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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/11/18 12:09:36 (permalink)
I think it looks lovely, Mr. Mayor. Sort of like a downsized Desert Eagle dressed for a night on the town.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/18 13:53:25 (permalink)
  Here is a selfie that I just took this morning.  A red bellied woodpecker has spent a month drilling a perfectly round hole for a spring nest.  Starlings have a nasty habit of pestering the bird until it leaves the work.  I was intent on sending them to visit with Jesus and I discovered that I had no 12 guage shells.  I jump in the truck to buy some shells.  I had no intention of buying anything else.  I got there and saw this neat belt just like the one I always wear which is a natural leather pistol belt with very heavy leather for $80.00.  I had to have it and then I saw this neat Marlin semi automatic .22 long rifle with a composite stock.  Oh well I had to have it also and some ammo.  I bought the 12 gauge shells and came on home a few dollars shorter.  Loaded the shot gun which was dad's 12 gauge Browning that I had never shot.  Went outside and the Starlings were gone.  Lucky them.  Not a very good selfie though.
 

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/18 15:46:37 (permalink)
Mayor Al, that is one nice looking Taurus! Let us know how it shoots. I have a Taurus MilPro in .45 that I use for my EDC. Yours looks a lot nice, tho!
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/18 18:31:11 (permalink)
Sundancer , did you at least break the cherry on that Browning?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/18 18:31:26 (permalink)
Paul, Let me know how you like that Browning...Those are fine shotguns and really do a nice job of making shooting a pleasure.
 
Uncle Groucho and I will be headed for a firearms auction on New Years Day...among the items I have an interest in is a second one of these Taurus 945's in the same finish and trim. It looks to be going cheap (as of now)...plus they have several Henry Big Boys and Golden Boys rifles...45 LC, 44 Mag, 22 Mag, 17 Mag as some 22 LR. Depending on how the bidding goes  I hope to add a couple to my guncase.
We will report back on the results of the sale.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/19 04:59:44 (permalink)
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Sundancer , did you at least break the cherry on that Browning?

 
I still have not fired the Browning 12 light.  It was made in Belgium.  I have no idea of the age but my guess is about 50  years.  My dad bought it new and he rarely used it.  It is in pristine condition.  I thought about selling it but I have no idea of the value.  My guess is not very much.
I was prepared to shoot it and I had my ear protectors on but the starlings left.
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/19 09:52:09 (permalink)
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Your shotgun is worth between $700 and $1400 depending on condition. It is a very nice gun and quite popular in hunting situations. If you email me a detailed description I can research the value a bit better for you.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/19 16:29:39 (permalink)
I posted my Springfield Long-Slide 45 Super Pistol on Armslist for sale on Tuesday, Today It sold to a guy in New York. I will take it to a local FFL for shipment after receiving payment.   Internet shopping is an interesting hobby.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/23 18:33:12 (permalink)
Just read the article about Mikhail Kalashnikov passing away at age 94.
 
http://news.yahoo.com/rif...dead-94-163848393.html
 
He never patened the design and never made the millions that other gun designers have.  He did it for his country.  He was an interesting man, I have read several of his books
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/24 15:07:47 (permalink)
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Just read the article about Mikhail Kalashnikov passing away at age 94.

http://news.yahoo.com/rif...dead-94-163848393.html

He never patened the design and never made the millions that other gun designers have.  He did it for his country.  He was an interesting man, I have read several of his books

He couldn't patent it, even had the USSR recognized patents. He was a federal worker who designed it on company time. He did get promoted to general officer rank, and so got a pension. The AK-47 is not especially accurate, and it is heavy compared to western 5.56 rifles, but it is idiot proof and cheap. I have handled one, but never got to fire it.
 
I saw it demonstrated in the summer of 1969, as a college boy at OCS summer camp. It is  hard to hold on target at full auto as compared to the early M16s that the US was using at the time, but it never jammed. The AK could be rubbed into the dirt and still fire. The M16 was a far better rifle, but only if given excellent care, and lubrication with LSA, a special lubricant. Get it muddy, and it wasn't even a good club. At OCS, our training rifle was the M14, a gun that used the same round as the AK47.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/24 17:21:22 (permalink)
The AK 47 and the M14 do not use the same caliber ammunition. The M14 uses 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition while the AK fires 7.62×39mm ammunition.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/24 20:08:45 (permalink)
There are some major differences in thinking when it comes to the concepts of military long-guns that have evolved over the years.
The USA has held to the longer range, bigger caliber rifle of the WWll era thru Korea and into Vietnam, then switched to the less expensive smaller, lighter, shorter range 'assault rifle' concept for it's main battle rifle
The other side mainly the USSR but includes many other countries, looked for the mass-produced, cheaply made shorter range, no-maint. type of "junk" gun, with the AK platform becoming the backbone of that school of thinking.
 
