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05-16-2005, 08:11 PM
Dennis of Empire Arms really got himself a paying business. I'm on his email list for "new stuff" and even being on the list 90 percent of it is sold before it makes the list. He sold like eleven M1 Carbines for $599 each!!!! That's just the carbines not counting all the other guns he sold. I've bought a few guns off him and they are always good from him, but lately his prices are too rich for my blood.
05-18-2005, 07:18 PM
I'm on his list too and you are correct! Most of his stuff is sold out in under 24 hours, and for top dollar. I guess 'cause he has a rep of describing them fairly and his list must include some high rollers!
05-18-2005, 07:26 PM
Dennis describes his guns accurately. His prices include the care he takes in hand picking virtually every firearm he sells. you will never get a lemon from Dennis. I have bought several guns from him (mostly from the bottom end of the price list!) but I never felt I was not getting my money's worth.
05-19-2005, 12:41 PM
..............He has high class stuff for the most part and doesn't ordinarily deal in the more common still available items like M44 & M38 M-N's or M48 Mausers. I have seen some prices I felt were pretty good considering they were for M98-08 Brazilians and M95 Chileans which were almost mint. When you consider he has to travel to the various shows and spend the time lining this stuff up, plus he has to make enough to support himself and maybe even provide for his future it's hard to believe he can do it on the small volumn of firearms he sells.
I also understand he has a rare coin business too. It may suppliment or even provide the lion's share of his income. What's nice about Dennis is that if you want something nice and he has it, you can bet it'll be as described.
05-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Dennis does deal in alot of what buckshot calls the more common stuff. It depends on what his searching sprees turn up. I bought my unissued Yugo 48B from him, my Steyr M95, and a Jap 7.7 Type 99. He also has Lee Enfields from time to time, Italian bolt rifles, Swedes. He did say he doesn't like to get into the more modern semi-auto military rifles. He's done just about all the WWII era semi's thought. Just depends what his searchs turn up. Allen's Armory also has rifles exactly as described. That's where I got my 1908 Brazilian. Dennis is starting to get on the high end of even the common stuff. Now I'll admit to find a mint 1895 Chilean is worth his prices. He had those Yugo SKS way above a person can get them from AIM or SOG for. Same for K31's and Lee Enfields. I'd say he's a good bet for rare mint stuff, otherwise buy the more common stuff somewhere's else.
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