Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Hammy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 11
Views: 1127
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Re: They Shall Not Grow Old

My wife and I spent a weekend in Kansas City a couple years ago. Lots of great food, I will say. She let me run loose in the World War 1 Museum for 2 days. I must say, it was almost overwhelming. You enter the main display area by crossing over a glass bridge, under which are poppies, many many of t...
by Hammy
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The State of Our Hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1114
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Re: The State of Our Hobby

72, it's kind of funny that you said background checks for trading in/buying a vehicle. In Illinois, you pay taxes when you buy a vehicle. Now, when you trade a vehicle in, you have to pay a tax on what the trade-in value is. Double taxation without representation, and they wonder why the population...
by Hammy
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Topics
Topic: The State of Our Hobby
Replies: 8
Views: 1114
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The State of Our Hobby

Hey all. Just have to vent. I live in west-central Illinois, and I'm starting to think we've been transported to Cali. I was in a small gunshop in the Capitol City and the owner was telling me that he doesn't know how much longer he's going to be in business. Illinois has done what it feels is the f...
by Hammy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: german stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4895
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Re: german stuff

A few more details, my K98 is basically numbers matching on receiver, stock, and bands, bolt is a total mismatch, whoever ground off the birds was very enthusiastic about his job, a couple of the waffenamts are still there, the barrel shank is marked Ax so from some of my other research it's an Erma...
by Hammy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Area 51 to be raided by civi's
Replies: 13
Views: 1796
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Re: Area 51 to be raided by civi's

To paraphrase what Ghoulardi posted, never underestimate the stupidity of people in a large group
by Hammy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: German Rifles
Topic: german stuff
Replies: 22
Views: 4895
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Re: german stuff

I've got a K98, marked bcd 44, every German stamp has been violently erased with what appears to be a grinder or large file. It's got a small import mark on the bottom of the barrel, under the front sight. From what I've learned on this site, it was a Romanian capture, heavily used. Still shoots goo...
by Hammy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: BLO on Arisaka stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 2808
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Re: BLO on Arisaka stock?

I remember a few years back everyone was using Howard's Feed. Then it was you must use Tom's 1/3 mix. In and amongst that was either linseed oil or tung oil. Pay day is coming up, so since I have 2 Arisaka', a Swiss, a Mauser, a Mosin, an 03A3, and an M1, a jar won't be that much of an investment. S...
by Hammy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Weekend road trip.
Replies: 5
Views: 1592
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Re: Weekend road trip.

I remember when they found the Mercury capsule, I've wondered where it ended up at, now I know. Maybe in the next couple of years Mama Hammy and I can take a run at it. Thanks for the info, it's always a source of amazement to me what pops up on this site.
by Hammy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: BLO on Arisaka stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 2808
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Re: BLO on Arisaka stock?

I think the intent of my question was not totally clear. I was wondering if I give the stock a rub down with linseed oil, will the oil soak thru the original Japanese finish and into the wood without damaging the original finish. I don't want the wood to dry out more then it already has over the pas...
by Hammy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: BLO on Arisaka stock?
Replies: 8
Views: 2808
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BLO on Arisaka stock?

Hey fella's, I need an answer to a question. It's that time of year when I empty the safe and detail clean and oil the collection. I know this has been discussed here before, but I think it was before the crash. If I do a BLO cleaning of the stock, will the original finish be harmed in any way? I ha...
by Hammy
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 4
Views: 2037
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Re: Hi all

Greetings from west-central Illinois. Lot's of good folks here.
by Hammy
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Signs you are growing old.
Replies: 46
Views: 10795
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Re: Signs you are growing old.

How about setting in the classroom in school, and the teacher passing out mimeographed papers? I remember the smell and if they were fresh enough, how warm they would be.
by Hammy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: type 38 carbine ejector question
Replies: 2
Views: 1586
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type 38 carbine ejector question

Hey all, I have a question that I'm sure will be answered here. I was given a type 38 carbine by a good friend, he said it was a good single shot, but would not eject. I found the magazine spring and follower were gone, so I found replacements on fleabay. I shot it, it fed perfectly but would not ej...
by Hammy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: Why so much
Replies: 5
Views: 2672
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Re: Why so much

it appears to be from the last block of serial numbers assigned to Springfield of the last batch of rifles they made. (Serial number look-up on Fulton Armory's website). Mine's receiver was made in June of 1942, barrel dated 5-55, if I remember correctly. So, theoretically, mine should be worth at l...
by Hammy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: Spurs and the Great West
Replies: 1372
Views: 281528
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Re: Spurs and the Great West

When I was a kid, we lived in a big 2 story farm house on about 20 acres, which was mostly timbered pasture with 2 big barns and 2 horses. We would feed the horses every day, and muck out the stalls twice a year to get a break on the rent. The landlord and his wife would show up every Saturday to go...

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