We moved from the 30-06 to the 7.62x51mm (.308win) to lighten the weight of the ammo the troops would carry without changing the basic combat range of the MBR.  Then we made the jump to the 5.56mm (.223cal) with the M-16 to give the troops a direct response to the AK's shorter and lighter round. Now the new AK's are also a 5.56mm round  and a plastic stock and forearm to lighten the gun and make it a match for the M-16/M4 of today's US Military.
 
As an Old Guy, I tend to think in terms of the 7.62x51mm as being the ideal compromise between size, range, weight and cost.   But there are valid arguments for the AK round and the US's 5.56mm as well.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/25 00:49:51 (permalink)
Mayor Al, I'm interested in buying a gun or two. How does it work with Armslist or should I just go to the site and figure it out. Thanks
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/25 08:31:07 (permalink)
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  Armslist is a simple classfied listing arrangement.. no fees for listing, and they take no liability for scams or 'legalities'. 
As a buyer, you find the gun you are looking for...hopefully within your State and within a reasonable drive distance, establish communication with the seller, work out a deal and a meeting place and then make a face-to-face transaction.  I have done dozens of them and have only a couple that 'fell thru' with the other guy not showing up...and one where the buyer turned out to be 15 years old...(I did not complete the sale).
 
If you want to buy from an out of state listing there is a bit more "risk" of having a scam posting trying to get your money then not sending the gun. I always speak directly with the seller on the phone before sending money on a deal.  Actually I sell quite often that way,  but I don't buy much from the out of state on-line deals.
 
I will deliver my Springfield 45 to a local gunstore tomorrow (I received a bank check yesterday in the mail)...My local FFL will ship it to a dealer in Buffalo, NY where my Armslist Buyer will then pick it up from his FFL Dealer. That way we have a tracking record of the transaction that covers both the buyer and me regarding the legal aspects of a transaction. I charge the buyer the amount of the shipping and transfer fees (about $40)  I do a lot more face to face deals than 'shipping' deals. But Armslist has worked ok for me...I am retired and have the time to keep the communications moving on my 'deals'.
 
Hope that helps...I also used gunbroker and guns america..but they have rather complex fee systems  that I got tired of dealing with. Sort of like selling on Ebay...I don't do that anymore either.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/26 01:00:33 (permalink)
Thank You Mayor Al, I will check it out tonight. It sounds easy. I want a good revolver for my wife, prob. a 357 and hope to find a good deal. 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/26 08:21:22 (permalink)
Smith & Wesson makes some light weight 357's which can also shoot the less potent 38 special.
 
Taurus does also. and some of their guns are quite  reasonable in price.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/27 23:56:51 (permalink)
Thanks again mayor Al. I looked at a 357 Taurus at Academy for that reason -- her using the 38 ammo. I could get the gun (It was expensive), but they couldn't tell me when we could get ammo. I'm going to check armslist for the gun and hopefully some ammo so we don't have to throw it at the targets. My wife loves to shoot and finding some ammo is really hard here. I can do great with shotgun shells and shells for my 30/06 but she doesn't want to target shoot with the shotguns and the 30/06 shells get expensive. I bought her a crossbow for her birthday and she's having a blast with it and I'm saving money as she can reuse the bolts endlessly. 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/28 11:37:30 (permalink)
You're still having trouble with ammunition shortages there? No problems at all here in Central Ohio that I know of.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/28 14:07:05 (permalink)
I know it's crazy. I keep hoping things will get back to normal here soon. Shells for my .22's are unavailable. I have heard that a lot of people are buying up certain rounds as soon as they hit the stores and selling them on Facebook and other sites, I can't verify that as its hearsay. WalMart told me to get there as soon as the shipment comes in as there will be people there to get all of certain rounds. I can't as I work 14 hour days lately. I still say the market will even out here soon and all will be back to normal. 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/28 15:45:56 (permalink)
Amazing.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/28 16:04:34 (permalink)
In the Louisville area prices are quite high...if they have various calibers in stock. Not a real shortage...but when they get a shipment in they ration the sales 1-3 box max in a day....depending on the store. Our local gun stores seem to have adequate supplies, as does the Cabelas in L-ville.
 
