver Style Rings, Hogue Stocks. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details.
The Howa’s are in  Stock, as of the 28th of April 15 we can only hold prices while  these  are in stock. I believe that the Hogue Stocks put them in a class above the other Brand X that has its metal work made in the same factory as Howa.
Mossberg Maverick $355
These Rifles will be in stock first week of May
Mossberg Maverick Rifles, made in the USA, only in .270 and 30-06 great Deer rifles, Weaver Scope bases included, Scopes and rings of your choice at the extra dollars. Only 15 of these rifles will be in this first shipment and the deal may not be repeated. First in with the dollars will be the beneficiaries. Phone 0754825070 with your credit card details. We can only hold these prices until this batch of 15 rifles is sold.


Queensland Big Boar Hunting Championships 2015 Gympie, $30,000. cash and goods prizes 9th to the 12th July, last weigh in and prize giving 12th July 2015. Click this to view 4 minute Video on the event. All proceeds go t the’ Wandering Warriors’ SAS Association Queensland.
Nominations NOW OPEN aa23 TINY

  used-guns-sale
STOP PRESS Classified Guns for Sale – ADVERTISE YOUR GUNs HERE.
Selling guns so fast than we cannot photograph them and get them up there quick enough. We need yours to sell on Electronic Classifieds! Only $10.00 and you can place three photo’s of your firearm.


  103 Previous Editions of this Bulletin are available on this site http://www.owenguns.com/magazine/


WHY OWEN GUNS DOES NOT HAVE ONLINE SHOPPING BASKETS??  But has contact Mail Order Instead.
MAIL ORDER , in the Firearm industry has been getting a bad reputation of late, besides the Asia off shore internet mail order houses selling Fake Branded Rifle scopes with clear plastic instead of glass lenses, reticule adjusters that don’t work, but have a red and green illuminated cross hair, all with quality Brand names on the packaging, we have on shore internet sites that offer you pages where you put it in the shopping basket and give your card details and jobs done. But That’s Only The Start. Then the problems start either the goods do not arrive, you spend hours waiting on the phone, when you finally get some one the goods are out of stock and you have to wait till they come in, or the wrong goods appear and again you have to spend hours on the phone, just waiting to get through, then you pay to send it back and wait again for the next replacement, or there is an un expected large freight cost that was not made obvious to you when you put your order in the basket. None of this occurs at Owen Guns, we do not have online shopping baskets we encourage our mail order customers to make prior contact, to confirm that we have, just the stock you require, and you know exactly how much the freight component will cost you. It only takes a quick call to 07 54825070 or 0754824099 in shop hours 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9am to 4pm  on Saturdays, or fax to 07 54824718 with your credit card details, email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au emails and fax will be confirmed with freight component before dispatch. We want to encourage contact between our staff and customers, we want to make friends with our customers, some of who have been customers for over 40 years. If we fail, we want to know about it, so we can remedy it. Contact is the only way for lasting customer friendships to exist.  TO ORDER. Details should include Name of card, ie Visa or Mastercard. Name on Card. Number on Card, Expiry Date of Card, 3 secret numbers on the rear of the card. Your home phone or mobile number. How you want it sent to you, ie mail or road freight. The address you want it sent to. Describe which item you want to purchase. On our website we also have shooting articles and important firearm information for the gun enthusiast. Take away free gun photos and free firearm images for your gun gallery collection. New firearm related material is being added every day. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au NEW FIREARM SHOWROOM. CALL IN AND VIEW OUR DISPLAY OF  450 (plus) FIREARMS,  Owen Guns at Gympie  have our own Gun Shows permanently so please call in to see us. For a look at some at our other gun rooms please click on the link below. http://www.owenguns.com/gympie-shop/gun-rooms/ All the prices below are prices in the shop, or online but then you have to pay packing post, or freight. So save money and call in, all are welcome.


Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last.
Marlin X7VH at $630 Tiny
Marlin X7 Heavy Barrel $630. in .223r and .308 w.  Marlin X7 Sporters in .222, .223.270, 308, 30-06, $475.


