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    Remember the Shilen Swap Meet this Saturday.

    SWAP MEET 8am-2pm

    April 14th, 2018



    JOIN US AT OUR NEW LOCATION!!

    After a busy year and lots of changes Shilen is excited to host this year’s Swap Meet in our new location and show off our new building. We hope that you will come and see the new building and bring lots of stuff to sell or trade with others. Please post the enclosed flier in a visible location and help to pass the word to interested people. ANYONE can come and ANYONE can be a vendor. There are NO entry or vendor fees and we will persevere RAIN or SHINE! There will be gun stuff everywhere, buy and sell as much as you like. There will be complementary lunch as always.

    **See Barrel Making in process! A small crew will run machines from 8am to 11am and answer any questions you may have about the process.

    **Sign up for Drawings – There will be a table set up with a large sign-up chart that automatically enters you in drawings for free or discounted Shilen apparel or merchandise. Drawings are held at 9am, 10am, 10:30am, 11:00, and 1pm. Find that table and get signed up!

    ** “Swap Meet Barrels” will be put out at 8:00am!! Swap Meet Barrels are barrels that were originally ordered by our customers throughout the year that were either canceled or the customer changed their mind on contour, chamber, etc. We place these barrels back in stock for resale. Throughout the year these barrels are used to fill other orders however, when Swap Meet Time arrives any of these barrels still remaining in stock will be sold at unbelievable discounts to our Swap Meet Customers Only! Please note that these barrels are in NO WAY factory “seconds” or any lower quality than what we produce everyday here at Shilen Rifles. The warranty on these barrels is the same as any of our barrels!

    **Have stuff to get rid of ? BYOT (Bring your own table) – Everyone has stuff to clear out to make room for more stuff. Anything gun related, presses, reloading, triggers, scope rings, doesn’t matter how big or how small someone’s here looking for it. space is available on a first come first serve basis, if you want to set up your table the doors will be open Saturday morning at 7:00am for vendors. If you want to just pull up your truck and drop the tail gate there will be space for that as well. Shoot us an email or call to get a vendor note to help answer any questions you may have and get you entered in a separate vendor drawing for free/discounted barrels or triggers. Vendor Drawing is at 1pm and you must be present to win.

    **HOST – We just host this thing, people come and go as they like, we start early and don’t run late. Once things are gone, they are gone so if you are looking for something particular get here early and find it quick! Keep an eye on the website Swap Meet page to get early look at some of what will be here.

    YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!



    See you here,

    Team Shilen

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    Remember, Jay Lynn will have a complete 6mm bullet making set up and 2 or 3 New Hermes Engraves with fonts for sale.

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    Hate you guys missed the bargains. A Ruger 357 Blackhawk-$300, Stiller receivers for $600, and quite a bit more.

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    I was thinking of making it as I was headed South this weekend BUT it’s a good thing for my pocket $ I missed it I’m sure.

    So how much do the swap meet barrels go for from Shilen? I always hear they go fast, but never hear a price...$100??

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    Quote Originally Posted by msalm View Post
    I was thinking of making it as I was headed South this weekend BUT it’s a good thing for my pocket $ I missed it I’m sure.

    So how much do the swap meet barrels go for from Shilen? I always hear they go fast, but never hear a price...$100??
    $100? No they don't give them away.

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    That's why I ask, all I hear are 'incredible deals'...$100 would be an incredible deal would it not? And again, no answer to the question. Guess you have to be there to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msalm View Post
    That's why I ask, all I hear are 'incredible deals'...$100 would be an incredible deal would it not? And again, no answer to the question. Guess you have to be there to find out.
    I didn't need anything, so I didn't check the price. They were gone in just a few minutes. They were not seconds or defects. They were ones that people changed their mind on twist, contour, or whatever. Shilen will always take back an unchambered barrel.
    Prices must have been good as they were gone in short order.

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    Prices were generally $150 to $200 per barrel

    By the time I arrived at 8:45 am, they were pretty much picked over. I don't feel like I missed out on anything since the barrels that were available were, let me say, "unique". But the buyers looked happy so I guess it was a win-win for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Schultz View Post
    By the time I arrived at 8:45 am, they were pretty much picked over. I don't feel like I missed out on anything since the barrels that were available were, let me say, "unique". But the buyers looked happy so I guess it was a win-win for everybody.
    Well ya gotta figure that at least one person in the past wanted that "unique" barrel so it's likely that there's at least one more who would want it. Do they keep a list anywhere?

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    There was 1 Master List

    But you couldn’t get near it.I wish they would have posted it on their website ahead of time or at least had multiple copies scattered around. But they didn’t ask my opinion. It was like the videos you see of Black Friday morning at Wal-Mart. A feeding frenzy.The barrel making stations were very interesting. The operators were informed and friendly. I enjoyed that quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Schultz View Post
    But you couldn’t get near it.I wish they would have posted it on their website ahead of time or at least had multiple copies scattered around. But they didn’t ask my opinion. It was like the videos you see of Black Friday morning at Wal-Mart. A feeding frenzy.The barrel making stations were very interesting. The operators were informed and friendly. I enjoyed that quite a bit.
    Other than the stress relieving, would it have been possible to produce for you a finished barrel in the amount of time they had allotted for demonstration?

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    Not Sure

    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Other than the stress relieving, would it have been possible to produce for you a finished barrel in the amount of time they had allotted for demonstration?
    As I understand things, they can drill about 20 barrels per day but button rifling is very quick; about 30 secs per barrel. But there's lots of time spent in prep and cleaning. So it's hard to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Schultz View Post
    As I understand things, they can drill about 20 barrels per day but button rifling is very quick; about 30 secs per barrel. But there's lots of time spent in prep and cleaning. So it's hard to say.
    Do they still have to copper plate the bore before rifling? I assume the copper acts as a lubricant.

    Do any of the Shilen or other barrel maker gurus post here?

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