Galatain deal



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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2017, 02:48:43 AM »
No, the photo shows the shrouded version, and they usually sell what they show.
The gun they are selling has no open sights. The unshrouded Gallation comes with open sights.
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2017, 06:49:49 AM »
I've got to take my name off the Midway direct mailing list!
Talked myself into buying one of these great bargains tonight!
Then, of course, I had to buy four more mags to go with it!
Found them at ebay.
$14.74 shipping on the gun, but free on the mags.
Everything delivered for $373.69!
This deal will definitely be in the running for "deal of the year" - and there's a whole lot of year left to go!
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2017, 09:42:52 AM »
Just got off Midway site after placing my order.  Been wanting a .177 to add to my darkside and the Galatian has been on my shortlist.....this deal was too good to pass on! Hoping the QE pic is correct.
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 10:28:55 AM »
Well,,,, that was a disappointment. 
My excitement and impulse buying nearly got me into a situation I would not have been as excited about upon delivery. Did some re-checking of product numbers and found that the Midway pic and the actual purchase product didn't match, was not the QE model on sale.  Order cancelled prior to shipping. ::)
 
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 10:45:28 AM »
Well,,,, that was a disappointment. 
My excitement and impulse buying nearly got me into a situation I would not have been as excited about upon delivery. Did some re-checking of product numbers and found that the Midway pic and the actual purchase product didn't match, was not the QE model on sale.  Order cancelled prior to shipping. ::)
Good eye on that one.  Yeah, was afraid that was the case.  So guess I'm thankful my internet went down just before I pulled the trigger on the .25.  But Midway is good about accepting returns if anyone is unhappy with the purchase.

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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2017, 10:50:10 AM »
No need to return it if you bought the 25 cal accidentally, list it in the classifieds as 300 plus shipping , it wont last long im sure
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2017, 11:14:14 AM »
I am just glad the .25 was sold out.  I would 've bought it for sure, but I don't need any more guns so it's all good.  I came real close to hitting the button on the .22.  I had it in the Cart, but then just closed the browser and had to walk away from the PC.

Just curious, is the Galatian supposed to be pretty quiet/backyard friendly for those who own one or have shot it?

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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2017, 02:15:32 PM »
It's 1:00 pm here on the eastern coast, and I just got off the phone with customer service at MidwayUSA.
The rep there sent in a request for a product check to figure out exactly what version of this gun is that we're contemplating? He couldn't be sure either?
He did tell me that they only had about a dozen guns left.

For me, I can't see any reason to fret over shrouded or unshrouded?
Both versions are fantastic buys, and anyone who gets on should be able to turn a handsome profit reselling it if necessary!

The only differences that I can see is quieter gun/shorter barrel/no sights vs unquieted gun/shorter or longer barrel/open sights? Yes, different strokes for different folks, but in either case, no big deal differences and fine guns in their own right!
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2017, 02:36:26 PM »
You're right about the fantastic buy at that price,, even for the un-shrouded model.  My reason for canceling my order was purely cosmetic, I like the look of the QE.  I'm fairly sure the barrel is threaded on the sale model and an ldc could be added from one of the many makers of ldc'.
The cs rep I spoke with this morning said Midway got a heck of a deal straight from Hatsan on these models, and he also added that the Galatian lll QE was available by special order,, which led me to believe Hatsan will no longer produce the basic unshrouded model.
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2017, 03:12:51 PM »
I think they've already discontinued the open sighted model - maybe a year or more ago? It came out before the shrouded version.
My guess is that sales of the unshrouded version were far below those of the quieter gun, thus Hatsam might have had a large inventory of unshrouded slow selling guns and dumped them at MidwayUSA? Most probably that's why the price is so low?
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2017, 03:27:54 PM »
I think my call resulted in action?
They've changed the picture on the item description page!
The gun they're selling is the unshrouded version and now they show the open sights!
I noticed that the description now includes a sling, a trigger lock, and a hard case! If that's true, the good deal got even better!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 03:46:06 PM by deerflyguy »
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2017, 09:38:15 AM »
Looks like the deal really does include a hard case, as the tracking number they sent me shows an 18.40 lb. package. The gun weighs under 10 lbs., so the shipment indicates more than just the gun is coming.
At this price, I'm surprised that they have any of these left to sell?
The only thing I can figure is that buyers really do prefer the shrouded version, either that, or they don't like a PCP in .177 caliber?
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2017, 10:25:16 AM »
Or for @ $200 more they can get what they want in a Marauder.. Quick fill adapter, less finicky magazine loader, less weight, wood stock, shrouded barrel, etc. Some features are very nice in the Galatisn IV and certainly make it worthwhile at Midway's fire sale price, for example the swappable air reservoir and adjustable butt plate.
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2017, 10:25:47 AM »
HAHAHA, you have to do a new post on what they send you !
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2017, 11:00:08 AM »
Mine says "Out for delivery" ... will let you know what actually comes in the kit.
Stay tuned ...

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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #35 on: April 20, 2017, 09:25:28 PM »
Ok, it is the non-QE version but does come in hard case with sling, spare mag and fill probe. Really nice bit of kit, feels like I am holding my Mossy 500 instead of an airgun. Action is smooth and first shot over the chrono was 934FPS with JSB .25 cals.

Had to mow and then went crappie fishing before dark ... more after I get to shoot it a bit.

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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #36 on: April 20, 2017, 09:46:05 PM »
That is one sweet looking set up!

Might be a bit unfriendly for back yard usage, huh?

Want to send it back? lol
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2017, 10:02:10 PM »
incredible deal.. When you do decide to sell it, you will make a few bux,. cant go wrong
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #38 on: April 21, 2017, 02:26:50 PM »
If you snoozed, you lost out! Midway website now states that this product is sold out and not available!
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Re: Galatain deal
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2017, 02:03:13 PM »
UPS just dropped off my gun, and I'm very pleased with what I received!
Gun/sling/trigger lock/hard case, two mags, open sights w/removable rear sight for scope placement!
A fantastic buy and what a solid, hefty gun it is!
I was surprised to see that the cylinder is full of air to the red line, and the gun, being produced in March 2013, makes me wonder if it was filled back then and held it until now, or if for some reason it was sold and returned with air still in it?
I really don't believe that MidwayUSA filled it.
I suppose that Hatsan could have checked out the whole lot a second time before selling the guns to MidwayUSA, and just because the guns are four years old, they might have recently filled the cylinder to check out the "O" rings and to function test it?
In any case, it put a smile on my face when I saw what they sent me!
You guys who bought one, too, know what i'm saying, and those who didn't have IMHO really missed out!

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