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Re: gunoholic
« Reply #200 on: March 25, 2021, 05:38:32 PM »
double nice

BTW thanks for the Bayonet  :)
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« Reply #201 on: March 26, 2021, 08:01:09 AM »
M2, Where did you get your cool Marvin the Martian sign? My son is also a Marvin though he’s an earthling, afaik, I’ve given him numerous Marvin the Martian items over the years. I just looked around the intranet without seeing a sign like that. Inquiring minds want to know. I also would like a broader shot of your lair, looks interesting.  Ed
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« Reply #202 on: March 26, 2021, 08:06:05 AM »
I recall it a Christmas gift, from my wife ...I think ....probably Disney Village or Universal Studios  :-\
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« Reply #203 on: March 26, 2021, 09:02:51 AM »

That may have been Universal.  Buggs and Marvin were however, parented by Warner Bros. Studios.

That sign however, is made from pure Gottahaveium, which is now Unobtainium.  That sign is just SOOOOO KOOOOOL

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« Reply #204 on: March 26, 2021, 09:48:03 AM »
I just asked if she remembered , it was years ago, she said maybe Pottery Barn  :-\

I have a metal Pony Express sign also a wood 2nd Amendment  on another wall in the reloading room.
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« Reply #205 on: March 26, 2021, 11:10:39 AM »
Here’s a few wall items from my ‘office’. Sad thing is I don’t have a hammerless....yet.
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« Reply #206 on: March 26, 2021, 02:38:41 PM »
Both subject are to my liking ...the Colt and Elvira,  Queen of Darkness @ 70 she is still HOT
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« Reply #207 on: March 26, 2021, 11:45:39 PM »
So much of the fun and experience of acquiring an older firearm is the research of the history and the provenance of that piece.
I often think to myself or read someone's comment " if IT could only talk ! "

The back stories are as interesting to me as the piece itself and to be the current steward is my privilege.
 
So far I have discovered this S&W K-frame is an early post-WW II .38 Military & Police with date of manufacture late 1946 or very early 1947.

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« Reply #208 on: March 27, 2021, 08:31:39 AM »
M2, Where did you get your cool Marvin the Martian sign? My son is also a Marvin though he’s an earthling, afaik, I’ve given him numerous Marvin the Martian items over the years. I just looked around the intranet without seeing a sign like that. Inquiring minds want to know. I also would like a broader shot of your lair, looks interesting.  Ed

Photos of the lair sent via email  :)

Yours's looks equally interesting
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« Reply #209 on: March 29, 2021, 11:29:01 AM »
Latest acquisition.

On the right correct small frame Remington Navy. Early Uberti manufacture(1971) for Lyman.

Both Remingtons in pic are .36 cal. Navy, but since the mid-90's Uberti has used the large frame for both the .36 and .44 calibers.

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« Reply #210 on: May 14, 2021, 01:29:02 PM »
I've  had this little Beretta Cheetah for a while now, I've grown quite fond of it .

Double stack 12 round magazine, and the OEM Grips made it something of a fat 2x2 feeling grip...

I put a set of LOK G10 Grips on it back in December and it transformed the handling.



 
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« Reply #211 on: May 14, 2021, 02:06:12 PM »
I've  had this little Beretta Cheetah for a while now, I've grown quite fond of it .

Double stack 12 round magazine, and the OEM Grips made it something of a fat 2x2 feeling grip...

I put a set of LOK G10 Grips on it back in December and it transformed the handling.

How easy to rack the slide? I have a double stack Bersa that is murder to rack.
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« Reply #212 on: May 14, 2021, 03:46:17 PM »
I cock it first, so as not to have to overcome the hammer spring, then its not bad
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« Reply #213 on: May 18, 2021, 05:28:06 AM »
Prior to the LOK grips these were the OEM Beretta grips.

This grip was a hand full , and at least in my hand effected point ability , I bought the LOK G10 grips from Amazon.
They weren't inexpensive @ $67.95
But I sold the OEM set on eBay for $35 , so it was a somewhat a win win.
Clearly, you can see the difference in thickness.

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« Reply #214 on: June 22, 2021, 10:39:00 PM »
Well.... I can't seem to shake the syndrome

I saw this "bring back"  today , it is well marked with Waffen eagles & acceptance stamps , all matching numbers
with bright bore , rifling... Serial number puts it in mid 1943 era....
The bad news is it has been polished & re-blued , course that is what makes it affordable as a shooter.

I'm a shooter not a curator , and have made a back door offer ...if the Planets align  :-\  it could come home
 
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« Reply #215 on: June 23, 2021, 07:21:06 AM »
Sorry you’re off the wagon again, gotta take those meds everyday and stay away from those enablers. Nice pistole Major2 but wrong caliber.
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« Reply #216 on: June 23, 2021, 07:23:45 AM »
Yeah but easy to load for...so

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« Reply #217 on: June 24, 2021, 12:37:19 PM »
Up-date   probably going to pass on the FN P35

Older Gent is motivated but, thinks in the stratosphere value wise  ::)
Claims it was brought back by his Father ,   so there is,  sentimental on top of true value...
then there is the Re-finish , so collector value is compromised...

Its a nice shooter grade , but not at the number$  he thinks he like to get...
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« Reply #218 on: June 24, 2021, 01:18:08 PM »

 :)  Maj 2  ;)

"Value" is a strange term.  Oft misused.  Not being a collector of anything, to me they are all "shooters."  It never ceases to amaze, the "Value" ascribed to some items that are nothing more than just another "old gun."

There was a time 98K Mausers, Waffen marked, were the lofty sum of 45 Bucks.  While I was stationed in Germany, a load of Waffen marked P35s became available in the rod and Gun Clubs.  $75 Bucks.  While the finish was not pristine, the mechanicals were as "unfired" in most cases.  We found out we couldn't ship them back because of a Lanyard Ring as part of the frame.  I sold mine for 90 Buck and was sorry to see it go.  Oh Boo Hiss.

It is also a shame to see the number of the unwashed masses that don't understand the damage when they innocently have true antiques "refinished." 

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« Reply #219 on: June 24, 2021, 02:43:51 PM »
I have oft said,  "I'm a shooter not a curator"
Its cool to have a example or specimen of a particular historic piece to shoot , not to leave to some future wag to profit off of...

This fellow is asking an internet surfed numbers + sentimental stratospheric imagined "hope chest" number....

when & only "if" he comes down to earth , will he sell it .... my offer stands as long as I have the "ducks"   



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