Dutch Auction Operational!

Welcome to our first ever Dutch Auction at www.internationalshootingsupplies.com
Details below:

 

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Auction Rules:

We will post 12 firearms on the front page of our web store at www.internationalshootingsupplies.com. Those firearms are the only ones involved in the auction at any given time.

The prices will be lowered daily (except when the store is closed Sunday-Monday) and the firearms will remain on the front page UNTIL

A) They are sold or
B) They hit a reserve price set and known by me (the auctioneer).

At which point they will be removed from the webstore. We will add new firearms to the auction as firearms are either sold or hit their reserve price and are removed.

A firearm is only considered SOLD once we have your payment method in hand. The best way to do this is to PHONE US at 604-588-7513 if you intend to buy. You can submit an intent to buy through the webstore but that forces us to contact you for your PAL and payment information which means that the firearm remains for sale until we have your information in hand.

There are no layaways, holds or rain checks for auction items.

All firearms are NEW SHELF MODELS. If you are concerned about condition please request photos before committing to anything. Most of the firearms are pretty flawless for shelf models but a few will have some small imperfections.

All sales are final.

The selling bid price WILL INCLUDE SHIPPING BUT NOT TAXES.

The Auction begins today Wednesday March 13th, 2019. It ends when I run out of firearms to add. 🙂

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

Regards,
Scott – The Auctioneer

Why I Hunt

By Scott Carpenter

I used to write about this topic a fair bit when I was younger. It was part of a naval gazing exercise that hunters who write do in general. But as I’ve aged the novelty surrounding the process has worn off. I’ll admit I enjoy writing about the activity itself and how it relates to life in this world but trying to explain to others (especially nonhunters)  the ‘why’ of it all has gotten old for me.

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Save the Children – Give Them Guns

CHILBI, KNABENSCHIESSEN, TRADITION, BRAUCH, BRAUCHTUM, VOLKSFEST,

By Scott Carpenter

Prologue:

I wrote this piece back in 2001 for Martin Masse’s Le Quebecois Libre. I have left it unedited – although there are a few things I would change today I don’t think I knew just how relevant it would be to today’s society ‘way back then’.  

I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first real firearm. It was a Lakefield Mark II .22 caliber repeater that I still own. It’s killed a lot of squirrels and grouse in the last seventeen years and in the process I’m convinced that it — with a little help from my father — saved my life.

Of course, it never downed a charging grizzly or wounded a marauding thief. Nope. All it did was keep dad and I busy on the weekends filling the freezer with grouse and slaying errant pop cans. But those activities coupled with the sense of responsibility the ownership of such a tool entailed were enough to keep me out of a lot of trouble that other kids — mostly friends of mine — seemed to have an easy time finding.

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