One of the reasons we are headed for the auction next week is that 400 of the 900 lots listed are for ammo of various types and calibers. Some is already more pricey than I want to pay...but some lots are holding in the reasonable area and I will try to get some of them.  The internet bidders get hit with shipping Plus a 15% buyers premium...I avoid both of those by attending the live auction. I have to pay the 6% sales tax, but thats the only fee forbuying other than the winning bid.
 
Uncle Groucho and another friend of mine are headed to Indy with me, to participate in the auction on New Years Day.
Here's the list as it stands Saturday, 4 days before the live auction. The ammo is listed on pp 5-9.
https://www.proxibid.com/...amp;ipp=100&sort=0
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/28 23:37:30 (permalink)
That could be correct for the gun stores around here also. I am never off work during the gun store hours so WalMart and Academy are my main choices. I just returned from WalMart as my daughter has mono and wanted chicken soup. They didn't have the 22 LR's, .357 or .38 that I wanted.  The auction has a good variety. I like that little Ruger 357 on page 1. That looks like a good gun for the wife and they have ammo for it on the later pages.  Thanks a lot for the link and the information Mayor Al.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/29 09:34:40 (permalink)
Remember to calculate the Buyers Premium (15%) and the shipping charges to an FFL near you, if you decide to bid on line. That adds a pretty good amount to the winning bid cost.  If you go to the Proxi-bid home page, select firearms auction under 'Catagories', you can scroll thru the coming auctions..there are several in Texas...If you find one that has what you want, and it is close enough...go to it (live bid). That way you can inspect the gun(s) to see if they are in good condition before bidding...plus you skip all the extra fees.
https://www.proxibid.com/asp/firearm-auctions.asp
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/29 11:25:27 (permalink)
That sounds great Mayor Al. I will try to do one of the Texas auctions and save some money. Thank You for all your help!
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/30 12:18:15 (permalink)
I was surprised to see reloaded 45ACP listed there, in plastic bags, with no indication of the loader having an '06 FFL. Selling reloads for profit without a license is a federal offense, not to mention the liability issue.
I personally would never shoot anyone's reloads other than my own, and will not load for anyone else.
I might have to attend that auction though, that browning Superposed 20ga on pg 3 looks interesting, as do a couple of the Winchester Model 42's and Model 12's.
Where is the auction held?
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/30 21:07:38 (permalink)
I am going to get Mayor Al out of retirement and get him to learn me how to post pictures and links.  " Freijeauctioneers . com ".
I had a good time at the last auction and look forward to this one , bring a pen and a scratch pad , they talk fast and move right along.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/30 23:46:34 (permalink)
Bill
F & F Auctions is on US 40 a couple of miles west of Clayton, IN.
Come across I-70 from Ohio, thru Indy,  to Exit 59 (Indiana Rt 39)...go North a couple of miles to U S 40 turn west about 3 miles, The auction house sits on the right side of the highway in a rural-farming area.
    Click on the link I posted earlier and click on the web-address at the top of the page . Follow the instructions for map and directions.
There will three of us in our little group.  The folks at the sale have a big lazy boy chair set up for me, we are old friends and they take good care of us.  If you go , please look for us and introduce your self, We always enjoy company and meeting our RF friends.  I am a big guy with a walking cane, usually wear a vest with patches all over it. We should arrive about 11:30 am to give us time to inspect the guns of interest.
See you Wed.
 
 
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/31 06:55:34 (permalink)
Uncle Groucho

I am going to get Mayor Al out of retirement and get him to learn me how to post pictures and links.  " Freijeauctioneers . com ".
I had a good time at the last auction and look forward to this one , bring a pen and a scratch pad , they talk fast and move right along.
Not trying to step on toes Uncle Groucho, here is the link for Freije Auctions. 
 
http://freijeauctioneers.com/
 
For links, just copy the address in the page title bar and paste.  Click 'allow access' if you get the pop up box.
 
As for pictures, photobucket is an easy, and free hosting site.
 
http://photobucket.com/

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Re:Firearm lovers. 2013/12/31 09:39:31 (permalink)
Thanks Eruby,
We'll do our best to school'em, but if he hears it from someone other than a teacher, he'll pay more attention !!  hehehe
Tomorrow at this time we will be on the road !! Looking forward to the trip.
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Re:Firearm lovers. 2014/01/02 08:51:27 (permalink)
Al,
Sorry I could not make it, someone else had plans for me
That Superposed went for less than I expected, I would have liked to check it out, they are great skeet/clays guns and I have always wanted a nice 20ga. Now that I can afford one, they seldom show up on the market in good condition. Ah well.
I'll keep watching this post, hopefully we can meet up in the future.
Bill
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