3-9x42 Zeiss (Copy)

Zeiss 3-9 x 42 Plex $493.

Bushnell illuminated (Copy)
Bushnell Banner 3-9 x 40 Illuminated Reticule $85.00
Terra_4-12x42 (Copy)
Zeiss 4-12 x 42 Plex $553.
Nikko 6x40 (Copy)
Nikko Stirling 6 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $44.00

Bushnell Trophy XLT 3 - 9 x 40 $149.90 (Copy)
Bushnell Trophy XLT 3 – 9 x 40 $149.90
Nikko Stirling 4-12 x 50 Mount Master half Mil Dot  with rings   $79
Nikko Stirling 4-12 x 50 Mount Master half Mil Dot  with rings   $79.20
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot sight $163.65 (Copy)
Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot sight $163.65
Nikko Stirling 3-9 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $46.20. (Copy)
Nikko Stirling 3-9 x 40 Silver Crown 4 plex  $46.20.
To Order Goods From This Site phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au
Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last.

Browning A Bolt $760. Tiny
Browning A Bolts .223 to 308 w in stock, Doubt if we will ever see Browning Rifles at this price again.  To Order Goods From This Site phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au Everything in Stock at the time of publication, we can only hold prices while stocks last.

ThompsonVentura $695 Tiny
For the latest Design features  and accuracy Thompson/Centre Venture have won a huge reputation, they guarantee to shoot within 1 inch moa. We have stock in most of the popular calibres, but unfortunately when we replace this stock the new price will shock everyone. $695. while they last.

  Marlin 336 W Laminated Tiny

Marlin Lever Action Rifles have been very hard to get this last 12 months, and second hand rifles have been selling for more than new, due to their un availability. We have them again slightly dearer than last time due to new stock coming in when our dollars are worth less. So buy one now Marlin 30-30 336 W, laminated $835.

 Sabbati 850 Add1 TINY

Sabatti. This family company have been making firearms in the Gardonne Valley Italy, for over a 100 years competing with Italy’s best producers. They are world known for their engraved double express rifles, these are great to look as and highly practical for Australian conditions. Sabatti Model 85 at the once only price of $760. they are drilled and tapped to take Weaver type bases

Remington Model 7600 Pump Action .308 w 22 inch barrel. $1350.  Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au.com.au


Tikka T3 Lite Feb15 TINY

Tikka T3 Lite Synthetic $875.(layby $965)  .223  22-250 .243, 6.5 x 55 .270 .308. .30-06 300 win mag &  338 win mag in stock Stainless, Walnut and Laminated are more expensive. Varmint and Super Varmint are in stock.

PHONE 07 54825070 for the best price and availability of  TIKKA, SAKO ,STEYR MANNLICHER, Mossberg, Stoeger, Thompson-Centre, S &W, Colt, Sabatti, Webley & Scott, Rossi,  Browning, SAUR, Remington, HOWA, Marlin, Zastava, CZ, or any other brand you can think of. PHONE 07 54825070.  Please Travel Safe and Happy. Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au    Any Inquiries on any products phone 07 54824099 or 07 54825070 or email owenguns@spiderweb.com.au


Gun Show Gympie  June 13th to 14th 2015

Saturday 14th 9.00 a.m. -5.00 p.m. and  Sunday 15th 9.00 a.m- 3.00 p.m.

A Gunshow 4
Held at the Pavilion Gympie Showground, Exhibition RD Southside, Gympie. A Guns Show 3.

Entry $5 per adult, Pensioner $4, Student $2 (with ID). Children with adult- FREE. aGun Show 2

 All types of Collectables, Antique, Old and Modern Firearms, Edged weapons, Militaria, Accessories, Books, General collectables & bric-a-brac. Firearm Displays. In-House Catering
AGun Show 1

Contact Gordon Mac Rae (President)  Phone 07 54 86 52 08          Fax 07 54 86 5208

0r Geoff Lyons

Ph/Fx 07 54 83 69 58

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