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  1. That could be a smart play by manufacturers. Every year, go out of business, sell all your assets to a newly incorporated entity who goes into business. "Your honor, we didn't make that gun. We bought the IP and machinery from the company who did, but they're out of business now."
  2. What camera brand and model is that?
  3. It's best to get rid of whatever is bringing them in (garbage, outdoor cat food, etc.) if possible and let t hem go on about their business somewhere else. Relocating is a bad idea. https://www.tn.gov/twra/wildlife/mammals/medium/raccoon.html
  4. Goodlettsville Gun Shop sometimes has some milsurps on hand. It's not highly unusual to see a Mosin, M1903, Enfield, etc in the rack there. It's certainly not a steady supply, but if you let them know what you're looking for I'm sure they'd contact you if they get one in on trade. Franklin Gun Shop always had several, but they're closed. I'm not sure exactly what's happening there but I think it may be permanently closed. If you don't like the prices on Gunbroker, you'd REALLY have not liked the prices at FGS anyway so it's probably moot.
  5. Yep. I'm aware of both CMP (and their order process) and the current market prices. I still want one and have cash for the right gun.
  6. Thanks, but like I said in my OP, I prefer to deal with a well-established TGOer.
  7. @Alleycat72 - Are you saying you'd be interested in selling the Remington? If so, hit me up with a PM with details and pics.
  8. As the title says, I'm looking for a USGI 1911. Either M1911 or M1911A1 are OK. I'd prefer Colt, but also interested in the other 7 brands, though I doubt anyone's looking to move a Singer I'd prefer a matched frame and slide (same manufacturer) vs. a mix-master but it's not a requirement. I know what's on GB, but prefer to deal with established TGOers.
  9. Gotta pay attention too. There were two ammo lots today I was interested in but didn't get. One was a can with .30-06 in the en bloc clips in bandoliers. The other was a can of .30 Carbine on strippers in bandoliers. I had figured the .30-06 was worth around 150-200 and the .30 carbine was around 300, based on the quantity of each. Well, what I thought was .30 carbine was actually the .30-06. Me and another guy got bidding it up. I got to $300 and stopped. He went to $325 and got it. Come to find out 2 lots later that it was the .30-06 and the .30 Carbine was up next. That one bid to I think $400 so I was out. As I was paying for the .45 ACP lot I won, the guy behind me was the one who got the .30-06. Turns out he ALSO thought it was the .30 carbine in bandoliers and had no need for .30-06. I'm glad I lost that one! We tried to do a deal but were just too far apart to offset the mistake. Lucky me.
  10. It was. Most of the guns were in great shape. But still . . . I told my wife I need to make some changes to my insurance rider!
  11. I went to an auction in Santa Fe today. The guns were all in nice condition. I didn't record all the prices but here's what I did write down. USGI Colt M1911 (early frame) but some prior owner had scratched his initials into the right side of the slide! It looked to be done with an electric pencil so probably NOT done during the war by a bored GI in a fox hole. $2500. Actually a pretty decent price for the condition aside from the initials, but that just killed any desire on my part to have it at that price. Inland M1 Carbine $2000 Not a nuts-o price, but STRONG money for sure for an Inland Springfield M1 Garand $2600 << I was stunned. Norinco SKS with detachable mag conversion $825 Ruger 10/22. Plain old wood-stock. $400 Ruger Mini-14 $2000 << say what??!?!?!?!??! Japanese Arisaka Type 38 (I think . . .I don't know these well) $1800 Some kind of Mauser in 7mm (again, not something I know about) $625 The 2 that absolutely blew my mind were: Taurus PT-22 $425 Century Arms Centurion O/U 12 ga $1000 The only one I saw that I think was well-bought was a Colt Huntsman .22. It went for $700. Not a steal, but not overpaid either. I managed to get some .45 ACP ammo at a decent price, but missed out on the .30 Carbine ammo that I need. Oh well. Maybe next time.
  12. I worked at the base NCO club in high school (dish washer/fry cook). EVERY single time there was a deployment, we had 4x as many women as usual. All with a tan line on that left finger. #Sad
  13. Imagine what the next 52 years will bring.
  14. Did you happen to see what price Phil had on them?
  15. Even back then they knew you needed a gun to go to 7-11
  16. You may or may not smell a troll, but I definitely smell a Necromancer.
  17. a little late, but . . .
  18. We both got the first two jabs around October last year when Delta was king. Pfizer for her, Moderna for me. No boosters. She ended up still getting it in January. Flu-like for a day or two, then fine. We isolated from each other for about 10 days. I never got it. What I did get was tachycardia. About a week after my 2nd jab my heart beat changed. I'd get a sporadic flutter for a beat or two, like it was pumping hard to "catch up" or something. It would happen occasionally before (as in like once or twice a year). Since the 2nd jab it's been way more often. Sometimes 15+ times in a day, other days none at all. But usually 1-5 times a day. I've done a wearable heart monitor, EKG, and echocardiagram. "Everything's fine" they say. . . . yeah, right. Doc said to get more magnesium in my diet. Beyond that they can try a beta blocker. The side effects from both are worse than what I'm dealing with. All I can do now is hope it eventually goes away, or just live with it. It doesn't hurt and seems to only happen when I'm at rest, not active. No other effects really, it just feels weird. Maybe it will be like my tinnitus and eventually I ignore it so long I forget about it. If it goes on for several more months, I'll probably see a specialist, but I figure they'll say the same thing.
  19. I suppose that's what makes this feel a bit different to some folks. It's the first time we've had a weak administration paired up with a seemingly strong one on the other side. But Putin's no fool. He tends to play the long game. Remember when we all thought Obama was playing checkers while Putin was playing chess? He knows that going nuclear, even tactical nukes in Ukraine, would burn him and his oligarchy in every international market, except maybe China. I'm sure China would love to buy Russian gas, oil, and grain for dirt cheap when they're the only ones left for Russia to sell to. I saw a funny picture the other day comparing Star Wars to Harry Potter . . . it said "Darth Vader took over a galaxy. Voldemort couldn't take over a high school". Right now Putin and his vaunted military are looking more like the later than the former. To me, it shows he's not as strong as his opponents think he is. But that also leads to wondering what the wounded animal will do when cornered.
  20. On our side we had the inept Jimmy Carter and the other side they had the hawkish Kruschev, admittedly at different points in time. Neither went nuclear though one could argue it was pretty close under Kruschev.
  21. That's been true for a long time, though. We're all still here.
  22. You're correct about the IHCs all being made for Korea. They didn't make WW2 Garands. I think it's interesting they were chosen in part because they provided geographic diversity in small arms production. Something that became more important with the threat of nuclear war. https://www.americanrifleman.org/content/the-international-harvester-m1-garand-rifle/ It's also correct that all Garands (of all manufacturers) left the factories as .30-06. AFAIK, all of the 7.62 NATO conversions were done for the US Navy. It didn't make sense to spend a ton of money on infrequently used rifles, so they had some Garands converted to meet the new-at-the-time 7.62 NATO standard. Actual .308 models also exist but I think they were all true "aftermarket" conversions done for the commercial market, not military. It's possible some were converted to .308 by actual military arsenals for their competition shooters but I'm not sure about that. I'm sure most TGOers know this but for those who don't, the 7.62 NATO and .308 are not different names for the same thing. They have the same dimensions, but 7.62 NATO brass is thicker leaving less space inside for powder grains. .308 runs "hotter" than 7.62 NATO. It generates higher pressure in the chamber. You can shoot 7.62 NATO in .308 chambers, but the reverse is not recommended, especially in old milsurps.

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