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About QuackerSmacker

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    Rural Maryville
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    Gun collecting, shooting, hunting, fishing, photography, flying, golf
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    Semi-Retired Business Consultant


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    CZ P07 Duty
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    Ruger LC9S

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  1. Hey, you could always pay two lawyers for 15 minutes each, and then you might get 3 or 4 different answers. Take your pick!
  2. About 5 years ago I bought a M1G for $800. 3 years ago, took it to my gun club's "clinic" where we had about 25 guys with Garands, my Garand and 5 "experts." So as things were just getting started, the experts took a walk-around and the guy that came over by me called over his other expert buddies and announced, "Hey guys, I think we may have something here we almost never see...….a genuine WW2 original -----all parts original rifle here" or words to that effect. That was a great moment! That was back in ILLanoy. If anyone here is a real expert on these and reasonably within driving distance of Maryville I'd be interested in your opinion.
  3. Grayfox54 is SPOT ON with his advice on the ammo and the gas plug. Don't shoot .30-06 hunting ammo through that Garand (without the plug). And congrats, you made a good buy.
  4. I don't think I believe the logic of that, because I'm guessing 95% of us will never have a ND. BUT, we all need to PRESUME that we could, and act accordingly. We can all make mistakes. Treating all guns as loaded, all the time, is a good start. If you pay close attention to TV shows and movies, you'll see a lot of cases where some bonzo racks the slide, and then pops the magazine, to unload the gun. Yeah, right!
  5. Lots of us have been there and done that...…. Yes, do let me know if he's interested.
  6. Well, as far as I know, there's no such thing as a 30-30 in 30-06, so which caliber does your buddy want? I have a 30-30 lever action made by Winchester, though it is labeled Sears, in pristine condition with one slight scratch. that I'd let go for that price. It's the exact same action, slightly less quality furniture. Probably been fired less than one box of 20 shells, none by me. This was my back-up gun in Wisconsin, never had to use it.
  7. Magnificently said by you, A.J. God Bless!
  8. The 80% is likely a % of original finish rating. See http://www.nramuseum.org/gun-info-research/evaluating-firearms-condition.aspx and scroll down a bit. (btw, I went to high school and college with the author, Jim Supica, back in the 70s. He now heads up the NRA firearms museum.)
  9. Hi, Happyseal, welcome, and I think you'll find this to be a great group. Looking forward to your participation.
  10. There is a lot of over-reaction here about this. The Governor's proclamation is neutral in terms of any particular religion. And we have a National Day of Prayer, which is May 2. Instead of being afraid of people praying, or (God Forbid!) a few state employees spending a very few minutes on this (which is speculation anyway) .........maybe we should focus on actual threats to our God-given rights (such as self defense---anyone want to argue with that?) , and the Second Amendment, instead of getting all worked up about recognizing a day of prayer. We have days in this country declared for EVERYTHING! If you're worked up about a day of prayer, oh.........never mind, there's just no getting through to you.
  11. Greg, my advice would be to retire at 50 if you can afford it, if that's what you REALLY want to do. I would heartily recommend that your next step might be to figure out what you REALLY want to do! May you have the very best of luck, and the benefit of balance, spirit, and wisdom.
  12. If some jerk is beating on your window with a crowbar, then waiting for it to come through the glass before you take action does not seem like an optimal strategy for self defense.
  13. Ok, that might explain what this is all about. Let's see....thanks for that observation.
  14. If you just did nothing, wouldn't that just happen naturally anyway? Is this an especially valuable gun or collection? And why would you want to name anyone "listed for handling?" Just askin', trying to learn something here.

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