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by Hammy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: United States Rifles
Topic: 1917 Eddy Stone
Replies: 13
Views: 1731

Re: 1917 Eddy Stone

A friend told me of a near-by pawn shop that has a 1917 for sale, didn't know the manufacturer, but thought they wanted $500 for it. He wasn't sure if the ears were ground or if it was untouched. If in original condition, is that a good price?
by Hammy
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Shooting the Martini-Henry Mk IV
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Shooting the Martini-Henry Mk IV

Nice. Not many teachers these days would admit they are firearms owners, much less show videos of themselves shooting said firearms. Kudos! Be sure to let us know when you post more videos, most of us live vicariously through watching other folk shoot what we will never get to.
by Hammy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 38 carbine
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Type 38 carbine

I've got a type 38 carbine with the mum not just defaced but eradicated. You have a nice one with that "been there, done that, got the scars to prove it" look.
by Hammy
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Japanese and Far East Rifles
Topic: Type 99 w/ bayonet and frog
Replies: 3
Views: 3658

Re: Type 99 w/ bayonet and frog

A few months back I was at a local pawn shop, they had a type 99 with sling, bayonet, scabbard and frog. Wanted $500 for the whole batch. When I asked to look it over, they said not unless I was willing to put a down payment on it, they were getting tired of having to get the step stool, get it down...
by Hammy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Wrist repair, When the crack starts behind the trigger
Replies: 9
Views: 6226

Re: Wrist repair, When the crack starts behind the trigger

I wonder if it would be possible to bring back all of Candyman's posts as a sticky? There is a lot of great stuff there!
by Hammy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: ESSENTIAL M1 GARAND
Replies: 8
Views: 7200

Re: ESSENTIAL M1 GARAND

Got a copy for Barnes & Nobles Nook reader. So far very good.
by Hammy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Second Amendment Front
Topic: Va has fallen.
Replies: 13
Views: 6953

Re: Va has fallen.

I'm from Illinois, and there is currently, in the process, a bill that will require any Firearms Owners Identification Card (FOID) holder, whether you own guns or not, to have a one million dollar liability insurance policy to cover any accidents that arise from gun injuries. If you have a FOID card...
by Hammy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: M1 Garand
Topic: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955
Replies: 6
Views: 3029

Re: M1 Garand and me, both from 1955

Love the stock! Kind of like when the Finns got their hand on a Mosin and replaced the stock with flame beech.
by Hammy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Antique Cartridge and Black Powder Rifles
Topic: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor
Replies: 6
Views: 9154

Re: 1873 Springfield Trapdoor

A town I used to live outside of had a bank that went out of business, two brothers bought the building and make a gun shop out of it, this was back in the '70's. I can remember going in there and they had several wooden barrels full of Arisaka's (about $10 or $15 each, including slings and mums, so...
by Hammy
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Russian and Finnish Rifles
Topic: Finned m91 home made hand guard
Replies: 8
Views: 4012

Re: Finned m91 home made hand guard

Very nice work!
by Hammy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: They Shall Not Grow Old
Replies: 11
Views: 2450

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: 2654

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: 2654

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: 8427

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: 2874

Re: Area 51 to be raided by civi's

To paraphrase what Ghoulardi posted, never underestimate the stupidity of people in a large group

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