I shillied and shallied and came home only a few small-denomination Federal Reserve Promises lighter. The headline buy was a vintage Pacific case trimmer.
I know I mentioned wanting another .38/.357 shooter, but I got emotionally involved instead with a pretty $900 SW 25 in .45 Colt. I made no long-term commitment, though a return to re-fondle and re-consider is not totally out of the question.
(Is Providence telling me to quit fiddling with minor calibers? )
To make my fellow WW2 arms fans feel better -- if you bought yours long enough ago -- the offerings were limited to one so-so 1911A1, a Remington Rand at $2,200. No Garands. No Carbines.
Savage 99 prices caught my eye. There were several, about $800 to about $1,900, the latter for an 80 percenter in .250.
If I do go back, I'll try to come home with, at least, the ratty Mossberg 144LSA, one of the more underrated target .22s. The price is too high, $150, but maybe I can negotiate well enough to make a refurbishing worthwhile.